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Welcome to the AYSO Referee Program

I am Jeff, the Regional Referee Administrator, and I invite you to become involved in our region. AYSO is an all-volunteer organization. We don’t even have a paid file clerk or secretary! We rely on the parents, relatives, and friends of our players to make the organization work. One way to support your child is to become a certified referee.


Referees have the best view of the game. Not only can you see the players in action, you get to become involved in their development on and off the field, which is truly a unique experience. Consider, as well, encouraging your child to volunteer as a player-referee. Player referees have the opportunity to learn the Laws of the Game in detail, to receive mentoring while applying those Laws on the field, and to become part of the action in a game without being invested in the game’s results; this is a unique and valuable learning opportunity for players! Every player-referee I've known has become a better player as a direct result of being a referee!

AYSO referees are all volunteers. We expect them to be treated in a courteous manner by coaches, players and spectators.

We offer training, uniforms, and referee equipment for all certified referees, at no charge. The best time to become a referee is when your child is in their first year, that way you can learn and grow with them. Being a referee is not limited to soccer savvy individuals; our training courses are designed to teach someone who has never even SEEN a soccer ball to certified referee in less than a day. We invite all relatives and friends, even those with little to no soccer experience – even siblings or youth looking for volunteer hours – to help us provide a safe, fair and fun environment for our players; please consider volunteering to be a referee.

Unfortunately, by AYSO, FIFA and IFAB rules, a game may NOT be played without certified referees - games must be canceled if we have insufficient referees to cover them!

For those of you already a referee, welcome back! And thank you for your continued support!

The links below will help you on your path.

Thank you!

Jeff Kecskes

Regional Referee Administrator

Have more questions or want to get started? Send me an email at [email protected]

Training Schedule:
     In-Person FULL Regional Referee (Area Hosted) 
          August 26 8:00 am - 4:30 pm @ Rick Novack
     In-Person Intermediate Referee (Area Hosted)        UPGRADE from Regional Referee
          August 26 8:00 am - 4:30 pm @ Rick Novack
     In-Person Regional Companion Course (MUST complete Online Portion in advance)
          Tues, September 19 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Maple Park Admin Shed
     In-Person Regional Companion Course (MUST complete Online Portion in advance)
          Wed, September 20 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm @ Maple Park Admin Shed
     ZOOM Regional Companion Course (MUST complete Online Portion in advance)
          Thur, September 21 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Via ZOOM
     In-Person 8U Official Course
          September 24 8:00 am - 11:00 am @ Maple Park Admin Shed
     In-Person Regional Companion Course (MUST complete Online Portion in advance)
          September 24 11:30 am - 2:30 pm @ Maple Park Admin Shed
     ZOOM Regional Companion Course (MUST complete Online Portion in advance)
          Tues, September 26 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
     ZOOM Regional Companion Course (MUST complete Online Portion in advance)
          Wed, September 27 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For EXPERIENCED Regional, Intermediate, and above Referees, become a Mentor to help less-experienced referees improve their skills:

     ZOOM Referee Mentor (the week before games start)
     Tues September 12 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
     ZOOM Referee Mentor (the week before games start)
     Wed September 13 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

BACK! By popular demand!!!
8U Officials

All 8U teams are STRONGLY encouraged to supply a volunteer to officiate their team's games (or help out on the game before or after yours). Also, each coach will give a referee flag to spectator to act as club linesperson. Give the players the best possible experience: coach on the sideline, a referee, and "assistant referees".

The 8U official training is fully online. Put in a volunteer app as referee and go to "AYSOU" to take the course. Alternatively, the region is offering ONE in-person course on Sunday September 24th at SoccerFest (opening weekend) at Maple Park. Learn to:
     > Manage games, 
     > Teach players the Laws of the Game on the field,
     > Restarts (Throw-ins, Corner Kicks, Goal Kicks, and Indirect Free Kicks (no keepers mean no Direct Free Kicks))
There are Upgrade courses to Assistant Referee then to Regional Referee so YOU grow your skills and knowledge at the same pace as your U8 player as they grow into U10 players!

Note: Club Linespeople don't need any formal training. Just raise the flag when the ball goes out of bounds.

* 8U Official and Club Linespeople positions on 8U Games do not earn Referee Points or Volunteer Points for the purposes of tournament qualification

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13312 Ranchero Rd, #18-59
Oak Hills, California 92344

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