AYSO referee training is designed to provide education to referees and prospective referees that will allow them to officiate AYSO soccer matches in accordance with the FIFA Laws of the Game and the AYSO National Rules and Regulations. It is the intent of the AYSO National Referee Program to provide practical, incremental referee training that will ensure consistency throughout AYSO. To register for a course, visit eAYSO. Enter your eAYSO user name and password and, in the menu bar, click on “Lookup” and select “Course”. Requirements for upgrades as a Referee, a Referee Instructor and a Referee Assessor may be found in the Appendix of the National Referee Program Manual. Questions on training? Contact Sandy Wright, Section One Director of Referee Instruction.
AYSO Section One Advanced Referee Instructor Evaluation Policy and Procedure
In order to maintain consistency at the highest levels of instruction within Section One, this policy and procedure shall be utilized for all Advance Referee Instructor evaluations. This policy as well as the current list of Advanced Referee Instructor Evaluators in Section One may be found using the links below:
- Section One Advanced Referee Instructor Evaluation Policy and Procedure — updated 31 July 2013
- Section One Referee Instructor Evaluator List — updated 15 Mar 2015
Questions on an Evaluation? Contact Sandy Wright, Section One Director of Referee Instruction.
Upcoming Upper Level Referee Training in Section One
Area Referee Information
- Area 1B: Diamond Bar and Pomona Valley
- Area 1C: W San Gabriel Valley
- Area 1D: Beach Cities
- Area 1F: Southwest Los Angeles County
- Area 1G: Inland Empire
- Area 1H: Coachella Valley
- Area 1N: San Bernardino County
- Area 1P: Central and West Los Angeles
- Area 1R: W Riverside County
- Area 1S: W Arizona, E California, S Nevada
- Area 1U: E San Gabriel and W Pomona Valley
19 & 26 Apr: Area 1P Referee Course Offerings
Area 1P is offering Intermediate (roster # 201500478) and Advanced (roster # 201500479) referee courses at Beverly Hills High School (directions) on Sundays 4/19 & 4/26.
The first day (4/19) attendees will take a written exam and go over the answers, and the advanced candidates will also take the fitness test. The second day (4/26) the formal Intermediate and Advanced course materials will be presented, followed by another written exam. Day1 is optional but highly recommended, because the exams are difficult and we want everybody to succeed. (If you pass the exam on Day 1 you don’t need to re-take it on day 2.)
Approximate classroom/fieldwork hours:
- Intermediate: 4/19: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 4/26: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Advanced: 4/19 & 4/26: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Signup on eAYSO using the roster numbers:
- Intermediate: 201500478
- Advanced: 201500479
The 2014 Spring leagues beckon. The 2015 Fall season approaches.
Come. Learn. Enjoy.
26-28 June 2015 at Chapman University in Orange, CA
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. Their skill level is enhanced and their understanding of the game is greatly refined.
Attendees benefit from top-level instructors, many of whom learned the craft from renowned FIFA referee, Ken Aston. Many of the instructors hold Section and National positions, and are pledged to keeping Ken Aston’s Vision of the Spirit of the Game alive, making this an unparalleled learning experience for those in attendance. Attendees leave with a renewed sense of pride, a more refined understanding of how to contribute to their local organizations, and an energized spirit.
Register today at https://kenastoncamps.org/
Heads-Up: Concussion Awareness & Safety Training
Many States have recently passed Concussion Awareness & Safety Laws. Key elements from State legislation:
- Information: Need to inform parents and players about concussions.
- Training: Require Concussion Awareness Training for “Officials” (e.g., Coaches, Referees, RCs, etc.) similar to the Center for Disease Control’s online course.
- Participation Release: Most laws require a “Medical Release” before a player suspected of having a concussion may return to play.
Best practices and policies are being developed for AYSO as a whole and for local programs impacted by new laws. What to expect in AYSO’s Concussion Awareness & Safety Practices & Policies:
- AYSO/CDC Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet – distribution & signature of Parent/Athlete.
- Concussion Awareness Training utilizing materials from CDC’s Online Course – Coaches, Referees, Region/Area/Section Board Members.
- Signed Participation Release Form before player suspected of concussion may return to participate.
Please watch for the implementation of the new Concussion Awareness and Safety Best Practices and Policies for AYSO and for your Region, Area and Section. AYSO has partnered with the CDC to use the Heads Up program for concussion awareness materials. Go to ayso.org for more information or take the CDC HeadsUp Training. When you’ve completed the training, print the Certificate of Completion and send to Karen Mihara at AYSO National Office to receive credit for this training.
The Importance of Establishing Good Match Rapport
AYSO maintains an online library of information, lesson plans, exams and forms for Referee Instructors.
eAYSO is the online registration system that AYSO provides for volunteers to register annually, to register for courses in their area of interest and many other functions.
Safe Haven Training
Becoming Safe Haven™ certified may take a little time, but AYSO families know their child’s safety is worth it. Safe Haven™ is both a child and volunteer protection program. It was the first of its kind in youth sports. Volunteer protection comes into play as a result of volunteer training, certification and continuing education. The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 provides certain legal protections for volunteers who have been trained and certified and act in accordance with a written job description. Safe Haven includes these three elements, giving volunteers the highest degree of protection available under the law. Safe Haven™ training is one of the courses you can take online.
Updated: April 1, 2015 at 10:34 AM