Washington State Referee Committee

We are the official USSoccer 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.

ATTENTION: To All Recertifying Referees

Referees, the 2022 Recertification exams are now available online for all referee grades (except Regional and above). You can access the exam from a 2022 Recertification clinic using the Online Only clinic option. Please note that there are many IFAB/FIFA/USSF Law changes for 2022 that are more "new application of the Law" vs. "technical (like field markings)". This exam tries to cover all of them that are in any way important in the games you are doing.

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Washington State 2021 Adult Referee of the Year

Werner, congratulations on being selected the Washington State 2021 Adult Referee of the Year. Well deserved & long past due!

Werner Henn

WASRC members in case you didn’t know all the details, here is a summary listing of Werner’s personal contributions to the soccer referee community:

Soccer Resumé for Werner Henn

He first became involved in soccer with his sons while working in Germany. During that time he developed the first soccer referee instructional and certification program for the US Armed Forces which was approved by the DFB and became a registered German Soccer Federation referee. His USSF Registration started in 1979 and has continued in some capacity through 2020.

His soccer background and experience is:

  • Illinois State Referee Administrator and State Youth Referee Administrator
  • Illinois Youth Soccer Association Treasurer and Player Registrar
  • USYS Midwest Regional Referee Administrator
  • USYS Midwest Regional Tournament Referee Assignor
  • USYS National Championship Referee Assignor
  • USYS Referee Committee Member
  • DFB (German Soccer Federation) Referee Certification
  • USSF State Grade 5 Referee
  • USSF Emeritus State Grade 5 Referee
  • USSF State Grade 5 Assessor
  • USSF Referee Instructor
  • USSF Referee Assignor
  • Illinois State High School Certified Referee
  • NISOA Referee
  • Contributor to the USSF Referee Program Instruction Program
  • USSF “C” Coaching License
  • Developer of Tournament Management System that was used by USYS Regional and National Championships to manage the administration including Referee assigning, assessments, game scheduling, results and standings.
  • Developer of Referee Assigning system used by State associations and State Cup Championships to manage the administration including assigning, assessments, scheduling, results and standings.
  • Developer of Washington State website including the development of online referee training and testing.

Updated 3-30-2021

Managing Referee Abuse & Assault

Soccer referee abuse and assault are very serious crimes against the sport and they continue to happen to our members. Misconduct against referees may occur before, during, and after a match — including travel to and from a match. It is critical that referees correctly identify and make a report of these incidents. Your SRC has developed two pages to assist you in recognizing and dealing with Referee Abuse and Assault.  The first page provides information on recognizing abuse and assualt and how and when to report it.  It may be viewed on the page Refereee Abuse & Assault. Guidance for how you should conduct yourself when you experience Abuse or Assault is provided on this Supplemental page.  A link is also provided in the sidebar and the right of this page.

It is requested and recommended that all recertifying and new referees complete the new lesson providing online instruction on recognizing and dealing with Referee Abuse and Assault.

If you have not already completed it, the lesson may be taken by clicking

Updated 12-03-2018

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