Become a Referee

Welcome, and thank you for wanting to become a soccer referee!

To become a referee, you simply need to be 12 years old or older, be physically able to run for an entire soccer match, have good vision, and apply the Laws of the Game that you will learn when you take and pass the required United States Soccer Federation (USSF) begining referee class.  Its fun, an excellent way to make a some money and improve your health.  Contact us for more details via email frank at or call Frank Pereira at 925 989 8098

Click here if interested in taking a future 2016 referee class

Here is the Dates for our first two classes

Session #1
Wednesday, March 2, 7pm-8pm - Orientation - BUSC Offices
Tuesday, March 8, 6pm-10pm - Classroom Training - BUSC Offices
Thursday, March 10, 6pm-10pm - Classroom Training - BUSC Offices
Saturday, March 12, 9am-12pm - Field Training - Aquatic Park, Black Ave.
Saturday, March 19, 9am-1pm - Scrimmage Day - Location TBD

Click here to Register/Signup for this March Class

Session #2  Wednesday, May 4, 7pm-8pm - Orientation - BUSC Offices
Tuesday, May 10, 6pm-10pm - Classroom Training, - BUSC Offices
Thursday, May 12, 6pm-10pm - Classroom Training - BUSC Offices
Saturday, May 14, 9am-12pm - Field Training - Aquatic Park, Black Ave.
Saturday, May 21, 9am-1pm - Scrimmage Day- Location TBD 

Click here to Register/Signup for this May 2016 Class

Game Officials Sign Up announcement

If you wish to sign up for games in Pleasanton, please go to the Game Officials drop down tab at the top right of this page, click on "Get Setup to Referee in Pleasanton" and follow the instructions posted there. If you have any questions, contact us and we will help you with that.

Here's where you can find: PSRA Contact information.

2016 Registration Important Information

If you are a currently registered 2015 referee, you should have received a note via GameOfficials addressing your 2016 registration. Here are a few highlights:
  • Please wait for a further note to register for 2016. Some have tried to re-register for 2015!
  • You need to carefully select your region during the registration process. Pleasanton is in the WEST region of California North. Here's a link to the Region List by Zip Code. If you don't register in the correct region, you cannot change it until you register for 2017.
  • You should register soon since it takes awhile to get through the system. You must be registered for 2016 to be assigned games by PSRA as of January 1, 2016.

For newer referees, your registration (upon successful completion of training) will cover you through 2016. However you still can change your Region so that it is correct.  Enter your account at

All - If you have any questions, please reach out to the  CNRA REGISTRAR at:
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ECNL Procedures


See the resources link for these ECNL league Matches at
and download the rules handbook here

California Regional League Rules


See the rules for these CalNorth Premier league Matches


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FIFA Laws of the Game Quiz and More
  • When is the ball in play at a corner kick?
    (a)  When the ball moves forward.
    (b)  When the ball is touched.
    (c)  When the ball is kicked and moves.
    (d)  When the ball leaves the corner arc.

  • A player asks permission to leave the field of play, and on his way to the touchline, he strikes an opponent using excessive force. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee sends off the offending player and restarts play with a dropped ball.
    (b)  The referee sends off the offending player and restarts play with an indirect free kick.
    (c)  The referee sends off the offending player and restarts play with a direct free kick.
    (d)  Two of the answers may be correct.

  • Of the following infringements, indicate which is stated in the Laws of the Game as an offence punishable with a sending off under Law 12.
    (a)  Being guilty of violent conduct.
    (b)  Being guilty of serious foul play.
    (c)  Receiving a second caution in the same match.
    (d)  All are correct.

  • A substitute must enter the field of play from:
    (a)  Anywhere.
    (b)  The technical area.
    (c)  Only at the halfway line, during a stoppage in the match.
    (d)  At any point along the touchline.

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