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New to Reffing?  Start here :

We are always looking for new referees. You must be 12 years old in order to referee AND Adults are welcome.  Referees must complete both the Grade 8 class and the GCYSL New Ref orientation.
  • Grade 8 Referee Class - Our local class is held the first weekend in July. 
Dates: (July 2018 TBD)
Location: (July 2018 TBD) 
You must complete a Grade 8 course. There are 2 types and either one will work.  When you click on the type, you will see a list of courses by location. When you click on the course number you can see the dates/times. 

You can follow these  Signup Instructions  (link) 

If you complete your Grade 8 course out of area make sure to email Referee Coordinator at referee@goldcountrysoccer.org 
  • GCYSL New Referee orientation. After completing your Grade 8 license, all referees must attend a MANDATORY GCYSL new referee orientation. There are two dates offered  in AUGUST but you only have to attend one.  
Dates are (Aug 2018 TBD)
Training is held at (Aug 2018 TBD) 

If you missed the GCYSL class then please email referee@goldcountrysoccer.org about your interest.

If you have any questions about becoming a referee please contact referee@goldcountrysoccer.org.

Returning Referees:  

All Referees must have a Grade 8 License.  

Renewing your License

Returning Referees must renew their licenses every year. Follow these Renewal Instructions (link)

All Returning Referees - MANDATORY In Service Training  

All returning referees are required to participate in an in-service training each year. There are two dates before the season and monthly meetings during the season offered but you only need to attend one.  
    PRE-SEASON IN SERVICE DATES - you must attend 1
    July 2018 TBD
    Aug 2018 
    Location: TBD

    The purpose of these meetings is to:
    • Explain any changes in the Laws for the upcoming season
    • Address any issues from the previous season or upcoming issues for this season
    • Provide an opportunity for you to ask questions, make suggestion or discuss any problems you’ve experienced
    • Improve the overall level of officiating in our league
      If anyone has any topics or issues that they would like covered at the meetings, email referee@goldcountrysoccer.org 


         Other Documents and Guides

        These links are in the process of being updated.... please be cautious about out of date links. 

        2017 USSF LAWS OF THE GAME
        2017 GCYSL - LEAGUE PLAYING RULES
        OFFSIDE LAW OF THE GAME EXPLAINED
        2017 SEND OFF FORM - Nor Cal Premier
        SAMPLE GAME CARD

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