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The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.

Social Media

social media

The Iowa Referee Committee (IRC) has a YouTube Channel, Facebook Page, and Twitter Feed. You can Subscribe to us, Like us, and Follow us. We also use the 'Team' Smartphone App and have a recommended RSS Feed. Lots of different ways to be engaged with the referee and the soccer community!

Team App

Our intent with the 'Team' App is to provide you with resources that you can use on game day, keep you up-to-date with important news, major events, and tournament info, allow you to chat with other referees, and more. In time, we want to be able to use 'Team' to link you to a mentor. The heads of delegation for both Midwest Regionals and the Region 2 Presidents Cup use 'Team" to communicate important information to the referees and mentors / assessors who are the Iowa Delegations to these tournaments.

After it has downloaded 
  1. Launch the app
  2. Sign-up (check your email for confirmation)
  3. Log in
  4. Search for "IRC" team
  5. Request access to the "Referees" group


IRC YouTube Channel subscriptions include: FIFA, IFAB, US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, AYSO, the Professional Referee Organization (PRO), NISOA, Major League Soccer, Key Match Incident, and more.

Channel Playlists contain videos from the US Soccer Referee Department Laws of the Game series and presentations made by Terry Vaughn Referee Academy (TVRA) guest speakers Kari Seitz, Sandra Serafini, Don Wilbur, and Todd Abraham.


The IRC Facebook Page is used to share interesting information and need-to-know updates from the U.S. Soccer Referee Department, US Youth Soccer Midwest Region, and neighboring States' Referee Committees. General discussion threads, Recertification / Registration reminders, and features from the annual Terry Vaughn Referee Academy are also shared here.




The IRC Twitter Feed is a great tool to instant message Iowa's Soccer Referee followers quickly to keep them informed by micro-blogging what's going on without having to spend a lot of time crafting an entire post on the subject.


RSS Feed

Stay current with the latest soccer referee news feeds from Feedspot.

  • RSS Feeds from the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) include news articles, interviews, MLS and international assignments for PRO referees, Inside Video Review, The Definitive Angle
  • The Dutch Referee Blog feed features challenging weekly Laws of the Game Quizzes, Interviews, Case Studies, Refereeing Assistance Programme (RAP) downloads
  • Other news sources include FIFA Referees News, reddit, RefChat, and Law 5 | The Referee