If you are interested getting games for the Iowa City Kickers, please contact the Kickers Referee Director, Teri Spencer at . You must be at least 13 years old and have completed a certification class.

New referees need to submit a W-9 form. Forms can be mailed to Iowa City Kickers, PO Box 226, Iowa City IA 52244 or scanned and emailed to


There will be an in-person Grassroots Referee course offered in Iowa City on March 26 from 9am to 1pm at the P&G Room at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym, 2701 Bradford Dr. Cost to register is $61.28 The minimum age to register is 13. Completion of the online modules in the Learning Center is a prerequisite for this in-person session. SIGNUP INSTRUCTIONS
Create a Learning Center Profile:
All referees must have a Learning Center Profile.
Your account profile will contain your unique e-mail address, password, mailing address, phone number, etc.
To create a profile, go to the
US Soccer Learning Center and click on ‘Sign Up’.
Follow the instructions provided in Learning Center Signup.
After you’ve created your Profile, click on ‘Courses’. Then, click on ‘Go to Course List’. Find the Iowa City class and click on ‘Course Details’.
Proceed to Registration. Fill in the required fields and then ‘Proceed to Payment’ to provide your credit card information. Once your payment is processed, you’ll enter the course classroom.
Click on the 'Assignments' tab to open. The course has 6 assignments:
Background Screening (required for ages 18 and older)
• SafeSport Training (90 minute module required for ages 18 and older)
• Online Grassroots Referee Course (4 hour module – go at your own pace)
• 2021-22 Laws of the Game Update
• Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments (30 minute presentation)
• First Time Grassroots Referee Quiz (do this last)

For more information contact Teri Spencer

The Palmer Holden Referee Scholarship:

Iowa City Kickers will provide a $50 scholarship to a deserving referee after each spring and fall season. Selection will be based on a referee who has shown a strong work ethic and a willingness to help other referees. They have demonstrated a desire to grow their referee skills through consistent performance and continued communication about game events. Like Palmer, these referees will have shown a drive to ensure that the youth players at Kickers have safe, fun matches.

Fall 20 Winner -

Drew Brown

Spring 21 Winner

Butali Butali

Fall 21 Winner

Richie Nguyen