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Referee Information

Referee Classes Scheduled

The following referee classes are available for those wishing to become referees.  Minimum age for participants is 12 years old.


Option 1:  Grade 8 Referee Class February 15-16, 2017 (must attend both sessions)

Option 2:  Grade 8 Referee Class February 21 & 23, 2017 (must attend both sessions)

Time:  5:30 to 8:30 pm

Place:  GBYSL Office, 5301 Longley Ln Ste A5, Reno, NV

Cost:  $65.00 check or money order made payable to Nevada State Soccer Referee Committee (NSSRC)

WEEKEND Classes: CLASS IS AT CAPACITY...email Greg West at the email address below if still interested in taking a class.

Option 1:  Grade 8 Referee Class March 4, 2017

Time:  9:00 am to 3:30 pm; ½ hour lunchbreak at midday

Place:  GBYSL Office, 5301 Longley Ln Ste A5, Reno, NV

Cost:  $65.00 check or money order made payable to Nevada State Soccer Referee Committee (NSSRC)

Important Information for all participants:

  • RSVP by emailing Greg West at gregwest1959@gmail.com and specify which class you wish to take part in.  Please note, class is limited to 25 participants
  • Prior to the class, participants MUST complete the Grade 8 online course found at the following link:


  • After successfully completing EACH module of the training course, you will be emailed a certificate of completion.
  • Save the PDF’s of the certificates and emails for future reference 
  • Email ALL certificates of completion (attach ALL certificates on one email, please) to Greg West at gregwest1959@gmail.com
  • Crossing between the weekday and weekend classes is not permitted. 

Referee Recertification

Referee recertification for 2017 has begun.  Currently certified referees wishing to work games in 2017 must recertify.  All recertifications are done online at www.nevadareferee.org and click on the 'registration' tab.  

Recertification basically involves 3 steps:  online training, testing, fee payment IN THAT ORDER.  

After clicking the registration tab, click 'Referee' found under the registration area, then choose your particular category, i.e. grade 8 recertificaiton.  The steps will then be displayed for you.  

Step 1--For online training, you can click either 'English' or 'Spanish' and you will be taken to the US Soccer online training site for your particular grade.  You will need to complete ALL modules of the online training. 

Step 2--For testing, click the 'testing' button near the top of the webpage.  You will see a green asterisk next to the test you are required to take.  Click that link and follow the instructions for testing.

Step 3--After testing is complete, return to the recertifcation page.  Under step 3, you will be directed to the US Soccer website, Force, which is where your fees are paid.  Do NOT click 'sign up', click login in order to access your account.

Successful completion of these steps will recertify your referee status for 2017. 

If you first received your referee certification after completing a referee class AFTER July 1, 2016, you do NOT need to recertify as your certification is good for 2017. 

Late fees will apply for those recertifying after December 31, 2016.

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 current pay scale for GBYSL referees.

Team Referee Guidelines

Referee Resources

GBYSL Referee Assignor Contact Information

Matt Taber, 775-225-4019--assignsoccer@hotmail.com

Greg West, 775-232-0315--assignorwest@gmail.com

Jimmy Huynh, 775-338-4277