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    GNWSA Referee Information

    A completed IRS W-9 form may be required by GNWSA in order to be payed for your referee assignments.  You can access the W-9 form from the below link:  

    W-9 form

    Once completed, mail your W-9 to the following address:              
       Greater Northwest Soccer Assoc, Attn:  Treasurer 
      1224 N. Hwy 377, Suite 303
      PMB 141
      Roanoke, TX  76262

    Or you can send via email to:     
      NOTE:  If Your Completed W-9 Form contains your SSN, you should protect and only send electronically via secure channels.  Email is not by default secure.  Your SSN and personal information could be compromised.  
    News & Announcements: 

    GNWSA will be hosting an in-person clinic on Saturday August 13th at 5 pm. Location will be Harmony park, meeting at the pavillion. The Online portion needs to be completed at least 1 day before you can attend the in-person training.

    Help Wanted!
    GNWSA needs adults who are willing to become referees!

    How to Become a USSF Grassroots Referee?

    Requirement – you must be 13 or older.

    There is two part process that must be completed to become a licensed USSF Grassroots Referee. 

    Sign up for a Grassroots online course. You will pay the fee when you sign up.

     Part 1 - Sign up for the Grassroots Online Lessons.

    There are 21 modules in the online portion. All 21 modules must be completed in full. The online lessons take approximately 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours to complete in full.

     Part 2 – Select an in-person clinic to attend.

    Once you complete the entire online lessons, you’ll be able to select an in person clinic to go to. You will see the words – ONLINE LESSONS COMPLETED highlighted in green to know that you can select the in-person clinic you wish to attend.

    The in-person clinic is 3.5 hours. This is the field session done outdoors.

    Lots of important information is given to all attendees – who you will work for, how to get games, where to get uniforms, etc.

    You must complete both parts in order to become a referee.

    To Register for a Grassroots Clinic:

    Log into – OMS

    Click – Find Clinic

    Select – Entry Never been a USSF Referee before

    Select – Grassroots Referee Online Lessons


    Start/finish the online lessons


    Select the Grassroots In-person Training


    Once you have successfully completed the 2 part course you will need to register as a referee with your association. Go to, on the left hand side select Board. Scroll down until you find the Referee Assignor and click on the link to send an email to the assignor and let them know who you are and that you are a new referee.
    GNWSA Color Order of Referee Jersey
    1. Gold
    2. Green
    3. Black
    4. Red
    5. Blue
    Purchase these in order.
    The bulk of teams are red or blue.
    You must not match the teams.
    Think You Know The Rules? 
    Did You Know.... 

    Being a referee has many benefits including the ability to help with college funding?

    To learn more about some of these opportunities and to find out if you are eligible check out these links:

    Ken Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

    US Youth Soccer William J. "Billy" Goaziou Scholarhship

    Greater Northwest Soccer Association - "Developing soccer players for the Northwest Independent School District"


    PMB 141

    1224 N. Hwy 377, Suite 303

    Roanoke, TX  76262