Official site of the

Kentucky Soccer Referee Association

Welcome to the Kentucky Soccer Referee Association website!

There are 55 State Referee Associations that support the U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program at the local level. Our association is responsible for promoting and implementing U.S. Soccer's initiatives and programs in support of all affiliated members and competitions within the state of Kentucky.


Have you ever considered becoming a referee?

Refereeing soccer can be one of the most rewarding ways to service the game and make extra money. Some of our best referees have been players, coaches, and parents. A short video describing how to register for a class can be found here: We look forward to seeing you on the field soon!


COVID-19 NEWS: Kentucky Youth Soccer's "Return to Play"

COVID-19 NEWS: U.S. Soccer's Return to Play

UPDATED Recertification Instructional Video / Late Fees begin after 3/1

UPDATE: Recertify Your 2019-20 License Online - Instructions How Can Be Found Here

This new instructional video was updated on February 13th and includes solutions to many of the challenges experienced thus far including how to: create/access your account, resolve course eligibility issues, complete the four assignments, ensure that you've finished everything, and when you'll receive your patch. This new video is a MUST-SEE if the Learning Center is new to you or if you are experiencing any issues.

(In light of the challenges many have experienced with the new recertification procees, the KSRA board unanimously voted to extend the date late fees begin to after March 1st.)

New Referee Levels Explained

Click HERE to learn about the requirements to become a referee, recertify your license, or upgrade.


Kentucky Referees - U.S. Soccer Safety Initiatives

Kentucky Youth Soccer Heading Policy

As part of US Soccer Player Safety Initiative, Kentucky Youth Soccer will implement the following policy. The policy goes into effect on August 13, 2016.

·         Teams that participate in the U11 age groups and below are prohibited from deliberately heading the ball during competition & training.

·         An indirect free-kick will be awarded to the opposing team at the spot of the infraction if a player deliberately heads the ball during a game.

·         If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred.

·         Goalkeepers are prohibited from punting the ball in 7v7 games (U10 and below)

·         If the Goalkeeper punts the ball an indirect free kick shall be awarded and should be taken on the penalty area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the infringement occurred.

·         Heading is permitted in U12 age group competition and above

·         It is recommended that players in the U12 thru U14 age groups do not head the ball more than 15-20 times per week, in both training and competition.

New Referee Levels Explained

Licenses are issued by U.S. Soccer for the calendar year (Jan-Dec). If a referee's initial license is issued between July and...

2020 Referee Certification Requirements Posted

The 2020 Referee certification requirements have been posted.  Links to the requirements are available on the Assessment Page.

Recertify your 2019-20 License Online

Recertify Your 2019-20 License Online - Instructions How Can Be Found Here
(Late Fee Begins after January 31st)

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Recent News

Schurfranz chosen for 2019 USYSA Nationals

State Referee Chris Schurfranz has been chosen to officiate the 2019 USYSA National Championships in Overland Park, KS this coming July. Chris was part of a 15 referee and 3 referee coach delegation...

Baxter and Renyer chosen for 2017 USYSA Nationals

Referee's Reiss Baxter and Sara Renyer have been chosen to officiate the 2016 USYSA National Championships in Frisco, TX this coming July. Reiss and Sara were part of a 15 referee, 2 Assessor, and 2...



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