If your child is at least 13 years old, or will turn 13 within the next few weeks, now may be a great time for them to become licensed as a NEW GRASSROOTS SOCCER REFEREE.

PYSL and NCFC, along with Norcal Premier Soccer, are hosting an on-line course for new officials.

Being a soccer official is a great way to learn and respect the game and further develop one’s sense of responsibility and time management. PYSL and NCFC offer a free mentoring program designed to help all the Referees develop their skills, knowledge and self-confidence. Both Clubs offer one of the highest pay scales in the area. This is a great job for any enterprising teenager who wants to earn very good income, loves the sport and wants to be involved further. Parents and any adult, friend, relative or acquaintance are NEEDED as well!

Interested new officials must register, complete the on-line coursework, and then attend an the in-person field training session on May 20, 2023, at the Lucchesi Turf fields (299 Maria Dr. in Petaluma). The whole course is easy to complete. Everyone who finishes it will be instantaneously  licensed and able to start officiating games immediately. Use the following link to register:


Space is limited to 40 students, so please register early!

Please note:

1) There is a maximum of 40 students allowed to register, so tell your friends and register quickly

2) Although everyone is welcome to register, if space becomes an issue, priority will be given to residents of Petaluma

3) Registration closes 3 days prior to the field session

4) All assignments must be completed before the field session (7-8 hours of work).

5) If someone needs to reschedule they have 30 days to reschedule or their registration will be cancelled.

6) Bring Water, a whistle, and AR flags to the in-person training!


Please contact me if you have any questions and/or after you and/or your child have completed the course and been granted their new USSF Referee badge. At that point, I will provide you with complete instructions to register in the pool of PYSL and NCFC Referees.

Rafael (Rafa) Nunn


707 494-6698


  1. Roberto sandoval on February 9, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    I’m interesting course to first time i hace experiens only need the certification