Elite College Soccer Referees

Welcome to the Elite College Soccer Referees (ECSR) website. We encourage you to visit our website often to receive up to date information concerning what is important to the college game, as well as to the student athlete. Our individual conferences are excited that we have undertaken this challenge to improve officiating at the college level. We ask you to visit the Universities websites that are listed on this site to keep each of you informed on the latest scores and soccer news. You will see that we service some of the top men’s and women’s soccer programs in the country.
ECSR Chicago

For the Good of the College Game

New Registration Process

Starting in 2019, the ECSR is changing the way we register our members. Going forward, referees will register each year, at a cost of $85. Registration will be open from January 1st until March 31st. After March 31st, registration costs will increase to $100. Once registered, you will be able to sign up for a camp without additional cost. You can register here or by clicking "Register" at the top of the page

As with previous years, registration includes insurance. Camps will be required anually for D1 Center Referees, and all other members must attend every other year. However, you will only receive a t-shirt if you attend a camp. Registration for each camp will close 1 week before the camp date, so we have adequate time to prepare materials. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

The ECSR will still be offering insurance for its members. The ECSR supports its members and believes that it's important for our members to be covered while out on the field.

Assignors/Observers/Directors and Officers of the ECSR and any other Organization that is a Member of the ECSR now have Liability Insurance. Coverage is 1 million Personal and ADV Injury, 3 million General Aggregate, $25,000 Injury.


The ECSR is sponsored by Sheraton Hotels, Official Sports, Vokkero, RefEDGE Pro and ArbiterSports

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NIRSA Soccer Tournament

he Elite College Soccer Referees were invited to attend the National Intramural Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA), to mentor and evaluate referees. This tournament hosts the college club soccer teams from across the country along with referees, also from across the country, to officiate these games between men and women.
The games were competitive and the referees were challenged. This proved to be a very good tournament for us to identify referees for our respective conferences and we were quite surprised in the talent of the players and the referees and we have identified a number of referees who we will add to our rosters.
While this is a tournament where the referees and players bare the expense of travel, room and board, as well as some game fees are given to the referees.
We feel this is a very good tournament for those that wish to attend and the Elite College Soccer Referees are planning to attend on an annual basis.
We also would like to thank Todd Abraham from NISOA who was instrumental in the invitation.

Advice To Referees

Check here regularly for some great instruction you can use in your games!

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