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.


ARTS 2014

Advanced Referee Training for 2014 will be held on December 6th from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center, 4005 Kipling St., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.

An Hispanic Referee Clinic will be held December 5th from 7:30pm – 9:30PM at the CSA office. 7800 Suite 150, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
We are pleased to have Baldomero Toledo as our guest Clinician. Mexican born Baldomero Toledo came to the United States at the age of 17. Climbing up the ladder in Southern California. He became one of the four professional MLS referees in 2007. That year he also got his FIFA badge. Baldomero is one of the full time professional referees. He has been selected to officiate in the MLS Cup Finals 2005, 2008 and 2010. World Cup qualifying and Champion League games in Concacaf. 2007 Copa America in Venezuela, 2007 & 2012 MLS All-Stars games. Baldomero has done over 186 MLS career games.

Read more about Toledo Baldomero. http://www.usrefereeconnection.com/#!baldomero-toledo/cfln
This year OSI will be providing along with the Colorado Referee Committee a special warm up black T-shirt printed with the name Colorado under the logo. The cost is $10.00 each. Quantities are limited. Get yours while they last at ARTS.

Registration for ARTS is Mandatory and is open to all Referee Grades 7 and higher and to Grade 8 Referees who have submitted completed paperwork to advance to Grade 7. ARTS is also open to all Instructors and Assessors. Seating is limited and walk ins will be turned away. If you do not meet the following requirements to attend this clinic, you may add your name on the wait list by contacting the ColoradoRegistrar@coreferees.org.

Register now to reserve your spot at ARTS 2014 through the Clinics/Events in the main menu above.

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. p>

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.



2015 Registration Is Now Open

For 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 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 CRC Recertification Requirements for Grades 7 & 6
(07-22-14)
2015 USSoccer Recertification Requirements for Grades 6, 7, 8
(10-20-14)
2015 USSoccer 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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