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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 10-17) 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:

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

       

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      2) 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.

Regional Referee In-Person Course Dates
Date Time City
Saturday 8/4 8am-5pm Fountain Valley Fountain Valley High School - 17816 Bushard St. Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Sunday 8/5 8am-5pm Fountain Valley Fountain Valley High School - 17816 Bushard St. Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Saturday 8/18 8:30am-4:30pm Mission Viejo Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Saturday 8/18 Ladera Ranch
Saturday 8/25 9am-5pm Irvine
Saturday 8/25 8:30am-5pm Lake Forest Lake Forest Elementary School, 21801 Pittsford Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Saturday 8/25 10am-6pm Laguna Beach Lang Park Gymnasium, 21540 Wesley Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Mon/Wed 8/27 & 8/29 6pm-10pm Mission Viejo Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Saturday 9/1 8am-4pm Ladera Ranch Chaparral Elementary School, 29001 Sienna Pkwy, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Mon/Tues 9/10 & 9/11 6pm-9:30pm Aliso Viejo Techspace Building, 65 Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, CA
Mon/Wed 9/10 & 9/12 6pm-10pm Mission Viejo Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Regional Referee Online Companion In-Person Course Dates
Date Time City
Saturday 8/18 8am-12pm Rancho Santa Margarita RSM Bell Tower located at22232 El Paseo Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Monday 8/20 5:30pm-8:30pm Tustin Tustin AYSO Regional Meeting Room - 14742 Newport Avenue, Suite 101 Tustin, CA 92780
Saturday 8/25 8am-12pm Huntington Beach College View Elementary School in Huntington Beach, CA
Saturday 8/25 3pm-5pm Irvine Gabrielino Park in University Hills
Monday 8/27 5pm-8pm Huntington Beach College View Elementary School in Huntington Beach, CA
Tuesday 8/28 5:45pm-9pm Costa Mesa Costa Mesa High School, 2650 Fairview Rd. Costa Mesa CA 92626
Wednesday 8/29 5:45pm-9pm Costa Mesa Costa Mesa High School, 2650 Fairview Rd. Costa Mesa CA 92626
Saturday 9/1 9am-1pm Irvine Harvard Community Center, 14701 Harvard Avenue, Irvine, CA 92606
Tuesday 9/4 5:45pm-9pm Costa Mesa Costa Mesa High School, 2650 Fairview Rd. Costa Mesa CA 92626
Tuesday 9/4 6pm-9:30pm Laguna Beach Lang Park Gymnasium, 21540 Wesley Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Thursday 9/6 6pm-10pm Irvine Harvard Community Center, 14701 Harvard Avenue, Irvine, CA 92606
Saturday 9/15 8am-12pm Rancho Santa Margarita RSM Bell Tower located at22232 El Paseo Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Tuesday 9/18 6:30pm-8:30pm Costa Mesa 2750 Fairview Rd. Costa Mesa CA 92626
Wednesday 9/19 5:30pm-8pm Garden Grove West Grove Park @ 5372 Cerulean Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92845
Monday 9/24 5:30pm-8:30pm Tustin Currie Middle School -1402 Sycamore Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
Tustin AYSO Regional Meeting Room
14742 Newport Avenue, Suite 101 Tustin, CA 92780
Sunday 10/7 8am-4pm Laguna Hills Laguna Hills Community Center - 25555 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

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