We are always looking to increase the referee pool at GSA and this is a great way for teens and adults to earn extra money. Courses are held prior to each season to become a certified referee.
Dates for upcoming Referee Courses held through GSA
2023 ENTRY GRASSROOTS REFEREE COURSES
(I) GSA North
When: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Time: 9am - 2pm
Where: GSA North, Rabbit Hill Park, 400 Rabbit Hill Road, Dacula, GA
(II) GSA South
When: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Time: 9am – 2pm
Where: GSA South, 925 Cole Road, Lilburn, GA
In order to complete the 2023 Grassroots Referee Certification, the following steps must be completed:
Step #1: Register in this Learning Center course ($90) and complete ALL online assignments associated with the US Soccer Learning Center 2023 Grassroots Referee course. After registering, in the Assignments Tab you will find the following assignments that must be 100% completed BEFORE Step #2:
- Online Grassroots Referee Course
- Intro to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments
- First Time Grassroots Quiz
- 2022-23 Laws Of The Game(LOTG) Update
- If you are 18 years of age or older, you must ALSO complete SafeSport and the NCSI Background Screening
- If you are awaiting the NCSI background screening to clear, you may attend the FTE prior to this occurring.
Step #2: Attend the New Referee Field Training Event (FTE) (5 hours).
- The details regarding time and location are in the Learning Center course.
- Come prepared to run. Bring running shoes, turfs, or cleats as well as water or other liquids for hydration.
- Details on the time and location are in each LC course.
- Do not show up late! Referees should be at each game they are assigned a minimum of thirty (30) minutes before kick-off. Your first course is a good time to get into this habit.
- In the week leading up to the course, the lead Referee Mentor will email additional details that referee candidates and their parents or guardians will need to be aware of.
Step #3: Send email to Ricky Campbell, Director of Referees, GSA. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and state that you have completed the course and you would like to be assigned games at GSA.
CLICK LINK TO REGISTER:
GSA NORTH, SAT., AUG. 6, 2022 , 9AM - 2PM
GSA SOUTH, SAT. AUG. 13, 2022, 9AM - 2PM
2023 GRASSROOTS REFEREE RECERTIFICATION COURSE
The 2023 registration cycle (July 1st, 2022 - June 30th, 2023) is now OPEN.
The 2023 Grassroots Referee Recertification course in the Learning Center is OPEN.
Completing this course will certify a referee through December 31st, 2023.
$$ PRICE REDUCTION $$
- July 1st, 2022 - September 15th, 2022 - $70 (early registration - $20 reduction)
- September 16th, 2022 - November 30th, 2022 - $90
- December 1st, 2022 - January 31st, 2023 - $110
- February 1st, 2023 - June 20th, 2023 - $130
Register for 2023 early to make sure you save money and have your 2023 badge well before the new year.
- Why become a referee?
- Become a US Soccer Referee
- Uniforms and Supplies
- LAWS OF THE GAME AND RESOURCES
- Referee Code of Ethics
- Youth Rules and Regulations
How to get assigned to games at GSA
GSA uses the Game Officials system to handle the assigning for all regular season and tournament games. If you are a certified referee and interested in refereeing at GSA, please follow the instructions below. Please contact Ricky Campbell, Director of Referees, GSA for more information.
NEW GAME OFFICIALS ACCOUNT
Go to www.gameofficials.net and click on “New Official?”.
For GSA enter the Group Number 1006. The access code for this group is "5267". This will get you to an information page, which you will need to complete all information requested. After you have completed all information, click on the “save” create new account. Please email Ricky Campbell once you have completed registration or if you have any questions.
THERE IS ONLY ONE GSA GROUP FOR BOTH GSA LOCATIONS(NORTH & SOUTH)
EXISTING GAME OFFICIALS ACCOUNT
Go to www.gameofficials.net and Login enter the appropriate Group Number and Access codes above.