Initial Entry Clinic Scheduled for Saturday April 11, 2015

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There are many tournaments going on in our State this Spring. Check out the Tournaments page for more info.

The Open Cup tournament (Girls April 10-12 and Boys April 17-19) is an excellent opportunity for referees to be instructed and mentored by National instructors and assessors. Our SDI, Kris Bailey is organizing and leading the Referee Academies. The Boys Tournament will include 8-10 International teams.  The Girls week-end includes 7 NCAA women's teams.  This tournament also includes younger age groups (starting at U9) and is also ideal for younger and new referees to be involved in a Showcase event.
This tournament along with our Spring State Cup is an opportunity for referees to be identified for mentoring as well as candidates for Regional and ODP events this summer.

USSF has implemented a new Registration Process. Click here for step by step instructions on how to register. This applies to all referees in Alabama who have not yet registered for 2015. Referees who have already registered can also go to this website in order to create their new profile. Please follow the instructions.

Check out our latest Spring and Summer Newsletter (click on Newsletter)


FIFA Referee Christina Unkel and MLS Referee Ted Unkel with Bill at State Referee Clinic (Jan 11, 2015)

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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.





Recertification clinics have been scheduled and registration for 2015 season has begun. You will have until June 2015 to recertify for 2015. Referees that attend a recertification clinic between 1/1/15 and 6/30/15 must pay a $25 late fee at the clinic. If you bring a check, please make checks payable to SYRA. PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT RE-CERTIFY BEFORE JUNE 2015 YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO OFFICIATE FOR THE ENTIRE CALENDAR YEAR OF 2015.

Congratulations to Rachel Barron and Austin Holt for being selected Alabama's Female and Male Youth Referee of the year. You can read more in our Spring edition of our newsletter.

Lost or need a replacement referee badge? Look under FAQs for information on how to get one.