There are 55 State Referee Associations that support the U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program at the local level. Each association is responsible for promoting and implementing U.S. Soccer’s initiatives and programs in support of all affiliated members and competitions within their jurisdiction.

The State Referee Association should include, but is not limited to

State Referee Committee

The State Referee Committee is responsible for leading the State Referee Association in promoting and implementing U.S. Soccer’s referee initiatives and programs in support of all affiliated members and competitions within their jurisdiction.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Establishing a technical and administrative network that is responsive and accountable
  • Assisting in the appointment of positions within the State Referee Association
  • Preparing an annual budget and reporting financial details as required
  • Supporting the development of high performing and up-and-coming officials

 

The State Referee Committee should include, but is not limited to:

  • Chairperson
  • State Referee Administrator
  • State Youth Referee Administrator
  • State Direction of Instruction
  • State Direction of Assessment
  • State Assignment Coordinator
  • President or representative of the State Youth Association
  • President of representative of the State Adult Association

 

The Chairperson is responsible for working collaboratively in leading the efforts of the State Referee Committee and State Referee Association.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Organizing and presiding over meetings
  • Reviewing technical and administrative reports
  • Create and maintaining good working relationships

State Referee Administrator

The State Referee Administrator is responsible for overseeing the administrative and technical needs of the State Referee Association.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verifying and processing registration records
  • Upgrading and downgrading officials as needed
  • Recruiting and retaining officials to ensure coverage on all affiliate games
  • Coordinating the duties and efforts of the State Director of Instructions, State Director of Assessment, the State Youth Referee Administrator, and the State Assignment Coordinator
  • Distributing badges, books and other referee materials as needed
  • Maintaining open lines of communication with the U.S. Soccer Referee Department
  • Assuming the responsibilities of the State Referee Committee should one not exist in the State Referee Association
  • Managing the budgets for the State Referee Association
  • Managing the State Web Site
  • Working with the President or representative of the State Youth Association and President of representative of the State Adult Association to address their needs and concerns

State Youth Referee Administrator

The State Youth Referee Administrator is responsible for overseeing the administrative and technical needs of the State Referee Association specific to referee grades as designated by U.S. Soccer.

This includes, but is not is not limited to:

  • Supporting the youth recreational needs of the State Referee Association
  • Verifying and assisting the SRA in the processing of registration records
  • Assisting the SDI in organizing and instructing courses and clinics for officials
  • Organizing and coordinating all state sponsored youth tournaments
  • Selecting and coordinating all ODP and Regional referees
  • Assisting the SAC in the assignment of referees for all state sponsored tournaments
  • Working to educate local unaffiliated leagues in the benefits of USSF affiliation

State Director of Instruction

The State Director of Instruction is responsible for developing an instructor network and overseeing the instruction needs of the State Referee Association.

This includes, but is not is not limited to:

  • Organizing and instructing courses and clinics for instructors
  • Developing in-service training materials for instructors
  • Organizing and instructing courses and clinics for officials
  • Working with the State Direction of Assessment in the development of in-service training materials for officials
  • Providing clarification on the interpretation and application of the Laws of the Game

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