Alabama Soccer Referee Development Program

The Alabama Program for Referee Development (Program), the State Referee Committee (SRC) and its members will follow United State Soccer Federation (USSF) Policies and Procedures. The Alabama Soccer Manual contains detailed information on all protocols and procedures governing the Program. The following is an abridged form of the document


The SRC consists of the following positions: The State Referee Administrator (SRA), the State Youth Referee Administrator (SYRA), the State Director of Referee Instruction (SDI), the State Director of Referee Assessment (SDA), the State Assignor Coordinator (SAC) and the different Area Referee Administrators (ARA).

All those registered with USSF are independent contractors, including but not limited to Referees, Instructors, Assessors and Assignors

Referees traveling to out of state competitions shall request current registration verification be sent to the tournament from the SRA or SYRA; said request should include the competition name, dates, location, and name and email of the Assignor


Annual course attendance is required for registration to all positions (Referee, Instructor, Assignor, Assessor)

Referees, Instructors, Assessors and Assignors who are 18 years old or older must have a background check completed once every 2 years

Referees who have lapsed their registration 1 or 2 years, can attend a recertification clinic but must wait until January 1 of the following year before being able to referee. Referees who have lapsed their registration 3 or more years must attend an initial entry clinic for New Referees.


Requests for clinics must be approved by the SDI who reserves the right to deny or make changes to any request.

Instructors will complete clinic roster information and submit to the SRA and SDI within 48 hours of clinic completion for timely processing of registration