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

In-person Grassroots Referee Course in Iowa City on Sunday, March 19.

The course consists of online assignments completed through the US Soccer Learning Center and in-person class and field training.

The in-person training will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sunday, March 19, on the Hawkeye Turf at the University of Iowa's Hawkeye Tennis and Recreational Complex.

US Soccer’s minimum age to register is 13.

To see more details, register, and complete the online assignments, use this link:


Those interested can contact: 

Jeremy Cohen


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 2020 Winner
Drew Brown

Spring 2021 Winner
Butali Butali

Fall 2021 Winner
Richie Nguyen

Spring 2022 Winner
Celia Sadewasser

Fall 2022 Winner
Jonas McLaskey