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Referees & Laws

The Massachusetts State Referee Committee is dedicated to serving all levels of the sport of soccer in this state through the training and development of referees. In cooperation with the State Associations and with USSF, the MSRC shall govern, coordinate and administer the referee development program within the state.

Return to Play

Soccer games are returning to play in Massachusetts!

 

Click the link to review the MSRC Return to Play Guidelines.  Direct any questions to COVIDQuestions@Massref.net

NOTE: Gaiters (e.g. Snoods)  ARE NOT allowed to be used as face coverings during play.

Only face coverings with ear loops that "break away" are permitted.

Referees

Interested in becoming a USSF Soccer Referee? For more information visit www.massref.net/becomeref.cfm

For a complete course list, visit Referee Courses

Already a referee and want to work Adult leagues? Send an email to the State Referee Administrator.

Need to find a MSRC Assignor?

Click here to find a Massachusetts State Referee Committee Assignor:

MSRC Referee Assignor Search

Summary of 2019- 2020 Law changes

As announced at our November 9, 2016 Semiannual Meeting, there have been changes to Laws: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 .

Please click below to view the updated law changes:

Sponsored by Massachusetts State Referee Committee     Law Changes for 2019-2020

When can I register each year?
U.S. Soccer’s registration window opens each July 1 and closes on June 30 of the following year. The registration is then valid from January 1 through December 31.  First time referees that register after July 1 can referee immediately after completion of certification until December 31 of the following calendar year.  All other referees that complete the registration and recertification process are valid only from January 1 to December 31 of the following calendar year.

I lost my badge, how can I order a new one?
Registrants who have completed their registration for the current year can purchase replacement or additional badges online by clicking
here.  Note that a maximum of two replacement badges can be ordered per year per USSF ID Number.

What is the proper uniform?
Officials Sports International is the official technical partner of U.S. Soccer.  OSI supplies the official U.S. Soccer Federation uniform, which can be found
here.

What can I do to become a better referee?
U.S. Soccer provides many resources in its Resource Center found
here.  Online training courses are provided and support is provided in the form of assessors, instructors, coaches, and mentors at various events around the country.  Online training can be used as refreshers throughout the year and can be found here.  Membership events where U.S. Soccer will have a presence can be found here.  It is also important to reach out to your State Referee Administration for resources and support.

For a Complete List of FAQs Feel free to visit: https://www.ussoccer.com/referee-program/faqs