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Welcome to the official home of United States Soccer Federation referees, assessors, instructors, mentors, and assignors in Kansas.  The mission of the Kansas State Referee Development Program is to develop quality referees who will apply the Laws of the Game consistently across all leagues and levels of competition in the State of Kansas which will result in soccer being played in a manner that is safe, fair, and enjoyable for players, coaches, and fans.   We work to deliver on our mission by developing, delivering, and administering programs in the areas of instruction, assessment, mentoring, and assigning.  Our communications tool state-wide is www.kansasreferee.org which provides a sharing of information and resources for all.  The Kansas Referee Program trains and certifies Referee.  We are not or do not have the responsibility of guaranteed employment of those trained individuals.

Rich Kaminsky, chairperson

If you want to be a NEW referee click here.

Advice to Parents of New Referees -  Each year, thousands of boys and girls become referees for the first time. Being a referee can be a very rewarding experience, but it's important that new referees have the support of their families. This video will focus on helpful tips for the parents of new referees.

Kansas State Referee Committee Concussion Policy:


If it appears, in even the slightest case, that a player or players may have sustained some type of a possible head injury, stop the game immediately, beckon on the coach to attend to the player, follow USSF protocol on having the player go to the sidelines, before they can return.  There is only one exception: the goalkeeper does not have to leave the field of play.  Certainly, in every case, tell the coach, there may be a possible head injury, then remove yourself from the area of the injury, let the coach/trainor attend to the player.  If trained medical personal are on site, then they will determine whether or not the player is concussed, and make the decision on whether or not that player may return.

YOU MUST ERROR ON THE POSSIBILTY THAT THERE MAY BE HEAD TRAUMA, RATHER THAN DOING NOTHING OR ALLOWING THE BALL TO LEAVE THE FIELD, PRIOR TO TAKING ACTION.  YOU ARE NOT AN EXPERT, DON'T ASK IF THE PLAYER IS OK THEN PROCEED WITH PLAY. GET THE COACH OR MEDICAL PERSONNEL IF PRESENT ON THE FIELD IN EVERY INSTANCE.


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Recent State-Wide News

  • New Fitness Standards for State Referees Beginning July 1, 2015, the Grade 6 State Referee Fitness Test standard will change to the following times:Sprint Test6 consecutive 40 meter sprints at a maximum of 6 ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2015, 6:43 PM by Cory Kramer
  • 2015 Kansas State Referee Service Award Winner John Hale - SRC "Service Award" WinnerFor most of us who have a history in refereeing soccer in Kansas City John Hale is someone we know.  John's involvement with ...
    Posted Jul 10, 2015, 5:47 PM by Cory Kramer
  • Kansas Referees Work Midwest Youth Regionals 16 referees traveled to De Pere, Wisconsin for the Region 2 Youth Championships. Congrats to all of them for being selected to represent the state of Kansas.
    Posted Jun 21, 2015, 7:50 PM by Cory Kramer
  • Updated Assessment Criteria Get an Assessment and Grow!Have you considered an assessment?  An assessment provides a referee with a trained and certified observer who will watch your performance, offer verbal and written ...
    Posted May 14, 2015, 3:15 AM by Robert Walters
  • Loss to the Kansas referee community. Lucio Arteaga, a member of the Kansas Soccer Hall of Fame and a longtime Referee, Assessor, Instructor and benefactor for the Kansas Referee Program passed away on May 2, 2015 ...
    Posted May 6, 2015, 9:24 AM by Cory Kramer
  • Kansas Referee Achieves Professional Referee Status One of Kansas' very own, Kyle Atkins, recently completed all the requirements necessary to be placed on the MLS/Professional League Assignment list.  This qualifies Kyle to be assigned to ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2015, 12:34 PM by Cory Kramer
  • Kansas Referees at US Youth Soccer Workshop Kansas referees Emily and Lauren Stalcup attended the US Youth Soccer Workshop in Philadelphia, where Emily was a finalist for the National Female Referee of the Year award. During the ...
    Posted Feb 1, 2015, 12:34 PM by Cory Kramer
  • US Youth Futsal National Finals I am contacting you in regards to the US Youth Futsal National Finals being held in February 13-16, 2015 at the New Century Field-house, in New Century, KS ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2015, 8:13 AM by Cory Kramer
  • Emily Stalcup Named Region 2 Young Female Referee of the Year Region 2 Young Female Referee of the Year | Emily Stalcup – Overland Park, Kan. Emily Stalcup has been involved in soccer for more than 12 years and has been refereeing for ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2014, 4:19 PM by Cory Kramer
  • Girls State Cup Finals Members of the 2015 Referee Developmental program worked the Girls State Cup finals at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City.   Our young referees from Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita worked ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2014, 4:11 PM by Cory Kramer
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