How To Become a Referee | FC Sarasota

How To Become a Referee

You must be 13 years or older to register to become a referee.

Firstly, you will need to register to take the referee course please visit Florida State Referee's website at:

All Referee courses are currently held online followed by field training at a later date.  (Please check the State Referee website for the next available on field training date)

Secondly, once you have completed your online course and field training, you will need to create a referee account through GotSoccer at, (this is a different account than your players account).

  • Click on Referees and Assignors,
  • Under New Accounts, click Register

And lastly, once you have registered with GotSoccer you will then need to register to become a new referee using this link:

  • Click New Member Registration

Newly Trained Referees:

We recommend that newly trained referees start in our recreational program, this where they can gain experience and confidence before moving onto competitive games.  To start refereeing in our recreational program, please contact Steve Gent at

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FC Sarasota
PO Box 17936
Sarasota, Florida 34276

Telephone: 941-925-7679