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Referee Travel Permission Forms

Referees who work outside of their home state to attend tournaments or work league games need to provide the state they are traveling to an LETTER OF GOOD STANDING per US Soccer protocol.

The two forms linked below will allow you to notify the Colorado Referee Administration of your intentions and help facilitate your travel plans.  Please fill these out as soon as possible when you are considering traveling. 

Referees Traveling TO Colorado & Planning To Work Games FORM

Referees TRANSFERRING to Colorado Referees or wanting to re-active account

Colorado Referees Traveling OUT OF STATE To Work Games FORM



Regional Event Referee Applications

Referees applying to attend Regional events should be participating in the local and state competitions leading up to the regional events. Those interested in applying to attend Far West Regional Championships in June 2020 should be working State Cup games in the fall and spring (including preliminary rounds) as well as youth league games during the spring and fall seasons.

Those interesting in applying to attend Region IV Presidents Cup in June 2020 should be working State Cup and President's Cup games in the fall and spring as well as regular youth league games throughout the fall and spring season. Those wishing to attend ODP Championships in January 2020 should be working youth league games as well as State Cup and President's Cup competitions prior to applying for the event. Referees must be currently certified to apply for these events.


2020 Region IV ODP Championships Referee Application - due October 1, 2019

2020 Region IV FWR Championships Referee Application - due January 31, 2020

2020 Region IV Presidents' Cup Referee Application - due January 31, 2020


2019 Young Referee of the Year Award


Colorado Soccer Association and the Colorado Referee Administration annually recognize the top young male and female referees in Colorado Soccer with the Young Referee of the Year award. Recipients of this award are honored for their accomplishments as a referee, student and member of the community.

Those applying should be working the highest level tournaments (State Cup and President's Cup) in the state during the nomination process and be prepared/available to attend Far West Regionals and/or Far West Regional Presidents' Cup in June if selected as the Colorado Young Referee of The Year.

The award is presented each January at the Colorado Soccer Association Annual General Meeting Awards Banquet.

Award Requirements:

An individual may be selected as the Female Youth Referee of the Year or Male Youth Referee of the year for extraordinary accomplishments as a young soccer referee if the individual:

      1) was certified as a Federation referee for the seasonal year immediately prior to the seasonal year for which the individual is nominated;

      2) is currently certified as a Federation referee for the seasonal year in which the individual is nominated;

      3) during those two seasonal years, the nominee officiated games primarily for US Youth Soccer, Region IV, Colorado Soccer Association or any member club of those organizations;

      4) did not reach 19 years of age prior to August 1, 2019

Candidates should begin preparing their portfolio in order to be able to submit the information electronically prior to the application deadline.

Components of the application include:

Personal Response Essay:  Please answer questions on the form as directed. They cover the following areas:

1) Personal Development:  How and when did the nominee become involved with soccer? How has soccer shaped his/her character? Does the referee display ethical behavior on and off the field? What steps has the nominee taken to improve his/her referee knowledge of the game?

2) Promoting the Game: What steps has the nominee taken to further advance the game and all who participate? Does the referee participate in soccer outside his/her position as a referee (i.e. player, coach or volunteer)? Has the referee created relationships within the community to promote the game? Please be specific.

3) Involvement in Community: Has the referee demonstrated leadership within the community? Please give examples. What other activities, aside from soccer, is the referee involved in? What impact has his/her involvement had on the community?

Letters of Reference:  Please submit three letters of reference from any of the following (but not limited to): Referee Colleagues, State (Youth) Referee Administrator, Administrators, Current or Past Employers, Assignors. No more than three letters will be accepted.

Photograph: Please submit the following 1) Head Shot (like a senior portrait, passport photo). This is required to be submitted with the application packet. 2) Action photo working as a referee (optional but encouraged) JPG format is preferred for all photographs. These will be used in promotional materials and press releases involving the YROY winners. 

Colorado Referees and Colorado Soccer Association is working hard to ensure that the hard work and dedication of our young referees does not go unnoticed.

2019 Youth Referee of the Year Application

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS: 5 pm October 30, 2019