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. Email for specific information.

EXISTING referees needing to recertify can do so through the 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:

9U/10U: $32

11U/12U: $39

13U/14U: $45/$31

15U+: $60/$41

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.If you work five games in the Granite Falls Youth Soccer Club and send your receipt of payment for your training class to the referee coordinator, GFYSC would love to reimburse you for your class. If you are interested and age 12+ please contact for more information. Thank you!


GFYSC Referee coordinator:

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