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.