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Last Rcertification clinic of the year. Details under Clinics then Recrtfication. There is a $25 late fee payable at the clinic
There are many events going on in our state this Spring that need referees: Please see below and contact the person in charge
Our 2016 Holiday Newsletter has been published.Check it out.
Mandatory Annual State Referee and Assessor Recertification on Saturday January 14, 2017 at Prattville High School in Prattville. More info can be found under clinics.
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
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.
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
Alabama has different requirements for Grade 7 Referees. Disregard the info in the USSF publication for Grade 7. Please Check here for proper info.
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 here.
Come one, come all to the greatest Roadshow in the Southeast Region! We welcome Kim Oberle,
FIFA Assistant Referee and Instructor, to lead us on the path of the new laws and their latest
interpretations! This is your chance to be the FIRST recertification in your area!
Don't wait.....make plans TODAY!
FIFA Referee(Retired) Kari Seitz with AL SRC at State Referee Clinic (Jan 9-10, 2016)
The Alabama SRC wishes to thank Bill for his many years of service to Alabama Soccer and its advancement as Alabama SYRA and SRA.
Pat Miller presenting Bill with a Gold Whistle at State Referee Clinic with Kari Seitz (Jan 9-10, 2016)
New Registration Process
As of 1 July 2015, we will be registering with USSF and doing background checks using the Arbiter Sports Registration system. You WILL NOT use the USSOCCER Registration system. This means you only need to go to one location to register and pay for USSF as well as submitting your information for a background check.
To do this, log into Arbiter Sports as you would normally as an official. Click ALYS CENTRAL HUB tab in the upper right. Then click the Registration Tab on the black line. Make sure you select the correct registration. ONLY brand new officials who have NEVER registered before should use the New Officials registration link. All others will use the link for their appropriate grade.
If you are an Assignor, Assessor, or Instructor you will have to register for each one individually, according to your USSF Grade.
Once you have selected your registration grade complete, at a minimum, all required input and then at the end pay your registration fee. This will be done annually.
Check out the Winter News Letter, it has some valuable information
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON US SOCCER REFEREE PROGRAM FOR 2015
For the 2015 registration year all National Candidates and National Officials will be selected directly by the U.S. Soccer Referee Selection Panel. National Candidates, tracked as Referees and Assistant Referees, will be designated as Grade 5 National Candidates for 2015. National Officials, also tracked as Referees and Assistant Referees, will be designated as Grade 4 National Officials for 2015.
The 2015 selection and certification process will be processed in two phases, beginning with the administrative requirements. The window for completing the administrative requirements will open on Sept. 1 and close on Nov. 30. The National Candidate and National Official 2015 Certification Instructions document contains detailed steps that an official will need to complete.
If you are planning to apply to be a Grade 5 National Candidate or Grade 4 National Official for 2015, please carefully review this document. Any questions regarding the registration process in Salesforce can be directed to Rachel Lawrence. Other questions regarding the National Candidate and National Official 2015 Certification can be directed to Katie Bosley.
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