CHICAGO (Thusday, January 17, 2002) - The Referee Committee approved the following policy:
Registration period for Referees, Assessors, Instructors and Assignors
Referees are registered for the calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Registrations must be submitted between September 1 (of the year prior to the registration period) to June 30 of the registration year.
Approved: November 10, 2001
Effective: For registrations in the year 2002
New Referees: Forms that arrive after June 30 will be processed for the following year’s registration period. New referees registering from June 30-August 31 should be registered for the following year’s registration period and receive the appropriate badge.
Every effort should be made to see that the forms for referees registered before June 30 are sent to the National Office before that deadline. Therefore, we request that each state avoid scheduling clinics in the last two weeks of June. If that is not possible, it is recommended that you register referees completing the clinic between June 15-30 for the following year.
New referees will be considered registered after the State Referee Administrator has accepted the registration, provided that United States Soccer Federation policies and procedures have been followed, and may be added to state assignment lists thereafter
Please note: New referees who have checked "Yes" in Section E of the United States Soccer Federation Registration Form are not authorized for assignment until approved by the Federation’s legal department. Referees who have not completed Section E. should not be assigned to games until it has been completed.
Re-certifying Referees: Forms must be in the National Office on or before June 30 of the registration year.
No recertification forms will be processed between July 1 and August 30 for the current registration year.
Re-certifying referees will be considered registered when they are in compliance with all United States Soccer Federation registration rules and regulations and may be added to state assignment lists at that time.
Please note: Re-certifying referees who have checked "Yes" in Section E of the United States Soccer Federation Registration Form are not authorized for assignment until approved by the Federation’s legal department. Referees who have not completed Section E. should not be assigned to games until it has been completed.
National Referees and National Referee Candidates must be registered by December 15 of the year prior to the certification camp.
In this policy, the word "referee" or "referees" refers to referees, assessors, assignors and instructors.