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Welcome to the Seattle Soccer Referee Association. We provide licensed referees to matches in the general vicinity of Seattle, Washington. If you'd like a little more background information about us, check out the Information segment of our Site.


January LOTG Points of Emphasis - Fouls and Challenges Law 13


An attacker runs with the ball towards the opponents’ goal.

A defender first pushes the attacker (outside the penalty area) and then

deliberately trips the opponent (this second contact is inside the penalty area).

What is the correct decision?


The Referee applies advantage for push and awards a penalty kick for the tripping offense which occured inside the penalty area.

If the tripping offense stopped a promissing attack or denied the attacker an obvious goal scoring opportunity, the defender would receive the appropriate disciplinary sanction. 


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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?
State Cup Rules Highlights

State Cup Rules Highlights: complete rule set linked at bottom

* U12s -- Yes heading is allowed, No Build Out Line, Offside at halfway line, Yes keepers can punt the ball

* Champtionship Cup Matches ONLY U15/16/17/19 -- 7 Substitutes per half, no re-entry same half

* Rosters/Cards MUST be checked: no card no play, all coaches must have card to be in technical area except a Director of Coaching can be present without a card

* Protests -- if a coach opts to protest make note of the time, score and event to add to your Match Report and contact one of our Assignors as soon as possible after the match. If it is something that can potentially be resolved prior to the restart make an effort to reach one of our Assignors.

* Match results translate into points - so be aware that matches could continue to be competitive even in what seems like a blow out. Shutouts are important to teams for an extra point. Goal differential up to ten goals is used to break ties in pool play seedings so you could see a 10-0 result or a team competing for a 10th goal late in the game. Do not consider this trivial - that extra goal could be the difference in a team advancing.

Work hard, do your best and challenge each other as a crew and a team to be your very best. Ask each other at half and after the match 'how did I do' 'could I have done anything better'. Arrive earlier than you normally might and have a quality pregame with your crew. ARs ask questions especially if your Center Referee neglects to have a pregame or cover a specific topic you are concerned about.

State Cup Assignors:
- Peter Maunsell
- Larry Metz
- Sya Magee
- Alexis Johnston

** President Cup Rules link -

** Championship Cup Rule link -

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