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Dec, 2017

Become a Referee!

GA Soccer offers a series of R9 level (introductory for 14 year-olds and younger) and R8 (as an upgrade from R9 or as an entry course for 15-years-olds and older) classes on a seasonal basis for individuals interested in becoming referees or for current referees looking to improve their skills.

PLEASE NOTE THAT INDIVIDUALS ARE FREE TO ATTEND ANY CLASS OFFERED BY ANY CLUB AND CAN THEN CHOOSE ANY SSA LOCATION TO REFEREE AT ONCE THEY ARE CERTIFIED, SO CANDIDATES FROM ANY SSA LOCATION ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THESE CLASSES.  

For a full list of class schedules and registration details, please click below, clicking on the blue text date for the class of interest to you:

R9 - http://gareferees.com/index.cfm?p=classSearch&classTypeID=626
R8 - http://gareferees.com/index.cfm?p=classSearch&classTypeID=597

Entry Level (R9) Courses:

The students are taught all of the Laws of the Game at a level appropriate for beginning referees officiating youth soccer at younger age groups. There is an online study session and a seven-hour Saturday session in the classroom and on the field, and a final exam. 
A Referee Grade 9 is a Recreational Referee. Once certified, you will be able to be a Center Referee for Recreational Games only, U-12 and younger. You will be able to run lines (Assistant Referee) for all levels (including Academy and Select), U-14 and younger.

Cost
The total cost is $90, which breaks out as $50 for the class and $40 for registration with the United States Soccer Federation.

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