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Rivertowns AYSO Recreational Soccer Home Games Need Referees
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Rivertowns AYSO recreational teams need referees for their home games during the fall and spring soccer seasons. We encourage youth (12 years and older) who know soccer basics and are interested in a great part time job on Sundays --  as well as players' parents -- to become trained referees. It is hugely appreciated by the coaches and allows them to focus on coaching and managing the players during the game. Anyone already certified as a referee with AYSO or USSF can also serve as a referee -- they just need to register in the system for the current year.

Interested? Email [email protected] and we will connect you with our referee program coordinator.

*** Basic Information  ***

What do trained youth referees get paid for each AYSO game they cover as a center ref? 
$50 per game during the Fall 2023 soccer season for 14U games
$35 per game during the Fall 2023 soccer season for 12U games
$20 per game during the Fall 2023 soccer season for 10U games
Youth referees can apply their work hours to service/volunteer hours if they prefer -- instead of getting paid. We ask that anyone doing this let us know in advance by emailing [email protected].

Game length / day / location / minimum age to referee each age group

14U (7/8th grade) -- Sundays -- 90 minutes  -- 16 years old ref minimum
@ various local full-sized soccer fields in the Rivertowns

12U (5/6th grade) -- Sundays -- 75 minutes  -- 14 years old ref minimum (exceptions made if ref is mature and ready)
@Ardsley Middle School soccer fields 

10U (3/4th grade) -- Sundays -- 60 minutes -- 12 years old ref minimum
@Ardsley Middle School soccer fields 
NOTE: for refs under age 14 -- parents must stay at the match to support their young referee.

7U (1st grade) / 8U (2nd grade) -- Saturdays or Sundays -- 45 minutes  
@Pascone Park, Ardsley soccer fields (coaches and parents officiate)

Do referees need to be trained before officiating AYSO games?
Yes! Before you can referee RIvertowns AYSO games, there are three basic steps:
1. Register as a team referee in the Rivertowns AYSO registration system.
(If you are under 18 years old, you must enter a parent email address as the secondary email address in your account.)
2. Complete all required training to become an AYSO certified referee.
3. Let us know you have completed all training at [email protected] so we can put you on our list of referees to contact about game opportunities.

*** Ref Training Info ***

YSO referee training is done using AYSO University (AYSOU), an online learning platform provided to registered referees. AYSOU will allow you to sign up for in-person referee training (if there is a local class coming up), online referee training, and to access online training modules required for everyone working with our youth athletes. The training is FREE! 

The important first step is to register as a referee in the Rivertowns AYSO registration system (instructions below). Your account will have a dashboard with a link to AYSOU and a list of AYSO's referee courses and requirements.

Required  AYSO Referee Courses Before You Can Ref a Game
-- AYSO's Summary of the Laws of the Game (30 mins)
-- Regional Referee Training (120 mins -- official name "Online + In-Person Companion Course 2-Part Bundle)
-- If you are 18 or older -- Risk Status/Sterling background check (10 mins) 
-- If you are 18 or older -- Safe Sport Training (abuse prevention training 60 mins)

Additional AYSO Referee Courses That You Need to Complete During the Soccer Season
--Safe Haven Training (30 mins)
--Concussion Awareness Training (30 mins)
--Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training (30 mins)

*** Detailed Step By Step Instructions ***

How do I register as a volunteer in the Rivertowns AYSO registration system?
-- Create an account at by starting with the REGISTER NOW button and following the prompts. 
-- If you are under 18 years old, you must enter a parent email address in the secondary email address.
-- If asked, "Which best describes you?"  -- select "Team coach or other personnel" (or similar). Do not select "Parent/guardian" or "Participant" (that is for players).
-- Once you have an account, log in and select the VOLUNTEER tab/button.
-- Select the RECREATIONAL SOCCER program for the current season and FIND VOLUNTEER ROLES.
-- Follow the prompts and fill out all the required information and e-sign any required forms
-- Similar to registering a player (or online shopping), you need to check out your order (shopping cart), even though there is no charge.
-- You will get an email confirmation thanking you for signing up if you have done it correctly, If you don't get an email, log back in and make sure you clicked all NEXT or CONTINUE buttons and clicked all boxes needing to be clicked along the way.

How do I get to AYSOU after registering?
-- Log in to your account at
-- Click the VOLUNTEER button or tab to see your volunteer dashboard.
-- Click the AYSOU button that appears near the top of your dashboard.
-- The AYSOU webpage will open in another tab, and it will show that it is logging you into AYSOU.
-- Once in AYSOU, use the menu to navigate to what you need.

How do I register for an in-person referee class in AYSOU?
-- Once you are in AYSOU, click TRAINING EVENTS and navigate month by month to see any upcoming training events.
-- Find the referee training in the calendar and click on it to get to the training info page.
-- Read all the details, then click ENROLL to sign up. Follow any prompts and provide any needed info.
-- You will get an email confirming your registration. 

How do I access the online training modules in AYSOU?
-- Once you are in AYSOU, click TRAINING LIBRARY to see a listing of available courses.
-- Under SAFE HAVEN -- find the following required courses: Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Safe Sport.
-- Under REFEREE -- find 
Regional Referee - Online + In-Person Companion Course (2 Part Bundle) and AYSO's Summary of the Laws of the Game
-- You will need to click VIEW COURSES to access each course -- the menu list does not take you there.
-- Once you locate the course you want to take, click ENROLL.

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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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