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This is the official web site for the York Area Soccer Referees' Association (YASRA). Our mission is to promote soccer through the recruitment, training, professional development and retention of qualified referees. We are affiliated with the Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association Referee Committee (EPSARC). Membership in YASRA is open to all registered USSF referees in the York area.

( This site was last updated on August 30, 2016)

Tuesday, August 30
Meeting Review from 8/28/16

Key points discussed in case you missed this meeting:

1. New Revisions to the Laws of the Game (see Downloads Page for PowerPoint) of all the Law Changes and Updates
2. New US Soccer Small Sided Games RULES and Guideline to Procedures (Build Out Line, No GK Punting/No Drop Punts) Link to US Soccer Document 7v7 Guideline
3. NO Heading allowed at U11 and below level. Deliberate Head ball is stoppage and an Indirect Free Kick given to opposing team.
4. Field updates / locations
5. YORK USA Silent Weekends (9/24 & 9/25 AND 10/15 & 10/16) (Warn coach / then Remove if not complying. Remind coach and teams this is a silent weekend prior to start of the game).

Tuesday, August 30
FIELD Updates for 2016 Season

Received an assignment and cannot find the address?
See below (also check out the DIRECTIONS to Fields Page for addresses for specific fields) 

Stump Field is @ Rail Trail (Dallastown Soccer Club)
Conewago Creek is also known as PPL (NEYSA  "Northeastern" Soccer Club)
FAITH Bible Church (675 Woodland View Drive in Springettsberry Park)

Intermediate Clinics are Run by EPSARC

Intermediate Recertification Clincs for 2017

Please note that the various day-long Intermediate Clinics being held throughout the year are organized and conducted by EPSARC, not by YASRA. ALL questions regarding these training sessions should be directed to EPSARC. The EPSARC website contains detailed information about these Intermediate clinics.

Oct 15 2016 Keystone Job Center (Drums, PA)
Oct 16 2016 Geisinger Medical Center  (Danville, PA)

Important notice for 2016 Recertification: EPSARC will no longer accept Instructional hours and/or testing from other states. All requirements must be met in Eastern Pa. Please make plans to attend one of our 8 State clinics in 2016.  

Training Schedule for 2016

The Board has announced that YASRA will NOT be offering training credits (hours) for calendar year 2016:
This meeting is to go over the many changes, both to the Laws of the Game and within the YorkUSA League.  If you plan on officiating any gammes this fall season and next season you should plan on attending. 

Date                                   Time                                              Location                              
Sunday 8/28/16            6:30PM to approx 8:30PM            Heritage Hills- Terrace Room
***Attendance here will not count toward the 5 hour continuing training.

        1.        Please visit for 2016 Intermediate classes.
        2.        Clinics fill quickly and you MUST pre-register by the deadlines (fees are involved).

Each referee must pass the written test and participate in at least 5 hours of continuing educational instruction during each training year in order to be eligible to register for the next calendar year. The test and training may be accomplished either at a Chapter level or by attending one of the Intermediate Clinics that are conducted annually at the state level. In order for you to submit your USSF registration packet to EPSARC so that you will be eligible to officiate games in calendar year 2017, you must pass the written test and participate in at least 5 hours of instruction during the period of January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

Finish the Job!

Please note the following from the State Office!
All referees are reminded that they must sign player rosters as part of their pre-game procedures.  This means if there are 3 copies of the roster, they need to sign all 3 copies, or make sure their signature is legible on all copies.  Signing the roster is part of the center referee's responsibilities in all matches.  REMINDER to print legibily and return any game cards back to the coaches after the game.

GAMES REPORTS must be submitted within 48 hours!

Entry Level Referee Certification Course

To find upcoming New Referee Certification Classes visit:

How do I get game assignments?

Several weeks prior to each new season, Tom Schuchart (the YorkUSA League assignor) sends out avail surveys to all registered referees whose names appear on his most recent printout from EPSARC. You should carefully complete that form and return it to Tom immediately so that he can include the information in his game assignment decisions.

If you have not received the survey for the Spring season by mid FEBRUARY, or for the Fall  season the beginning of AUGUST, contact Tom at or (717) 873-0638 to verify your address and certification status. Note that if you did not fulfill all of the USSF recertification requirements last year (ie: attend 5 hours of instruction, pass the written test and submit your USSF registration form to EPSARC  then your name will not appear on Tom's list. Neither Tom nor any other assignor can schedule you for games (including tournaments) if you have not properly registered with USSF for 2016.

Click on this paragraph's headline (or the "Referee Assignors" folder on the left-hand side of this screen) for a complete list of game and tournament assignors who handle matches in York and surrounding counties.

Requirements to Maintain USSF Registration:

Every year, EPA Referees must recertify for the following year.

In the CURRENT year, to qualify for NEXT year, you must:

  • obtain 5 hours of instruction,

  • pass a written refresher test,

  • depending on your level, pass a fitness test and game assessments,

  • complete a background check if you're 18 or older. 

       (This must be done through EPSARC as we can not accept background checks or criminal checks from other organizations.)


NOTE:   If you are transferring to/from Eastern PA from another State Association, contact
Frank Giancroce, to obtain clearance.

Not on the List as a Registered Referee???

 Have  you been notified by a Referee Assignor that you are not on the current list of Certified Referees?


Here are the most common reasons:

  • You didn't re-register with USSF for 2016 - Registering for a clinic doesn't register you with USSF. That is a separate process and is done at
  • You registered late - If you completed your online registration within the past month your name may not have had time to get on the list.
  • You have the wrong State Association on your USSF file. There are over 140,000 registered referees in the USA. Assignors only get the list for Eastern PA (EPA) about 2,000.
  • You didn't complete your training requirements during 2015.
  • You didn't pass the written test during 2015.
  • You're a college student who didn't provide verification of full time status to EPSARC.


You can check your status by logging in at and clicking on the referee tab.

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