Mar 06
High School Training Session

Our pre-season MHSAA training session is open to all MHSAA certified GLASRA members.
  • Monday, March 13, 2017 
  • 7:00 pm  - 8:00 pm
  • Meridian Township Central Fire Station
    5000 Okemos Road
    Okemos, MI 48864

If you plan to attend, RSVP -

Jan 06
Annual General Meeting, Upcoming Classes, Annual Dues

Our first area recertification is this Saturday.  See below for more information.  As a reminder, you need to complete all online modules before you can receive your badge in person on Saturday.  It is not sufficient to just show up at the recertification to receive your badge.

Grade 7/8/9 Recertification

Please note:  If you currently hold a 2017 USSF referee badge, generally by attending a bridge or entry-level class during the summer 2017 timeframe, you do not need to attend a recertification class.  However, please know that there is a substantial rewrite to the Laws of the Game, which you will be responsible to know at the start of 2017.  If you are looking to bridge from grade 9 to grade 8, you should take the bridge class (see next section) instead of a recertification class.  You only need to attend one class and pay the $67.50 cost via and click on the link for “Grade [Your Referee Grade of 7, 8 or 9] Re Certification”.  Please note that you will need to complete modules within Game Officials before the class in order to receive your badge on the day of the class.  These are classes closest to the Jackson and Lansing area:


•       Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, MI

•       Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Mason City Hall Community Room in Mason, MI

•       Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 11:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. at Carnegie Branch of Jackson District Library in Jackson, MI


Please note that these are the only classes planned for the area.  If you cannot make any of these classes, the only recertification classes left will be outside of the Jackson/Lansing area.  Other classes can be found at

Grade 8 Bridge Class

If you are a grade 9 referee, are 14 years old and looking to be able to officiate a wider variety of matches, please consider taking the bridge class as compared to taking a recertification class.  You will still receive a 2017 referee badge.  The cost is $67.50.

•       Saturday, March 4, 2017 (9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.) and Sunday, March 5, 2017 (12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.) at Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, MI:

Entry-Level Referee Classes

​We do look for new referees every year.  However, we are looking for more adult referees this year.  For those of you who are younger, please consider encouraging your parents to become referees.  It is a great time to engage the whole family together!  We have two entry-level classes established for winter 2017.  They only need to attend all sessions of one class to become certified and receive a 2017 referee badge.  The cost is $67.50 and the registration links are below:

•       Saturday, January 28, 2017 (9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.) and Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, MI:

•       Saturday, March 25, 2017 (9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.) and Sunday, March 26, 2017 (12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, MI:

•       A Jackson-area entry-level class in either January or February is planned and will be finalized in the next few weeks.

2017 GLASRA Dues

Calendar-year dues are due in order to receive priority in obtaining assignments from GLASRA in the 2017 calendar year.  We highly encourage you to pay your dues via PayPal!  We will have a board member at our local recertification clinics to collect dues, however, you may send your dues to our PO Box:  GLASRA, PO Box 15186, Lansing, MI 48901.  Cash will be accepted at clinics only.  Checks are to be made out to GLASRA.  Payment can be made by PayPal at the following site: This option also accept credit card payments.  Please note the referee for whom the membership applies.

Dues per referee:

  • If you only referee US Soccer matches, your dues are $15.00.
  • If you only referee MHSAA matches, your dues are $25.00.
  • If you referee both US Soccer and MHSAA matches, your dues are $25.00.

No individual referee will be charged more than $25.00.

Annual General Membership Meeting

Our annual general membership meeting will take place on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, MI after the Grade 7/8/9 recertification class (approximately 1:15 P.M.).  We will hold elections, vote on changes to the by-laws and constitution and go through the 2017 budget.

​Andrew Hoard
President, GLASRA

Jun 24
Fitness Test

July 18, 2015

9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.  
East Lansing High School track (509 Burcham Dr, East Lansing, MI 48823) 

USSF Fitness Tests are required for all State Referees (Grade 6 and above)​. They are recommended for Grade 7 and Grade 8 Referees who aspire to Upgrading and for consideration to possible higher-level match assignments.

Sign up for the fitness test at and login with Game Officials login.

Learn more about fitness test requirements.
US Soccer Certification Requirements.pdf


Jun 24
Summer Entry Level and Bridge to Grade 8 Courses

Summer is a great time to get your Entry Level Certification or Bridge to Grade 8.

Did you know FAQ's:

  • Taking a summer course certifies you for the fall season of the current year and the following entire calendar year?
  • Bridging to Grade 8 replaces Grade 9 recertification?
  • Bridging to Grade 8 is for referees who have found enjoyment as a Grade 9 referee and seek to advance to higher level matches.
  • You must be at least 14 years old to Bridge.
  • You can take any course in the State of Michigan, but that GLASRA is one of the few organizations which hosts classes in the summer.


July 25, 2015 AND August 1, 2015 
9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823


August 8, 2015 AND August 15, 2015
9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Both Days
Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823

Register for a class: GO Class Listings

Mar 05
Field Training Session 3/15/15

March 15, 2015

Field Training 

​GLASRA is running an introductory training session at the Summit.

Sunday, March 15
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Summit Sports
9410 Davis Hwy
Dimondale, MI

It is targeted at new Grade 9 and Grade 8 referees. It is intended to help familiarize new officials with putting the Laws of the Game into practice as well as officiating in our local leagues in preparation for  the Spring season. There is no charge for this training session and free GLASRA T-shirts will be provided to all attendees. 

It is strongly recommended that new officials attend, if at all possible.

They should bring indoor soccer/refereeing shoes/equipment and a pencil/notepad and expect to participate in various drills.

The Summit Sports and Ice Complex is located at 9410 Davis Hwy, Dimondale, which is just off I-96.

Feb 26
GLASRA Member wins 2014 Michigan Young Male Referee of the Year

Congrats to GLASRA member Charlie Coon who was selected as 2014 Michigan Young Male Referee of the Year! Read more about Charlie on our News page and be sure to congratulat him when you see him! 

Charlie is one of several GLASRA referees who have won this award in recent years. GLASRA is on a four year run that has produced State, Regional, and even a National winner. Read more about those individuals at our News link.

We are always looking for eager referees who aspire to new levels. If you are that individual, contact new board member John Douglas who is heading our Mentor program. 


Jan 29
2015 USSF Certification

Upcoming Classes -

There are no more local classes. Please choose from any class listed at this link.

BRIDGE FROM GRADE 9 TO GRADE 8 (for Grade 9’s that would like higher level matches)
The next local class is as detailed below. Please register through this link -

• Sat, Feb 14  9:00am - 1:00pm
• Sat, Feb 21  9:00am - 1:00pm
(Must attend ALL sessions)        


If you cannot attend this class, you can choose from other locations in the State of Michigan -

GRADE 9 RECERTIFICATION (This is not necessary for those who took entry level course in the summer of 2014.)
There are no more local classes. Please choose from any class listed at this link -

 Register for the below detailed class –

• Sat, Mar 7  9:00am - 1:00pm
• Sat, Mar 14  9:00am - 1:00pm
(Must attend ALL sessions)        


If this does not fit in a schedule, choose from any class listed here -

Jan 08
Recertification and AGM Reminder, Bridge Course
​Fellow GLASRA Members:

Please note that in order to officiate USSF matches in 2015, you must possess a 2015 USSF referee badge obtained through a recertification or bridge course.  Grade 9 referees who took the entry-level course over the summer are certified for 2015 and do not need to attend a recertification course.

If you are a Grade 9 referee and wish to move to Grade 8, there is a Lansing-area bridge course you can take.  After passing the course, you will receive a 2015 badge and become a Grade 8 referee.  Therefore, you will not have to take the recertification course on January 10 and can take the bridge course in its place.  You can register for the course by logging into GameOfficials (  Here are the details:

Location:  Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
Class Dates:  9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on both February 14 and February 21 (must attend both dates)

The final recertification course being held in the Lansing area this year is being held this Saturday, January 10, 2015.  The class starts at 9:00 A.M. and concludes at 1:00 P.M.  You need to register through GameOfficials ( in order to attend the course.  Please note that you will have to pay the registration fee through the website.  Before attending, you need to take and pass modules within GameOfficials after registering.  This includes taking a test on the Laws of the Game.  Failure to successfully complete the modules and passing the test by Friday evening may prevent you from getting your 2015 badge at the course; therefore, please make sure to complete the modules and the test before then.  If you do not receive your badge on Saturday, you are required to bring a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the recertification course so that once your requirements are met, your badge can be mailed to you.  If you do not attend this course, there are courses elsewhere in the state where you may recertify.  Consult GameOfficials for recertification course sites.

GLASRA calendar-year dues are now due for 2015.  Annual dues are $15.00 for USSF referees and $25.00 for high school referees.  No single referee pays more than $25.00, therefore, if you referee both high school and USSF, you only pay $25.00.  You may pay your dues via cash or check at our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, January 10.  If you cannot attend the meeting, you can mail your dues in a check or money order to the following address:  GLASRA, P.O. Box 15186, Lansing, MI 48901.  If mailing, please indicate for which referee(s) the dues apply.

Our Annual General Meeting is taking place after our recertification course on Saturday, January 10 at the Hannah Community Center (819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823).  During the meeting, we will have elections for the following positions:
·         President
·         Secretary
·         2 Member-at-Large positions
If you are interested in any of these positions, please e-mail me at  In addition, we have made changes to our constitution and by-laws and we will vote on those changes.  This and much more will be mentioned during the meeting.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!​


Andrew Hoard
Member-at-Large, Membership/Recruitment, GLASRA

Jan 03
2015 Recertification

2015 Recertification

RRegister now.pngecertification classes are listed at

The next local class is scheduled as follows:



Saturday, January 10, 2015
9:00am - 1:00pm
Hannah Community Center
819 Abbott Rd.
East Lansing, MI 

If you have not signed up for a recertification class please go to and sign up for a class that fits your schedule.  You must attend a recertification class to be certified to referee for the 2015 year. 

Dec 04
Annual General Meeting - Ammendment to By-Laws
January 10, 2015

​It is required in our By-Laws that members be provided 30 days notice of the following.

Amending of GLASRA Constitution and By-Laws at our 2015 AGM, January 10, 2015:

"Per Article 9 of the GLASRA Constitution and By-Laws, the Constitution and By-Laws are to be reviewed every two years.  The last review was in 2012.  A review of this document in 2014 brought about recommended changes by the GLASRA Executive Board that will be voted on by members present at the AGM as outlined in Article 9." 

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