This update is delivered on a monthly basis 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.
Advice to New Referees Online Videos
Check out the final video of the Advice to New Referees Video Series. The final video, titled “After the Game,” can be viewed on our Youtube channel, found here.
2017-2018 IFAB Laws of the Game
The 2017-2018 IFAB Laws of the Game changes and modifications can be found in the Resource Center. These changes will tentatively go into effect June 1, 2017.
Update Assignment Availability and Contact Information
This is a reminder for all referees to please update your availability and contact information in all your assigning platforms. Maintaining up-to-date availability is essential to a positive working relationship with your assignors and assists them in servicing Membership within your State and local soccer community.
Official Sports Update: New Referee Uniform Orders
Due to the overwhelming popularity for the New U.S. Soccer Referee Uniform, OSI has increased production to meet the demand. You may find that some sizes and colors are out of stock, please contact OSI directly at 800-782-2614 if you encounter this issue. OSI will be taking these orders over the phone and fulfilling them as soon as the new stock arrives at their store.
We thank you for your continued support, and appreciate your patience while we work with OSI to meet your needs on and off the field.
2017 State Assessor and Instructor Courses
Individuals interested in attending these courses must be recommended by their SRA, SDA, or SDI to the National Office. Our upcoming State Instructor courses are full.
Questions can be directed to Rick Eddy.
Ordering Replacement or Additional Referee Badges Online
Registered Officials can purchase additional or replacement badges online at http://ussoccer.data-source.biz. The cost of each badge is $3.50 plus tax and shipping and handling. A maximum of two badges may be ordered per USSF ID Number within a registration year.
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.
REMINDER: U.S. Soccer Referee Program Standards of Dress
With the start of a new year, new logo, and new uniform we have updated the Standards of Dress for the Referee Program. This linkwill illustrate the Standards of Dress to be used in all affiliated matches officiated.
REMINDER: Printing Your Own Registration Card & History
All registered Officials can go to the U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program National Registration database to download or print their own registration card for the current year. Officials can also see their entire registration history. Instructions can be found here.