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The USSRC site is dedicated to guide, effectively communicate to, inform and update referees of all levels within the state. It is designed to provide a common point of reference to the vast collection of resources available to soccer referees. The resources are focused on supporting the common goals of professionalism, training, growth and service to the game.


2019 Recertification Details for Existing Grade 9 and Grade 8 Referees


NOTE: If you do not know your grade, you are highly likely a Grade 9 or Grade 8
Grade 8 referees are 14 years or older by May 1st of the given year,
Grade 9 referees are 12 years or older but less than 14 by May 1st of the given year

All referees must take and pass the online test before scheduling a clinic and paying registration fees

1. Review U.S. Soccer's Grade 7 online modules. Click here. There are 30 questions from these modules on the Grade 9 and Grade 8 test.

2. Check out the new UYSA policies. Click here. Hint: There are 10 questions about this module.


3. Go over the new Laws of the Game 2018-19. There are 10 questions from recent law changes.

4. Take the test! 50 questions. Yes, you will need to take and pass the test BEFORE you get to the clinic. A passing score is 75% or greater. What if I don't pass? Review the questions you missed, find the correct answer in the Laws of the Game by visiting TheIFAB.com. Retake the test. It's that easy.

Salt Lake City
Orem
Davis
Logan/Ogden
St. George/Cedar City
Any other location not mentioned above


5. Register for a class using the Google Calendar. Once you register for a class, you will see a link to pay your fees.


6. Click here to pay fees. Bring a copy of the receipt to the clinic in case you need to verify your registration.


7. Please bring to the clinic your yellow and red cards and either lunch or lunch money. There will be a 40 minute lunch break. Please also bring an internet enabled device to take the mini quizzes on Google Forms and to access the online resources that will be used to help deepen your soccer knowledge.


If you encounter any issues, please contact Holly Gundred utahsdo@gmail.com




2019 Certification Details for NEW Grade 9 and Grade 8 Referees

All referees must take and pass the online test before scheduling a clinic and paying registration fees

1. Complete the US Soccer Grade 8 Online training modules at: (Click Here For The Modules). Overall these modules will take a couple of hours to complete. I suggest that you watch a few modules each night.

2. Go over the recent changes to the Laws of the Game 2018-19. . There may be test questions covering these items.

3A. Take the test! 50 questions. Yes, you will need to take and pass the test BEFORE you get to the clinic. A passing score is 75% or greater. What if I don't pass? Review the questions you missed, find the correct answer in the Laws of the Game by visiting TheIFAB.com. Retake the test. It's that easy.

3B. All tests are the same. To help with registration, please take the test that corresponds to which location you will be certifying.

Salt Lake City
Orem
Davis
Logan/Ogden
St. George/Cedar City
Any other location not mentioned above


4. Register for an ENTRY Level Clinic and pay your fees PRIOR to attending a clinic using this Google Calendar. Once you register for a class, you will see a link to pay your fees.

**Those age 14 or older must register as a Grade 8 referee, including those who will reach the age of 14 by March 1, 2019.

**Children between the ages of 12 and 13 must register as Grade 9 referee, including those who turn 14 AFTER March 1, 2019.

5. Click here to pay fees. You will need to register to pay your fees unless you already have an account set up in the payment system. Bring a copy of the receipt to the clinic in case you need to verify your registration

6. Please bring to the clinic your yellow and red cards, if you have them, and either lunch or lunch money. There will be a 40 minute lunch break. Please also bring an internet enabled device to take the mini quizzes on Google Forms and to access the online resources that will be used to help deepen your soccer knowledge.


7. Attend the entire 10 hours of an ENTRY LEVEL CLINIC and pass the written test to complete certification and receive a 2019 referee badge.

If you encounter any issues, please contact Holly Gundred utahsdo@gmail.com




2019 Recertification Details for Grade 7 and all other Advanced Referee Grades

All referees must take and pass the online test before scheduling a clinic and paying registration fees

1. Review U.S. Soccer's Grade 7 online modules. Click here. There are 30 questions from these modules on the Grade 9 and Grade 8 test.

2. Check out the new UYSA policies. Click here. Hint: There are 10 questions about this module.


3. Go over the new Laws of the Game 2018-19. There are 10 questions from recent law changes.

4A. Take the test! 50 questions. Yes, you will need to take and pass the test BEFORE you get to the clinic. A passing score is 75% or greater. What if I don't pass? Review the questions you missed, find the correct answer in the Laws of the Game by visiting TheIFAB.com. Retake the test. It's that easy.

4B. Pass the Grade 7 test. Click here to take the test.

5. Register for a class using the Google Calendar. Once you register for a class, you will see a link to pay your fees.


6. Click here to pay fees. Bring a copy of the receipt to the clinic in case you need to verify your registration.


7. Please bring to the clinic your yellow and red cards and either lunch or lunch money. There will be a 40 minute lunch break. Please also bring an internet enabled device to take the mini quizzes on Google Forms and to access the online resources that will be used to help deepen your soccer knowledge.


If you encounter any issues, please contact Holly Gundred utahsdo@gmail.com


Printing Your Own Registration Card & History

All registered Officials can go to the U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program National Registration database to download or print their own registration card for the current year. Officials can also see their entire registration history. Instructions can be found here.


Ordering Replacement or Additional Referee Badges Online

Registered Officials can purchase additional or replacement badges online at 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.


Referee Reminders for Spring Season


  • Changes in the Laws of the Game

    IFAB has made changes to the FIFA Laws of the game for 2018 – 2019. It is important to review and understand those changes as they are to be effective immediately. Click here to review the changes.

  • Refpay

    As a reminder our pay periods are from the 11th - 25th of one month and the 26th to the 10th of the next month. Any games that have a match review completed during that pay period window will be paid for that pay period (unless of course the arbiter username and account number are not listed correctly in Affinity). For the 11th - 25th pay period payment will be made on the 30th and for the 26th - 10th pay period payment will be made on the 15th. Match Reviews must be completed for a referee to be paid. If the 15th and 30th fall on the weekend payment will be made on the Friday before the weekend.

    Please make sure that your Arbiter Account Number and Arbiter Username or correctly listed in your Affinity Referee Account. If you're unsure what your Arbiter Account Number and Username are please contact Arbiter at 801-576-1251.

    If you've been getting paid regularly through Refpay with no problems in past seasons then your account information is correct.


    Digital Player Cards

    Digital Player cards have been approved for state competition league play. This means that teams are allowed to pull up their player passes on their smart phone or tablet at the fields. Many of you are familiar with the technology if you've refereed in State Cup, Presidents Cup, Coyote Cup, or had teams that used the platform last fall season.

    Teams can either use a traditional Game Day Roster for check in at a game or they can use Digital Player Cards. We will accept either for check-in. The teams are responsible for providing their own device if they want to use the digital player cards for league play. However, if you're familiar with the platform and are willing to use your smart phone or tablet you can log in to the platform as a referee and pull up the player cards for the game on your phone. Red Cards, Concussion Restrictions, or Suspensions are shown on the digital cards. Jersey Numbers, if not already entered, can be entered.

    If the teams are using their phones you just need to double check that the correct game # is pulled up and then check the pictures on the phone against the players who are checking in.

    If using your own device you can also log the score, cards, or any other notes about the game as soon as the game concludes. You do not have to enter scores through the digital cards platform. You can log in to affinity through your computer and score the games and complete the match review as you have the past several seasons.


    Pay Scale

    UYSA approved a new pay scale for our referees that went into effect Jan 1, 2017. Below is the new scale:

    The fees are:

    U09/U10 - $25 Center
    U11-U12 - $30 Center $16 AR
    U13-U14 - $35 Center $20 AR
    U15-U19 - $45 Center $25 AR



All Youth Referees Must Be Registered In Affinity And ArbiterPay

ALL REFEREES MUST BE REGISTERED IN AFFINITY AND ARBITERPAY to be assigned games and get paid.


A.) Pre-requisites to setting up a ArbiterPay account

  1. Have an email address that is unique to you and not shared with any other family member that's a referee.
  2. Have your Social Security Number (or Equivalent) ready along with your bank account info ready in case you use associated payment option (see info below on Payment Options)


B.) How to set up Affinity and RefPay accounts through UYSA

   Please refer to the following document:

      How to Register As a UYSA Referee


C.) Referees must file report to get paid
  1. To ensure prompt payment, Center Referee is required to fill out a game report within 24 hrs.
  2. Assistant Referees can check on game report 24 hrs. after the match and if not completed, can enter scores themselves and confirm the referees
  3. If a report is not completed, no fees will be paid for the match.
  4. To report match results, log on to www.uysa-referee.sportsaffinity.com
  5. Match report includes:
    1. Score and a record of who scored the goals
    2. Misconducts (includes explanation in comments)
    3. Confirmation that the referees assigned the match showed and participated
The following video shows the game reporting process: http://youtu.be/5mh-U2ShVMw


Ask, Tell, Dismiss

It's important for officials of all levels to know how to effectively deal with coaches and other team officials who behave poorly during a game. Watch the updated video, Ask, Tell, Dismiss, to learn more about U.S. Soccer's recommended approach for taking action towards team officials who fail to conduct themselves in a responsible manner. Click Here to watch video.


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