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Referees are critical to soccer. The game can't be played without them. My name is Dave Fleek, and I am your Referee Administrator. You can reach me by e-mail by clicking HERE!

Step by step guide on How To Become A Referee

Referee Meeting to be on 9/11/2023 
in the Dwyer Cafeteria at 7pm (fingerprinting at 6pm).  Expect law/rule changes, refresher items focused on U9+ however gear/uniforms will be handed out for new referees and replacement items like if your washer ate a ref sock.

Referee Meeting Details: Referee Fall Meeting 2022

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Region 56 Referee Staff: 

Dave Fleek - Regional Referee Administrator [email protected]
Nick Dispalatro
 - Assistant Regional Referee Administrator [email protected]
Chris Osswald - Assistant Referee Administrator  [email protected]
- Director of Referee Instruction 
Lee Aydelotte - Referee Director of Assessments [email protected]

Please consider volunteering for the following - contact Nick/Chris:

Vacant - Director of Youth Referees [email protected] 
Vacant - Director of Referee Mentoring [email protected]
Vacant - Director of Female Referees  [email protected]
Vacant - Scheduler [email protected]  


Regional Referee Training Opportunities

Training opportunities do still exist and you can access them by logging into your account, volunteer tab and to the far right of your name is a button "Go to AYSOU". New referees have several courses to complete under Safehaven such as the CDC Concussion, Safehaven, Safe Sport, Sudden Cardiac Arrest. They also need to take the Online Regional Referee Course and the Companion to that is in-person.

Region 56 Fall Referee Meeting Presentation:  referee meeting fall 2023 part 1.pdf  referee meeting fall 2023 part 2.pdf

AYSO Volunteer Form (Adult or Youth)

If you have not already filled out and turned in this annual form, then please go online and do so. Even if you've completed a form for another position, one must be completed for Referee. (A separate form must be completed for each volunteer position).

Please select the "Register" or "Login" button at the top of this page and fill out the Volunteer Form.

In addition, each volunteer must complete CDC Concussion and Safehaven before being added to the Matchtrak scheduler. They are online courses found at

Misc Notes for Region 56 Referees

• Discipline Policy:
"Yellow & Red Cards are highly discouraged in the U8 & U10 divisions. Use caution when using cards at the U12 level. You must complete a misconduct report on Matchtrak if you have to issue any type of misconduct.

• Special Rules for U8 Games:
No penalty kicks, No off-side (don't allow obvious "cherry picking" either) There will be only direct kicks at this  level, and only from outside the goal area for attacking team. No Goalkeepers. No throw-ins - they now must place the ball on the touchline and kick-pass it in.

 • NEW Click Here for an interactive guide to Law 11 - Offside 

Schedule Links & Info

Check All Links below for open games

Schedules and link info

Area K U14 

Matchtrak Instructions & Video

Player Development Summary

Referee Points Spreadsheet

Misconduct MUST Be Reported

Any misconduct issues during a game must be reported to the Referee Admin within 24 hours using the Matchtrak automated reporting system. Select your completed games (upper left). For the game in question, select the Match Report icon, then the type of report and it will provide a form to fill in.

Referee Requirements/Training

» Regional Referee (minimum age 12)
» Intermediate Referee (minimum age 14)
» Advanced Referee (minimum age 16)
» National Referee (minimum age 18)

Upgrade opportunities are available via live courses on

Local Opportunities:

» Area L Training
» Area K Training
» Ken Aston Camp

National Partners

Email Contacts

Contact Us

AYSO Region 56

P.O. Box 8205 
Huntington Beach, California 92615

Email Us: [email protected]
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