Welcome

Welcome to the Colorado Referee Administration website. This website is your door to keeping informed about the activities and opportunities made available to you by the Colorado Referee Committee.  Use the links above and at the bottom to find out about topics of interest to you.  Use the sidebar to the right to keep current with New & Updated Items and notifications.

Our Mission

The Colorado Referee Committee promotes and carries out the National Program for Referee Development for all affiliated soccer within Colorado. The Committee sets policies within the state within the confines of the governing documents of U.S. Soccer and the National Program for Referee Development.

Our job is to TRAIN, PROMOTE, AND RETAIN REFEREES as outlined by the National Program.


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.



State Cup / Presidents Cup Availability

The Fall 2014 CYS State Cup for Boys and Girls U11 and Girls U14 - U18 and the CYS Presidents Cup for Boys U12 - U13 and Girls U12 - U18 begins on August 23, 2014. For referees selected to officiate at these tournaments, the CRC, in support of this important event, will provide Referee Field Training and classroom training sessions (TBA), as well as mentoring. For those referees who are interested in being selected, availability is now being accepted from referees Grade 8 or higher for CYS State Cup and for CYS Presidents Cup.
    For the CYS Cup Games, Grade 8 Referees must have:
  • 1) a minimum of three years officiating experience as a Referee and Assistant Referee,
  • 2) or, a letter of recommendation.

Referee/Coach Meeting

Sheraton DTC on Monday August 25, 2014
7007 South Clinton Street, Centennial, CO 80112
6:00PM – 7:00PM Cash Bar/Snacks
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Referee/Coach Meeting

Meeting Notes

Please submit and update your availability on the COProAssignor website for the  State Cup and Presidents Cup. Submission of availability does not guarantee assignment.

Upgrade and Maintenance assessments will be given on completion of fitness, fees and game log.
Contact:  Christel Yant, Cup Assignor for further information.

2014 Registration Is Closed

New Classes Begin Late August 2014

Grade 8 classes for new referees will start late August 2014. The new classes will not be available until the new materials and tests are made available by US Soccer, anticipated to be received sometime in August.

If you have not registered for 2014 you may not officiate any games until you have recertified for 2015.

Recertification for 2015 will start late November - early December 2014. If you are a transfer referee please contact the State Registrar to verify and complete your transfer.

No refunds will be given for 2014 Fees paid and where required clinics and testing have not been completed.

For any other questions, please contact the State Registrar at Colorado Registrar, Christel Yant


Official Sports International is the exclusive Uniform and Equipment Sponsor of the Colorado Referee Committee (CRC). 
Click here for  a link to the OSI Starter Kit.  Click here to see what is included in the starter kit and ordering options.

New & Updated Items


  How to Become a Referee
2015 Recertification Requirements for Grades 7 & 6
(07-22-14)
2015 Recertification Requirements for Grades 1,2,3,4 & 5
(07-22-14)
National Candidate and National Officials Certification Instructions
(08/14/14)


Referee Feedback


  Referee Request for Assessment
(Credit Card Payments Accepted) (03-20-12)


2014 CSA State Cup Rules (Jul 2014)
(08-22-14)
2015 CSA Presidents Cup Rules (Jun 2014)
(07-22-14)
SC/PC Meeting Notes
(08-27-14)


  FIFA Laws of the Game Videos (01-29-13)
  USSF Directives, Position Papers & Memorandums
(08-06-11)
  Guide to Procedures (2010-2011)
(06-15-11)
  Ask, Tell, Dismiss Notes (05-17-12)


Advancement Requirements


Colorado High School Officials (HSSO)


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