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.
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.
UYSA Specific Rules and Referee Policies and Procedures
Several new procedures and guidelines have been added and redefined for referees to be aware of for the upcoming soccer season. These procedures and guidelines are being taught in this years Re-certification Clinics and has been added to this website for future reference. Please Click Here to review UYSA specific rules, policies and guidelines that need to be adhered to in all youth games.
To re-certify referees must do three things:
To register with US Soccer: Go to www.ussoccer.info, verify and update contact information, pay your registration fees, print out a confirmation of your registration and bring it to a recertification clinic. Follow the instructions below to log on. If you need help with your username and password, email Scott Harward at email@example.com .
- Register as a referee, online with US Soccer (see USSF Directions)
- Determine which recertification clinic you want to attend and pre-register online (see bottom of Utah referee home page)
- Attend a recertification clinic and pass the written test.
All scheduled clinics around the state are posted in Upcoming Events on this page(see bottom Utah referee home page). Currently all confirmed clinics have been posted. Additional clinics may be scheduled as needed. However, classrooms will be limited in size and if you want to take advantage of attending a clinic in your area, you should register as soon as possible.
Attendance to all clinics require pre-registration. Details about the clinic, instructions and a link to pre-register for each clinic site are available by clicking on the clinic you wish to attend. The link to pre-register can be accessed by scrolling down to the bottom of the details of the clinic and clicking on "more details". (Copying and pasting the link will not work) A $20 Clinic Fee is required and you will be asked to pay online with a credit card. (Visa, MasterCard & Discovery - No-American Express)
Please contact Scott Harward at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or concerns.
USSF ONLINE REFEREE REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS
- Go to www.ussoccer.info.
- Login ID: Type in the letter R (capital letter) followed by your 16 digit USSF ID number, no dashes.
Password: Type in your last name using lowercase letters.
- Do not create a new user name and password. You can find your USSF ID number at the top of the USSF Registration Card mailed to you last year.
After successfully logging on, you will be directed to U.S. Soccer Information Systems home page.
Click on the "Click here to Register" tab and your record will appear.
- Your password normally is your last name in lowercase letters, unless it has been changed. If you cannot figure out your ID number or password, click on the "Forgot USSFID?" then the "Forgot Password?" tabs. If you still cannot log on, send an email request for your USSF ID number and/or password to email@example.com
US SOCCER REGISTRATION FEES
|Grade||USSF Fee||Utah Admin Fee||Clinic Fee||Assessment Fee||Total|
| || || |
|Grade 1||$100 ||$20 ||$20 ||$140 |
|Grade 2 ||$100 ||$20 ||$20 ||$140 |
|Grade 3||$100 ||$20 ||$20 ||$140 |
|Grade 4 ||$100 ||$20 ||$20 ||$140 |
|Grade 5 ||$75 ||$20 ||$20 ||$45 ||$160 |
|Grade 6 ||$75 ||$20 ||$20 ||$45 ||$160 |
|Grade 7 ||$45 ||$20 ||$20 ||$45 ||$130 |
|Grade 8 ||$40 ||$20 ||$20 ||$80 |
|Grade 9 ||$40 ||$20 ||$20 ||$80 |
|Grade 12 ||$40 ||$20 ||$20 ||$80 |
|Grade 13 ||$75 ||$20 ||$20 ||$115 |
|Grade 15 ||$75 ||$20 ||$20 ||$115 |
|Grade 16 ||$75 ||$20 ||$20 ||$115 |
|Indoor/Futsal - Grade 8 ||$45 ||$20 ||$20 ||$85 |
|Beach Soccer - Grade 8 ||$45 ||$20 ||$20 ||$85 |
|Grade 3 ||$100 ||$20 ||$20 ||$140 |
|Grade 4 ||$100 ||$20 ||$20 ||$40 |
|Grade 5 ||$75 ||$20 ||$20 ||$40 |
|Grade 7 ||$45 ||$20 ||$20 ||$40 |
|Grade 9 ||$40 ||$20 ||$20 ||$40 |
|Grade 11 ||$40 ||$20 ||$20 ||$80 |
|Grade 3 ||$100 ||$20 ||$20 ||$40 |
|Grade 5 ||$75 ||$20 ||$20 ||$115 |
|Grade 6 ||$75 ||$20 ||$20 ||$115 |
|Grade 7 ||$45 ||$20 ||$20 ||$85 |
|Grade 9 ||$40 ||$20 ||$20 ||$80 |
|Grade 8 ||$10||$70 ||$80 |
Letter From the SRA
Dear Referees, Assessors, Instructors and Assignors,
As most of you are aware, for a number of years now, the "game" of soccer in Utah and around the country has and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. There are now over 50,000 youth soccer players in Utah alone and the number of paid coaches and trainers continues to grow and have a positive effect on the level of competition within the Utah Youth Soccer Association. Unfortunately, in that same time period, our referee program has remained stagnant with nearly the same number of referees registering year in and year out. To make matters worse, the numbers of our top referees are actually decreasing as those who have been faithfully serving the needs of the soccer community for years are now becoming too old to referee at the top levels. In addition to our numbers, our professionalism and level of competence has also stayed much the same and our referee program, as a whole, has not progressed at the same rate as that of the players. Not only are more and more qualified referees needed to support the ever expanding soccer programs in our state, but concentrated effort and expanded programs are necessary to increase the knowledge base, experience and professionalism of our referee community so that we can properly service and keep up with the ever increasing level of competition of the players.
In response to this dilemma, the Utah State Soccer Referee Committee (SRC) met last year in a two day retreat to address what changes need to be made to resolve this major problem. In that retreat, the SRC decided upon a three to four year Initiative that will, if executed properly, give our referee community the changes necessary to meet the demands of the youth and adult programs that we service. More information will be made available to you as we get closer to implementing the changes that the Initiative addresses. However, in short, this structure allows for greater focus on and utilization of all registered referees, better opportunity to provide referee coverage for all games, and the identification of talented referees and leadership capable of strengthening the soccer program state-wide. In addition to this Initiative, there are a number of new emphasis and programs that the SRC has already begun and will continue to develop to build our referee program across the state, including the following:
And these are just some of the changes that are planned for upcoming months and years. All of these programs and efforts will result in better prepared referees with more support, more training and more services so that all our referees are armed with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to serve the ever increasing level of competition.
- Hiring of a new full time Director of Operations to facilitate and manage all the new changes and programs that will develop better referees
- Building of a brand new Conference/Training Center in Salt Lake City for increase opportunities for referees to receive much needed training and instruction
- Implementation of a new mentoring program that will result in the mentoring of over 600 youth and adult referees each year, a renewed effort and program to facilitate the upgrading of at least 250 referees Grade 7 and 50 State Referees within the next three years
- A new and improved website, designed with tools, resources and information to assist in the development of referees
- Establishment and management of referee administration committees all across the state to assist in more localized training, mentoring, and identification for upgrading
We, the State Referee Committee, are very excited about this new Initiative and the direction we are headed, and we hope you can also see the vision and benefits that will affect each of you. However, as you may have guessed, these changes, programs and opportunities will not be possible unless we have a way to fund them. It is with these goals in mind that the State Referee committee voted to raise registration fees and clinic fees for referees, instructors, assessors and assignors. Effective September 1, 2013 all individuals who register with US Soccer will see an increase in State Administration fees by $10 and each and every referee who attends either an Entry Level Clinic or Recertification Clinic will be required to pay a $20 clinic fee. Beginning in January 2014, all participants who attend an Entry Level or Recertification Clinic will be required to register and pay the clinic fee online. Information and directions on pre-registering for clinics will be posted on our website, www.utahsoccerrefs.com and will be sent via email in the near future.
K. Scott Harward
State Referee Administrator and Director of Operations
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
We Need Your Help!
We have over 1800 referees registered in the state with a wealth of knowledge and expertise. We need your help.
Please contact an SRC member with your ideas. A successful program takes the contribution of many volunteers. Please send us your ideas!
- Site content contributors; articles, videos, or other materials
2014 schedules will be posted by December 9th
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