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All Summer 2019 referees are invited to continue officiating with the Fall Outdoor, Fall Middle School and  Fall/Winter Indoor seasons. If you are a current referee, keep an eye out for emails regarding scheduling for these upcoming programs.

If you are interested in becoming a new referee, please contact us so we can add you to our list of those seeking an entry-level training clinic.  

Bryce Melegari
FYSA Referee Coordinator
[email protected]
907-456-3972 (FYSA office)


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 from FYSA for $20) 

USSF Training for ‘Grade 8’ 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.

Those who were certified for 2018 will need to attend an in-person recert training. Bryce Melegari, the District Referee Administrator for Fairbanks, will be in touch regarding plans for this. Non-certified referees who officiated in 2018 are encouraged to pursue certification for the coming year. Bryce will coordinate clinics for this in the spring. A Field/Gym Training session is required for ALL referees (new and returning, certified or not) who plan to officiate any given FYSA season.

Certification and Employment: USSF certification is not required to officiate FYSA recreational league games. However, attending a training clinic is required for all. A referee’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.

QUESTIONS? Please contact FYSA Executive Director, Colt Chase at [email protected] 456-3972 or call/text 907-987-6334