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The USSRC site is dedicated to guide, effectively communicate to, inform and update referees of all levels within the state. It is designed to provide a common point of reference to the vast collection of resources available to soccer referees. The resources are focused on supporting the common goals of professionalism, training, growth and service to the game.

Summer Tournaments

The following is a listing of this summers tournaments and the assignor for the tournament. Please contact the assignor if you are interested in working the tournament.

Wasatch Soccer Classic
Date: May 21-26, 2014
Age: U9-U18
Host: Wasatch Soccer Club
Location: Kaysville
Assignor: Teri Mills refs4u@live.com
Utah Invitational
Date: July 23-26, 2014
Age: U9-U18 (Comp/District)
Host: Utah FC
Location: Lakeside Complex, Orem
Assignor: Jenni Warner jc_warner5@comcast.net

Kohl's American Cup Tournament
Date: May 24, 2014
Age: U5-U15 4v4 Recreation Players Only
Host: Northern Utah United
Location: Cache Valley, UT
Assignor: Kris Hamby ks5k@comcast.net
10th Annual Park City Extreme Cup
Date: July 31- Aug. 2, 2014
Age: U9-U18
Host: Park City Soccer Club
Location: Park City
Assignor: Sherrie Griffiths

Avalanche Invitational
Date: June 6-8, 2014
Age: U9-U18 Competitive GIRLS Only
Host: Avalanche SC
Location: Park City
Assignor: Sherrie Griffiths
33nd Sparta Cup
Date: August 6-9, 2014
Age:Boys U9-U18, Girls U9-U14
Host: Sparta United Soccer Club
Location: West Jordan Soccer Complex
Assignor: Sherrie Griffiths

Outlaws Puma Cup
Date: July 2-3 and 5, 4th optional play 2014
Age: U9-U18
Host: Outlaws Futbol Club
Location: Weber County Fairgrounds
Assignor: Todd Strong mrstrong2u@comcast.net
Max Cup
Date: August 6-9, 2014
Age: Boys U9-U15 and Girls U9-U14
Host: Murray Max Soccer Club
Location: Murray
Assignor: Sherrie Griffiths

Impact Tournament
Date: July 9-12, 2014
Age: U9-U18
Host: Impact United Soccer Club
Location: West Jordan Soccer Complex
Assignor: Sherrie Griffiths
Strikers Cup
Date: August 12-16, 2014
Age: U9-U18
Host: Layton Strikers SC
Location: Layton, UT
Assignor: Teri Mills refs4u@live.com

Cache Valley Cup
Date:July 9-12, 2014
Age: U9-U18 (District & Comp)
Host: Northern Utah United Youth Soccer
Location: Cache Valley, UT
Asssignor: Kris Hamby ks5k@comcast.net
USA Adidas Cup 2014
Dates: August 12-16, 2014 - Opening
Age: Boys U9-U18; Girls U9-U14
Host: Utah Soccer Alliance
Location: West Jordan Soccer Complex
Assignor: Burton Karns burtonkarns@gmail.com

La Roca Pioneer Cup
Date:July 16-19, 2014
Host: La Roca Futbol Club
Location: Ellison Park, Layton, UT
Asssignor: Teri Mills refs4u@live.com
Mayor's Cup
Date: Aug 26, 2014 - Sept 1, 2014 (No Sunday)
Age: Boys U9-U18 and Girls U7-U14
Host: Forza Futbol Club
Location: Bountiful, UT
Asssignor: Teri Mills refs4u@live.com

Utah Glory Tournament of Champions
Date: July 16-19, 2014
Age: U9-U18
Host: Utah Glory
Location: West Jordan Soccer Complex
Asssignor: Sherrie Griffiths
Dixie Invitational
Date: November 28-29, 2014
Age: U10-U18
Host: SUSA
Location: St George
Asssignor: Teresa Ortiz tortiz08@yahoo.com

Hand Shake Policy

In an effort to help eliminate issues concerning referee abuse, coaches and players being sent off after a match is concluded and to improve sportsmanship overall, the following procedure has been approve and is to be followed in all UYSA matches, effectively immediately.

1-After the coin toss and before taking the field, the officials and players (subs can be included) will line up on the field. The referee will notify the home team captain to lead his team down the line and shake the official's and opponent's hands. Once this is done the visiting team captain will lead his team down the line to shake the official's hands. Starters will then take their positions on the field for the opening whistle. This can take place at the half-line with teams on the same side of the field or in the center of the field if teams are on opposite sides.

2-At the end of the game the officials will move off the field and conduct a brief post-game review. Teams may then participate in any post-game demonstration of sportsmanship they wish such as lines of teams shaking hands, individual show of sportsmanship, etc. Game officials WILL NOT participate in these activities and may only observe from a distance. Only those players and coaches wishing to show good sportsmanship to the officials should approach them following the game

3- The authority, responsibilities and duties of the referees will still be in effect until the referee has left the field area and any post-game misconduct should be dealt with per Laws of the Game. Also, should the situation warrant, referees are encouraged to vacate the area to avoid confrontation with coaches, players or spectators who insist on confronting referees in an abusive manner.


Game reports are due to be entered in Affinity within 24 hours of the game. If you need help logging in to Affinity please call us at 801.307.5150.

If for any reason, you are unable to post a game report after you have successfully logged on, email your report to hgundred@utahyouthsoccer.net. This should only be the exception and not your normal mode of reporting.

When entering cautions, red cards, or ejections - please make sure you are choosing the correct type of red card. A Violent Red Card will now result in a 2 game suspension for the player - all other red cards will result in a 1 game suspension.

When a coach is ejected you must choose the option EJECTION - Coach. A coach who is ejected for any reason will now be suspended for 2 games (new policy) - if you choose a different ejection option the coach will only be taken off the roster for one game. (which is incorrect) Again, all other ejection options are for players - make sure you choose EJECTION - Coach for any coach ejections.

Remember, we have a strict No Picture No Play rule. Do not allow a player to play if his picture is not on the roster (even if his name appears on the roster). Same rule applies to coaches, no picture means the coach cannot be in the technical area.

We have a new procedure to regulate what to do if the away team complains that the field requirements do not conform to UYSA policy. (The field policy is below.) In summary, if there are no nets, corner flags or if the coach is unhappy with the size of the field or goals or the lines on the field, either the home team will fix the issue or the visiting coach will decide whether to play or not. (Note: He/she does not have to play). If the coach decides to go home, report the game as "Abandoned" and collect half game fee from the home team coach. If the visiting coach decides to play, have both coaches sign the game day roster (in the signature area in top right hand corner), play the game and then note the field concern in your referee report - You must note the concern in your report. UYSA will then have a representative look in to the claim and handle what to do next on their end.

      4. Field Requirements

a. By the scheduled match time, the field should be appropriately marked per the laws of the match and meet the size requirements of these policies. The visiting Team may waive this requirement and consent to play the game as is.
b. Failure to have nets and corner flags in place prior to fifteen (15) minutes after the starting time of the match will result in a forfeit to the home team. The visiting Team may waive this requirement and consent to play the game as is.
c. In the event that a visiting team arrives at a field where the field requirements are not met, a visiting team official must request that the referee note the visiting team's opposition to playing on the field PRIOR to the start of the game. Both coaches will sign the gameday roster in the signature box to verify that the complaint was made aware to both parties. The game will be played.
d. At the conclusion of the game, the referee will report the visiting team's complaint on the referee report. A visiting team official is responsible for reporting the non-compliant field to the state office via phone call or email within 24 hours of the kick-off stated in SOMS.
e. Once collaborated with the referee report, a third party will review the complaint &/or field for compliance. If the field is found to be noncompliant, the game will be replayed at the visiting team's field of choice within 14 days of the original game or prior to the end of the season, whichever comes first.

Game Day Roster Rule
Each coach is only required to bring 1 gameday roster to each game. There is one exception to this rule, however - if a team makes a change to their roster within 24 hours of kickoff they are required to bring 2 copies of the gameday roster to the game (1 for the ref and 1 for the other coach). Gameday rosters are available to print 24 hours before kickoff. If a coach adds a player and does not bring 2 copies of the roster, the player(s) that is added will not be allowed to participate in that game.

A Game Day Roster is required by both teams at check in before each game. If a roster is not provided by both teams the game will not be played and will result in a forfeit against the team that did not bring their roster. A team who does not provide a roster cannot use the opposing team's roster to try and get the game played.

Referee Fees
If a team shows up to a game and the opposing team does not show, the team will pay their half of the referee fees to referees.

If the full referee fees are paid before a game, and one or more referees do not show up, the referees remaining will return the appropriate amount of fees to the teams.

Goal Safety
All Goals must be anchored before the game starts. If the goals are not anchored and secured the game will be abandoned. The referee will determine if the goals are anchored and secured before the match. The home team is responsible for making sure all goals anchored.

Jersey and Sock Color
Home teams are supposed to wear Dark jerseys and visiting teams wear Light. Teams must wear a jersey and sock color that distinguish themselves from each other. If they do not, the referee will require the home team to change one or the other or both as the situations requires.

Ask, Tell, Dismiss

It's important for officials of all levels to know how to effectively deal with coaches and other team officials who behave poorly during a game. Watch the updated video, Ask, Tell, Dismiss, to learn more about U.S. Soccer's recommended approach for taking action towards team officials who fail to conduct themselves in a responsible manner. Click Here to watch video.

Refereeing Youth Soccer Games?

Remember, all referees who work youth games must be set up in the UYSA online referee program. Please contact the Utah Youth Office ( www.utahyouthsoccer.net ) between 9 AM and 4 PM to get set up with a user name and password.

The following YouTube videos will help refresh your memory on how to accept or score a game:

Accepting games as a referee

Game scoring recording

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