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
- CNRA New Referee Registration Info
- Referee candidates must be 13 years or older when they apply for their course.
- Course cost = $75.00
- Background Check = $30. Required for all referees aged 18 or older, and this may take up to 6 weeks to process.
- US Soccer - How to submit the Learning Center Background Check
- New Referee Course (US Soccer) - Note that this link is ONLY good until the end of January.
- Sign up for a Virtual Field Session (Dec 17, 2020 @ 7:00 PM or Jan 21, 2021 @7:00 PM)