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Welcome to Seattle Soccer Referees

Welcome to the Seattle Soccer Referee Association. We provide USSF Referees to matches throughout the greater Seattle region. If you'd like a little more background information about us, check out the Information segment of our Site.

February LOTG Points of Emphasis - Addressing Coaches Behavior

Practice Advice for Referees: It's important to make a connection with coaches prior to kickoff. Use your personality as it fits and show yourself as a human being - smile, be happy, festive and approachable - show your human side. 

  • Talk prior to player check-in - something simple that could open up a conversation
  • How was your drive into Seattle? 
  • How has the season been so far?


Match Officials must take action against coaches and team officials who fail to act in a responsible manner. That could be a verbal warning(s), caution or a sending-off. 
Know that Referees and Assistant Referees can issue verbal warnings addressing coaches behavior for something that doesn't require a caution.
We can politely but firmly issue a warning without the need to show a card. This verbal warning can be a great tool to defuse potential conflict:
  • Minor/low level disagreement by word or action with a decision
  • Failing to cooperate with a match official's instruction/request
  • Entering the field of play in a respectful non-confrontational way
IMPORTANT: repeated or blatant offences should result in a caution or sending-off. 
Find out more:

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If you are a new referee, or are new to Seattle, Register Here.

Are you interested in becoming a referee? Start here-> with the Washington State Referee Committee->

The Laws of the Game-> and the US Soccer Referee Program-> are helpful resources for Referees, Coaches, Players and Spectators.

Finally, please see FIFA-> for general information about the game in its international context.



What's New?
Reminder Tonight 615p Zoom - SNL: Pursuit of the Referee - weekend recap

Reminder tonight 615p Sunday Night Live: Pursuit of the Referee
We will discuss so much about City Tournament and your other matches answering situational questions and odd things that came up this past week/weekend!

Zoom Link:

Seattle Referee Development TeamGoing

Download LOTG Mobile App

Download The Laws Of The Game 2023/2024. This is a valuable tool for learning and staying up to date with all the current LOTG. Most referees will review questions or concerns at halftime or after a match to clarify questions or uncertainty and can answer other referee questions or even a coach!Going

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Text Messaging From SeattleRefs

Receiving Text Messages from SeatleRefs
Did you know that you can set up an email to text message directly to your cell phone? You can be alerted about games being posted right away.

You can list additional emails within your user profile that will send the same message to your phone as a text message. To add an email to text your cell phone:

Under the SERVICES tab go to your PROFILE tab then click on the MESSAGING tab to edit your emails. Be sure that the ...