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 November 6-7, 2021. Field training will take place on Saturday, November 6, the exact time and location to be determined. Classroom training will take place on Sunday, November 7, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at the Iowa City Public Library. More details and instructions on registering can be found here. The minimum age to register is 13.

For more information contact Jeremy Cohen 319-499-8823

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