These are previous online Recertification Training Modules required by Iowa for referees who did not earn enough continuing education hours during the year to be able to re-register with US Soccer.
Review questions and/or the Recertification Exam for that registration year* are embedded in each Brainshark module.
Some materials came directly from the US Soccer Grade 7 Referee and Grade 6 State Referee courses which no longer exist. When you encounter these, you will be shown an error message indicating that "you have requested to view a presentation that has been marked as inactive by the author." Just ignore and continue to the next slide.
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The 2020-2021 Referee Recertification Modules can be found in the US Soccer Learning Center.
2018-2019 Referee Recertification Module:
Topics include the 2018-19 International Football Association Board (IFAB) revisions to the Laws of the Game (LOTG), Offside Position and Offside Offense, Positioning, Challenges and Tackles, Handling, and Printing Your USSF Registration Card.
• 2018-2019 Referee Recertification
2017-2018 Referee Recertification Module:
Topics include the 2017-18 International Football Association Board (IFAB) revisions to the Laws of the Game (LOTG) and Perspectives on the Pass Back Ruling, Handball, Offside, and Impeding.
• 2017-2018 Referee Recertification
2016-2017 Referee Recertification Module:
Topics include the 2016-17 International Football Association Board (IFAB) revisions to the Laws of the Game (LOTG), Concussion Management / Heading Restrictions, and DOGSO Revisited per the changes made to Law 12 re: Denying an Opponent a Goal-Scoring Opportunity.
• 2016-2017 Referee Recertification
2015-2016 Referee Recertification Module:
Topics include Referee Assault and Abuse (US Soccer Policy Manual Section 531-9), Application of Advantage and Fouls & Misconduct from the 2015 Iowa Referee Academy, and the Offside Clarification Podcast from the Minnesota State Referee Committee (MNSRC).
• 2015-2016 Referee Recertification
2014-2015 Referee Recertification Module:
Topics include LOTG Changes, Assistant Referees, Teamwork, Professionalism, Command Presence, Verbal Judo, Foul Recognition, Application of Advantage, Dealing with Dissent, and Offenses that are 100% Misconduct.
• 2014-2015 Referee Recertification
2013-2014 Referee Recertification Module:
Topics include LOTG Changes, Advice to New Referees, Referee / AR Signaling, the Pre-Game Conference, Offside, Fouls vs. Misconduct, Referee Abuse, and Dealing with Concussion.
• 2013-2014 Referee Recertification
2012-2013 Referee Recertification Module:
Topics include LOTG Changes, Advantage Revisited, Ask, Tell, Dismiss, Tactical Fouls / DOGSO, Referee / AR Positioning, Running the Line, and Foul Play.
• 2012-2013 Referee Recertification
* The US Soccer Registration Year runs from July 1 through June 30.