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Fairbanks Youth Soccer Association


If you are interested in becoming a referee for FYSA, please contact us so we can add you to our list of those seeking an entry-level training. Those with past experience should also contact us so we can get you involved and modify typical training plans as necessary.

New referees will have pre-clinic, online training to complete! Ensuring that the preparatory, online individual training is done in advance ensures that we can have shorter classroom portions required for new referees and focus our in-person sessions on more detailed topics. Instructions for the pre-clinic training will be provided to those who contact us expressing interest.

The following dates are planned for entry-level, in-person clinics:
Friday, December 27th. 3:00pm (youth)
Friday, December 27th. 5:30pm (adults)
Monday, January 13th. 5:30pm (youth)
Monday, Januady 13th. 7:30pm (adults)
*Additional clinics will be scheduled throughout February, March and April for both youth and adults. If you can't attend any scheduled clinics but want to be in the loop, still contact us!

Clinics are about 90 minutes and take place at the FYSA winter office at 1422 Hampstead Ave. There will also be an additional on-the-court (or field) session required for new referees prior to their first assignments. There is no cost to attend a clinic, however the online training must be completed in advance. There are also some uniform items to be purchased for new referees, however FYSA can subsidize and provide a full uniform kit at a highly reduced rate.

The minimum age for paid-officiating, per state labor laws, is 14 (meaning age 14 prior to their first assigned game). Youth who are 13 years old are also permitted to officiate on a volunteer basis if desired.

If you would like to begin reffing in the Winter 2020 indoor season, you must attend one of these entry-level clinics. If you don't plan to officiate in the winter indoor season, but plan to do so in the summer, you can still attend one of these clinics and be one our list of referees intending to start with the Summer 2020 outdoor season. Get the online and classroom training done early and have one less thing to do before summer!

If you plan to attend a clinic or have any questions whatsoever about being a referee with FYSA, don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you!

Bryce Melegari

FYSA Referee Coordinator
[email protected]
Colt Chase
FYSA Executive Director
[email protected]
907-456-3972 (FYSA office)
907-987-6334 (cell. ok to text!)



General Info for Referee Training
All new referees are required to complete the following:
-Pre-clinic online training modules (contact us for more info)
Attend an in-person, classroom style clinic
Pass a written test
Participate in a field/gym training session (for indoor season, will be scheduled for late January)
Purchase referee uniform materials (starter kit available through FYSA) 

USSF Training and Certification. Intended for those who have refereed before or entry-level referees interested in starting out at a higher level of officiating. We encourage attendance of an entry-level training before this to better prepare yourself, however that is not required. There is no cost to attend the clinic, however USSF certification does require a fee through Alaska Soccer Referee Association.

Certification and Employment: USSF certification is not required to officiate FYSA recreational league games. However, attending a training clinic is required for all. A refereeā€™s level of training and certification determines the level of games they're permitted to officiate. Referees that officiate FYSA games are considered employees of the organization. Prior to any assigned games, standard employment paperwork (W4, I9, etc.) must be completed. Certification with USSF does include a registration fee and there are some uniform items that are required to be purchased. FYSA assists with certain required uniform components while others are the responsibility of the referee. NOTE: we cannot employ anyone under the age of 14 per labor laws. Those under this minimum age, or those interested solely in volunteer officiating, are still welcome to attend any training we offer. If a youth wants to attend a clinic prior to turning 14 and then complete employment requirements after their birthday and begin working after that point, they're permitted to do so. Contact us for more info.

Referees. Submit your game report here (click the image).