Referee Program



Linda Hughes, Referee Assignor
Cell (770) 361-0017

Denise Heim, Director of Referee Development & Training
Cell (404) 245-2421

Denise Heim, Referee Assignor
Cell (404) 245-2421

Sarah Howell, Referee Assignor

Joe Todd

Metro Atlanta Referee Association
Ofc: (770) 924-9410
Cell (770) 378-4389

Weather Hotline: (844) GoToUFA or (844) 468-6832 


UFA has in the past enjoyed plenty of game officials for our games, however we are currently experiencing a referee labor shortage. Soccer is a growing sport and, as the sport grows, the demand for referees grows. The state of Georgia has less than half of the certified officials it had this time last year. This is a statewide issue that affects all clubs.

There are a few ways you can help in this matter. Anyone over the age of 13 can be certified, but we can use younger/new officials for our "in-house" U12 and younger recreational games. This means we can assign you to a game and you receive payment without needing to be officially certified. We still encourage all to get certified (once you are 13 years old), as there are many rules/laws with which you may not be familiar. 

Referees are considered private contractors who can choose which location, what time, what day, and what club they work for. This means the schedule is very flexible. Additionally, pay is $16-$80/game depending upon position, age group and play level. Referees are paid bi-weekly. 

To referee at UFA, you need to join the UFA Game Officials Group at 
UFA group #1009, Access code is 2010.

Please join the group ASAP so you don’t miss any news or training announcements. If you do not join the group before the start of the season, there will be a delay in getting activated within the UFA group – which will delay your receiving any game assignments. As soon as you join the group send an email to Linda Hughes letting her know that you’ve joined the group. Her email is

In order to get paid, you will need to complete a W-9 Form and submit to Tammy Hlebec by fax at (844) 468-6832 or email to

Certified referees will need to purchase an official uniform kit. and more have starter kits available.

UFA In-House Referees will be provided a UFA Referee shirt would only need to purchase a watch and whistle. To become an In-House Referee, please complete our form here.

UFA Referee Support Team:

Linda Hughes, Referee Assignor
Cell (770) 361-0017

Denise Heim, Director of Referee Development & Training
Cell (404) 245-2421

For Questions, please contact us at Get Certified, then Get Assigned! Once you've gotten your certification, make sure to contact us to get assigned to games at UFA. 


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