The South Carolina State Referee Committee (SRC)

whistleYou may have asked yourself at one time or another, what is the SRC? The SRC is the organization sanctioned by the USSF for promoting and implementing U.S. Soccer’s initiatives and programs in support of all affiliated members and competitions within the South Carolina jurisdiction. The SRC collects your money and decides how best to spend it in support of those initiatives and programs. Approximately one half of the money collected is turned over to the USSoccer organization. For a more detailed explanation of the SRC Click Here

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Date/Time Event
08/04/2018 - 02/28/2019
All Day
4 August   SC Referees Entry Level Certification classes begin

Something you should know

Preseason Tips:

Positioning & Reading the Game. 

“The best position is one from which the referee can make the correct decision.”  The pregame conference should be productive, useful and create a cohesive officiating team.

Referees: Work Rate (Effort)(Finish your run)

                   Anticipation/Next Step

                   Angle of View/See between players


                   Explosive Movement

                   Football Understanding

AR’s:  Second to Last Defender (STLD) or ball, whichever is closest to the Goal Line

           Eye contact (teammate support)

           Relevant/proper signal flag mechanics (teammate communication)

           Finish your run

           Precision, Discipline and Vigilance

Referee Spotlight : Frank Kucinic

Frank was born in Cleveland, OH.  He is first generation Croatian-American and did not speak English when he entered the 3rd grade.  Frank remains bilingual.  He is fluent in Croatian.  He grew up playing soccer for the Croatian Soccer Club, kicking the ball since he could walk.  Frank has been involved in soccer for 35+ years.  He began his collegiate career at Lakeland CC in Mentor, OH, earning All-American honors in 1997.  It was at West Virginia University, ’97-‘99 he played varsity soccer until sustaining a career ending knee injury.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education & Health Education and teaching certification while serving as an assistant soccer coach for the Mountaineers men’s team.

A soccer friend invited Frank to consider Greenville, SC for teaching and coaching at a private high school.  Frank, for 14 years and currently, teaches at St. Joseph’s Catholic School and is the boys varsity soccer coach.  His teams have won nine (9) state championships.  Frank and his wife Robyn have three children (Sylvia-13, Luka-11 and Elyse-8) and, still, reside in Greenville.

Frank became a referee in 2015 with encouragement from friend and referee Jack Kovaleski.  Fellow referees Roni Canales, Virgo Carrillo and Wilmer Soriano  aided in his development and mentored Frank.  He quickly realized that his love of the beautiful game could be met by officiating, not only, by playing.  Frank was a Fast Track Grade 7 referee.  Frank has traveled quite a bit, in his short time, and met some amazing men and women on his referee journeys.  He has traveled throughout South Carolina and parts of Region III, earning top referee awards two (2) consecutive years at Regional Championships and this year he was selected as a referee for National Presidents Cup in Indianapolis, IN.

Frank continues to pursue excellence and expand his knowledge of The Game of Soccer.  He is a newly minted US Soccer Referee Instructor and has earned the privilege of state referee (Grade 6) upgrade and officiating at the highest level of matches available, amateur and professional, within South Carolina and Region III.