Latest News/Upcoming Events

ODP Referee Training Camp:
The ODP camp for players and officials is held in Alabama each year. There are 3 girl's sessions held in Montevalo, and 2 boys sessions held in Tuscaloosa.
Some of the confirmed instructors for the girl’s camps: Jason Anno, Chris Mercado, Mike Lavergne, Rachel Whoo, Amanda Ross, Rubiel Varquez, Jose Da Silva. Some of the confirmed instructors for the boy’s camps: Brandon Marion, Danny Thornberry, Leland Grant, Lance VanHaitsma, Chris Penso and Ben Wooten.

There is no cost to attend the camp. Referees are provided dorm rooms, all meals and the Alabama SRC pays a mileage stipend. Your only investment is your time. These games do not pay a referee fee. Typically referees get in-class training followed by on the field mentoring.

Girls Camps in Montevallo, AL Camp Administrator: Jason Anno
· Friday July 6 - Tuesday July 10 (13's)
· Wednesday July 11 - Sunday July 15 (14's)
· Tuesday July 17 - Saturday July 21 (15's/16's)

Boys Camps in Tuscaloosa, AL Camp Administrators: Brandon Marion
· Sunday July 8 - Thursday July 12 (14', 15's, 16's)
· Friday July 13 - Tuesday July 17 (17's/13's)

You must be at least 16 years old to attend. You can attend multiple sessions either girls or boys or both. Our preference is that you commit to all days within a session. If you cannot attend a full session, provide your availability. Typically, check-in is at 2PM on the first day of the camp, and check-out is in late afternoon.
More information will be provided of the selected individuals.

If you have any questions or want to sign up, please contact Ohannes by June 22.

New Referees: An updated 2017 Study Guide has been published

Recertifying Referees: An updated 2017 Study Guide has been published

Our Holiday 2017 Newsletter has been published. Read it here

Updated Policy on wearing a hat (03/22/2018):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).

Our Summer Newsletter has been published. Read it here You can also read about FIFA Considerations FIFA Considerations

Congratulations to Luke Horst and Guilliana Colpo both from Birmingham recipients of the 2017 “PAUL STANTON” Youth Referee of the Year Award!

The 2017 US Youth Soccer Region III tournament was held in Greensboro North Carolina June 23-29. 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.

Region III 2017

Top ARs
JP Archer
Diego Chulan
Alex Garcia
Austin Holt
John Rich

Top Centers
Sam Bierster
Jonathan Sauers
Tiffini Turpin

Double congratulations to:
Tiffini Turpin for being selected to the President Cup Nationals Tournament
JP Archer for being selected as AR to the Nationals and
Sam Bierster and Jonathan Sauers for being selected as CRs to the Nationals

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/strong> 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
Mini Clinic 2016-2017 Law Changes Handout
Mini Clinic 2016-2017 Law Changes

Alabama Soccer League Rules
ASL Rules - August 2016

Concussion Policy
Concussion Policy - Revised

US Soccer Initiatives for U10 and below. Please make sure to read the section on 7v7 and the info on buildout lines as well as the 9v9 section.
US Soccer Initiatives

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

icon Referee Certification Requirements Grade 5

icon Referee Certification Requirements Grade 6

Alabama has different requirements for Grade 7 Referees. Disregard the info in the USSF publication for Grade 7. Please Check here for proper info.

icon Referee Certification Requirements Grades 7-8-9 (Disregard Grade 7)

icon Referee Certification Requirements Grades 13 and 15

Mandatory Annual Instructor and Assignor Recertification on July 23, 2016 at Prattville High School in Prattville. More info can be found here.

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.

Old News

Check out the Winter News Letter, it has some valuable information


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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