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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."

Updated 05-01-2013

Concussion Protocol Player Development Initiatives
For Washington Youth Soccer

Washington Youth Soccer has instituted the US Soccer Concussion Protocol and Player Development Initiatives Rules of Competition for all Youth Small Sided Games (SSG-U6-U12) with modifications. These initiatives are effective immediately. To assist in the education of Washington State Referees, an online course has been created. This course has been included in the Annual Recertification lessons. However, some referees have already recertified for 2017-2018 and we encourage you to take the online course at the following link: Small Sided Games (WA)."

NOTE: These changes apply to all US Youth Soccer and US Club Soccer Small Sided Games with the following exceptions: US Club Soccer games for U11 do NOT use the Build Out Line for Offside. Offside for US Club Soccer games for both U11 and U12 are in effect from the Halfway Line.

Referees are encouraged to work with coaches before each game to determine everyone's understanding of the new rules for Small Sided Games (U6 - U12).

Updated 09-14-2017

Dr. Mohammed Zarrabi-Kashani

Dr. Mohammed Zarrabi-Kashani

The William Schofield Award is presented to an individual from the referee community that encompasses the following characteristics:

  • Thorough dedication to the art and profession of refereeing
  • Courage and will to recover from a major physical setback
  • Unparalleled treatment of fellow officials with respect and friendship

Recommendations are submitted to the U.S. Soccer Referee Department where the criteria for each candidate is reviewed and then selections are confirmed by the U.S. Soccer Referee Committee as appropriate.

Previous recipients:

  • Robert Singer (1990)
  • Reinhold Spath (1991)
  • George Hall (1992)
  • Robert Evans (1994)
  • Steve Oliver (1997)
  • Dennis La Versa (2000)
  • Fred Parrish (2008) (WA State)
  • Charlie Van Nederpelt (2014)
  • Jonathan Meersman (2015)
  • Mohammed Zarrabi-Kashani (2017) (WA State)

Updated 08-15-2017

National Premier Soccer League (NPSL)
RefEDGE National Referee of the Year
and NPSL RefEDGE Referee of the Year-West Region
Jeff Arthurholtz

Jeff Arthurholtz

Congratulations! This NPSL news article has details of the award.

Updated 08-17-2017

Jeremy Hanson Selected as AR
for the 2017 MLS All-Star Game Against Real Madrid

Jeremy Hanson (second from the left)

Updated 08-17-2017

Washington State's New State Assessors
Dan Compton and Tracy Ikenberry

Dan Compton

Tracy Ikenberry

Updated 08-17-2017

2017 RDA

2017 RDA held at Central Washington University on July 27-30

Updated 08-17-2017

Washington State Referees Officiated
Seattle Sounders vs. Eintracht Frankfurt International Friendly Game on July 8, 2017

AR2: Seth Martin (WA), 4th: Chipalo Street (WA), Center: Victor Rivas (CN), AR1: Joshua Haimes (WA)

Updated 07-12-2017

2017 Development Academy Finals
in Carson, CA

Cephas Quartson, Kelsey Harms, Jeff Arthurholtz
Seth Martin not pictured

Congratulations to the Washington Referees selected by U.S. Soccer to be among the 16 referees / AR Nationwide for the 2017 Development Academy Finals in Carson, CA

Updated 07-20-2017

2017 Development Academy Summer Showcase
in Grand Park (Indianapolis), IN

Seth Martin – Referee / AR, Christian Clerc – Referee / AR, Philippe Dor – National Coach / Mentor
Ben Oakley – Referee / AR, Sya Magee – Referee / AR, Connor Hazelwood – Referee / AR
Cephas Quartson – Referee / AR, Logan Griffis – Referee / AR, Cameron Siler – Referee / AR

Congratulations to the Washington Referees / Coach Mentor selected by U.S. Soccer to for the
2017 Development Academy Summer Showcase in Grand Park (Indianapolis), IN

Updated 07-12-2017

2017 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships
in Frisco (Dallas), TX

Jesus Mejia, Justin St. Pierre, Mike Hohnholz, Jesus Balbas-Hernandez
Not pictured - Chad Stewart and Luke Sabin

Congratulations to the Washington Referees Selected for 2017 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco (Dallas), TX

Updated 07-12-2017

Washington Referees at the 2017 Far West Region
Youth Championships in Redmond (Seattle), WA

Updated 07-12-2017

Washington Referees at the 2017 Far West Region
Youth Presidents Cup in Salt Lake City, UT

Updated 07-12-2017

Changes in the Washington State Referee Committee Board (WASRC)

Aleta Walker moves from Secretary to Director of Referee Retention & Recruitment

Cathy Echert is the new WASRC Secretary

Will Niccolls moves from State Association – Youth Representative to Director of Major Events/Initiatives

Ben Oakley moves from State Youth Referee Administrator (SYRA) to State Association – Youth Representative

Dee White moves from State Director of Assignment (SDofA) to State Youth Referee Administrator (SYRA)

Joe Tompkins is the new State Director of Assignment (SDofA)

Summary – Welcome Cathy Echert and Joe Tompkins to the WASRC!

Updated 07-12-2017

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 09-25-2017) for a direct link to the page.

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

Updated 05-02-2017


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