Return To Play Information For Referees

State Referee Committee guidance and Return to Play information for referees is posted on this page as it becomes available.

July 2, 2020:  The SRC provided guidelines for referees officiating sanctioned matches for the remainder of 2020.  

Read the SRC memo in .pdf format

June 22, 2020:  All 2020 certified referees will have their licenses extended through the 2021 registration year.  

Read the SRC memo in .pdf format
Read the SRC memo as a .jpg image

June 1, 2020:  A new initiative called U.S. Soccer PLAY ON provides guidelines and best practices intended for use WHEN AND IF local authorities deem it safe to return to the soccer field. U.S. Soccer is in no way endorsing holding practices or games in violation of any federal, state or local mandates.

Referee meetings, classroom education (certification and recertification), field training, and other activities remain suspended indefinitely.

We are currently evaluating options for training and certification that would not involve in-person attendance. 


Links To Other Return To Play Information

VYSA Return To Play Requirements for State Cup/Presidents Cup (September 24, 2020)

US Soccer Phase III Recommendations Guide  (July 8, 2020)

VYSA Return To Play Guidelines  (Updated June 29, 2020)

US Soccer Phase II Recommendations Guide  (June 18, 2020)

FIFA Guidance On Spitting During The COVID-19 Pandemic  (May 27, 2020)

US Adult Soccer Association (USASA) Return To Play Guidelines