Assignor Requirements

Minimum age 18.  Must be familiar with the process of becoming a registered referee.

CLINIC - MUST take Entry level Assignor Clinic to become an Assignor, and meet all other requirements.

Once Certified, MUST RECERTIFY each year by attending Recertification Assignor Clinic and meet all other requirements.


  1. ASSIGNOR Statement:   icon Assignor Statement  
  2. LEAGUE Verification:  A letter from the Club or League you will be assigning for, on their letterhead, submitted to the ISRC office at   Should include your capacity with the Club/League/Tournament and their contact information as well as the year you are assigning, and in what capacity (Club AR, League games, Tournament, etc.)  
  3. Per US Soccer, Concussion Awareness Training, Background Check, and Safe Sport Training are all now completed through the following link:   NEW LINK TO BE PROVIDED SHORTLY
  4. Concussion Awareness Training:  Follow instructions on link above.    Must be completed FIRST!
  5. Background Check:   Must complete every  year (effective 2015) if assigning USSF-affiliated games, including both youth and adult/amateur games.  Must be completed SECOND!
  6. Safe Sport Training:  In compliance with the Federal Statue Protecting Young Victims from Sexual and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 that was passed on 2/14/2018, effective immediately, Safe Sport Training is mandatory for ALL referees, assessors, assignors and instructors, 18 years of age or older. Must be completed THIRD!
  • Takes approximately 2 1/2 - 3 hours with a test at the end of the training session (does not need to be completed in one session).
  • Retain a copy of the certificates for your records.

TOURNAMENT ASSIGNORS:  MUST be 21 years old to assign Illinois Youth Soccer Association sanctioned Tournaments.   In addition, ALL Tournament Assignors are required to attend the IYSA Tournament Assignors Meeting every year in order to assign IYSA Sanctioned Tournaments. 

No one shall assign or appoint a referee, assistant referee or fourth official in any match under the jurisdiction (direct or indirect) of the Federation who is not registered as a Referee Assignor with the Federation for the current year. The State Association, League, or Tournament may appoint an unregistered assignor in an emergency who may not serve past the end of the current seasonal year without becoming registered. This section does not apply to an assignment to any youth recreational or house league match.