The clinic in Mobile has been cancelled due to LOW ATTENDANCE


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.

Paul Scott

MLS Assistant Referee Paul Scott With Bill at State Referee Clinic (Jan 11, 2014)