Granite Bay FC has a robust Referee Training Program.  Referees age 12 and up can become certified through local training programs each year.  Our Referee Development program involves a thoughtful strategy of pairing new referees with more experienced ones as they gain confidence.  We also are careful to schedule new, young referees for matches that are for teams that are several years younger than the new referee.  This careful planning is designed to allow young referees time to gain experience and confidence in a managed environment suitable to their stage of development.

For more information on becoming a certified referee, please contact our Referee Director Kris Zanardelli.

Requirements / Process to Become a New Referee


U6-U8 Game Facilitators

GBFC is looking for youth referee facilitators for U6-U8 4v4 games. You will be able to choose your availability as to not interfere with your own games or social plans. You will be paid $10/game. We advise working with a friend. You will each take a field as two 4v4 games are happening amongst the same two teams simultaneously. Minimum age is 12-13, but youth must be able to take charge, be assertive and is mature enough to take on this role. All you’ll need is a whistle and there will be a quick training as well! If you are interested, please fill out the form below!

For more information on becoming a youth referee facilitator, please contact our Referee Director Kris Zanardelli.

  • WHEN:  Sunday, October 10th, 2021, 2:00-5:00pm
  • WHERE:  Granite Bay Park, 6010 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746
  • COST:  $75
  • AGE:  Referee candidates must be 13 years or older when they apply for their course.
  • Background Check = $30. Required for all referees aged 18 or older, and this may take up to 6 weeks to process.

For more information on this course, please contact our Referee Director Kris Zanardelli.