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Rivertowns AYSO (Region 324 New York)

Instructions for Becoming an AYSO Youth Referee


Thank you for your interest in becoming an AYSO youth referee.

This is a brand new program in Rivertowns AYSO and you will be the first batch of youth referees. Please direct any questions to Klauss Whitney, our AYSO youth referee coordinator.

[email protected]

Step 1 - Register as a volunteer (10 minutes)

Use the REGISTER NOW button, upper right on this web site. Chose MY2018.


Click here for the step-by-step instructions from AYSO to register as a volunteer.

**** Remember your username and password. You will need it to log into AYSO University (AYSO U), where you access the necessary trainings.

Step #2 - Complete AYSO's Safe Haven Training on AYSO U (1 hour)


Step #3 - Complete CDC: Concussion Course on AYSO U  (30 minutes)


Step #4 - Complete referee training (the online portion costs a modest $7) on AYSO  U 

To officiate 12U and 14U matches, which is where we currently need referrers, complete the Regional Referee Training.

We recommend 14 years and older for 12U matches.

We recommend 16 years and older for 14U matches.


Step #5 - Attend the Regional Referee Training (the in-person portion)

There are plans to schedule a training locally. Our referee coordinator will email anyone registered as a youth volunteer referee with details. You have to register (see step #1) to get the information.

Once the training is scheduled, you will need to log in to AYSO U and sign up for the specific date and course, to get credit for the course and to receive your certification. 

If another region is offering the course, you can register and attend if you want to become certified sooner.

Step #6 - Get authorized/assigned

  • Must be a currently registered AYSO volunteer
  • Show proof of completion of Safe Haven course (online)
  • Show proof of completion of Concussion Certification (online)
  • Show proof of completion of referee course (online companion course)
  • Attend classroom portion and pass a written exam
  • Candidates under 12 years old will be eligible for 8U Referee certification only

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Rivertowns AYSO (Region 324 New York)

P.O Box 684 
Ardsley, New York 10502

Email Us: [email protected]
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