Become a Referee
Grassroots Referee Entry Level Courses (formerly Grade 8 or 9)
The students are taught all the Laws of the Game at a level appropriate for beginning referees officiating youth soccer at younger age groups. There is an online Laws of the Game session that must be completed before the in-class session. The in-class session consists of an 8-hour course that consists of both outside field trainings and in classroom training with USSF certified referee instructors.
The total cost is $90. All fees are paid up front and are non-refundable. A basic starter kit including a uniform, whistle, flags and notebook – everything you will need except for shoes, a watch and pencil – costs less than $60 and is available from several online vendors. The total cost will be about $150.
To register, go to gareferees.gameofficials.net and click "Sign up for a Course." Courses will be held from July to October 2019 and will begin to appear in the system between June and July.
If you have forgotten your password or login, please send an email to Anne Wright with the following information:
Please allow at least three business days for processing.
Also, please note that gareferees.gameofficials.net is only a registration website where referees will sign up for and register for classes to become or recertify as referees.
Gameofficials.net is a similar looking website but is only used for assignment by many assignors and leagues. You may have different logins and passwords for these two separate websites.
Have questions or need more information? Contact Anne Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 993-2105.