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Referee Courses


Referee courses are periodically hosted by San Ramon FC and other neighboring youth clubs. Those courses will be listed here.  Referee courses are organized by the East Bay Referee Association and registration is handled through the US Soccer Learning Center website. 

Upcoming 2023 Courses for First Time Referees

Course Type: First Time Referees - September 7, 2023
Course details:  Includes both online and field session, ages 13 to Adult 
Date and Time: September 7, 5 pm - 8 pm, Field Session (Please arrive 15 minutes early)
What To Bring:  Water, whistle, assistant referee flags if possible. Wear athletic attire.
Location:  Rancho San Ramon Community Park - Grass Fields, San Ramon, CA
Cost:  $75.00
Registration Link: Click here to register for September 7 course
Note: Registration will close when course is full or by September 3rd to allow for time to complete the online coursework before the field session.

Find Referee Courses

To search for first-time referee courses in the Bay Area, please visit the US Soccer Learning Center website.

You can also look for referee re-certification training as well as training for futsal and beach soccer. 

First Time (Grassroots) Referees - Course List

General Information On All US Soccer Referee Courses


New referees who completed their coursework are certified and should register for the EBRA using the button below. 

Once registered, you will be added to the assignor's list and get access to information on available soccer games in San Ramon, Pleasanton, and Livermore that require referees. You can then assign yourself to a league match or matches that fit into your schedule. For tournaments, you are asked to provide your available times and the assignors will work on assigning games to you.

For questions, email the referee assignors (see below) about youth soccer games in San Ramon and neighboring cities of Pleasanton and Livermore.

Referee Information

San Ramon FC belongs to the EBRA, East Bay Referee Association. See below for contact information for the EBRA referee assignors.

EBRA Referee Assignor


Assignor For East Bay Referee Association

EBRA Referee Assignor


Assignor For East Bay Referee Association

Find Referee Courses

Online & In-Person Courses Available

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Join Game Officials

New Referees: Click to signup for access to online assigning tool

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Login To Game Officials

Current Referees: Click to access the login page for

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View assignments for matches


For reporting on NorCal Premier matches


Visit the Cal North website

Female Referee Program

Mentorship Program

The East Bay Referee Association has created a new mentorship program to help female referees meet and learn from other female referees. The goal is to help females flourish as referees in youth soccer by building confidence and knowledge via female-only training sessions and connecting with their peers. 

This is a new program, started in 2021, and is open to all girls and women interested in refereeing. The Female Mentorship program is led by two female referees, Cecilia Chavez and Adriana Contreras. 

Training dates will be provided when they are scheduled and you are welcome to contact Cecilia and Adriana directly at any time.

CECILIA CHAVEZ Female Mentorship Program

Program Mentor

Adriana Contreras Female Mentorship Program

Program Mentor


Reasons to become a referee:

  1. We need you. Especially adults! We have games for you!
  2. Games cannot be held without referees. 
  3. Get good pay - Better pay than almost any job you can get while in high school
  4. Flexible schedule  - Pick the hours you want to work
  5. Have fun and meet new friends
  6. Learn much more about soccer so that you will better appreciate the game

If you take the referee course in another city, you can still referee in San Ramon.

 13 to Adult - Referee Work in San Ramon

We encourage players, coaches, parents, and anyone interested (ages 13 years and older) to take the referee class.

Upcoming Courses Hosted By San Ramon FC 

When available, courses scheduled in San Ramon, CA and hosted by San Ramon FC will be listed here.  To register for any of the referee courses, you must first sign up for a free account in the US Soccer Learning Center.

Click here to sign up for a free account with the US Soccer Learning Center.


March 25 First Time Referee Course in San Ramon

Click for complete details and to register using your US Soccer Learning Center user account.


Referees are expected to wear regulation uniforms including a badge containing the current year.  All referees must wear the standard uniform. 

Click here to view the current referee uniform styles.

Grade 9 referees also wear the standard uniform.  However, Grade 9 referees may wear a solid gold jersey.  Wearing the standard uniform allows the referee team to blend together when there is a mix of Grade 8 and Grade 9 referees doing a match.  All members of the referee team must wear the same uniform, if possible. When matching is not possible, the Assistant Referees should match each other.

Smart dress code and timeliness establish field presence and positively affect the way coaches, players and parents interpret referee decisions. Please help to establish and uphold a high standard of dress.


All new referees and referees ONLY officiating recreational games must possess the base uniform including a gold jersey with black pinstripes, black shorts, black shoes and approved uniform socks. New referees must also obtain a watch, a whistle and a set of official referee flags. The standard gold jersey should be sufficient to officiate all Recreational regular season & tournament games. Get the short sleeve version since almost all games will be during warm weather.  Long sleeve versions of the jersey become necessary when doing games late in the season in cold weather.

Competitive and Recreational

Referees must wear colors different from either team or either goalkeeper. 

Referees receiving a rank advancement and refereeing NorCal games for the first time will only be required to purchase the two additional jersey colors shown below during their first season as a competitive referee. This concession is designed to help spread the additional cost burden across two seasons.

Referees must wear colors different from either team or either goalkeeper.

You can purchase referee uniforms online or buy them at a local Soccer Pro store in Dublin, Pleasant Hill, or another Bay Area store location.

Where to buy

Referee uniforms and equipment can be purchased online through a number of online stores (e.g. Score Sports, Official Sports) or you may purchase your Referee apparel and equipment locally at Soccer Pro in Dublin, located at 6635 Dublin Boulevard, CA 94568.

Game Assignment and Payment Information


The East Bay Referee Association (EBRA) assigns all league and tournament games using the assigning tool  Most league games are open for referee self-assignment.  This allows referees to pick the times and referee positions that best aligns with their schedule and referee skill level.  Our goal is to place referees on games that are best for the referees and the players.  Information on how to create your GameOfficials account or how to add San Ramon to your existing GameOfficials account can be accessed by clicking on the Generate/Add a GameOfficials Account link.

For tournament games, the EBRA communicates with the entire referee team asking them to provide their availability.  The EBRA assignors then manually assign referees to games and distribute out the assignments 2-3 weeks before the tournament starts.  Tournaments draw a more geographically diverse team of referees and manual assignment allows the assignors to place referees, who do not always have experience with our assignment system, onto games by experience level.

The EBRA uses the GOPay payment system that is linked to the GameOfficials assignment system. GOPay provides referees with the ability to elect a direct deposit to their bank account free of charge, or GOPay will mail you a check for the amount earned minus a check processing fee.  SRRC generates an invoice every 1-2 weeks for league games and works to get tournament payments within 2 weeks.


How Do I Request Assignments?

Log onto (If you do not have a GameOfficials account, see the Generate/Add a GameOfficials  Account page)

To sign up for games, on the upper left go under Personal Info/Self-Assign and follow the following steps:

The very top sub-window is titled “Game Filters”.  Select the ‘+’ sign-in the left side of the Game Filters window to expand this window.  All the filters should be set to ‘All’ and the date needs to be the timeframe where you are looking for games.  The EBRA releases games up to three weeks in advance; so, for example, on Sept 1st games through Sept 21st will be available for assignment.

To select a specific range of dates, next to the ‘Date Range’ choice select the ‘Custom’ checkbox.  Set the Start and End dates.  Make sure you select the ‘Reload’ button.

The games that are shown are determined by your referee experience rating (see the Rankings and Advancement page for the link between referee rating and age groups referees can work)

To select a position, just click on a referee symbol on the right-hand column that has no color.  This will automatically assign you to the game.  A referee can make 3 self-assign assignments in a 24 hour period and work 4 games in one day.

We don’t let referees automatically release games, so if you sign up for a game and later realize that you cannot work the game, send a message to one of the three assignors for the East Bay Referee Association (EBRA) and state which game you want to drop.

If you are a new referee and are having trouble finding open games, please send an email to the referee assignor(s) with the subject line of “New referee looking for youth spots”.  In the email state what dates and times you are available and the assignor will see if there are any available reserved spots meeting your criteria.

Who Do I Contact For More Help?


Assignor For East Bay Referee Association


Assignor For East Bay Referee Association

Laws of the Game (LOTG)

The following are a series of links that provide information on the Laws of the Game, the interpretation of the laws and other useful referee resources.

FIFA Laws Of the Game

FIFA Referee Resources and Downloads

USSF Laws of the Game

USSF Referee Resources and Downloads - LotG/Advice to Referees/Guide to Procedures/etc.

FIFA Referee Link