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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 "Live 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 "My 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 eCommerce > Referee Training . The cost of the Course is $7 and can be reimbursed to you once you have completed the courses.

Referee Training Schedule


Date Course Location To Register
March 25, 2019 Regional Referee Online Companion Course Tustin AYSO Conference Center
Regional Referee Online Companion Course - March 25th, 2019 - 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This is the in-person course of the online Regional Referee Training Course. Once you complete the online courses, attend this course and pass the test at the end of the class, you will be certified as a Regional Referee.

The Course will be held at the following LOCATION:

Tustin AYSO Regional Meeting Room

14742 Newport Avenue, Suite 101 Tustin, CA 92780

There will be snacks and drinks for your enjoyment during the course. 

Here are the Requirements Prior to Attending The Course On March 25, 2019

Step 1 -Safe Haven Training & Concussion Training

                1) These two online video modules are required for all volunteers in ayso, and ideally will be completed before you attend the course on March 25, 2019 as well.
                2) Access them on 
and look for either CDC Concussion Training and/or Safe Haven training.
                3) Once complete, save the e-certificates to your computer and send them to our Regional Referee Administrator at you can then request a voucher to apply towards the online Regional Referee Training Course.

Step 2 - Take the online "Regional Referee Training Course" 

                This 2-3 hour online video training must be taken before the in-person class. Register for the                 course on, under the "ecommerce" tab.  You can log-in to with your same Blue Sombrero username/password that you used to create a volunteer account.

                Note: National AYSO charges $7 to access and complete this online video training.  We have a voucher code to cover this fee once you have completed step 1, or you can pay the fee directly and we will reimburse you.

Step 3 - Attend the Live in-person "Regional Referee Online Companion Course on March 25th, 2019.

                Please register for the course on, under the "Live Courses" tab, and search for available courses by date and/or name. 


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Tustin AYSO Region 96

13681 Newport Ave. Suite 8, Box 195
Tustin, California 92780

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