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Referee Training

Steps to becoming an AYSO certified referee

Step 1: Register as a Volunteer

Register on-line as a Volunteer with AYSO at http://www.eayso.org
(All referees, 12 years of age and older, must be registered as volunteers.)
See step by step process outlined in this document: Volunteer

Step 2: Enroll in course

Login to eayso.org
Follow step by step process outlined in this document: Enroll

Step 3: Complete Safe Haven and Concussion Training

Adults (18 and older) complete the AYSO Safe Haven course. Safe Haven is required child and volunteer protection training. The Concussion training is found within the Safe Haven section at http://www.aysotraining.org/. You will need your eayso ID to register. See info: Safe Haven/Concussion

Step 4: Attend a Basic Referee Class

Complete the Basic Referee Course (8 hours of training. Some courses are online + in person, some are in person only). You will need to pass a written test, achieving a score of 75% or better. If your course requires the Basic Referee Online Companion, see info: Referee Course

Upcoming Region 96 Referee Training Course(s)

Basic Referee Course
DATE: Saturday, June 13, 9AM to 5PM     Add to:
LOCATION: 14742 Newport Ave., Suite 101, Tustin, CA 92780
ROSTER NUMBER: 201501643
1. All students should register for the class at www.eayso.org under the roster number above. Class size is limited. Students must attend all day - lunch will be provided.
2. BEFORE 6/11/15, all students must complete the Online Safe Haven (if over 18 years old) and Concussion Awareness training (all available at www.aysotraining.org ). Please print and bring your certificates for verification.
3. If you are not a registered volunteer, please see Step 1 above.
4. Cost for students from outside AYSO Area 11Q is $35.
5. E-mail rdri@tustinayso.org if you have any questions.

Referee Training offered by Other Regions or Areas

Be sure to coordinate your attendance with our Regional Referee Administrator as Region 96 will pay your registration fee(s).

Training offered by other regions may also be found listed on the Area Q Referee page or by searching eayso.org for your desired class.

Want some personalized help?

Need a little help or are you preparing for an assessment to upgrade your badge? Request a mentor to help you. The Area Q Referee Mentor program is where you can obtain some feedback on your game in an informal mentoring session.

It's simple to request a mentor. When you reserve your game in Matchtrak, just click the radio button which says "Request a Mentor". This will email our mentor crew and they will sign up for the game in Matchtrak as well. You can do this for either CR or AR positions - wherever you feel you need some help.

Obtaining a mentor session where you are the CR can fulfill all or part of your training requirements for any incentive programs.

Referee Reference Material

Links to various training materials.

Documents (PDF):

FIFA Laws of the Game for 2013-2014

Advice for Referees / Guide to Procedures

Information for New Referees

Offside Made Easy

Laws of the Game Made Easy

Other Links

AYSO Resources

AYSO Basic Referee course is online for you to review at anytime. You will need your AYSO ID to login which can be found at www.eayso.org. See the Referee Training link after you login.

Concussion Training - You will need your AYSO ID to login which can be found at www.eayso.org. See the CDC Concussion Training link under the Safe Haven section after you login.

Guide to Procedures

AYSO Referee Resources
Referee Tips
To Whistle Or Not To Whistle?

Other Resources
US Soccer Referee Resource Center
Being the Referee (CR)
CalSouth Referee Instruction Online - good videos and webinars on specific topics

The Offside Rule

We get a lot of questions on this rule - view this short clip to learn more!

FIFA - FA Respect Campaign - The Referee

Managing the Sidelines - Ask, Tell, Dismiss

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