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.
US Soccer Recertification
To recertify as a USSF referees for the coming year referees, instructors and assessors need to register on-line with US Soccer before attending a recertification clinic. The process is simple; go to www.ussoccer.info, verify and update contact information, pay your fees, print out a confirmation of your registration and bring it to a recertification clinic. A listing of recertification clinics will be available on our calendar as they become available and will also be emailed to current USSF members.
To complete online registration you will be required to pay your USSF registration fees and the State Administration fee with a credit card (see registration fees section of website). Those who choose not to register online will still be allowed to submit a "hard-copy" registration form at a recertification clinic, as in the past, but will be charged an extra $10 administrative fee to cover the cost of data verification and entry.
Registering on-line is only the first step in the recertification process. Attendance at a Recertification Clinic is mandatory for recertification. All Utah referees, assessors and instructors, regardless of grade level, must attend a recertification clinic in order to re-register for the coming year. Clinics are 6-hour sessions consisting of classroom instruction and administration of a re-certification test. Unless you already have a badge for the coming year, you are required to attend one of the clinics. For a complete listing of Utah recertification clinics dates, go to the calendar of events on our site. Attendance to all clinics will require an online registration to the specific clinic you wish to attend. Instructions and a clinic specific registration link will be available within the "details" for the calendar listing of the clinic you wish to attend.
Remember, while registering online, referees should review and update their personal information, i.e. email address, phone number, etc. This will allow the SRC to better communicate with all referees throughout the state, so that everyone is better informed on pertinent information, special events and updated law and local rule changes. It will also ensure that current contact information is accessible by certified assignors. In addition, registering online will allow referees to input and track game counts necessary for upgrading.
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.
a. 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.
- Password: Type in your last name using lowercase letters.
a. 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
- 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.
- On the top of the screen is your biographical information. Review it carefully. If there are any changes, click on the link just below the biographical information box. A new pop-up window will appear and you can edit the data. Save your edits and close
- Next you will see the Registration Type boxes you are eligible to submit (Referee, Instructor, Assessor, Assignor, Indoor/Futsal). You may register for more than one at the same time, if you are eligible.
- Continue down the rest of the form answering all questions as required.
- Those interested in upgrading in the future should including game count information.
- When you are satisfied that all information is correct, read the Terms and Conditions. Check "I agree to terms and conditions" and click "Continue".
- You will be directed to a secure credit card payment site to submit your payment using VISA or MasterCard.
- Please print a copy of the confirmation page to bring to the recertification clinic you plan to attend.
- Now you're ready to attend a Utah USSF Recertification Clinic and pass the appropriate written test.
US SOCCER REGISTRATION FEES
|Grade||USSF Fee||Utah Admin Fee||Assessment Fee||Total|
|Grade 1||$100 ||$20 ||$120 |
|Grade 2||$100 ||$20 ||$120 |
|Grade 3||$100 ||$20 ||$120 |
|Grade 4||$100 ||$20 ||$120 |
|Grade 5||$75 ||$20 ||$45 ||$140 |
|Grade 6||$75 ||$20 ||$45 ||$140 |
|Grade 7||$45 ||$20 ||$45 ||$110 |
|Grade 8||$40 ||$20 ||$60 |
|Grade 9||$40 ||$20 ||$60 |
|Grade 12||$40 ||$20 ||$60 |
|Grade 13||$75 ||$20 ||$95 |
|Grade 15||$75 ||$20 ||$95 |
|Grade 16||$75 ||$20 ||$95 |
|Grade 3||$100 ||$20 ||$120 |
|Grade 4||$100||$20 ||$120 |
|Grade 5||$75||$20 ||$95 |
|Grade 7||$45||$20 ||$65 |
|Grade 9||$40||$20 ||$60 |
|Grade 3||$100||$20 ||$120 |
|Grade 5||$75 ||$20 ||$95 |
|Grade 6||$75 ||$20 ||$95 |
|Grade 7||$45 ||$20 ||$65 |
|Grade 9||$40 ||$20 ||$60 |
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
2012-13 Laws of the Game Amendments
A summary of this years updates can be obtained by clicking here.
2012 Youth Soccer Referee Fees and Other Details
Click here to review the respective fees for youth games. Other details for refereeing youth games, such as game reports and a pocket match report,
visit the youth site at http://www.utahyouthsoccer.net/referees.aspx
Updates to US Soccer On-line Education Resources
The U.S. Soccer Referee Department is committed to improving the education resources available at ussoccer.com.
The Ask a Referee section has been updated and organized according to the Laws of the Game for easy reference in addition to posting a monthly installment of questions and answers.
Additionally, you can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for answers to any issues related to refereeing.
Bad Weather Policy
Please be aware we follow a "don't call us we call you" policy with regards to the bad weather. Please check your emails and voice messages if you think weather may be an issue. Assume the game is on unless you are otherwise notified by your assignor.
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!
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2014 schedules will be posted by December 9th