SFYS Referee Resources & Links
The California North Referee Association is the official site for soccer referees registered with the United States Soccer Federation in northern and central California.
The Peninsula Soccer Referees Association is where you will sign up for all SF Youth Soccer matches (and other league games as well - your certification makes you eligible to ref games in and out of San Francisco). The site requires a separate registration.
- Report Game scores in PENSRA to get paid.
- For SFYS matches, make sure to include the name of the Team STARs in your report!
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How to Become a Referee
ADULTS and Youth 13 and older ...
- Want to be a SFYS Referee?
- Need to renew your certification?
- Want to upgrade your referee certification?
Training Dates will be posted throughout the year. In the meantime, complete the Referee Inquiry Form and we'll notify you of referee events and trainings.
Regional Referee Links
California North Referee Association
- Resources and Publications
- YouTube : Referee Points of Emphasis
- Referee Academy
- Online Modules & Supplemental Training
San Francisco Soccer Referee Association
SAY Soccer provides a wide variety of referee educational materials and support for referee educators, including online training, referee testing, and assistance in organizing referee courses.
(Inter)National Referee Links
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich.
The US Soccer site contains links to FIFA, Laws of the Game, registration information to update your certification and get insurance coverage.
- Laws of the Game (US Soccer version)
- 2013-14 Advice to Referees
- Offside Made Easy
- Cautionable and Sending-Off Offenses
is the largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, which is the governing body for soccer in the United States.
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