Livermore Referee Association

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OSSSL Start Sept 7
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[This page was last updated: Friday, August 22, 2014 08:00 PM]


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The start of the Fall soccer is always the busist time of the year. This is the place the assignor will be giving almost daily updates as things move very quickly. Keep coming back for the latest information.
  • NEW (8/20): FSC asked that we not check passes for Recreational games  this weekend. Many of the rec teams still do not have their passes made. They will all be ready to go by Sept 6.

  • Note: GamesOfficals (our new scheduling software) is called "GO" often to make it quicker to refer to the system. READ THE TABLE BELOW FOR GAME ADDITIONS TO GO BY LEAGUE.

  • PLEASE update MY AVAILABILITY in your GO account. Referees that do that will get perferred assigner attention as it will be clear that you are actually available (as opposed to not saying either way).

  • Take advantage of the text/sms feature for GO notification through your MY INFO settings. Great new feature if you want instant information. You control what types of information are sent.

  • Self-Assigning is now open. Be aware of these current settings below. This are highly subject to change as more games are entered and the season is in full swing.

    • Instant Emails upon games assignment or changes

    • 14 days - Auto decline if assignment not accepted after assignment

    • 5 days - Auto decline if assignment not accepted this number of days before the game

    • 3 days - Reminder email of upcoming accepted game prior to the game

    • 10 days - View ahead of games open to self-assignment (for active, available, and ranked referees)

    • 4 games - max number of games on the same game day that a referee can sign up for

    • 6 games - max number of games a referee can sign up for in a 24 hour period

  • Make sure to check back here often as well as the news and mgs sections on your GO account.

Game Status in GO First Two weeks are in GO now DONE DONE
Self-Assigning Open Open n/a Open
Assignor Notes per league The rest of the games for Sep 6 - Dec will be entered in before Sept 6 when the league makes those available. Games will be directly assigned for the first few weeks soon. The games start 9/7. Fall games in; they start Sept 6. Self-assigning will be turned on once FSC games are in GO.

LRA is happy to announce that we have changed software scheduling to GameOfficials. Things are very new for us but we are learning fast. Please report any issues you have with our group setup to

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

Not an LRA member yet and you are a currently 2014 registered referee? Just follow these instructions to join LRA:

  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" and a request will be sent to the assignor. A confirmation will be sent once approval has been completed.
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.
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: Mark Bailey or call him at (916) 923-8572.

Become a Referee!



  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

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.



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

David Bunch

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)

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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