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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 March 4 , 2017)

Training Schedule for 2017

The Board has announced that YASRA will NOT be offering training credits (hours) for calendar year 2017.

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 games this spring season you should plan on attending. 

Date                                   Time                                              Location                              
Sunday 3/26/17         6:30pm-approx 8:30pm       Heritage Hills Windows Ballroom

        1.        Please visit for 2017 Intermediate classes.
        2.        Clinics fill quickly and you MUST pre-register by the deadlines (fees are involved).

To register for 2018, referees should satisfy the following requirements in the order in which they appear below:
1) Strongly recommended - in order to stay up to date on current USSF and EPA rules and directives: i. Attend an Advanced or Intermediate Clinic in 2017
ii. Check EPSARC.org_Recertification_Clinics for dates & registration
2) Ensure your Background Clearances are up to date
i. Currently clearances are good for 5 years from the date of issuance
3) Complete Online Prerequisite Modules
i. Laws 11, 12, 13, 14.  Additional information will be sent as to when and how to do this
4) Attend an Advanced or Intermediate Clinic in 2018
i. Dates To-Be-Announced
ii. Pass the written refresher exam with 80% or better (or as required by your grade)
5) Pass the fitness test in 2018
i. Current referee Grades 5, 6, and 7, and those wishing to upgrade. Additional details to follow

Entry Level Referee Certification Course

Entry Level Referee Class @ Windsor Township Building (Red Lion, PA)

If interested email Tom Schuchart at to sign up then visit for instructions for the class.

Class Dates: April 10, 12, 18, 19
Registration CLoses: March 18th
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm each night

To find other upcoming New Referee Certification Classes visit:

Intermediate Clinics are Run by EPSARC

Intermediate Clincs for 2017

Please note that the various day-long Intermediate Clinics 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.

4/1 - West Chester Henderson HS    Wester Chester, PA
4/2 - West Chester Henderson HS ***Advanced Clinic*** (w Fitness Test in the AM)

Important notice for 2018 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 Clinics in 2017.  

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 Fall 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)

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!

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.

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