Not yet a member?

  1. Read our Bylaws
  2. Obtain an Application
  3. Complete the form and attach a check for your dues*

Submit your application and check at our next meeting or for quicker response email your application to the SSBRA Secretary Veto Galati at You can also mail it to:

P.O. Box 10466
Torrance, CA 90505

Your application will be promptly considered by the Association's Board of Directors, and you will be notified of the Board's decision by the Secretary. Your check will be returned if your application is not accepted.

For more information check out our Guide to the Soccer South Bay Referee Association.

*Note: The annual membership fee may be waived for referees under age 18.

Need a Qualified Soccer Referee Crew for a Match or a Tournament?

If you represent a group that is looking for well-qualified, professional, and insured referees to serve your team, league, tournament, or "friendly" match, please contact our president directly. You may also download a game request form by clicking here for Word or here for PDF and send it to our President.

Want to Join SSBRA?

If you are a soccer referee and would like to join our dedicated group, we invite you to submit an application to the SSBRA Secretary Veto Galati at and/or meet us as a guest at our next meeting. Our Board of Directors will act quickly to consider your application. After approval you can expect to start receiving assignments in short order.

Member Information Updated 9/13/2014

Cal South has opened up the Referee Professional Development (RPD) class which is being hosted by SSBRA at North High School in Torrance on 9/16/2014. All USSF Grade 7s have to attend 3 RPDs per year to maintain their Grade 7 badge. RPD is also a great event for referees who are looking to upgrade or to improve his or her referee skills.

You can use the following link to register or you can go to the Cal South web-site itself.

Please note that RPD is only available to Cal South Referees. You will need your Cal South member User Name and Password to register for the session.

I'm looking forward to see everyone there.

Michael Hinz
President - SSBRA

The 2014-2015 SSBRA Referee Game Fees are now released with a slight increase by CSL.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the North Torrance High School library, located at 3620 W 182nd St, Torrance, CA 90504, between Prairie Ave. and Crenshaw Blvd. The library is on the north, 182nd St., side of campus. See the school map. Arrive early as we begin promptly and the room often fills up. Of course all of our meetings are open to the general public, and we encourage everyone to attend in order to hear about the latest happenings, receive training and enjoy the company of your fellow Association Member referees.

At the Aug meeting, the new board opened the meeting by thanking Warren Howell for all his hard work and effort he provided to SSBRA as the previous President. The Aug meeting was filled with lots of interesting information including a very good training session provided by Cal South instructor, Wayne Merrick, which included a short Quiz on the Laws of the Game followed by several interesting videos of real life match situations. The members in attendance discussed each situation with multiple interpretations of how the play should or should not have been managed. After the Cal South training, the Board conducted the rest of the monthly general meeting. Details of the meeting can be found in the August version of the SSBRA Flag & Whistle.

Moved? Changed contact information (phones/Email)?

If you have recently moved or changed contact information, be sure to update your SSBRA member profile so the SSBRA roster will have your correct information. You can update your roster by selecting the Member Login (available at the top right of each page). Also, send an email with your new mailing address to SSBRA's Treasurer, Steve Brandon, which will prevent any delays in receiving match payments.

Message from the BoardUpdated 7/20/2014

Welcome to, Soccer South Bay Referee Association's online resource center.

Our Association is made up of approximately 190 USSF certified referees living in and around the southwest portion of Los Angeles County, California. The Association will assign more than 1600 youth matches for the Coast Soccer League and the Southern California Development Soccer League during the 2014 season, all of the matches played by the Los Angeles J-League (an amateur men's league), a number of South Bay Peninsula Soccer League matches, all Manhattan Beach 7 v 7 matches, all Beverly Hills 7v7 matches, all City of Lawndale youth matches, CSL Spring League games, DSL Spring League matches, State Cup and National Cup matches organized by CYSA-S, and numerous tournaments and "friendly" games held throughout Southern California. All of this totals to about 5,500 matches a year covered by SSBRA.

We meet regularly in a collegial setting to discuss soccer refereeing issues, receive training and to conduct the business of the organization. Our meetings often feature guest speakers including past and present FIFA referees, and Cal South monthly training.

You can read our current Association newsletter by clicking here.

We are proud of the services we perform for the community. In addition to paid services, our membership gets involved in volunteer work.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you come back again soon, and if there is something more you would like to see on this site, please send our President an email.

--- SSBRA Board of Directors