13 Apr 2016: Laws of the Game 2016/17 are available

The 130th IFAB AGM held in Cardiff on 5 March 2016 unanimously approved the IFAB Technical Subcommittee’s extensive revision of the Laws of the Game. This revision is probably the most comprehensive in The IFAB’s 130 year history and has reorganised and updated the Laws of the Game book to make it far more easy […]

Feb 2016: US Soccer unveils the U.S. Soccer Concussion initiative

13 Feb 2016: US Soccer just released the following information on their Concussion initiative.  While this communication does not provide all the details that will be needed to fully understand how heading will be eliminated for children 10 and under (enforced up to the U11 division), it is a good start as it does indicate that the […]

2016 Recertification

Don’t forget to re-certify for the 2016 registration year! If you are not re-registered by January 1, 2016, you will not be able to officiate until you do. Information on re-certification may be found on the Cal South website here.  Cal South’s online registration system link is here. After you complete the 2016 registration, you may need to […]

Additional Information About Upcoming Player Safety Campaign

CHICAGO (Nov. 9, 2015) – Earlier today, a joint statement was issued regarding the fact that a resolution has been reached in the concussion litigation filed in August of 2014 against U.S. Soccer, United States Youth Soccer Association, American Youth Soccer Organization, US Club Soccer and the California Youth Soccer Association. AYSO and other youth soccer […]

1 Oct: Parking Fee Reimbursement

While parking fees are part of typical business expenses like expenses for gas and uniforms, SSBRA will reimburse actual receipted parking expenses for referees officiating matches assigned by SSBRA when no free parking is available. This reimbursement will not exceed $5 per day.  Requests for parking fee reimbursement must be made no later than the […]

14 Sept: Transition to ArbiterSports assigning

Members should have received a “welcome” message from the ArbiterSports system this morning.  If you did not, please contact our assignor as soon as possible! This is the first step in our transition to this professional and flexible assigning platform. A good number of the membership are already familiar with Arbiter through other groups we […]

Offside exercises for assistant referees

There’s been a lot of offside discussions recently. Is a player making attempt to play the ball? Is it a deliberate play or a save? Offside is the main task of the assistant referee, but it’s also quite difficult. Not just the rare situations, but also situations where both defenders and attackers are moving. Want […]

USSF’s new position on referee skin care…

Several SSBRA Members have noted USSF announcement outlining USSF’s new position on referee skin care which includes wearing caps. SSBRA is pleased to see that USSF has made the health and safety of the Referee a priority. The USSF announcement can be found at http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2015/07/20/14/23/150720-referee-new-skin-care-guidelines. Note: While this announcement is a great step in the […]

26 May: Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (elections and pizza party) on May 26, 2015 will be held at Tony’s Pizza, 5544 W. 119th St. (119th St & Aviation Blvd.), Inglewood starting at 7 PM (click here for directions).