Welcome to the Referee Program home page:

There are a lot of changes to the Laws of the Game, as well as numerous changes to the modified rules of play implemented by both Nor Cal and CYSA, and all of these changes will be incorporated into play during the FALL SEASON. Please take a little time to familiarize yourself with these changes ESPECIALLY IF YOU WILL BE OFFICIATING U9/U10 GAMES!

Upcoming Referee Classes 2018:


Referee Grade 8 Classes 2018 coming soon!


How to Become a Referee?


  1. Referee Grade 8 Class( Beginner Referee Course) - Dates, location, Requirements for license, cost, etc….
  2.  2016 Referee Pay Sheet
  3.  How to Sign Up for Games
  4. USSF Registration Renewal Instructions


Laws of the Game, Modified Rules U9-U12:

  1. Modified Laws of the Game - U6-7-8 Rec
  2. *NEW Modified Laws of the Game – U9- U10 Comp/ Rec
  3. *NEW Modified Laws of the Game – U11- U12 Comp/ Rec
  4. 2018 Coaches Invitational Modified Laws
  5. Kicks from the Penalty Mark
  6. Law 11 - Offside (free course)
  7. Referee Signal Mechanics
  8. 2016 Spring Game Day Procedures
  9. 2016 Spring Game Rules Sheet
  10. Referee Pocket Guide


Laws of the Game & Other Help Guides:

  1. Modified Laws of the Game - U6-7-8 Rec
  2. *NEW Modified Laws of the Game – U9- U10 Comp/ Rec
  3. *NEW Modified Laws of the Game – U11- U12 Comp/ Rec
  4. 2018 Coaches Invitational Modified Laws
  5. *2018 Modified Rule Changes
  6. * Substitutions



(Attached PDF)


Send off Procedure or incident Reports:

NorCal Premier League- On all NorCal games, referees should NOT keep any passes!

For send off use this link:

For any incidence report use this link:


Game - Time frames & Roster Size for specific age groups/ NorCal Premier League: 


U8=========4V4====2x20 minutes====Size 3 ball
U9==========7V7====2x25 minutes====Size 4 ball
U10-U11=====9V9====2x30 minutes====Size 4 ball
U12-U13=====11V11==2x35 minutes====Size 5 ball
U14-U16=====11V11==2x40 minutes====Size 5 ball
U17-U19=====11V11==2x45 minutes====Size 5 ball

*U8 No offside to be called for this age group.

NOTE: The rest period between halves shall be a minimum of FIVE (5) minutes for U8-U12 and TEN (10) minutes for U13-U19.

*** U12 & up can HEAD the Ball.


Roster Size:

NorCal Premier League (U9-U19) A team may have no more than 14 players (U9-U10), 16 players (U11-U12) and 18 players (U13-U19 and adult) dressed for each game. 



Benicia Arsenal F.C. is hosting two Grade 8 Entry Level Referee Courses this fall. All classes will be held at the BENICIA COMMUNITY CENTER (370 EAST L STREET). 

Sign up for the August class here:

 Class Dates:

• Wed, Aug 2  6:00pm - 7:00pm
• Wed, Aug 9  5:45pm - 8:45pm
• Thu, Aug 10  5:45pm - 8:45pm
• Fri, Aug 11  5:45pm - 8:45pm
• Sat, Aug 12  11:00am - 3:00pm

 Sign up for the October class here:

• Wed, Oct 4  6:00pm - 7:00pm
• Wed, Oct 11  5:45pm - 8:45pm
• Thu, Oct 12  5:45pm - 8:45pm
• Fri, Oct 13  5:45pm - 8:45pm
• Sun, Oct 15  11:00am - 3:00pm

If you have any questions please contact Kaitlin DeMers, Referee Class Coordinator, at

Referee Meetings:











Updated Concussion Protocol 2017:

NorCal Premier
Us Club soccer
US Soccer
Benicia schools