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Certification Classes

Lazers will host an Entry Course at dates and times below.  Please sign up early as these courses always fill up.  You can cancel later with a complete refund, but you can’t sign up if the class is filled.  Courses are posted now on gareferees.com.  Our neighboring leagues will offer these same courses as an alternative for you.

Note: No walkups will be allowed.

Actual dates: 

Grade 8 (Age 15 and up): Sunday, August 12th at Peachtree City Athletic Complex

Grade 9 (Age 14 and below): Sunday, August 12th at Peachtree City Athletic Complex

Website: www.gareferees.com to register for courses.  
All registration payments are quickly refunded at your request should your schedule change.  Any credits will be stored for the next registration, so you can easily switch registrations to a different class.  To do this, you will first cancel your existing registration (a credit is created), then you will register for a new class (and your credit will be applied).  

Entry Level Certification Course:  Typical format ... on a Saturday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Class limited to 30 participants. Cost is $90.  There is an online portion to be completed prior to class date.  You will be tested on this material, so don't slight the online training portion.

Minimum age is generally 12.  It really depends on the individual child if he/she is ready.  Can they sit through a full day class and then pass a test?  Can they focus on the game the entire time?  A new referee will become frustrated or discouraged if they begin too young.  Parents, you make the call. 

Go to www.gareferees.com to register.  Will need to create a User ID and Password.  You will use this new User ID and Password regularly for referee assignments and later courses, so don't lose this information. 

It's recommended to use this same User ID and Password also for the www.gameofficials.net website.  You will use this regularly throughout the season to get games. 

Recertification Course:
  Typical format ... on a Sunday from 1:00 - 5:00 PM.  Class limited to 35 participants. Cost is $90.

Bridge Course (Grade 9s Advancing to Grade 8s)
:  Typical format ... on a Saturday from 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM inside the Kedron Fieldhouse.  Class limited to 40 participants. Cost is $80.  I would encourage nearly all grade 9's to upgrade. We have too many 9's and not enough 8's. If you take a bridge class, you don't have to take a recertification class as well. If you fail the grade 8 test but pass the grade 9, you will still be recertified as a grade 9.

If you have any questions about any class, please contact [email protected]

Class Descriptions

Description of Classes

All courses will be posted on the Georgia State website at www.gareferees.com You can enroll at any time once logged in to the site and click "Sign up for Classes.".  

You may take these courses at any location on any date but we host these courses here in Peachtree City for your convenience.   You can easily receive a refund should your schedule change, so do sign up early before the classes fill. Payments are easily transferred to another class or left as a credit on your account until you request a refund. 

In order to register for the bridge or recertification course you must have your 16-digit USSF number and password. Please do not request this information from the Director of Referees.  He does NOT have it.  If you need help, go to www.gareferees.com, click on Help on the left side of the page and then click on Submit a Ticket.  They will assist you in retrieving your USSF number and resetting your password.

In order to register for the entry course, you will create a new 16-digit USSF number and password.  Don't lose this as you will use it frequently for game assignments and future certification courses.

You will receive a 2016 badge at the completion of the Jan 2016 courses.   If you already received a 2015 badge, you should continue to wear your 2015 badge thru December 2015.

Entry Level Course - Grade 9 

This course is for those who have never been a referee and want to qualify for the first time.

Limited seats therefore register with state immediately.  The cost for the course is $80.

This course will be held at the Kedron Feildhouse on a Saturday.  You must attend all eight hours of instruction.  

You must complete the online portion of the course prior to attending class on Saturday.

This course will certify you as a grade 9 referee through the end of 2016

PTCYSA Referees must be 12 years old when the season starts. 


Referee Upgrade/Bridge Class - Grade 9 to Grade 8

This course is for the experienced grade 9 referee that wants to upgrade to grade 8. 

You should have served as a grade 9 referee for at least one season prior to attending this class.  The cost for the course is $80.

This course will be held at the Kedron Feildhouse on a Saturday.  You must attend all nine hours of instruction.

You must complete the online portion of the course prior to attending class on Saturday.

This course will certify you as a grade 8 referee through the end of 2016.


Recertification Course - Grade 8 or 9

In order to recertify as a referee you need to complete 4 hours of annual training. This course satisfies that requirement. Without the required training you will not be recertified. If you cannot attend this class, go to the www.gareferees.com web site and other recertification course locations will be listed. The cost for the course is $75.

This course will be held at the Kedron Feildhouse on a Sunday.  You must attend all four hours of instruction.

You must complete the online portion of the course prior to attending class on Sunday.

This course will re-certify you as a grade 9 or grade 8 referee through the end of 2016..

In order to register for any of these classes go to www.gareferees.com and click "Sign up for Classes."

Contact Us

Lazers Soccer Club

PO Box 2403 
Peachtree City, Georgia 30269

Email Us: [email protected]
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