A sincere Thank you to all of our referees for your continued service to Los Gatos United. If you are interested in become a referee for our competitive or recreational program,  please read the details below to get the process started. 


The responsibilities of a referee must be taken seriously. Remember that you are the symbol of integrity, the ultimate authority at every game ensuring fair and safe play. Many people including players, coaches, spectators, other referees, and league officials are depending on you to show up on time to your game assignments, so come prepared to perform your game official duties to the very best of your ability.


The first level of referee certification is called Grassroots. Once you become a Grassroots referee, you can officiate competitive, small-sided or recreational youth and amateur adult matches.

All Grassroot candidate referees must complete four (4) assignments in the US Soccer Digital Learning Center, attend an in-person field session and, (if over the age of 18), complete an NCSI background check.

To begin the journey of becoming a Los Gatos United Grassroots referee, follow the Register Now link below.

Renew for 2020

All 2020 certification and recertification for referees, instructors, assessors and assignors with be handled exclusively through the US Soccer Digital Learning Center (DLC).

The following are now mandatory for all 2020 registrations:

  • Background check
  • Safesport Training
  • Concussion Protocol Training
  • Laws of the Game test