Livermore Referee Association

PO Box 54, Livermore, CA 94551-0054

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[This page was last updated: Saturday, November 08, 2014 06:54 PM]

  • YEAR END PIZZA AND RECOGNITION - Seriously, this year has flown by quickly. It is almost the end of Fall season games. That means....ANNUAL PIZZA PARTY!!
    Recognitions include: Adult/Young Referee of the Year, Most Improved, Rookie of the Year, Top Performers, and other Special Awards

    WHEN: Monday, Dec 1, 2014

    TIME: 6:30pm Pizza & Soda; 7:00pm Year Wrap up, Recognitions, Board of Director elections

    WHERE: Mountain Mike's Pizza, 1304 1st St, Livermore, CA 94550

    Mark your calendars and see you there!

  • New co-Presidents for LRA - Aaron Wilker and Gary Lazar has been appointed as co-Presidents for the LRA Steering Commitee, effetive immediately. Thanks to both of these people for contributing more support of your fellow referees!

  • Frequently Asked Questions "F.A.Q." have been all updated. Please read up, referees of all levels.

  • We strongly encourage you to sign up for GOpay to get paid electronically by LRA.

  • LRA is now on Tumblr in addition Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

  • Player Passes - FSC U09-U14 Rec teams should have passes now. If some do not, please continue with game and note the pass issue on the game report.

  • No Player Passes - FSC U16-U19 Rec teams are called NorCal "Nickel" and will not have passes this year. Use the laminated roster for check in. [click here for NorCal notice]

  • Want to referees for Livermore? Read the information below for any situation: (1) person looking to become a referee; (2) new or experience referee that is registered for this calendar year and wants to join LRA; or (3) preexisting referee that need to re-register for the current year.

  • Next LRA Membership meeting is Monday, Sept 27 at 7pm at the Livermore Library, 1188 South Livermore in Community Room. AGENDA: News and presentation to be determined (write suggestions to There are always snacks. Please come and ask questions as well as share your thoughts. This is a collaborative meeting.

LRA is happy to announce that we have changed software scheduling to GameOfficials, commonly denoted as just "GO". Things are very new for us but we are learning fast. Lower on this page is information on how to join our group.

If you are having issues with GameOfficials as a system, please refer to the support and help links below. We are learning as well and not experts quite yet. If you have issues with the LRA settings, write to

GameOfficals Full Support page (click here)
GameOfficials Help & Tutorials for Officials (click here)


Interested in Refereeing in Livermore?

ALREADY A REFEREE AND WANT TO WORK IN LIVERMORE - If you are a USSF-registered referee and want to referee youth matches in Livermore contact the LRA Referee Assignor indicating your interest and information requested below. Current referee pay is available on this site. Note that LRA will only assign referees what will be at least 13 years old in the Fall season.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on "My Assignors" under "Personal Info" on the left side home page
  3. Click on "Show" to the left of "Join New Group"
  4. Enter the information below:
       Group/Assignor Number: 1360
       Group Access Code: LRA
  5. Click "Join Group". A confirmation will be sent once approval has been completed.

NEED TO REGISTER FOR CURRENT YEAR - If you are not currently registered for 2014, you will need to be for games with LRA. To register for 2014, go to and follow the instructions.

REGISTRATION ISSUES - If you are having problems with your registration (such as you think you are registered for 2014 already and the system doesn't show that for us), email the CNRA Registration Administrator listed at State Registrar Administrator CNRA at or call (916) 923-8572.

WANT TO BECOME A REFEREE - If you are interested in becoming a referee, you have to take and pass an official USSF referee class. Classes are usually held in Livermore in August. Livermore classes will be announced here when they are set up, usually in the summer months. To get more information about upcoming Livermore classes or what refereeing is all about, click here.

Why Become a Referee?

  • Fulfillment

    • Personal accomplishment (great reference for college, scholarship or job)

    • A rewarding service for the kids and community

    • Help keep the game safe, fun and fair

    • Become a better coach, player and spectator

  • Fitness

    • Helps you get and stay fit

    • Improve decision-making and self-control

    • Ref matches appropriate for your fitness level

  • Fun

    • Better appreciation of the world's game

    • Experience the game from the best seat in the house

    • Enjoy support and teamwork with fellow referees

  • Flexibility

    • Work at pace/level that is comfortable for you

    • Schedule matches to fit your schedule

    • Earn extra fun money

    • Great part-time job for teens and adults

SIGN UP FOR A REFEREE CLASS - Just follow the steps below to sign up for a referee class. Go to and follow the instructions to get your account.

USSF Referee Registration is Open

Make sure you registered right now! Follow the instructions at We are area 3. The online renewal is called a "course" but it is just the online payment. More in email to follow as news is shared with us. Every registered referee should also be getting emails directly from CNRA.

If you have any registration questions or issue, please contact the CNRA Registrars for the best support. Chris Elliott  (916) 778-8602 or (916) 923-8572 or Mark Bailey  (916) 923-8572   [Click here for more details]


Worried about rain or other possible unsafe conditions? Start your preparation BEFORE game time:

  • Check the weather forecast

  • Review the Thunder and Lightning Policy

  • CAll LARPD Turf line for current field closures 925-373-5702, 1#

  • Watch for news from the Assignor (email, web site update, twitter)

  • As always, the referee has the final decision on the field if condition are unsafe at any time. If there is any doubt, err on the safety and abandon the game letting the teams know why. Record the events in the game report.


Feedback is already reviewed and acted upon as appropriate. If you have feedback on the Livermore Referee Association or any of our referees, please send an email to the LRA Vice President at

If your feedback is on a particular referee or incident, please be factual, as complete as you can and include dates, times, location, and anything else that will help us understand the situation quickly and be timely in our response. For your convenience, you can also use our online form at

We are here to assist you. Contact the following people with your questions and feedback. Click on any of the names shown above to send an email message to that person.

Steering Committee 

Appointed Support Team


Aaron Wilker & Gary Lazar

Referee Assignor(s)

Corey Nelson, Aasron Wilker

Vice President & League Liaison

David Bunch

Mentor Coordinator

Gary Lazar


Brent Koch

Youth Referee Representatives

Jessica Irwin

Secretary and Instruction Coordinator

Kris Cowles

Web master

Corey Nelson



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Livermore Referees

About Livermore Referee Association

Membership in the Livermore Referee Association is open to all persons in the community who earn and maintain their status as a USSF-registered referee. Learn more about us

Leagues of Interest:

Fusion Soccer Club (youth)

West Coast Soccer Club

Women's Professional Soccer League (WPSL) has two local teams in Livermore West Coast Wildkatz and Dublin Breeze.

Men's National Team (MNT)

Women's National Team (WMT)


Other helpful Links:

Laws Of The Game

District III Refs

CA-North Referee Association

Registration Info


Ask A Referee (USSF)

Ask The Ref

For The Integrity of Soccer (Bob Evans)

FIFA World Cup



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