Elite College Soccer Referees


Elite College Soccer Referees X Capelli Sport

Capelli Sport Becomes the Official and Exclusive Kit Provider of Elite College Soccer Referees.

Elite College Soccer Referees (ECSR) has announced a new six-year partnership with Capelli Sport, which will see them become the official and exclusive uniform and apparel supplier for collegiate level referees, commencing July 2021.

ECSR is made up of referees officiating 28 national conferences spread across the country. The organization’s mission is to “create an environment where collegiate soccer referees can improve their officiating skills through continuous quality training by offering numerous educational opportunities through clinics, seminars and technology.” Capelli Sport, who are also the official outfitters of PRO, are looking forward to ¬adding ECSR to their network and further expanding into the referee market.

Co-Founder and President of Elite College Soccer Referees, Paul Tamberino said:

"ECSR is excited to be partnering with Capelli Sport. It’s important to us to partner with a sportswear manufacturer whose reach equals our ambition."

President and CEO of Capelli Sport, George Altirs said:

“Capelli Sport has recently put a lot of attention on the referee community and is very excited to work with the Elite College Soccer Referees. Their mission closely encompasses the self and community improvement that are core values of Capelli Sport, and we look forward to supplying them with our products and support.”

About Capelli Sport

Based out of New York City, Capelli Sport was founded in 2011 with the mission to provide quality, functionality and design for high-level performance on the field. Capelli Sport now operates around the globe, distributing world-class training gear, apparel and equipment and partnering with elite soccer clubs and organizations. Learn more at capellisport.com and find Capelli Sport on Twitter (@capellisport) and Instagram (CapelliSport), or visit the Capelli Sport Facebook page.

For the Good of the College Game


Capelli Link to order Uniforms:

Registration Process

Referees will register each year, at a cost of $85. Registration at $85 will be open from December 1st until December 31st, 2021. After December 31st, registration costs will increase to $100. Once registered, you will be able to sign up for a camp or webinar without additional cost. You can register here or by clicking "Register" at the top of the page

There will be a mandatory background check that must be submitted through Arbiter, cost is $15, this will be available in January.

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. 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.

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ECSR Webinars:

July 11- Women's webinar with Sonia Denoncourt

July 18- Paul Tamberino

August 1- Coaches

August 8- spanish speakers, Manny Ortiz

ECSR In Person Clinics 2022:

July 23rd- Florida camp, spots are limited, please register soon!

Aug 8- Chicago

Aug 13-Minnesota

We are pleased to announce that PRO2 referee coach Mark Kadlecik will assist the ECSR Executive Board in an advisory position . Mark's role as Technical Consultant will consist of guidance in instruction and training of ECSR referees. His extensive experience as a referee in the professional and collegiate levels will greatly benefit ECSR officials in their quest to continue to be the best college referees in the country.

Please review the following video created by ECSR before the season starts. There are some important Rule Reminders


We would like to welcome Matt Tiano as a new Director for ECSR. Matt is a Referee and Assignor in Minnesota. He assigns the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic , Conference (MIAC), Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) and the American Rivers Conference (A-R-C)

Background Check

**The Background Check is up and ready for 2022 on Arbiter.**

Copy and Paste the link below and it will take you directly to Arbiter to submit the background check:


The ECSR is now requiring a yearly background check to be taken. If you plan to do playoff games for NCAA (soccer only) we will accept that background check. This is the ONLY other background check ECSR will accept.

Without a background check, you will not be able to be assigned games. Please complete the check as soon as possible. The deadline to submit is May 1.

The cost is $15

There are 5 steps to complete:

Welcome information

Personal Information

Photo (optional)

Background Check consent (there are 2 drop downs to choose yes I consent)


Once you have taken the Background Check, please go to your profile on the ECSR site, click Update Profile, there's a line at the bottom that says "I certify that I have passed the required background check for this season" with a checkbox next to it. Once checked, click "Update My Profile", and this will verify you have taken the check.

Advice To Referees

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

Part 1  Part 2 Part 3

NCAA Updates

Link to NCAA Updated Rules and Memo-

2020-2021 Rule Changes , click links below under "here" for updated rules. To Download the Powerpoint Presentation click on the word "here" below and then download and save to your desktop. This make take a few mintues to load. Links: here here

and here


Powerpoint of newest rule changes: Please copy and paste the link: