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Washington State Referee Committee

We are the official USSF affiliated soccer referee organization for the state of Washington and are responsible for the administration of the USSF National Program for Referee development, including Administration, Registration, Instruction, Assessment and Assignors within the State of Washington.

Through this site you will be able to become a referee, maintain your referee status and upgrade as a referee.  It will also provide similar support for other USSF roles (e.g. Assignors, Assessors and Instructors).

You will find everything you need to know about your status on the Member Information Page. For currently registered Officials, click LogIn on the far right of the top Menu Bar. If you want to become a Referee, click on the entry in the right sidebar, titled "How to Become a Referee."

Referee Day at the Sounders

Referee Day at the Sounders is Saturday, March 29th at 7PM vs Columbus Crew

Nominees for the 2013-2014 Washington State
Young Referee of the Year

  Male Nominees Female Nominees
  Caleb Landguth (NYSA) Ashley Huffman (NYSA)
  John Allen (SSRA) Ryan Riley (EKCSRA)
  Taylor Stokes (SKCSRA) Anna Willie (NYSA)
  Ryuta Sugiyama (TRIAS) Sara Willie (NYSA)
  Sean Rita (TRIAS) Emily Huse (SSRA)
  Tyler Chu (NYSA) Sarah Adkins (TCSRA)
  Byrce Wilson (SSRA) Analise Miller-Wells (SSRA)
  Alex Heilgeist (SSRA)
  Philip Hails (TCSRA)
  Jesus Moreno (SKCSRA)
  Brydon Eakins (IESRA)
  Logan Griffis (NCRefs)
  Cameron Hazzard (SSRA)
  Mantz Wyrick (NYSA)
  Brandon TerLouw (TRIAS)
  Nicholas Heilgeist (SSRA)
  Romtin Daneshfar (NYSA)
  BJ O'Donnell (NYSA)
  Madison Douglas (QUADCO)

Winners will be announced in May

Last Year's Winners

    Male Female
  Winners Ryan Fairhurst Zoe Birkbeck
  Runners Up Seth Martin Sophia Hurst

US Youth Soccer ODP Championships
Brydon Eakins Logan Griffis

Based on their outstanding performance at the recent 2014 ODP Regionals, these two Washington State referees have been selected for 2014 ODP National Championships.

For more information about the 2014 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships click here.

Roberto Alvarez is the WSASA Adult Referee of the Year

Current USSF Local Area Assignor (LAC) and previous State Youth Referee Administrator (SYRA) Roberto Alvarez is the WSASA (Washington State Adult Soccer Association) Adult Referee of the Year. Roberto will be honored at the WSASA Hall of Fame Dinner later this year. Roberto will also be entered into consideration as Region IV Adult Referee of the Year.

For more information about Roberto and his soccer history click here.

Katja Koroleva appointed as a FIFA Referee

Washington referee Katja Koroleva was appointed to the FIFA Panel of International Officials on January 1, 2014. She is the second FIFA referee from Washington and joins two other women from the United States to actively hold this badge. With this distinction FIFA entrusts Katja to officiate the world's highest level matches.

Katja emigrated from Russia with her mother Dr. Irina Koroleva to Iowa in 1996. Her love for the game grew beyond playing when she became a certified referee in 2003.

She continued officiating while playing four years at Coe College. Her officiating career advanced when she was appointed to the USYSA National Tournaments in 2007 and 2009. That same year Katja moved to Philadelphia to complete her graduate studies and become a licensed Physician Assistant. In 2011 she moved to Seattle and advanced to become a National Referee in 2012. The past couple of years Katja has continued to earn success; graduating from the USSF Platinum Program, officiating NCAA matches, working MLS Reserve League and Open Cup matches, being appointed to multiple Women's National Team assignments, and recently selected as an official for the National Women's Soccer League.

It is with great honor and pride that we acknowledge Katja for her appointment to the FIFA Panel. We wish her continued success and look forward to seeing her on the pitch in the coming seasons.

Certification, Re-Certification,
& Upgrade Requirements

The US Soccer Referee Program has recently released new Certification, Re-Certification and Upgrade requirements for all Referee Grades.  After much study, communications with the US Soccer Referee Program office and other State Referee Committees, the Washington State Referee Committee has adopted the new requirements effective immediately for the 2014 Registration Year.  These new requirements, and any variations from the Referee Program requirements, are detailed under the Administration option of the Main Menu above.  Click Certification Requirements (updated 01-23-14) for a direct link to the page.

For further clarification and rationale from US Soccer, see: Open Letter to Referee Community

In addition, the SRC will often review a referee’s "Portfolio" when making decision on who is offered SRC sponsored training & events, assignments and travel. See this document for more information: SRC Portfolio Guidelines


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