Important Announcements

  • The start of the season is fast approaching! Our annual mandatory meeting is April 14, 2018 1:00PM – 3:00PM at WNY DDSO-Training Room 258 E Main St, Fredonia, NY 14063 We will be going over all new information for the 2018 year! This meeting will also help you meet your In-Service-Training requirement and we will be handing out schedule assignments for the first week of travel games.

  • Make sure you have signed up for the 2018 Recertification clinic on Game Officials. If you have not yet registered for your annual 2018 recertification clinic you must do so immediately. The last clinic in our area is scheduled in Fredonia at the WNY DDSO on April 14, 2018 from 10:00AM-1:00PM! To sign up go to your account on: and follow the 2018 Game Officials Registration Instructions.

  • REMEMBER, YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT RISK MANAGEMENT CARD WITH YOU WHEN YOU REFEREE GAMES FOR THE STTSL LEAGUE. If you have done games before for the STTSL league you should have a pass with an expiration date on it. If your pass has not expired, you are good to go. If it has expired, this is what you will need to do in order to renew it, go to the following link on any of your computer browsers and paste the following address and start the process: If you haven't got yours yet, please get it right away don’t wait to April to start this process!!!

  • We had great results last year collecting our unit dues through the Square payment process account, with not one complaint about the process! So we plan on using the same format again for your unit dues this year. This years’ dues will be $20.00 again and will be the only option of payment that will be collected! If you have not paid your unit dues yet, once you sign up for your recertification clinic an invoice will be generated and send to your email address.. If your email has changed, contact German Lesmes as soon as possible.

  • March 11, 2018 - The Southern Tier Unit of the Western New York Referee Association (STRU) is accepting nominations for the following positions to the executive board:
    • Vice President (2 year term)
    • Secretary (2 year term)
    This is the 30 day notice for all nominations. You may send your nominations via the following survery: If you do not wish to nominate via the surveymonkey link, please submit any additional nominations, via email, to Emily Pleszewski at by Saturday April 14th. Nominations will also be accepted at the meeting on April 14, 2018.


The Southern Tier Referee Unit is a District of Western New York Referees Association, Inc. which consists of nearly 100 USSF certified soccer officials; who officiate youth through adult soccer games in Chautauqua, Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties.