• 10 Sept 2019: AYSOU Updates AYSOU has had a few challenges these past few weeks which have been worked and there are a few enhancements to share: Adding a Student to a Roster We’ve been experiencing issues (timeouts, etc.) with adding a student to a roster. We’ve identified the issue and have come up with a solution. There will be a search function, ...
  • 2019 Player Development Implementation 2019 Player Development Implementation
  • 2019 LoTG: Clarification Read this clarification by IFAB on the application of Law 16 – The Goal Kick: 2019_Circular_16_LoG_Law_16_clarification and… 2019 Circular 17 LOTG
  • 2019 Update for the Online Regional Referee Course The 2019 update for the Online Regional Referee Course is now up and available on https://aysou.org/ to registered volunteers.  See Regional Referee Training under Online Courses after login. Reminder that completion of this course is a pre-requisite to the Online Regional Referee Companion Course.  To become a Regional Referee, a volunteer must complete both sessions.
  • Updated 2019 AYSO Instructional Materials Available Referee Course Lesson Plans, Presentations, Handouts and Exams have updated for 2019. Download your Course materials on AYSOU under Resources.  Contact Section Director of Referee Instruction Al Prado for Exam passwords. Also, updated materials on the Player Development Initiatives for 2019 for Coaches and Referees.  Links available on the Referee Instruction page.
  • Ken Aston Referee Camps early-bird registration The Ken Aston Referee Camps early-bird registration window ends tomorrow, May 31. Please don’t miss it! Referees, instructors, and assessors who register by May 31 will get the early-bird registration fee of $250 ($225 for the Assessor courses), which includes camp materials, parking, lodging, and food for the weekend. Online registration and more information is available ...
  • App for IFAB Laws of the Game 2019/20 for both Apple and Android To compliment a hard copy of the Laws, check out the recently released IFAB app. Laws of the Game 2019/20 come into force on 1 June.  Explore them with the FIRST-EVER OFFICIAL APP from The IFAB – free and available to everyone! DOWNLOAD: http://bit.ly/LawsApp_iOS   http://bit.ly/LawsAppAndroid FIND OUT MORE: http://bit.ly/LawsOfTheGameApp …    http://bit.ly/IFAB_Release
  • 21-23 June: Ken Aston Camp Ken Aston Camp website is now live for registration for this summer’s Ken Aston Referee Camps, to be held the weekend of June 21-23, 2019 at Chapman University in Orange (our longtime location). You can get more information and register online at www.kenastoncamps.org. Also, Ken Aston Referee Camps will have a table at the AYSO EXPO ...
  • 2019 Law Changes Announcement from IFAB The IFAB released the actual language of the changes to the 2019 Laws of the Game.  Some of these are a bit befuddling and are going to roil instruction in all our various associations for the next several seasons. NOTE: All changes come into force on June 1, 2019. Herewith a simple outline of the main changes/clarifications. Law ...
  • Agenda of the 133rd Annual General Meeting of The IFAB confirmed The 133rd Annual General Meeting will be held in Aberdeen, Scotland on 2 March 2019 and will be chaired by Alan McRae, President of the Scottish FA. The full agenda is available on The IFAB`s website.
  • 2018-19 AYSO Addendum to the IFAB Laws of the Game This addendum to the IFAB Laws of the Game defines the AYSO changes that are approved within FIFA’s authorization that allows Federations to modify: Size of the field of play Width between the goalposts and height of the crossbar from the ground Size, weight and material of the ball Duration of the periods of play Substitutions Details at https://ayso1ref.com/lotg/
  • 11 Oct: ARA Webinar There will be an ARA Webinar Thursday 11 October 2018 at 5PM Pacific Time.  Anyone interested can sign up through AYSOU or by clicking on this link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4916662350591713281
  • Register for 2018 Season! A volunteer application form must be submitted each year. It is easiest and most secure if the volunteer supplies or updates his/her information online through AYSO’s registration System of Record. The online form can be electronically signed, printed and submitted to the Region for reference checks and confirmation of photo identification. The volunteer application form ...
  • Last minute updates for 2018 Short-Sided Games All restarts at the 6U and 8U levels are IFKs. This was previously AYSO policy and is in line with US Soccer’s PDIs Opponents must retreat 5 yards on all restarts at 6U and 8U levels. This is different from US Soccer (they recommend 10 feet), but takes player safety into further consideration and is consistent ...
  • Summer Referee Training Opportunity The Area 11L Referee Training Conference July 28-29, 2018 location will be held at Trabuco Hills High School, 27501 Mustang Run, Mission Viejo CA. This is an opportunity to further develop your referee skills in classes taught by some of the finest instructors in Southern California. For detailed course and location information, simply click on the course ...
  • IFAB Posts 2018/19 Law Changes An outline of the main changes / clarifications to be included in the 2018 Laws of the Game has been released. Read about it here. Update 29 May 2018: The IFAB has released the 2018-2019 Laws of the Game.  Download your copy here in booklet form or single page version.
  • Oct/Nov Webinars: Regional Referee Administrator (RRA) Regional Referee Administrator (RRA) This webinar occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/7901629703905511170 Check Your Date – Drop down Dates; We will review the responsibilities of a Regional Referee Administrator focusing on the activities that are key to managing a Regional Referee Program. Topics include Referee: Assignments, Budget, ...
  • 23-25 June 2017: Ken Aston Soccer Referee Camp The Ken Aston Camp will held this year at Chapman University in Orange, CA on 23-25 June 2017.  For those unfamiliar, 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. Participants skill ...
  • The IFAB 2017 Laws of the Game The 131st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The IFAB took place 3 March 2017 at Wembley Stadium agreeing on a fairer game strategy.  Read more… 2017-2018 FIFA Laws Of The Game The 131st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The IFAB was held at Wembley Stadium on Friday 3 March 2017. The amendments to the Laws of the Game ...
  • 2017 Updated Instructional Materials for AYSO NR&R Updates to AYSO National Rules and Regulations in Feb 2017 introduced three key changes: Throw-in (6U & 8U) Goalkeeper Punts (9U to 12U) Build-Out Line (9U & 10U) This summary of these changes as presented at the 2017 Western States EXPO are intended to supplement those that are currently published on AYSO.org until such time as those materials are updated. Please review ...
  • Laws of the Game Online Videos Check out the newest videos on the USSF YouTube channel, found here. This month’s videos include the “Spirit of the Game” and “Handling”, both presented by 1998 World Cup Referee Esse Baharmast from National Camp in Phoenix.
  • IFAB sets the AGM agenda for 3 Mar 2017 IFAB agenda for their next AGM (March 3, 2017) at http://static-3eb8.kxcdn.com/documents/223/ifab-agenda-131th-FINAL-VIEW-NEW.pdf
  • AP Interview with Mark Clattenburg All referees, no matter what badge level, deal with the same issues…? Read this interview with Referee Mark Clattenburg?as he opens up on coping with errors.
  • Kari Seitz Accepts a Position with FIFA! The U.S. Soccer Referee Program’s own Kari Seitz has accepted a position with FIFA beginning October 1. Seitz will be the Senior Manager of Referees responsible for leading FIFA women referees. “I am very proud to join the FIFA referee department as a product of the U.S. Soccer program,” commented Seitz. “I know my 14-year successful ...
  • Laws of the Game Video Series Check out the newest video in the new Laws of the Game video series on our YouTube channel, found here. This month?s video features Referee Signals. A new video will be released each month of 2016 as a resource for officials and continuing education.
  • Referee Course Pre-Tests As the referee upgrade courses are increasing in numbers, instructors are asking candidate to take the Pre-test to help them prepare. ?Pre-tests are?located in the section ?Referee Pre-Test? and?don?t require a password. Your Section Referee Administrator?or Section Director of Referee Instruction have the passwords for the Pre-test Answer Keys.  
  • Videos for New Referees USSF has published some new videos under the heading ?Advice to New Referees?. ?Available at the Section 1 Referee Training page ?https://ayso1ref.com/videos.
  • Offside exercises for assistant referees There?s been a lot of offside discussions recently. Is a player making attempt to play the ball? Is it a deliberate play or a save? Offside is the main task of the assistant referee, but it?s also quite difficult. Not just the rare situations, but also situations where both defenders and attackers are moving. Want ...
  • 18 Jul: New USSF Recommendations for Referee Skin Care News Jul 18, 2015 As part of U.S. Soccer’s commitment to health and safety, our medical and referee experts have prepared the following recommendations for the referee community http://www.ussoccer.com/referees/resource-center/refereeing and incorporated them into our referee education materials. In the interest of health and safety, U.S. Soccer recommends that match officials practice the following skin care guidelines: Consider wearing ...
  • 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 be discussed but not ...
  • 11 Nov: AYSO Directive on the Use of Vanishing Marking Foam The AYSO Store now sells the Vanishing Marking Foam (vanishing spray) which soccer referees use to mark where players may stand during the taking of a free kick. The AYSO Store carries this product because they have other customers which may be interested in buying the spray. FIFA allows the use of vanishing spray to ...

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