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.

2015 Spring State Cup & Presidents Cup

The Spring 2015 State Cup and Presidents Cup begin in March. Games dates scheduled for both cups are:

March 14, 15 Play-In Games
March 16-18 Play-In Games backup dates
March 21, 22 Opening Weekend Pool Play
March 29 Pool Play
April 5 NO GAMES
April 12 Quarters
April 19 Semis
April 26 Finals

Please set aside these dates to help out and put your availability in http://www.gameofficials.net now, group 1381. Our biggest need will be the opening weekend of pool play.

Also please set aside March 11th, 7-10PM for a pre-tournament meeting at
Apex Field House
5724 Oak Street
Arvada 80002
The Field House is just east of Stenger Soccer Complex.

Traditionally, we have asked Grade 8 or higher and at least 15 years of age. The soccer referees needed for these tournaments must have either a minimum of 2 years officiating experience as a center or AR OR a letter of recommendation. If you know anyone you would like to recommend or you yourself fall slightly short of these requirements, but still want to help, ask anyway--can't hurt.

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.

Things to check:
  • Are you recertified for 2015, if not, do so ASAP
  • Do you have a gopay account setup for payment
  • Do you have a w9 on file with CSA
If you are in need of an assessment and have met all the requirements, let us know so we can work with you on getting an appropriate game.

Contact John Barron (soccer888player@yahoo.com) if you have any availability issues, setting up GO Pay, etc.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me. I will be assigning Cup with a group of Assignors. Christel Yant - 303-881-1101


2015 Recertification Is Now Open!/h2>

2015 New Grade 8 Classes


Grade 8 classes for new referees has begun. If you have lapsed in Grade or a previous Grade 9 referee and meet the minimum age of 12, you may sign up for any of the new posted classes. New classes are added when they are received.

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

Recertification for 2015 is now open. 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 CRC Recertification Requirements for Grades 7 & 6
2015 USSoccer Recertification Requirements for Grades 6, 7, 8
2015 USSoccer Recertification Requirements for Grades 1,2,3,4 & 5
National Candidate and National Officials Certification Instructions

Referee Feedback

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

2014 CSA State Cup Rules (Jul 2014)
2015 CSA Presidents Cup Rules (Jun 2014)
SC/PC Meeting Notes

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

Advancement Requirements

Colorado High School Officials (HSSO)

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