Advice to Parents of New Referees


The link below has some excellent advice for you as parents of new referees.  We recommend you spend a few minutes and review the video and look around the US Soccer Referee website, North Texas State Soccer Association website and of course ours (GLASA).

GLASA strongly recommends that if you future referee student is already 13 or older, he or she should attend the Grade 8 Basic Referee Clinic.  In the soccer referee world, “grade” refers to referee license, not academic level.

Please review the link below for more information.

Advice to Parents of New Referes

Get Your Bag Ready!

GearIt’s almost game time!  Get your bag ready!

  • Referee Uniform (with mostly black shoes)
  • Badge
  • Whistle
  • Flags
  • Referee Wallet
  • Pencils, Pens, and Paper for keeping score, writing reports
  • Wrist watches
  • Alternate jerseys, extra socks
  • Sunblock
  • Water for game day

Check the weather before you come out and be prepare for the forecast.  It looks like this weekend Sunblock will be in order.


Joining GLASA GameOfficials

  1. Launch your favorite browser
  2. Navigate to
  3. Login
  4. Change Identity to “Official” if required
  5. Click “My Assignors” in the Personal Info section on upper left hand side of page
  6. Click “Show” in the “Join New Group” section
  7. Enter “1335” in the Group/Assignor Number textbox
  8. Enter “0113” in the Group Access Code textbox
  9. Click “Join Group” button

Once you are part of Group, make sure to update your SSN. This is a requirement to work in GLASA.

Also, make sure you setup and configure GoPay.  For instructions, click here.

GoPay Setup Instructions

  1. Launch your favorite browser
  2. Navigate to
  3. Login
  4. Click My Payments
  5. User Agreement
    1. Click Show User Agreement
    2. Enter User Agreement information and click “I Agree”
  6. Add Pay Method
    1. Click Add New Pay Method
    2. Select Payment Method, enter requested information and click “Continue”
  7. Configure Automatic Pay Preferences
    1. Click Change Preferences
    2. Select Pay Preference and click “Save Preferences”

Click here to download GoPay Setup Instructions PDF

01/22/2012 Upgrade Clinic

Upgrade clinic for grade 8 wishing to upgrade to grade 7.  Sunday, January 22 at Marriott Crowne Plaza – this is the annual Winter In-Service/Re-certifcation clinic.  You must already be reregistered as a grade 8 for 2012 before attending the clinic.  For more information, goto  Contact Larry Huey ( with any questions.

Upgrade clinic for grade 7 to grade 6, or grade 6 to grade 5 is January 27-29.  Again, contact Larry Huey with any questions.



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