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Georgia Soccer Referee Academy

What is the Referee Academy?

The Georgia Soccer Referee Academy exists to provide an opportunity for those referees who desire to be leaders in their local grassroots referee programs and be a part of a group of like-minded referees who strive to become better referees both on and off the field.

Referee Academy members and candidates will have the opportunity to participate in additional training, referee academies at tournaments, field training events, and online educational events that stress mastery of the Laws of the Game.  They will also be put in contact with Regional and National Referees for mentorship and guidance.

These training and educational opportunities are provided at no cost to Referee Academy members.

When reviewing potential candidates for various events such as USYS Southern Regionals or USASA Amateur Regionals, the State Referee Committee will give priority of invitations to active members of the Referee Academy prior to inviting other certified referees.

Referee Academy Requirements

  • Certified referee for a minimum of two (2) years
  • Assessment
  • Instruction
    • As determined by the SYRA
  • Fitness Test
    • FIFA Women's Referee Category 3
    • Refer to the Fitness Testing page to register for a fitness test
  • Game Log
    • Minimum 50 matches lifetime
    • 30 center referee, 20 assistant referee
    • 70 minute minimum, 11v11 matches only
    • Submit your game log to the SYRA

All applicants and members of the Referee Academy will be expected to conduct themselves honorably and professionally on and off the field at all times. Adherence to the U.S. Soccer Code of Ethics is compulsory.

Game Log requirements do not have to be met in order to fill out an application. If you are interested and will likely meet these requirements in the next 12 months, please fill out an application.

If you have any questions about the Referee Academy, please email the SYRA


To apply, fill out the Georgia Soccer Referee Academy Application.