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Welcome to Seattle Soccer Referees

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.


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?
Passing of Michael Larson

Recently our Seattle Referee Community suffered another terrible loss. In loving memory we share sad news that last Tuesday long time Seattle referee Michael Larson passed away at the age of 68. Mike ...Going

Summer Tournaments

Summer Tournament Season

Seattle Referees - a quick reminder about summer tournaments - use the link below to find tournament listings for the summer. You will find most of these t...Going

Passing of Ben Shamsuddin

On April 14 our Referee and Soccer Community suffered a terrible loss. With deep sadness in our heart we announce that Ben Shamsuddin passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was a relentless...

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SSRA Leadership Team

Seattle Referee Community Leadership Team:
As we engage once again with soccer and our local referee community there may be lots of questions. Please reach out to anyone on our Seattle R...

2021 Certification Online Procedure

Online 2021 Certification is open - please take time and follow the link below (green arrow) to complete your requirements. If you are interested in working games when they start up you will...Going

Reviewing Changes to 2020/21 LOTG

Reviewing LOTG Changes Online
Make sure that you watch this presentation on the current changes to the 2020/21 LOTG - this is a must watch as we ready ourselves to return to officiatin...Going

2020/21 Laws Of The Game Released

2020/21 Laws Of The Game have been released - take a few minutes and download the Mobile App and also review the other links:

Mobile App -

Mike Carney Passed Away Recently

SYSA and SSRA Legend Mike Carney passed away during his morning jog through a park on December 7. Mike touched the lives of countless referees, players and volunteers through his tireless work with the Beacon Hill Soccer Community since he founded the club in 1985. Mike showed us how to serve hard to reach youth in our community. He showed us how we can make a meaningful impact on the lives of so many through reffing, coaching and being available. So many of them desperately needed a healthy pathway to positive development.

As of late, along with officiating countless games he was a BHYS coach for boys team Rage from Aki Kurose SPS. Like many times before, he built this team of underprivileged kids by visiting them at home and driving them to the field. They developed a deep appreciation for his compassionate mentoring. One BH Rage player wrote, "Descansa en pass coach y mietras que you juegeu futbol simpre te recordare como mi mejor coach y gracias por todas las memorias de futbol."

Michael James “Mike” Carney passed away unexpectedly early Monday, December 7, 2020. Mike grew up on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. As an engineer, Mike’s 40 years of work included projects at dams throughout the U.S. and around the world including sites in South Korea, Africa, Panama & India. Away from work, Mike coached soccer teams in the Beacon Hill area. For 45 years Mike focused on the development of local underprivileged players. In his spare time, Mike volunteered for St. Mary’s Food Bank and winter shelter, advocated for motor-less transportation, played music, and made balloon creations at community events for children of all ages. Mike generously offered his thoughts, books, and a helping hand. His influence will remain with all he helped. His life will be forever cherished in the lives of his family: his spouse Martina, his four children by birth (John, Maria, Luke & Blaise) with former spouse Terri, his four children by marriage (Gabriela, Luis, Alba & Felipe), his siblings (Jean, Ki, Pat, Coleen, Maureen, Eileen, Mary, Tim, Bridget, Lisa, Jim & Joe), his seven grandchildren, the Beacon Hill Youth Soccer team, friends and extended family.


Good news in the midst of our shutdown ... Ruby Settle

Take a look at our Facebook Page for a great story about one of our own Seattle Referees - Ruby SettleGoing

Good news in the midst of our shutdown ... Michael Flor

Take a look at our Facebook Page for a great story about one of our own Seattle Referees - Michael FlorGoing