2016 Registration Important Information

If you are a currently registered 2015 referee, you should have received a note via GameOfficials addressing your 2016 registration. Here are a few highlights:
  • Please wait for a further note to register for 2016. Some have tried to re-register for 2015!
  • You need to carefully select your region during the registration process. Pleasanton is in the WEST region of California North. Here's a link to the Region List by Zip Code. If you don't register in the correct region, you cannot change it until you register for 2017.
  • You should register soon since it takes awhile to get through the system. You must be registered for 2016 to be assigned games by PSRA as of January 1, 2016.

For newer referees, your registration (upon successful completion of training) will cover you through 2016. However you still can change your Region so that it is correct.  Enter your account at cnra.gameofficials.net

All - If you have any questions, please reach out to the  CNRA REGISTRAR at:
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State Referee Academy July 11, 2015


All Pleasanton referees should sign-up for the CNRA State Referee Academy on July 11th. The event is appropriate for referees of all levels and experience. The featured instructor will be Kari Seitz, who has refereed in multiple FIFA World Cup and Olympic tournaments.

More details can be found on the CNRA site.

Become a Referee

Welcome, and thank you for wanting to become a soccer referee!

To become a referee, you simply need to be 12 years old or older, be physically able to run for an entire soccer match, have good vision, and apply the Laws of the Game that you will learn when you take and pass the required United States Soccer Federation (USSF) begining referee class.  Its fun, an excellent way to make a some money and improve your health.  Contact us for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Frank Pereira at (925) 989-8098.

ECNL Procedures


See the resources link for these ECNL league Matches at http://www.eliteclubsnationalleague.com/
and download the rules handbook here

California Regional League Rules


See the rules for these CalNorth Premier league Matches

Match Lengths Cheat Sheet

We've compiled a spreadsheet showing the game lengths, halftime lengths and other info for each league you might be working.

Click on the link and bookmark for future reference. Let us know if you find any discrepancies and we will sort them out.


°F | °C
Mostly Clear
64 | 93
17 | 33
Mostly Sunny
63 | 90
17 | 32



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FIFA Laws of the Game Quiz and More
  • Once the match has started, is it required that injured players re-enter the field of play at the halfway line?
    (a)  Yes, always.
    (b)  Yes, sometimes.
    (c)  Not when re-entering.
    (d)  It depends on the referee`s decision each time.

  • Can a player be sent off for committing an act of dangerous play?
    (a)  No, this is not possible.
    (b)  No, unless the action involves a risk of injury.
    (c)  Yes
    (d)  Only if there is physical contact.

  • How is play restarted in a match that has been stopped due to violent conduct when there is time remaining to be played?
    (a)  With a direct free kick, indirect free kick or penalty kick.
    (b)  With a direct free kick or penalty kick.
    (c)  With a direct free kick, indirect free kick, penalty kick or dropped ball.
    (d)  None of the previous answers is correct.

  • A goal kick is taken. The ball first strikes the referee and then a defender without leaving the penalty area before going into the goal. What decision should the referee make?
    (a)  The referee awards a dropped ball where the ball hit the referee.
    (b)  The referee awards a corner kick.
    (c)  The referee orders the goal kick to be retaken.
    (d)  None of the answers is correct.

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