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 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.
2018 Certification Requirements
The 2018 registration year begins July 1, 2017. You can now find the 2018 Certification Requirements in the Resource Center.
2018 Registration Packets
Beginning with 2018 registration, U.S. Soccer will no longer be mailing registration packets to individuals once they complete registrations. All registrants can follow the instructions here to download or print their own registration card for the current year. All badges and pocket guides will be distributed by State Referee Associations.
Laws of the Game Online Videos
Check out our videos on our YouTube channel, found here. Our latest videos focus on DOGSO, Positioning, and Challenges and Tackles.
REMINDER: Ordering Replacement or Additional Referee Badges Online
Registered Officials can still purchase additional or replacement 2017 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.