The South Carolina State Referee Committee (SRC)
You 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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Something you should know
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)
Angle of View/See between players
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
Sara Allecia Griggs
Sara Allecia Griggs has been involved in soccer since she was little. Her passion growing up was to excel on the soccer field. After several injuries and setbacks in her young teen years, Sara picked up a whistle and began to referee. She was certified in 2016 as a FIFA Grade 8 Referee, and by the end of her first two years, received her 7C-license.
Her hard work and determination was noticed by the South Carolina Referee’s Association leadership quickly, which opened opportunities to referee at the ODP, DA, regional (President’s and NCS), national, collegiate, referee academies and professional levels. Sara had the opportunities to break several “glass ceilings”, including being the youngest female referee to officiate at the USSL League-1 Level in South Carolina.
After going to the Presidents Cup Regionals tournament in 2018 Sara received her first award from the South Region as one of the top 15 ARs. The following week Sara attended NCS Regionals and received her second award from the South Region as one of the top 25 ARs, and was selected to represent the state of SC and the South Region at NCS Nationals in 2018.
In 2019 at Presidents Cup Regionals she received the top-15 referee award and was selected to represent the state of South Carolina and the South Region at Presidents Cup Nationals in 2019. Sara is working for her regionel badge and will be attending Dallas cup in 2020.