Register today to take our May Grade 8 Class

Register online today to take the Grade 8 Beginner Referee class.

May Grade 8 Referee Class Detail (Six Nights - Must attend all Classes)
Dates: May 5,7,9,12,14,16 (Mon/Wed/Friday) 6:00PM-9:00PM
Location: 275 Rose Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566.

Sign up here for our May 2014 Class

CNRA/USSF Registration Renewal for 2014


0. Go to and login

1. Update/Correct all of your personal information in “My Info”

2. From the Main Menu on the left, Click on “Courses” (All Registration choices are contained under “Courses”.  This is where you will select from your available Registration choices.)

3. Select and click on the “Course” you wish to Register. i.e. Referee Courses - Courses for Referee Users (if you require multiple registrations ie (referee, instructor, assessor… you must do each registration individually.)


Far West Regionals 2013

Far West 2013

2013 Far West Regionals, Here We Come.
On June 17th thru June 23rd the Pleasanton Soccer Referee (PSRA) will be represented at the 2013 US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii. Making the trip will be Kyle Wiest, Erica Kuo, and Tim Kirk, who will be joining a delegation of 26 other referees and 9 assessors from Cal-North. Follow their referee exploits while the State Champions of all 14 western United States compete to be crowned the Region IV – Far West Regional Champions.

2013 Game Day Procedures For D1 and D3

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Referees, you must be aware of the differences in procedures and rules for Division 1 and Division 3 level games, including Division 4 (recreational).
Part of being a professional is knowing the details about your game, including game lengths, send-off procedures, substitutions and the like. Take a look at these links for game day procedures you'll need before you go out to the field. Send one of us a note if you have further questions.  Make sure you know what to do if there is a Red card before your game, not after!


2012/13 LOTG and Advice to Referees

For the most current information on the Laws of the Game (LOTG), Advice to Referees, Position Papers, videos, training and more, visit the Referees section of or


Match Lengths Cheat Sheet

We've compiled a spreadsheet showing the game lengths, halftime lengths and other info for each league you might be working.

Click on the link and bookmark for future reference. Let us know if you find any discrepancies and we will sort them out.

Featured Referee Video

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Daily Referee Quiz

Daily Quiz -

FIFA Laws of the Game Quiz and More
  • A goalkeeper bounces the ball before kicking it. Is this an offence?
    (a)  Yes. According to the Laws of the Game the goalkeeper has relinquished possession of the ball.
    (b)  No. According to the Laws of the Game the goalkeeper has not relinquished possession of the ball.
    (c)  Yes, provided that he can put it into play without the need to bounce it.
    (d)  Yes, because it is considered time wasting.

  • What are the maximum and minimum number of players and substitutes allowed in any one team that can be listed to participate in an official match?
    (a)  A maximum of 16 and a minimum of 7.
    (b)  A maximum of 23 and a minimum of 7, depending on the maximum number stipulated by the rules of the competition .
    (c)  The maximum and minimum number is established by each of the member associations.
    (d)  A maximum of 11 and a minimum of 7.

  • A player who has taken a goal kick correctly deliberately plays the ball with his hand when the ball has left the penalty area but before another player has touched it. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee awards an indirect free kick to the opposing team. The player could be cautioned, sent off or no disciplinary action could be taken according to the offence.
    (b)  The referee awards a direct free kick or a penalty kick to the opposing team. The player could be cautioned, sent off or no disciplinary action could be taken according to the offence.
    (c)  The referee orders the goal kick to be retaken.
    (d)  The referee awards a dropped ball and may caution, send off or take no action against the player according to the offence.

  • If a player uses excessive force or brutality against an opponent when the ball is not in play he is guilty of...
    (a)  violent conduct.
    (b)  serious foul play.
    (c)  violent behaviour or serious foul play.
    (d)  unsporting behaviour.

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