Livermore Referee Association

PO Box 54, Livermore, CA 94551-0054

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League Status
EBMSL Active games
FSC Start mid-Aug
LARPD COED and Women active
OSSSL Start Sept
WCSC Start Sep

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[This page was last updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:44 PM]

Become a Referee!

Become a Referee! We can help! Each year, LRA hosts referee clinics to train new people to become a soccer official. In 2014 we have two scheduled clinics for you to chose from. This is an 18-hour course taught over manageable number of days to learn and pass a certification test. The instructors are all experience referees as well as instructors and will be of great support to you.


  1.  Go to and follow the instructions to get your account.
  2. Once done, Clicking on the course number links below will take you directly to those courses.
  3. Keep a watch out for email updates to from the Livermore Referee Association secretary and the instructors.

LRA Referee 2014 clinic #9414 (click link to sign up): Aug 19,20,21,25,26,28

LRA Referee 2014 clinic #9415 (click link to sign up): Sept 8,9,11,15,16,18


Get Information for next Referee Course in Livermore by filling out form below. Our secretary will get the message and keep you in the loop directly.

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2014 Tournaments coming up: If you are interested in any of these upcoming tournaments, check the referee site of the host league. All Livermore tournaments are assigned by the LRA Assignor and will be highly publized to you well in advance. :-)

July 18 - 20, 2014 - Pleasanton RAGE College Showcase (olders weekend)
July 19-20, 2014 - 34th Annual Mustang Girls Stampede U9-U11
July 19-20, 2014 - San Ramon Azuri
July 26 - 27, 2014 - Pleasanton RAGE College Showcase (youngers weekend)
August 9-11, 2014 - 34th Annual Mustang Girls Stampede U12-U15
August 22-24, 2014 - 8th Annual Boys Mustang Stampede
August 23-24, 2014 - Pleasanton RAGE Soccer City Warm-Up
September 27-28, 2014 - Fusion SC Adidas Invitational (LIVERMORE)
October 25 - 26, 2014 - Fusion SC Ghouls and Goals (LIVERMORE)

Summer Games:  LARPD COED and EBMSL have games starting the weekend of 5/30/2014 for the summer. LARPD Women have games starting the weekend of 5/30/2014 for the summer.


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 and recent CNRA emails on the subject]


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.

Interested in Refereeing in Livermore?

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

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.

  • Contact information: Name, Address, Email, Phone

  • Years of Experience, Badge Grade

  • Current level of referee competency: Referee and AR age group comfortable with

  • Current Assignors contact information for reference



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


Sam del Castillo

Referee Assignor

Corey Nelson

Vice President & League Liaison

Vince Opipari

Mentor Coordinator

Ron Shafer


Brent Koch

Youth Referee Representatives

Jessica Irwin

Secretary and Instruction Coordinator

Kris Cowles

Web master

Corey Nelson


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)

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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