This update is delivered monthly to provide the referee community with information about the U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program. In particular, U.S. Soccer's commitment to providing quality education resources for officials of all levels will be featured in these updates so be sure to take full advantage of the information and content being posted in the Resource Center at ussoccer.com.
U.S. Soccer 2016-17 Development Academy Championship
The following referees have been selected to officiate the DA Championship in Carson, CA July 14th-16th.
Jeff Swartzel - IN
Alex Beehler – IL
Cephas Quartson – WA
Jose Lara – AR
Luis Arroyo – NJ
Amber O’Connor – MN
Emily Fletcher – KS
Kaili Terry – TXN
Nick Balcer – MI
Anya Voigt – FL
Jeff Arthurholtz – WA
Kali Langevin – NH
Rachel Smith - WI
Ceciah Valero – CAS
Kelsey Harms – WA
Seth Martin - WA
2018 Certification Requirements
The 2018 registration year begins this weekend: July 1, 2017! You can now find the 2018 Certification Requirements in the Resource Center. Contact your state association for additional information.
2018 Registration Packets
Beginning with 2018 registration, U.S. Soccer will no longer be mailing registration packets to individuals once they complete registrations. You will receive a digital registration packet by email. All badges and pocket guides will be distributed by State Referee Associations and all individuals will be able to download or print their own registration card for the current year.
The design of our registration database has recently been updated. Revised instructions for logging in and checking registrations can be found here.
Thorne Discount for Referees
As our official nutritional supplement partner and the presenting sponsor of Recognize to Recover (R2R), Thorne is providing all U.S. Soccer Referees with access to a 30% discount on Thorne products to help maintain your personal health needs. Click here to view all documents that were provided at the meeting during the Development Academy Showcase in Westfield, Indiana. These documents include information on Thorne Research and the discount code and ordering process.
U.S. Soccer Recognize to Recover (R2R) presented by Thorne Video
U.S. Soccer released a new video on recognizing and managing concussions, highlighting the important role parents, players, coaches, referees and health professionals play in the return to play process. The video is part of U.S. Soccer's Recognize to Recover (R2R) player health and safety program, and is designed to raise awareness of this important issue. Please view or download the video here.
Nutrition Guide: Nutrition Introduction on U.S. Soccer Recognize to Recover (R2R) Presented by Thorne
The U.S. Soccer High Performance Department has released the first chapter of their Nutrition Guide. This chapter is an introduction into nutrition basics and the role it plays within the game of soccer. To view the guide, click here.