GGSRA - Training


FIFA/USSF The Laws of the Game for 2020/2021
Laws of the Game Changes for 2020/2021

NFHS - Soccer

2020-2021 Rules and Updates
NFHS Soccer Rules Changes 2020-21
2020 Comparative Rules Guide
2019 Comparative Rules Guide
2019-2020 Rules and Updates
2016 Comparative Rules Guide
NFHS 2015-2016 Soccer Rules Powerpoint
NFHS Soccer Rules Changes 2016-17
NFHS Soccer Rules Changes 2015-16

USL / NFHS - Girls Lacrosse

2021 USL/NFHS Girls Lacrosse Rules Interpretation
2020 USL/NFHS Girls Lacrosse Rules Interpretation
2019 USL/NFHS Girls Lacrosse Rules Interpretation
2018 NFHS Girls Lacrosse Rules Interpretation
2017 NFHS Girls Lacrosse Rules Interpretation
2016 Rules Changes for Girls Lacrosse
2016 NFHS Women's Lacrosse Rule Interpretation
US Lacrosse 2016 Women's Rule Book (pdf)

Required Concussion Certification - 02/03/2012

Effective April 1, 2012, GGSRA requires all officials to obtain certification for recognizing Concussion in sports, and its impact on youth player.

CDC, Center for Disease Control, and NFHS, the National Federation of State High School Associations have teamed up to provide this FREE online course to all coaches, officials, parents and students.

To access the course you must:

To access the NFHS course go to:

CDC website:

Concussion Information - 01/22/2012

In the past two years NFHS has introduced new rules to protect athletes who may have received a concussion as a result of a head injury. Now California Law AB 25 requires schools to implement a head injury protocol and a concussion and head injury information sheet be signed and returned by the athlete and his/her parent or guardian. A player removed from play due to a concussion or suspected concussion must be evaluated by a licensed health care provider (trained in the management of concussions) and receive written clearance before participating in practice, play or competition.

While these changes help protect our student athletes, they also place additional burdens on referees who must assess a situation quickly. The Centers for Disease Control has a number of excellent documents on the topic. So please take a few moments and review the information at: CDC Concussion Information