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United Soccer Association

USA Soccer is one of the longest standing leagues in the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas.  We are primarily a scheduling body, but our ultimate goal is to provide a rich, organized playing experience for players, coaches and parents alike. We hold true to our ideals of fair, equitable play for all and thank you for being part of a soccer experience that shapes our youth.

Important Announcements

 Junior Season starts 10/14

Click here for Junior Season Schedules

 Senior Season extended til 4/30/2017 to allow make up of games
cancelled due to the hurricane
Click here to view USA Senior Schedules  

Responding to the Referee Problem

In response to the growing issue of training and retaining quality referees, the USA Executive Board has taken a hard look at the reason for the referee shortage.  Referees have cited concern for personal safety; inappropriate player, parent and spectator conduct and lack of respect as some of reasons for the referee shortage.  The following measures will be implemented for the upcoming season:

  1. Require member clubs to host referee training courses (new or refresher) once every three years,  to increase the referee pool.
  2. USA will offer several online MANDATORY training sessions, to educate referees on USA Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and appropriate game day procedures. 1st class July 30th, 8 pm (online).  Click here to view the 2017-18 Referee Information Session.
  3. Increase Referee Fees, for approx.$20/player, to attract and retain quality officials.
  4. Require coaches to be responsible for parent and spectator behavior. (FYSA rule)
  5. Continue the Referee Mentoring program; Senior Referees will provide hands on observation and training to younger referees.
  6. Continue the use of the Referee Assessment Report; tool to provide feedback and follow up.
  7. Continue to utilize central Referee Assignors, to ensure fair and objective officiating at all USA league games.