How to Get Games with FCYSL
• Get on the FCYSL Referee list
Information for New Referees
Grassroots Entry Class
The minimum age for someone to become a referee is now 13 years old. Anyone over the age of 17 will also have to complete a background check and a KidSafe certification.
Click here for more information on becoming a referee.
Referee have to re-certify every year. Your certification is good until December 31st of the current year. It is always advisable to attend a class in the summer months since changes to the Laws of the Game go into effect at the start of the fall season.
Georgia Soccer Youth Misconduct
Use this form to report misconduct or injury on a RIAS, Classic, Athena or Academy game
Use this form to report misconduct or injury on a FCYSL Recreation game up to U14.
Laws Of The Game
• FCYSL/AFC Lightning Small Sided Rules
Referee Education & Discussion
• In The Opinion of the Referee
Click here for information from the CDC about Concussion Information for Youth Sports Officials (PDF format).