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Become a Referee

Referees are an integral part of the game we play, and we are appreciative of all referees – especially those who have served our soccer club over the years.

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

All Grassroots 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.

Los Gatos United is hosting a Referee Course on October 6, 2023 at Daves Avenue School in Los Gatos.  The course begins at 3:30pm and represents the on-field portion of the referee licensing program. Prior to attending the on-field training, you must complete the online course assignments.


Visit the US Soccer Learning Center for 2023  referee renewal fees.

Two teenage soccer referees both pointing their flag while officiating a youth recreational soccer league game.

Are you an experienced referee and need to renew for 2023? Courses are available in both Spanish and English. Click the button below for more information and to begin the renewal process.

If you are interested in 2023 registration fees, please click here >