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Referee Classes Coming in August!

We will hold 3 separate Grade 8 classes in August.  Be sure to sign up for one of the classes if you wish to be a referee on behalf of your team or if you want a great part-time job in soccer this Fall 2015! 

Class Cost is $60.
Please email Chris Roope at chris.roope@sbcglobal.net to reserve your class attendance.  In addition, you must complete the Laws of the Game modules prior to class attendance.  The link is at the bottom of this posting.

August 3 and 5 - must attend both sessions. 
Grade 8 Course will be at the GBYSL office at 5301 Longley Lane, Bldg A, #5, Reno.  August 3 is classroom and August 5 is field time.

Saturday, August 15th at the South Valley Fields off Mt. Rose Hwy, Reno.  Class time will be 1pm to 7:30pm (approximately).  The first half of the session will be at the field near the library.  The classroom portion will begin inside the library at 4pm.  Attendance for the entire class is required.  Address of library:  15650A Wedge Pkwy, Reno. 775-851-5190

Saturday, August 22 in Carson City.  Class time begins at 9:30am at the Plaza Hotel, Sierra Room.  After the instructional period, the class will move to Mills Park for field work.  The Plaza Hotel is located at 801 S. Carson St, Carson City.  775-883-9500.

Please click on the course link below for the modules:

You will need to complete the online Laws of the game modules for grade 8's which are at this link: Grade 8 Referee Course
The Class cost $60 and will take 8 hours in total.

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.  You will be emailed certificates of completion.  Keep the pdf form of those certificates to present as evidence of your completion.
3.  After watching course modules, make arrangements for testing by contacting Greg West at the email below.
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 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 $60.00.

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 $55.00

Individual clubs will host the Grade 9 classes.  Club presidents were sent  details in August of 2014 regarding scheduling a class for parents associated with their clubs in the next few days.

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  


Jimmy Huynh, 775-338-4277