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ISSA Referee Liaison: Mario Cortes


For Referee Information:
Contact the Illinois Soccer Referee Committee

Referee Committee Website

Effective and efficient instruction that promotes competent game officiating

  • Administer annual registration and certification of referees.

  • Provide Linesman training for youngsters as an introduction to the ‘referee’ experience.

  • Referees are trained from the beginning referee to advanced in-service referee for the more experienced and senior referees.

  • Workshops and clinics assure consistency and technical knowledge of the Laws of the Game.

  • Assessment of referees to assist in improving overall performance.

  • Assignor classes to assist in identifying the most appropriate referee for a specific level of play.


General Referee Articles and USSF Links:


We urge you to go to, click on Laws of the Game and then review the articles under Position Papers, Ask a Referee, and You Make the Call for other very beneficial information.


Illinois Referee Committee (ISRC)


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