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Professional Training for all Players

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: See info: Referee Course

Upcoming Region 96 Referee Training Course(s)

Basic Referee Course with Online Companion
DATE: Day 1 - Online; Day 2 - In Person - Thursday January 8, 5:30PM - 9:30PM (dinner provided)

**Class starts promptly, please arrive early for check in**
COURSE PREREQUISITE: Basic Referee Online Training Course, Safe Haven Training Course (adults) and Concussion Awareness Course
LOCATION: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 13922 Prospect Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92705 -- ROOM 503 - upstairs (Fellowship Hall - 2 story building closest to elementary school)
ROSTER NUMBER: 201405900
1. BEFORE 1/6/15, all students must complete the Basic Referee Online Training Course, Online Safe Haven (over 18 years old) and Concussion Awareness training (all available at www.aysotraining.org ). This classroom session is the second part to the online class. Please print and bring your certificates for verification.
2. All students should register for the class at www.eayso.org under the roster number above. Class size is limited, registration closes 1/5/15.
3. If you are not a registered volunteer, please follow the steps at the top of the page to register, print and sign TWO copies of your registration form and bring them to class.
4. Cost for students from outside Area Q is $35.
5. Contact Rick Barker (rdri@tustinayso.org) if you have any questions.

Basic Referee Course
DATE: TBD - check back or look on eayso.org for training in other regions.

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.

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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