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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.ayso41.org

Step 2 – Complete Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness

All new referees must complete:

  • AYSO's Safe Haven (Course MT02)

  • Concussion Awareness (AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness)

  •  Link for the two courses: AYSOU.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.AYSOU.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 AYSOU.org. (PRIOR TO TAKING THIS COURSE THIS OPTION, YOU MUST COMPLETE AYSO SAFE HAVEN & CONCUSSION AWARENESS TRAINING AND BASIC REFEREE ONLINE TRAINING AT www.AYSOU.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 AYSOU.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.

REFEREE TRAINING

The next Area 11-L Referee Training Conference will be July 28-29, 2018 at Trabuco Hills High School (27501 Mustang Run, Mission Viejo, CA 92691).

This is a great chance to further develop your referee skills in classes taught by some of the finest instructors in Southern California. If you know of new volunteers interested in refereeing, please direct them to the Regional Referee Courses.

For detailed course and location information, simply click on the course heading below.

If you have not already registered, please click ONLINE REGISTRATION.

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