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BECOME A REFEREE

Keeping the Game Safe, Fair, and Fun

Why should you become an AYSO Referee? Being out on the field to work with the kids is good exercise AND great fun! If you are in Jr High or High School, you might need to earn Community Service Hours... this is a fun way to give back by helping out newer youth players!

Referees are critical to soccer - the game can't be played without them. The referee is the official in charge of the game - an independent arbiter and manager of the game. His/her authority extends to everyone at the field, including players, substitutes, team officials, spectators, and even assistant referees. 

The referee's No. 1 concern is to keep the game as safe as possible for the players. While there is risk in all sports, the referee is responsible for minimizing such risks from field conditions, equipment, spectators, and the players. The referee is responsible for enforcing the Laws of the Game in such a way as to keep the game safe, fair and fun for everyone: the players, the coaches, the spectators and themselves. He interferes with the game as little as possible, avoiding making calls for doubtful and trifling offenses. Referees only make calls for offenses they are sure occurred. 

We want our kids to continue to play, and they keep playing as long as it is fun. Referees learn that fun soccer varies from age group to age group of players. If you are ready to become a referee contact:

REFEREE ADMINISTRATOR/ ASSISTANT REGIONAL COMMISSIONER
Logan Langbelle
Email: loganfood@sbcglobal.net

REFEREE SCHEDULER
Laurie Clayton
l.clayton@live.com

HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER/ REFEREE/ YOUTH REFEREE

THIS IS FOR BOTH ADULT AND YOUTH REFEREES

Each volunteer must take the following step to become certified. (New AND Returning)
1) Register as a volunteer
  VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Each New (but NOT if Returning) volunteer must ALSO take the following steps...
2) Begin online training at: http://aysou.org
     (a) Login using your Blue Sombrero user name and password
     (b) Click the "My Courses" tab on the left side of top bar
     (c) There are three courses to complete, totaling about 40-60 minutes each. (Once you complete them, most of the Basic Online Training is done. Additional training is optional, but required for older age groups.)
          (i) AYSO's Safe Haven
          (ii) CDC: Concussion Course
          (iii) Regional Referee Training

REFEREE CERTIFICATION COURSES ARE HELD IN OUT REGION AT THE BEGINNING OF EVERY SEASON. PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR NEXT BASIC/ REFRESHER/ INTERMEDIATE COURSE AVAILABILITY. 

Once you are certified please signup on our REFEREE PORTAL to choose the games you would like to referee. Youth Referees please check with LAURIE CLAYTON before signing up for older age group or EXTRA games.

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Winnetka, Illinois 60093

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