Want to be a Referee?

1. Obtain a referee license by attending a clinic and completing the licensing exam. Clinics cost approximately $50.

2. Register with the USSF (US Soccer Federation). Applications are available at the referee clinic once you pass the exam. Annual cost to register is $50.

3. Obtain a RMA (Risk Management Assessment) card. This involves a background check by the Washington State Patrol and is required by the WSYSA to ensure the safety of all players. Applying for an RMA card can be done on-line. When registering, indicate that you are a referee and that you are associated with the Pierce County Soccer Referee Association.

4. Obtain referee equipment - uniform, flags, notebook, whistle, etc. Prices for kits are $40-$70. Please contact the club assignor if you need recommendations.

5. Contact the FSC registrar to request assignments for U7-U10 games, and register with Pierce County Soccer Referee Association (PSCRA) for older games. Go to pcsra.org, select the logon screen and then the registration link.

Licensing Clinics

The Grade 8 license requires you to complete 17 online modules covering the laws of the game, followed by a 10-12 hour, 2-day clinic with a 100 question test and a field practicum. This clinic is known as the Entry Level Clinic (ELC).

All clinics are taught by licensed instructors from PCSRA. For a list of scheduled clinics in Pierce County, please see their website

Referee Links

WYS Code of Conduct

Washington Youth Soccer Referee Resources

Pierce County Soccer Referees Association (PCSRA)

FIFA Laws of the Game

Rules for U6 through U11 Small-sided Program