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Become a Referee

Classes

There are two entry level classes: one for students that are U15 as of January 1st of the current year, and one for those who are 15 years of age or older.

There is no minimum or maximum age to become a referee. Students will need to be able to pass the online class and participate in the classroom and field training.

  • Gr08 Entry Level Content: The students are taught all of 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 and an eight-hour weekend day (Saturday or Sunday) session in the classroom and on the field and a final exam. All online content must be completed before attending the class.

 

Cost

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.

 

Signing Up

To register for a class, go to gareferees.gameofficials.net and click Sign Up for Course.

  • Adult Grade 8:  A Referee Grade 8 is able to work any youth games.

 

Have questions or need more information? Contact Anne Wright at awright@georgiasoccer.org or (678) 993-2105.

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