Be a Futsal Referee!

The Association is always seeking hardworking, passionate referees to become futsal referees. Only USSF/FIFA certified officials may referee games in Massachusetts.

Why become a futsal referee? The fast pace of a futsal match forces referees to be fit, focused and make decisions quickly. It is excellent for referee development. Beyond that, it is fun to officiate and the MFA provides regular opportunities for evaluation. We welcome you to join the futsal referee family!

Over the past six years, 13 futsal referees have been selected to officiate at the US Soccer national futsal championships.

Why become a futsal referee? Read what the Mass Referee Committee says!

Please contact Soorena Farboodmanesh at soorena @ for further information.

2015 Referee Application for Regionals

Interested in officiating at the 2015 Northeast Regional Futsal Championships? Apply here.

2014 Referee Certification Courses

Referee Recertifications:

  • Aug. 22, 6-10 pm, Marriott Hotel, Newton
  • Oct. 17, 6-10 pm, Hampton Inn, Natick

New Referee Courses:

  • Aug. 24, 9-5, Marriott Hotel, Newton
  • Sept. 20, 9-5, Hampton Inn, Natick
  • Oct. 19, 9-5, Doubletree Hotel, Westborough
  • Nov. 8, 9-5, Hampton Inn, Natick

Courses are offered by the Massachusetts Referee Committee. To register, visit or click here.









FIFA Referees spending lots of time in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Futsal Association has established itself as having among the very best futsal officials in the country. To provide the best opportunities for referee development, the MFA sponsors the attendance of FIFA Futsal Referees and FIFA Futsal Instructors for the annual Northeast Regional Futsal Championships.

The presence of both of the country's best, most experienced futsal referees and instructors illustrates the Massachusetts Futsal Association's continued commitment to excellence and to the growth and success of the sport of futsal.

2014 - Shane Butler, FIFA Futsal Referee
2014 - Ed Marco, FIFA Futsal Instructor

2013 - Shane Butler, FIFA Futsal Referee
2013 - Jason Krnac, former FIFA Futsal Referee
2013 - Ed Marco, FIFA Futsal Instructor

2012 - Shane Butler, FIFA Futsal Referee
2012 - Jason Krnac, FIFA Futsal Referee

2011 - Jason Krnac, FIFA Futsal Referee

2010 - Shane Butler, FIFA Futsal Referee

2008 - Futsal Referee Certification Course led by U.S. Soccer Futsal Instructor Jeff Kohlmeyer (Springfield, Mo.)


Questions about futsal refereeing?

Director of Officials, Soorena Farboodmanesh

Youth Referee Coordinator, Dick Williams

Referee Assignor, Jason Miller

Referee Award

Referee Awards

2014 Referee of the Year - Tony Brossi, Hudson
2013 Referee of the Year - John McKenna, Newton
2012 Referee of the Year - Tony Brossi, Northborough
2011 Referee of the Year - Zach Levin, Belmont
2010 Referee of the Year - John Longo, Needham
2007 Referee of the Year - Soorena Farboodmanesh, Newton

2014 Youth Referees of the Year - Kayla Loycano, Chelmsford & Theo Tamayo, Brookline
2013 Youth Referee of the Year - no award
2012 Youth Referee of the Year - Nathan Jewett-Wolf, Jamaica Plain
2011 Youth Referee of the Year - Nick Karnovsky, Brookline
2010 Youth Referee of the Year - Sarah Zesch, West Roxbury
2007 Youth Referee of the Year - Ella Hartenian, Arlington


Referees from Massachusetts to officiate at the U.S. Youth Futsal National Championships (formerly Champions Cup)

2014 - Tony Brossi, Hudson
2014 - Nick Karnovsky, Brookline
2014 - Zach Levin, Brookline

2013 - Tony Brossi, Northborough
2013 - Nathan Jewett-Wolf, Jamaica Plain
2013 - Zach Levin, Brookline

2012 - Nick Karnovsky, Brookline
2012 - Zach Levin, Belmont

2011 - Soorena Farboodmanesh, Newton
2011 - John Longo, Needham
2011 - John McKenna, Newton
2011 - Richard Williams, Jamaica Plain
2011 - Jeff Zesch, West Roxbury
2011 - Sarah Zesch, West Roxbury

2010 - Soorena Farboodmanesh, Newton
2010 - Chris Sweeney, Braintree

2009 - Richard Williams, Jamaica Plain
2009 - Rose Williams, Jamaica Plain

2008 - Soorena Farboodmanesh, Newton
2008 - John Longo, Needham
2008 - Rose Williams, Jamaica Plain

2007 - Jay Eidson, Lexington
2007 - Soorena Farboodmanesh, Newton
2007 - Ella Hartenian, Arlington
2007 - Noga Rogel, Brookline

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