How to become a soccer referee and work with PSRA
New referees begin as a "Grassroots Referee". In order to certify as a first time Grassroots Referee, you must meet the following eligibility standards:
- 13 years or older
- Complete four (4) assignments in the US Soccer Learning Center
- Attend an in-person field session
- If over the age of 18, complete an NCSI background check.
PSRA hosts a field session on May 9, 2020 and on two other dates TBA in coming months:
Other soccer clubs and referee associations host additional training sessions throughout the Bay Area. Find a location here: http://www.cnra.net/upcoming-courses/
Once you have completed all of the requirements through the learning center, including the in-person field session, you will need to obtain your online certificate. This proves you are a licensed US Soccer referee and are ready to begin to work matches.
The next step is to setup an online account to work with local assignors in Pleasanton. We use a system called GameOfficials to manage, assign and pay our referees. You can create your GameOfficials account at https://www.gameofficials.net/public/newOfficialConfirm.cfm
PSRA uses Group Code 1229 and the Access Code is "psra".
Are you all set with your GameOfficials account? If so, email us to introduce yourself at email@example.com. We will activate you for assignment and ask you to read our guide for new referees and our guide for how to use GameOfficials to self assign matches.
If you have any further questions about becoming a referee with PSRA, please email Carlos Castañeda firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text him at 925-209-5212.