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Referee Information

Referee Classes

The class in Reno scheduled for March 3 & 5 has been cancelled due to lack of interest.


We hope to have additional classes scheduled after July 1

Referee Recertification Procedures

Referees needing to recertify for the 2015 year will need to follow these procedures (please note that if your first referee certification was awarded after July 1, 2014, you do NOT need to recertify)....
1.  Go to the following site to register and pay fees:    http://ussoccer.force.com/referee/  Please note, you will need to enter a unique email address when signing up.

2. Go to following link to view referee course modules:  http://www.ussoccer.com/referees/resource-center/online-training
Watch the modules for your current referee grade.
3.  After watching course modules, test by attending one of the sessions posted below under "Referee Recertification Testing Dates".
Any questions, please email Greg West at refcommish@gmail.com.  We are trying to make the process easy as possible.  We (State Referee Committee) appreciate your patience as we work to assist you.

Referee Recertification Testing Dates

Testing to fulfill registration requirements for recertification will take place on the following dates at the GBYSL office (address found on the GBYSL website):
  1. January 28, 5-7 pm, no test beginning after 6:30 pm
  2. January 31, 3-6 pm, no test beginning after 5:30 pm
  3. February 11, 5-7 pm, no test beginning after 5:30 pm
  4. February 14, 9-12 am, no test beginning after 11:30 am
  5. February 18, 5-7 pm, not test beginning after 6:30 pm
Remember that you must still register and then complete online course training prior to testing.  See details below.
Questions?  Email Greg West at refcommish@gmail.com

Referee Classes

US Soccer has revamped their instructor program.  Classes for referee training will NOT be offered until February 2015 at the earliest.  This will allow instructors in the area to be trained in the new points of emphasis encouraged by US Soccer.

Questions?  Contact Greg West at refcommish@gmail.com

Referee Class Changes

Beginning July 1, changes in referee courses were made.  To best serve GBYSL we will implement the following:

Grade 8 Class (8 hours total) will be used to train youth and adults who wish to work games as referees.  These classes will prepare referees as both a referee and assistant referee.  Upon completion, participants will be expected to work games for GBYSL. Cost for this class is $55.00.

Grade 9 Class (8 hours total) will be used for parents wishing to serve as a referee to fulfill the GBYSL Team Referee policy requiring each team to have two certified referees associated with a team.  This class will prepare parents to serve in the role of assistant referee should the need arise on a particular game day.  Upon completion of the class, participants will be able to fill in on a game when needed.  Cost for this class is $45.00

Individual clubs will host the Grade 9 classes.  Club presidents will be receiving details regarding scheduling a class for parents associated with their clubs in the next few days.

Questions?  Contact Greg West at refcommish@gmail.com

Getting Started as a Referee

Here is a document for those wishing to referee games for GBYSL.

Registering for Events on Gotsoccer

Here are instructions to help you register for the recreational league, competitive league, or both.

Game Reporting on Gotsoccer

Here is a document that will help you report games on Gotsoccer.

Referee Pay Scale

Here is the new pay scale for GBYSL referees.

Team Referee Guidelines

Referee Resources

GBYSL Referee Assignor Contact Information

Matt Taber, 775-225-4019  


Jimmy Huynh, 775-338-4277


Greg West-Referee Commissioner

Greg West has been named to the newly created position of Referee Commissioner.  His job will be to communicate information all referees in Northern Nevada.  He will work directly with the assignors, instructors, and evaluators. 

Greg can be reached by emailing him at refcommish@gmail.com