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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USSF, only authorizes the two (2) stripe sock for referees.  The three (3) stripe sock is no longer permitted with the USSF referee uniform.

New jerseys are mandatory effective 1 JAN 2018 for USSF.  OSI will sponsor the ‘Holiday Sale’ from late November until 31 DEC 2017.

ALL LEAGUE MATCHESthe electronic player card is not only acceptable, but expected as the primary player identification.

Referee Spotlight : Ben Jackson


Ben was born and raised in South Carolina.  He started his officiating career in Lexington, SC where he began at age 14.  He worked his way up the ranks and by the time he left for college in North Carolina he had officiated adult league matches and State Cup Classic level games.

He continued to officiate high school matches while in college and then began to officiate NCAA matches during his senior year of college.  He started officiating USSF matches, again, during medical school at Wake Forest.  He worked to officiate high level youth and adult amateur matches and earned State Referee in 2009.  He then began officiating professional matches in North Carolina.  He was a National Referee candidate in 2013 and was fortunate to be awarded his first National Referee badge in 2014.  He is now in his 5th year at a National Referee. 

His hard work and dedication have been rewarded with the opportunity to officiate Development Academy, PDL, USL, NASL, MLS Reserve League, MLS Exhibition, International Class C and International Class B matches.

Outside of officiating he enjoys running and spending time with his wife and four boys.  He currently lives Irmo, SC.