PO Box 873 Granite Falls, WA 98252

We are ALWAYS looking for refs for U9+ games!

FIRST TIME referees need to attend a clinic to become certified. How to become a referee

EXISTING referees needing to recertify can do so through WA refs, link below.

Go to WA State Referee Association to register and get on the waitlist. You will be notified as soon as there is enough interest for a class in Snohomish County.

Current Referee rates: 2024

Youth recreational rates:

9U/10U: $35

11U/12U: $42

13U/14U: $48/$31

15U+: $60+/$36+

Youth select rates:

U09/U10: $$40

U11/U12: $45

U13/U14: $57/$38

U15+: $65+/$45+

We have a GREAT opportunity for teenagers to make some extra money. With an investment in training and a uniform you can become a soccer referee! Most games are on weekends during the fall but after you have some experience under your belt you can find other tournaments and districts to expand your earning potential. As an incentive to keep refs in Granite, if you work eight games over 2 seasons in Granite Falls & then send your receipt of payment for your training class to, GFYSC will reimburse you for your class!

GFYSC Referee coordinator: Vernon Winters

OFFSIDE EXPLAINED This will help explain offside clearly. Watch this video.


Yellow Card = CAUTION

Cautionable Offenses:
Unsporting behavior
Dissent by words or actions
Persistently infringes the laws of the game
Delays the restart of play
Fails to respect the required distance
Enter or Re-enters the field of play without the referee’s permission
Leaves the field of play without the referee’s permission.
Red Card = SEND OFF

Sending Off Offenses:
Guilty of serious fould play
Guilty of violent conduct
Spits at an opponent or any other person
Denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball
Denies an obvious goal-scoring opportunity to an opponenet moving towards the players goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a PK.
Uses offensive, or insulting or abusive language and or gestures
Receives a second caution in the same match