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​GLASRA - Greater Lansing Area Soccer Referees Association

​​Welcome to the GLASRA, Greater Lansing Area Soccer Referees Association, website.

We are excited to bring more info to you as members and organizations which we service. Please take a look around. Hopefully, you'll find what you need. If not, please feel free to make suggestions for new additions. We aim to serve, so this will be a place we can all contribute and connect.

GLASRA Member Wins Michigan and Region II Young Female Referee of the Year

Congratulations to Emily Williams who was selected as Michigan and Region II  Young Female Referee of the Year. She traveled to the USYSA National Conference as one of four national finalists. 

GLASRA has a decorated history of ​nominating members who acheived this honor.​ Visit our News link to find their stories.

Lifetime Member Award

Scott Goldstein was awarded the Lifetime Member Award at the June 2016 Board Meeting.

Scott is moving closer to his children and grandchildren, so will no longer be officiating in the Lansing area. We will miss him greatly as he has been a very active member.

Scott served as GLASRA President, sub-assignor, mentor, and friend over the course of his 20 plus years. We thank him for his years of service to the game, organiztion, and community.



Check out News to read about member recognitions, selections, and accomplishments.

Serving the Greater Lansing Area Since 1977

GLASRA, Greater Lansing Area Soccer Referee Association, was established in 1977. Many referees have come and gone through the years. Some of the earliest members are still around. We thank them for their dedication to the organization.

Today we have over 200 members of all ages ranging from 13 - well, let's not say...

We serve our members assigning, training, and support needs. We assign for all USSF leagues/clubs in the Greater Lansing area, as well as all MHSAA High Schools as far as Ionia to Dansville. We even assign for non-MHSAA affiliated schools. We serve the local Mid Michigan Men's Soccer League, MMMSL, as well as the Lansing Area Women's Soccer League, LAWS.

Constitution and By-Laws

GLASRA Constitution and By-Laws were approved by the board and membership at the Annual General Meeting on January 10, 2015.

GLASRA Constitution and By-Laws 2015 .pdf  


The Greater Lansing Area Soccer Referees Association ("GLASRA") is solely responsible for the content of this website.

Every reasonable effort is made to assure accuracy on our website, but typographical errors, omissions or other errors sometimes occur. Users are encouraged to contact the web developer if information appears to be inconsistent or inaccurate. Please bring to our attention any errors, discrepancies, problems, misleading or confusing information.

With respect to information provided on our website, GLASRA makes no warranties of any kind, expressed or implied (including warranties of fitness for a particular purpose), and is not liable for any loss arising out of the use of the information, including without limitation any indirect or consequential damages.

Links to other websites are provided simply as a courtesy to the reader, not as an endorsement by GLASRA. Other websites are not maintained by the GLASRA, and we are not responsible for their content or suitability for a particular purpose.

2016 Summer USSF Bridge ​Course

For Grade 9 Referees or Former Grade 8's who haven't officiated for a couple years and want to recertify.


  • 2017 Badge

  • No need to take a Grade 9 recertification class.

  • Qualified for wider variety of matches than  Grade 9.

COST: $67.50


Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823


July 8th from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

July 9th from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. 


​If you cannot attend this course, other bridge courses can be found on Game Officials.

2016 USSF Entry Level Course

If you know someone who is interested in becoming a referee, please​ encourage them to take an entry-level course. 

COST: $67.50


Hannah Community Center
819 Abbot Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823


July 22 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

July 23 from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. 


If you cannot attend this course, other bridge courses can be found on  Game Officials.

​Remember, you may attend any class within the state of Michigan. We are working on setting up a course in the Jackson area for July 30th.  If approved, we will pass along a further note.​

2016 USSF Fitness Test​

All referees are welcome to test, but please note the following:

1. FT will again follow the USSF Sprint & Interval Testing format

2. FT is a requirement for Upgrading (USSF Grades 8 to 7 and 7 to 6) in 2016

3. FT is an annual requirement for:

  • State Referees
  • USSF Development Academy assignments
  • ECNL assignments
  • MRL assignments

4. Injured State Referees may claim a single, one-year exemption from FT

5. FT is a prerequisite for any Referee seeking:

  • Out-of-Michigan assignments from the SRA or SYRA
  • MPSL and MUSL assignments, if no prior Adult Amateur experience

​6. FT is performed locally within MRC Districts:

  • Events are scheduled, and Referees register for participation, on GameOfficials (GO)
  • No separation of Referee Grades and Upgrade Candidates


July 16, 2016

9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M

East Lansing High School Track
509 Burcham Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823


There is no charge for taking the fitness test, but you need to register through Game Officials .

​ If you cannot attend this fitness test, you can find another location at​

2016 MHSAA

Field Training​

GLASRA is hosting a High School referee field training session. At this event, you work closely with GLASRA High School mentors during matches. You will receive direct input and feedback. These sessions help determine where you can best be utilized during the season. If you want to work more matches as a center referee, this is the training session that you NEED to attend.

August 13, 2016

Holt High School Field

Match times will run from 9:00 am until approximately 5:00 pm.

Details are still being put in place. If you are on our MHSAA referee email list, you will receive more info as plans are confirmed.