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The Soccer Referee Association of Baton Rouge and its members serve Baton Rouge Soccer Club year-round by training and providing referees for all games for ages 3rd Grade to Adult.  Referees enjoy the flexibility of setting their schedules and an average game pay that amounts to $15-$25/hour. The minimum age for referees is 13.

The process of becoming a referee is simple but does require several steps before you can begin.
Step 1: Register and complete a background check. This process is for candidates over the age of 18. Please be aware the background check can take a few days.
Step 2: Complete the online coursework after registering and submitting your background check. This process typically takes 4-5 hours.
Step 3: Attend an on-site field session. You can register for upcoming sessions here.
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A referee course will be held Sunday, February 13 at Our Lady of the Lake Fields at Burbank Soccer Park. Incoming referees will need to complete the online coursework prior to attending the field training session.


"I referee because it gives me the opportunity to be a helper to coaches and players to better understand the game of soccer. I also referee because I enjoy meeting great referees, amateur and professional, and learning from them. Refereeing is a gift and it is actually very fun."

"Refereeing is a fun way to stay connected to the game."

"I referee so I can improve and officiate higher level games."

SRABR at field training


The Soccer Referee Association of Baton Rouge (SRABR) is made up of over 200 United States Soccer Federation (USSF) officials.  SRABR members serve the youth and adult soccer community in the Greater Baton Rouge area and surrounding parishes in South Louisiana. For more information about SRABR click here or

SRABR President

Matt Pryor

SRABR Referee Liaison


Referees play a critical role in the success of Baton Rouge Soccer and for the safety of the players. To better recognize the hard work of our referees, BRSC will spotlight referees who serve our membership as referees. If you would like to share your story for our referee spotlight, please complete the following form in its entirety. Honorees will be contacted by email to submit a picture and review his or her selection. BRSC's Referee of the Week will receive recognition on the club's social media and on

Referee of the Week – Nick Malokofsky 2/23/20

September 29, 2020

As a U.S. Navy Helicopter Pilot, Nick is as prepared as they come on the pitch. Nick played collegiately at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, CA, and staying connected to the game. His best moment on the pitch came when he was able to ref a game with his two children. We’d like to…

Referee of the Week Shane Godso

Referee of the Week – Shane Godso 2/20/20

September 29, 2020

You’re in good hands when Shane is in the pitch! As an Allstate Insurance Agent, he understands the need for safety. Shane enjoys the experience refereeing provides. “It gives me the opportunity to be a helper to coaches and players to better understand the game of soccer. I also referee because I enjoy meeting great…

Referee of the Week

Referee of the Week – Travis Johnson 2/9/20

September 29, 2020

We can’t play the game we love without the valuable guidance and assistance referees provide. For the week of February 9, 2020, we’d like to recognize Travis Johnson for his work on the pitch. Travis’ most memorable moment as a referee came when he attended ODP. It was a big moment for Travis because it…