Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Gulf Coast Soccer would appreciate your assistance with our annual referee recruitment campaign. As you know, good referees are essential to the success of all of our soccer programs. The most important thing that referees do is to ensure that all games are FUN, SAFE and FAIR. Please help us by...

  1. Signing up to be a Gulf Coast Club Referee this year OR if you cannot.
  2. Helping us find or recruit someone you know to join our referee pool.

We prefer adult parent or coach referees because over the years we find they are dedicated and invested in the overall soccer experience of the children. They tend to put in the time to learn and grow with the game along-side their kids and more importantly stick with it. But we also accept any adult or teen that is willing to attend the certification training and become a referee.

Gulf Coast will be hosting a Club Referee Training class on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 7-8:30 PM. To prepare for the training, read the following information on the following page and complete the online preparation it describes. The updated Laws of the Game can be found at the second link and will need to be thoroughly read and understood. You will need to refer to these laws to complete the training modules. The certificates for the completed modules will need to be submitted to our Referee Assignor, Adam Vannett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and copies brought to the training.



Referee Development Pathway

USSF Grade 8 Hybrid Course (online/ 1-day classroom) - This course provides the qualifications to referee most any game we offer here at Gulf Coast. However, our referee assignor will start beginning referees at the younger levels under an experienced referee. As their experience and confidence grows they will gradually move up to higher levels of play accordingly. No one is rushed or put into a situation they are not prepared for. We have some great senior referees to mentor new referees.     

What Does Gulf Coast Offer Our Referees?

Upon completion of the referee course and officiating a minimum of 5 games, Gulf Coast will reimburse you for the course fee and uniform kit. In addition, we pay our referees well. For more information on the pay structure, visit>RefereeProgramOverview

If you have any questions about becoming a referee or the course options above, please contact Adam Vannett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    

Thank You!

Gulf Coast Soccer