GGSRA - Soccer Training


California North - Become a Referee

FIFA/USSF The Laws of the Game for 2022/2023
Laws of the Game Changes for 2023/2024

NFHS - Soccer

2024-2025 NFHS Soccer Rules Changes
2023-2024 Rules Interpretations
2023-2024 Rules and Updates
2023-2024 Rules Changes
2023 Comparative Rules Guide
Soccer Rules Interpretations 2022-2023
Fouls and Misconduct Clairifications
2020-2021 Rules and Updates
NFHS Soccer Rules Changes 2020-21
2020 Comparative Rules Guide
2019 Comparative Rules Guide
2019-2020 Rules and Updates
2016 Comparative Rules Guide
NFHS 2015-2016 Soccer Rules Powerpoint
NFHS Soccer Rules Changes 2016-17
NFHS Soccer Rules Changes 2015-16

Required Concussion Certification - 02/03/2012

Effective April 1, 2012, GGSRA requires all officials to obtain certification for recognizing Concussion in sports, and its impact on youth player.

CDC, Center for Disease Control, and NFHS, the National Federation of State High School Associations have teamed up to provide this FREE online course to all coaches, officials, parents and students.

To access the course you must:

To access the NFHS course go to:

CDC website:

Concussion Information - 01/22/2012

In the past two years NFHS has introduced new rules to protect athletes who may have received a concussion as a result of a head injury. Now California Law AB 25 requires schools to implement a head injury protocol and a concussion and head injury information sheet be signed and returned by the athlete and his/her parent or guardian. A player removed from play due to a concussion or suspected concussion must be evaluated by a licensed health care provider (trained in the management of concussions) and receive written clearance before participating in practice, play or competition.

While these changes help protect our student athletes, they also place additional burdens on referees who must assess a situation quickly. The Centers for Disease Control has a number of excellent documents on the topic. So please take a few moments and review the information at: CDC Concussion Information