“Soccer is like a play in two acts with the referee as the director. The drama contains the full spectrum of emotions including suspense, excitement, periods of calm followed by intense action, there are heroes and occasionally villains, and good performances building to a dramatic conclusion. A good director (referee) with well-coached actors (players) has the capability of creating a wonderful two-act play (game) that will be enjoyed by all who observe.” — Ken Aston
The Section One Referee website provides all volunteers in Section One with current information, guidance and training opportunities to fulfill all aspects of the AYSO National Referee Program. A good place to find everything about the program is in the National Referee Program Manual. You will find links to topics such as Laws of the Game, Referee forms, Books on Refereeing, Game videos and more. This material is provided to assist in your development as a Referee.
If there are additional materials or links that you feel would benefit our Referee community, please forward your recommendations to the Section One Referee Administrator.
- 26-28 June 2015: Ken Aston Camp at Chapman University in Orange, CA The 2015 Ken Aston Camp website is open and accepting registrations at https://kenastoncamps.org/. This residential camp is an exciting environment where Referees from around the country socialize and discuss officiating skills and the Laws of the Game with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced staff in the country. Attendees skill level is enhanced and their understanding ...
- 2 Mar: 2015 Ken Aston Cup Referees, Want to improve your referee skills and receive referee feedback from some of AYSO’s most experienced referee assessors? Want to engage in some friendly “competition” with other referees? If you have not already registered, please sign up for the 2015 Ken Aston Cup! The Ken Aston Cup The Ken Aston Cup is an annual AYSO referee competition ...
- 27 Feb: All you need to know about the IFAB (FIFA.com) The items up for decision this year include: – The possibility of a fourth substitution in extra time – A decision on the “triple punishment” (Law 12) of sending off, penalty and suspension – The potential use of electronic performance and tracking systems – A proposal for greater flexibility in the use of substitutions in grassroots/recreational football Other items to ...
Summary of the 2014 Changes To the Laws of the Game
A summary of this year’s International Football Association Board changes to the Laws of the Game.
Annual Referee Update
Interested in becoming a (better) Referee?
Section One 2015 Goals and Objectives
- Implement the AYSO National Referee Program in response to the needs of AYSO Referees in Section One
- Promote Referee Assessment and Instruction for all AYSO Referees
- Support the special development needs of Women Referees
- Implement Referee mentoring program for the development and retention of Referees
- Provide ongoing support of projects designated by the National Referee Advisory Commission
Section One Referee Staff
- Section One Referee Administrator: Rick Roberts
- Section One Director of Referee Assessment: Rich Fichtelman
- Section One Director of Referee Instruction: Sandy Wright
- Section One Director of Referee Mentoring: Rick Roberts (acting)
- Section One Referee Assignor: Jody Kinsey
Updated: March 25, 2015 at 8:45 PM