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Region 83 - Five Cities

Referee Training

Get Trained to Referee!

Have a great time while ensuring Region 83 kids can play safe, fair and fun soccer. Earn playoff points for your favorite team this season by refereeing. Are you a 14U player? You can earn points for your own team by refereeing 10U games! Games cannot be played without trained referees, so please get trained and join the referee staff.

The following steps must be completed in order:

To Become a U8 Official:

To Become a Regional Referee:

  1. Register as a volunteer.
  2. Complete AYSO’s Safe Haven and concussion awareness online courses.
  3. Attend a U8 Training Course.
  1. Register as a volunteer.
  2. Complete AYSO’s Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness online courses.
  3. Complete the Regional Referee Training online course (The link below will take you to the AYSO National training page for all three courses). 
  4. Attend an in-person Regional Referee Companion Course.


Please RSVP with the Regional Referee Administrator if you would like to attend referee training and to obtain a voucher for Regional Referee online training.(

  • 8U Official is training for 8U games
  • Regional/Basic Referee is training for 10U games as a fully uniformed Regional Referee
  • Print a copy of your certificates of completion for Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness and Regional Referee Online for your records.

Intermediate and Advanced Referee Training:
Please contact Regional Referee Administrator to find out about any upcoming training locally or in neighboring Areas/Regions.

Remember: there is absolutely nothing selfish about becoming better trained for AYSO coaching, refereeing or management. The better we become at our jobs, the better our kids are served by our programs.

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AYSO Region 83 - Five Cities

P.O. Box 1166 
Arroyo Grande, California 93421

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