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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

US Youth Soccer Region IV Award Winner

Ryan Riley – Issaquah, WA.

When she first started refereeing in her early teens, Ryan Riley showed a maturity and passion for officiating well beyond her years. Now 17, Ryan enjoys refereeing because it gives her a chance to work on communication, people management and leadership skills — characteristics she regularly displays on and off the soccer field. She is also on the Washington Youth Soccer advisory board, which is comprised of 12 responsible students from across the state who are active in the game.

Ryan is also this year's Young Female Referee of the Year for Washington State.
Updated 11-18-2014

US Soccer State Instructor Clinic in Seattle

Congratulations to our six new State Instructors
Dorothy Epps, Tim Epps, Rob Mauws, Ray Moffatte Jr., Tony Richardson & Manuel Soledad

Updated 11-09-2014

Referee Grade 7+

The Washington State Referee Committee has approved a new Referee Grade designation – Referee Grade 7+
So exactly what is a Referee Grade 7+?
  1. A Grade 7 Referee who has completed their current (2015) Registration or Recertification
  2. Has a current (last 12 months) passing FIFA Interval Test, such as given at the past RTS and RDA events
  3. Has a current (last 12 months) passing Maintenance Assessment
Understand – this is not an official US Soccer referee grade. It is an indicator to WASRC Technical Directors and many assignors of a referee who has put in the extra effort to stand above their peers. Effective immediately, those referees who have qualified as 7+ based on the requirement above will be shown as such on the WAReferees website. This designation will also be seen by those assignors who are using assigning software configured to recognize this designation.
So, why bother with achieving Referee Grade 7+? Right now, there is no requirement to achieve this designation for any assignments / consideration but that is likely to change very soon. You can be sure that Referees in Grades National, National Candidate, State and 7+ will be considered in most cases ahead of any Referees Grades 8 and 7. Considered, if not required, for SRC sponsored out of State events, Youth and High School championship events, etc.
Please check out the SRC Portfolio Guidelines which has more on the "selection" topic.
Updated 11-07-2014

Want to be a Referee Instructor?


If attending, you must register online for clinic 08-1214-ISF-0089.

This clinic is Friday Evening - Sunday about noon. December 12-14, 2014

Location – WIAA Building in Renton

Fees - $Free

Updated 11-08-2014

Upgrade Clinic to State Referee

On the path to State Referee?

The WASRC is sponsoring an Upgrade Clinic required for upgrades from Grade 7 (adult) to Grade 6 (State).

If attending, you must register online for clinic 08-1114-HU6-0558.

This is an Online study plus two (2) day classroom clinic.

All day Saturday (Nov. 22) and half day Sunday (Nov.23)

Location – WIAA Building in Renton

Fees - $26 (clinic) plus $85 registration as State Referee

Updated 11-04-2014

Sandy Hunt (current SDI) Joins U.S. Soccer on 9/1/2014

Juan Pablo Escobar, Sandy Hunt, Raul Sheran
at 2014 Far West Regionals

As of September 1, U.S Soccer's technical staff will be led by Rick Eddy in the new position of Director of Referee Development. Rick will oversee a team currently comprised of Sandy Hunt, Craig Lowery, Herb Silva, Alfred Kleinaitis, Jonathan Meersman, and Ed Marco. In his position, Rick will oversee all technical aspects of U.S. Soccer's Referee Program. Contact information for these individuals will be provided in next month's Department Update.
Rick is a National Instructor and National Assessor who spent 10 years as a Professional Assistant Referee in the MLS who has also worked as an Assistant Referee coach with PRO. Sandy is a retired FIFA official who has worked multiple Women's World Cups and was one of the first female officials to work in the MLS. Additionally, she is a National Assessor and National Instructor. Craig is presently a Professional Assistant Referee with PRO who has been working MLS matches since 1997. Craig is a retired FIFA Assistant Referee, and is also a National Instructor. You are all familiar with Herb, the longtime U.S. Soccer Director of Referee Identification and Training. Herb was a U.S. Soccer National Referee who worked in the NASL and was one of the first fulltime Referees in the MISL. Alfred is a longtime National Assessor and national Instructor, and U.S. Soccer's resident expert on the Laws of the Game. Jonathan is a National Instructor and serves as U.S Youth Soccer's Region II Referee Administrator. Ed is National Instructor and National Assessor who provides specialized support for futsal programming.
As a condition of this new role with U.S Soccer, Sandy is obligated to resign as Washington State Director of Instruction (SDI) effective August 31, 2014. While this seems to be a huge loss to the Washington soccer community, let’s keep in mind the tremendous contributions Sandy has made in her one year's service as Washington’s SDI. I think we all can agree that under her leadership and direction, the referee instruction and training program has been elevated to a whole higher level. We need to honor these achievements by continuing the path, taking it ever higher and being proud to look back and say “this all started with Sandy Hunt”. Sandy also promises that we haven’t seen the last of her and will be available for informal consultation with any of us on any appropriate topics. I intend to kept her copied on any Washington referee topics which she might be interested in.
Jim Kritzberg - SRA
Updated 08-31-2014

Third Annual Referee Development Academy (RDA)

Updated 07-29-2014

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 05-16-14) 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

Updated 05-16-2014


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