Grassroots Entry Course (In-Person)

(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: Please include your name and state that you have completed the course and you would like to be assigned games at GSA.


GSA NORTH, SAT., AUG. 62022 , 9AM - 2PM

GSA SOUTH, SAT. AUG. 13, 2022, 9AM - 2PM