News and Announcements

Late Registration for 2018 in Iowa is now OPEN!

The Registrar REOPENED the 2018 US Soccer Registration Window for Iowa Referees on December 1.

Registration will be open briefly for two weeks for those who failed to register during the normal 3-month window which ran from August 1 through November 1 but with a $25 late fee. If you fail to register during this period, you will be removed from the Arbiter statewide assigning database.

After December 15, out-of-window registrations will be handled on a case-by-case basis and with an additional $15 late fee because Registration and Arbiter resources will not be readily available to respond to your requests.  Registration is supposed to be over — all referees have had ample time to get this done.

FYI: Instructions for how to register for 2018 using your RefLink Account here on the IRC Website are available
 at How to Register for 2018. You will still be able to pay your annual registration fee and any late fees by mail with a Check or online via Credit Card. If you are unable to register because you need continuing education hours, go to Recertification Training and complete the online 2017-2018 Referee Recertification Module.

NOTE: After your 2018 Registration is approved and late payment processed by the Registrar, you will receive a new Badge in the mail late Winter / early Spring. Be reminded that US Soccer is no longer mailing Registration Cards. You will be able to download / print your Registration Card with your 16-digit USSF ID No. in late February by following the instructions at How to Print your USSF Registration Card.

Iowa Referees Advanced Referee Program (ARP)

Young up and coming referees of Iowa, do you see yourself in this photo in the near future?

This is the Region 2 Referee Delegation to the US Youth Soccer National Championships held this past week in Frisco, TX — all chosen from performances at the Regional Championships, where the Iowa Delegation attending were selected based on their performances at the Iowa State Cup.

Now again I ask, who sees themselves in this picture? Several referees in this photo just refereed National Championship matches! 

If you desire to be in this elite group, contact a member of the Iowa Referee Committee now!

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2017-18 IFAB Laws of the Game

The new 2017-18 International Football Association Board (IFAB) Laws of the Game (LOTG) and accompanying documents are available from the Home Page. Study Flashcards using Flashcard Machine are also provided there for your review.

These changes are in effect this Fall Season!