Welcome to the SFSRA web site, the premier resource for soccer referees throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area, California North, and beyond.

Current News and Events

Looking for more referees for this Fall 2019 season and Spring 2020

Grade 8 Course (Now called Grassroot) for Rec and Comp teams- Next course for District 1 Which is San Bruno - North to the Golden Gate Bridge

                    You will want to sign up and start the online training.

Please contact Rich Fern after you complete the online training , which will take about 5 hours.

The course you will want to sign up for is the one in  Pacifica. 


          San Francisco, CA

November 3, 2019


STAR Referees

If you missed your chance in the fall to attend one of the field sessions

We will be having STAR Training  near the end of winter for the  next spring

Current dates will be posted  on the SF Youth Soccer website


The new STAR program is one way to help to get more adults in the referee program. We will be using all Grade 8 course's for the STAR training This way the parents of players that play on SFYS Rec or Comp teams and all clubs we assign. Can see what it takes to become a referee.  Anyone can sign up for these course's.  We may also have additional classroom sessions. We may also have additional field sessions which will be posted on this website and the SFYS league website.

Here is the link for online training which you should do before you attend the the first classroom session.


To register for the STAR program, register online and select the field session below.

Already know what you want? Go straight to the registration page.



Grassroots is now for Rec and Comp teams.

We no longer offer the grade 8 or 9 course

We still have room for you to join the referee team for the 2019 season. 



Weekly Referee Roundtable:


Will be back 2019 Fall season

Hope to see you this Fall

 We need to know how may will be attending  so please send an email to richref2@gmail.com. 

Want to earn a bonus this season?  Attend the weekly referee roundtable at the league office on Monday from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Interact with other referees, discuss the good, the bad and the ugly from the previous week, and get additional training. Sign up for more matches for the season.


New or returning referee? Make sure you're current on the rules of the game.

Download the 2019-20 Laws of the Game here
Download the Laws of the Game Made Easy here
Download the D1 Rules for Rec and Prep matches here

How Do I Become a Referee?

Read information for becoming a referee, no matter what your situation.

You may contact the SFSRA to become an associate by providing us with your contact information and questions.

Soccer Fields - Maps and Directions

Where the heck is Morton Field? Where do I park my car for the Polo Fields? Get maps and directions to all the soccer fields in San Francisco.

Looking for High School Officials for this Winter season.

If you can referee in the afternoons Monday - Friday

Please contact Rich Fern

You can fill out the Assignment Availability information on this website

Thanks and hope you can referee this winter season for us.

Assigning Referees Just Got Easier

Assignors can contact us to use SFSRA.ORG to collect referee data, including referee availability and game reports. Assignors can use game report data to generate invoices for leagues and to pay referees. Furthermore, Assignors can put on their League Administrator hats and make reports from the game data, including league standings, misconduct reports, and top goal scorers. Say "Red Card" to stamps, paper, and U.S. Mail delays! SFSRA.ORG makes your job as Assignor or Administrator much easier.

Looking for Assignments?

The SFSRA assigns referees for several leagues in the San Francisco Bay Area. Get more information about how to get assigned or submit your availability.

Looking for Referees for Your League?

You've taken on the role to find referees to officiate your games, but you don't know what to do next. We're here to help! Read details about how SFSRA provides professional referee services to leagues and clubs.


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