USSF Referee Courses
Classes are offered multiple times during the year and are listed on the GA Referees website.
To register for a class, go online to www.gareferees.com.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
- Entry Level Course (R9): usually offered in August and January / February
- Recertification Course (R7, R8 and R9): usually offered in August and January / February
- Upgrade course R7 to R6 is offered periodically during the year. Certain requirements must be met to attend.
*** Note – You must re-certify each year. Your badge must reflect the current year.
For more information about the specific courses, please visit the Georgia Soccer website.
All referees are required to wear an official uniform, as mandated by the USSF. Full kits can be purchased at many local soccer shops or online, such as Official Sports.
At minimum, you need:
- Yellow Jersey
- Black Socks
- USSF Black Shorts
- Primarily Black Shoes
Additional equipment needed:
- Red/Yellow Cards
IMPORTANT: Referees must have multiple jersey colors available in case of conflict with the playing teams. Jersey colors in order of preference are: yellow, black, blue, red and green. All three referees assigned to a game must wear the same color jersey.
Professionalism is expected.
From the moment you arrive at the field you are on duty. Our referees are expected to look and act professional at all times.
- Field locations (see below)
- Field closures
- Official Sports (uniforms)
- GA Referees website
- Georgia Soccer website
- Parents Guide for Youth Referees
- Concussion Awareness Information
- Current GA Youth Modifications
All-In Futbol Club – Snellville
T.W. Briscoe Park (Map/Directions)
2500 Sawyer Pkwy SW
Snellville, GA 30078
All-In Futbol Club – Sugar Hill
Gary Pirkle Park (Map/Directions)
6195 Austin Garner Road
Sugar Hill, GA 30518
Oglethorpe University (Map/Directions)
4484 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
CSA Main Complex (Map/Directions)
464 Blalock Rd
Canton, GA 30115
14295 Birmingham Hwy (Map/Directions)
Milton, Georgia 30004
United Futbol Academy – Lawrenceville
Rhodes Jordan Park (Map/Directions)
100 E. Crogan St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
The Metro Atlanta Referee Association offers an evaluation program for all referees. The purpose of this program is to develop referees and to prepare referees for upgrade.
Submitting a request does not guarantee your evaluation. We will make every effort to meet your request based on availability.
Metro Atlanta Referee Association
4651 Woodstock Road
Roswell, GA 30075