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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.

***Refereeing Rivertowns AYSO Recreational Games ***
Minimum age -- 12 years old

Rivertowns AYSO referee pay / minimum ref  age, game time (all in, incl. pregame + breaks) / field size
$75 per game for 19U games, 16 years old, 105 minutes, 11v11
$60 per game for 14U games, 14 years old, 85 minutes, 11v11
$45 per game for 12U games, 14 years old, 75 minutes, 9v9
$25 per game for 10U games, 12 years old, 60 minutes, 7v7
* For youth under age 14, a parent or guardian must stay at the match to support their young referee
* Exceptions can be made to the minimum age if the youth has gained experience and is deemed mature and ready
* Youth referees can apply their work hours to service/volunteer hours if they prefer. Just let the coordinator know before the season starts.

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.

Referee Training Info

AYSO 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?
Step 1 create account
-- 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).

Step 2 register as a referee for applicable age divisions
- Once you have an account, log in and select the VOLUNTEER tab/button. (Youth refs are paid, but they still need to go this route.)
-- Select Recreational Soccer Spring 2024 
-- Select View Divisions
-- Select the applicable divisions: 3/4 boys, 3/4 girls, 5/6 boys, 5/6 girls, 7/8 boys, 7/8 girls, HS
-- 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 to complete 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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