Latest News/Upcoming Events

Roadshow Recertification clinics for 2018 will be held in the South this year. This is your chance to attend the FIRST recertification in your area! Don't wait make sure you mark your calendar.

This year we will be travelling to the South: Mobile, Montgomery and Birmingham on July 22-23. The location and the date/time for each city is being worked out and will be published. Our instructor will be Sean Hurd and the topic will be "Referee from the touchline"


Updated Policy on wearing a hat(08/25/2016):USSF has indicated that referees can wear a billed, black hat when refereeing. The Alabama SRC had previously recommended wearing a black head covering cap that is as inconspicuous as possible. Effective immediately, the SRC updates that policy to allow referees to now wear a black billed hat that meets the USSF requirements (solid black hat with no commercial marks or logos). This policy only applies to State League and recreational games. Referees are not allowed to wear hats during all of our State Cup Tournaments.


Please Read the following information on changes to the Laws of the Game that apply to all State League/Cup Games effective July 1, 2016 US Soccer is in the process of updating the Laws of the Game based in guidance from IFAB. While you are waiting to attend a recertification clinic, use the following information as guidelines (Thaks to K. Rose, M. Burnap and K. Bailey
Mini Clinic 2016-2017 Law Changes Handout
Mini Clinic 2016-2017 Law Changes

Alabama Soccer League Rules
ASL Rules - August 2016

Concussion Policy
Concussion Policy - Revised

US Soccer Initiatives for U10 and below. Please make sure to read the section on 7v7 and the info on buildout lines as well as the 9v9 section.
US Soccer Initiatives

The 2016 US Youth Soccer Region III tournament was held in Greenville South Carolina June 24-30. Congratulations to all referees who were selected. Our Alabama delegation was well represented. Awards for Top ARs and Centers were presented at the Awards Banquet.

Top ARs
JP Archer
Diego Chulan
Austin Holt
Jason Kuehl
Tiffini Turpin


Top Centers
Sam Bierster
Jonthan Sauers

Double congratulations to Sam Bierster and Jonthan Sauers for being selected to the President Cup Nationals and Austin Holt for being selected as AR to the Nationals


New 2017 Certification/Recertification requirements have been published. The SRC will provide more information and clarifications as soon as the State Requirements have been adopted

icon Referee Certification Requirements Grade 5

icon Referee Certification Requirements Grade 6

Alabama has different requirements for Grade 7 Referees. Disregard the info in the USSF publication for Grade 7. Please Check here for proper info.

icon Referee Certification Requirements Grades 7-8-9 (Disregard Grade 7)

icon Referee Certification Requirements Grades 13 and 15


In Honor of Paul Stanton, who gave so much to the development of referees over the years, our Youth Referees will be presented the “PAUL STANTON” Youth Referee Award! Congratulations to JP Archer and Treasure Adams. Please read the complete announcement here..


Mandatory Annual Instructor and Assignor Recertification on July 23, 2016 at Prattville High School in Prattville. More info can be found