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Tustin AYSO Region 96


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Anyone 12 or older is eligible to become a certified Referee. You will learn about the laws of the game from a qualified referee instructor and will be given a uniform and equipment. After you finish the training, if you choose, you may be assigned a referee mentor who can answer all of your questions. Or you can just start as an assistant referee and learn as you go. See the training section below for more information on how you can get started.

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Become A Referee

4 Simple Steps to becoming an AYSO certified referee

  1. Register as a Volunteer 
  2. Enroll in a Regional Referee Training Course
  3. Complete Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness
  4. Attend a Basic Referee Class
Register as a Volunteer
Complete the online Referee/Youth Referee Volunteer Role application (All referees, 12 years of age and older, must be registered as volunteers)

Step by step instructions to register a Youth Referee

Enroll in a Regional Referee Training Course
Check the training calendar below to see when the next Referee training course is offered. They are typically scheduled right before the beginning of the Fall, Spring and Summer seasons. Additional classes may be offered during the Fall Season.

There are two types of training classes that may be scheduled:

Regional Referee Course – 8 hour in person training class
Regional Referee Online Companion Course – 4 hour in person training course that accompanies a required Online Regional Referee Training Course.
Log in to Go to the "In-Person Courses" tab and search for the referee course by clicking on the date on the calendar. Click on the “Session” button and click on “Register” next to the course offered in Tustin.

Complete Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness
Complete the AYSO Safe Haven and Concussions Courses online. Safe Haven is a required child and volunteer protection training. Both of these online classes can be found at under the "Online Courses" tab.

For youth referees, it is recommended that a parent supervises the Safe Haven course with them.

Attend a Basic Referee Class
Attend the in-person class that you’ve registered for in Step 2. and pass the written exam at the end of the class with a score of 75% or higher.
If the class being offered is a Regional Referee Online Companion Course, you must first complete the Online Regional Referee Training Course in under Online Courses Tab > Regional Referee Training 

Referee Training Schedule


Course Date Course Location To Register
Wednesday March 11, 2020 5:30 - 9:30Regional Referee Online



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Tustin, California 92780

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