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Laws of the Game Video Series
Check out the newest video in the new Laws of the Game video series on our YouTube channel, found here. This month’s video features Referee Signals.  A new video will be released each month of 2016 as a resource for officials and continuing education.

Development Academy Referee and Assistant Referee of the Year
Congratulations to the 2015-16 Development Academy Referee and Assistant Referee of the Year!

Referee of the Year
Martin Anthony Almeida
Grade 6 State Referee
California South

Assistant Referee of the Year
Christian Lara
Grade 6 State Referee
California South

U.S. Soccer Federation Debuts New Referee Uniform from Official Sports
New U.S. Soccer Official Uniform Shirt features an updated design and new colors that is now available in both men's and women's cuts for the first time. More information can be found at The current official jersey uniform style can still be worn during matches through 2018. Keep in mind that during this period, crews can mix styles but must wear the same color for a game.

Reminder: 2017 Certification Requirements
The 2017 Certification Requirements can be found in the Resource Center here.  Please contact your state referee association with any questions. 

Reminder: Fitness Test Updates for Grades 6 and Above
New fitness testing standards have been issued for Grades 6 and above.  Please review each grade’s certification requirements for further information.  For grades 5 and above, please note that the interval test for both tracks is now conducted in four runs per lap instead of two runs per lap.  There is now a third test for Assistant Referees, the CODA test, and the sprints for assistant referees is now 30m, different from the 40m for referees. All certification requirements and fitness test information can be found here.

Advice to Referees
The printing of the "Advice to Referees" book was discontinued in September of 2015. With the new rewrite of the 2016-2017 Laws of The Game, the information in "Advice to Referees" is outdated, and should not be used in current referee education.