Questions?  Suggestions?  Please contact the SSBRA Training Director

LOTG can be found on the Laws and Guidance page.

Sanctioned Training


Law 11 — Offside

Dual Referee System of Control (Two Referee System)

SSBRA uses the Dual Referee System of Control (Two Referee System) in some of our 7v7 leagues.  In addition, some “friendly” matches may utilize the Dual Referee System of Control.  

To prepare for such assignments, please review these self training materials on the Dual Referee System of Control:

NOTE: Do not use the Dual Referee System of Control for any USSF/Cal South sanctioned match.  If the third referee fails to show up, use a club-lines person, do not use the Dual System.


    • Goal – help all of our referees improve.
    • Here is the latest stats on the membership’s rankings.  Note the improvement in the number of higher ranked referees.  The RPDs and other efforts by SSBRA members to improve the quality of the their referee abilities is showing positive results.  KEEP IT UP!!
Annual Grouping Mix Comparison
Group 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
1 17% 12% 10% 8% 24%
2 30% 22% 22% 23% 37%
3 25% 33% 39% 38% 27%
4 12% 20% 17% 19% 6%
5 5% 4% 7% 7% 3%
6 11% 10% 5% 5% 3%
# of ranked refs per year 131 133 128 143 134
  • High Level Objectives:
    • Referees
      • Improve the level of refereeing across SSBRA
      • Help referees upgrade to higher levels
      • Help drive common and consistent refereeing to SSBRA’s customers
      • Provide constructive feedback to referees so they can improve their referee skills and knowledge
      • Provide input into the yearly SSBRA referee ranking process
    • Assessors – Improve the pool of assessors used by SSBRA
      • Continue to be creative in expanding assessment programs/services to our referee community
      • Get all assessors on the “same page” on the “latest & greatest” concepts and tools
      • Deploy and use the same criteria for assessing all referees
      • Get all assessments properly documented
      • Provide more evaluation of assessor performances
    • Getting an Assessment