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How to Become an AYSO Referee

Step 1 – Register as an AYSO Volunteer

All referees must register as volunteers annually. Youth volunteers (ages 12-17) will need a parent or guardian to complete the on-line volunteer process for them. Register on-line as a Volunteer with AYSO at www.eayso.org

Step 2 – Complete Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness

All new referees must complete:

  • AYSO Safe Haven (Course MT02)

  • Concussion Awareness (AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness)

  •  Link for the two courses: aysotraining.org

Step 3 – Attend a Basic Referee Course

All New Referee’s complete the Basic Referee Course requirement to earn a badge. Classes listed on next pages & additional classes on www.eayso.org.

  • Two ways to complete Basic Referee Training

    • Take an 8 hour classroom course called “Basic Referee.” Pre-register for this classroom course & Pass the test.

    • Take both the Basic Referee online course and attend “Basic Referee Online Companion Course” in a classroom & Pass the test. Find these classroom courses at eayso.org. (PRIOR TO TAKING THIS COURSE THIS OPTION, YOU MUST COMPLETE AYSO SAFE HAVEN & CONCUSSION AWARENESS TRAINING AND BASIC REFEREE ONLINE TRAINING AT www.aysotraining.org BRING THE COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATES WITH YOU AS PROOF. ALSO BRING A PEN OR PENCIL AND A NOTE PAD TO WRITE ON. THE EXAMINATION WILL BE HELD AT THE END OF CLASS)

  • You must pre-register for each classroom course at eayso.org

  • Pay attention to the contents of Basic Referee Online Training. There is a written exam that you need to pass in the Companion Course.

Step 4 – Field Mentoring

All New Referees must be mentored by one of Area 11L’s approved mentors or attend another Region’s mentoring event with experienced referee mentors. Region 41 Referee Uniform Distribution

  • Once the volunteer has completed all steps above a Referee Uniform will be distributed.

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