Livermore Referee Association

Livermore Referee Association

P.O. Box 54
Livermore, CA 94550-0054

The Livermore Referee Association exists to provide a structure for people to learn how to be a referee for youth soccer as well as provide qualified referees for local youth soccer games to the best of our ability.

Join LRA Today Ready to Ref? F.A.Q Gallery LARPD Turf Line – (925) 373-5702

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CalNorth District III Young Referee of the year

CalNorth District III Young Referee of the year Abbas Bakhshandeh selected as State Young Referee of the Year!

At 17 years of age and having been refereeing for five years, Abbas's referee experience and talent will allow him to enjoy many more referee experiences including the possibility of attending Youth Regionals this year which will be in Hawaii.

Congratulations to Abbas from everyone at LRA!

Abbas Bakhshandeh

Updated on February 1, 2018

US Soccer Player Development Initiatives (PDI): Small-Sided Games

CNRA has produced this Referee Manual for Referees, Assignors, Instructors, Mentors and all other participants of the small-sided game to use.
Study, Print and Implement for all small sided games. (As always also review any additional League Rules of Competition)

Small-Sided games PDF
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Click here to view US Soccer Player Development Initiatives (PDI): Small-Sided Games →
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Small-Sided Field Notes
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CNRA has included a Field Notes one-page (front/back) document for easy printing and reference.

Click here to view Small-Sided Games Field Notes →
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Updated on August 23rd, 2017

Fusion FC - Recreation Program Rules

Fusion FC has provided the following documents for referees to reference for recreational games.

U5 - U8 Rec Rules
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Under 5 through under 8, pdf document below.

Click here to view U5 - U8 →
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U9 & U10 Rec Rules
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Under 9 through under 10, pdf document below.

Click here to view U9 - U10 →
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U12 Rec Rules
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Under 12, pdf document below.

Click here to view U12 →
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Updated on August 23rd, 2017

Field Maps & Locations

Need some help finding a field? We've got you covered.

Bill Payne Sports Park → (Opens in new tab)

Hagemann → (Opens in new tab)

Kellman Fields → (Opens in new tab)

Robert Livermore → (Opens in new tab)

Updated on August 23rd, 2017

Become a Referee

Curious about what it takes to become a referee? Watch the video below to learn more!

The next referee course held in Livermore begins Monday September 11th. Click here to learn more about courses.

Updated on August 5th, 2017

Help Wanted!

Referees needed... (Click here to view in a new page)


→ Already a Ref and want to join LRA? Click Here

Updated on August 5th, 2017

Laws of the Game for 2017 - 2018

The International Football Association Board has published the 2017 - 2018 laws of the game. Be preapared for the fall season and review the laws of the game.

View Laws of the Game
(File is 14.8 MB)

Updated on June 7th, 2017

Ready to Ref?

Plenty of upcoming referee courses for those interested. Locations throughout the bay area including Livermore to fit in to your schedule.

Click to see upcoming classes (CNRA) →

Updated on March 21, 2017

Ask a Soccer Referee

Ask a Soccer Referee is back by Dan Heldman (used to be Jim Allen)

Visit Ask a Soccer Referee →

Updated on March 21, 2017

The Officials Outlet

Jeff Willis of The Officials Outlet has a great selection of referee gear. Check out his website for all the latest deals.

Updated on March 21, 2017

U.S. Soccer - 2017 Player Development Initiatives

Catch up with the latest PDF on U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives. View PDF

US Soccer Logo

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Updated on February 25, 2017

News & Latest Updates

LRA New & Updates

Click here → to see LRA news and updates on the news page.

LARPD COED website

Game Resources for Referees

Cautionable / Sending Off offenses

7 Cautionable and 7 Sending Off offenses overview. Click here to view PDF Document

Fifa Laws of the Game

FIFA Laws of the game for 2016 - 2017 (PDF Document). Referees should familiarize themselves with this information. Click here to view PDF Document

Referee or Soccer news to share? Is there something that should be posted or that we're forgetting? Let us know and we'll get it posted.

Updated on March 12, 2017


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Referee Links

Send off Forms & Reports

Access the most current key forms for referees that we are aware of at this time.

Forms →


Rules for various leagues and levels of play are available. Including governing body and organization web links.

Rules →


Rates for youth games. Covers all levels of play from Recreation through Premier. As well as State Cup and NPL.

Rates →

Rank & Mentor

If your looking to improve your skills or want some help in becoming better, we're here to help.

Rank & Mentor →

Weather & Field Conditions

Worried about rain or other possible unsafe conditions? Start your preparation BEFORE game time.

Weather & Fields →

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Referee Feedback

Feedback is already reviewed and acted upon as appropriate. If you have feedback on the Livermore Referee Association or any of our referees, please send an email to:

LRA Vice President:

If your feedback is on a particular referee or incident, please be factual, as complete as you can and include dates, times, location, and anything else that will help us understand the situation quickly and be timely in our response.


Leagues of Interest

Fusion Soccer Club (youth)

West Coast Soccer Club

Women's Professional Soccer League (WPSL)
(Two local teams in Livermore West Coast Wildkatz and Dublin Breeze.)

Men's National Team (MNT)

Women's National Team (WMT)

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International Walk On

For all NorCal NPL games, the game must start with an International Walk On. Leagues, and possibly LRA, are fined for NPL games that do not start off with this activity. This is an easy activity to do 5-10 minutes BEFORE game start. Confirm with the coaches well before so they are prepared. If the both coaches decide they don't want to do the walk on, that is fine.

For the basic steps of an International Walk On, click here.

For a video of how in International Walk On should look, click here.


LRA members will also elect the 2016 Board of Directors at the December meeting. LRA is overseen by a three person board of directors that is elected each year. Each member has one vote. Members are officials who have current licenses and are actively available to perform referee duties are a part of the LRA GameOfficials Group. Nominations were opened at the October 26 membership meeting. Anyone wishing to be included on the paper ballot must have their nomination turned in the the LRA secretary ( by midnight 11/30/2015. Floor nominations will also be accepted at the meeting.

LRA Bylaws require that two seats of the three person Board be filled by 'non-interested' parties, meaning that the board member must not have any financial interest/ties to the operations of LRA either directly or through their immediate family (spouse, parents or children).

Nominees as of 10/26 include:

For more information please contact any LRA officer or 2015 Board member.
Thank you in advance for participating in the election of the 2016 Board.election.