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Area 1D Referee Program


“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


Recent Announcements

  • 2014 Annual Referee Update The Annual Referee Update presented at the West Coast Expo in Las  Vegas 21-23 Apr 2014 is available online via the links below. Please take a moment and become ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2014, 9:46 PM by Rick Roberts
  • 10 May 2014: Referee Instructor Evaluator Course, Manhattan Beach Area 1D is offering the Referee Instructor Evaluator Course Saturday May 10 in Manhattan Beach.  The AYSO requirement for this course is to be a Referee Instructor, however, it is ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2014, 11:43 PM by Rick Roberts
  • Area D needs upper division referees! Two courses coming up this month. Area 1F Intermediate Referee Course (Roster # 201400362) will be held on Wednesday through Friday, March 19 - 21, 2014, 6 - 10 pm each night.  Area ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2014, 9:16 PM by Rick Roberts
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The Area Referee website is filled with links to topics such as Laws of the Game, Referee forms, Books on Refereeing, Game videos and more.  This material is provided to assist 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 Area Referee Administrator.


Interested in becoming a Referee?

Sign-up for one of the upcoming courses on the Referee Training page. There are plenty of dates to choose from. Find the one that is right for you!

If you have any questions about what it takes to volunteer as a referee or how you can take your referee skills to the next level, please contact the Area 1D Director of Referee Instruction.

Improve Your Referee Teamwork

Here are a couple of recommendations to improve referee teamwork.

Feedback for Your Referees?

The Referee Feedback Form is provided so that you might help our volunteer referees improve their knowledge and skills. Please feel free to offer your comments, be they praise and/or suggestions for improvement. Upon submission, the Area Referee Administrator will review your comment and contact you as needed.

Summary of the 2013 Changes to the Laws of the Game

A summary of how this year’s International Football Association Board changes to the 2012 Laws of the Game apply to AYSO.  See Laws of the Game & Area Rules page.

2014 Annual Referee Update

The Annual Referee Update presented at the West Coast Expo in Las  Vegas 21-23 Apr 2014 is available online via the links below. Please take a moment and become familiar with the latest information on the National Referee Program.

Annual Referee Update


Area 1D Goals and Objectives

  • Implement the AYSO National Referee Program in response to the needs of AYSO referees within Area 1D
  • Conduct Referee Assessment and Instruction in response to the needs of AYSO referees within Area 1D
  • Provide officials for Area, Section & State play
  • Support the special development needs of women and youth Referees in Area 1D
  • Promote referee retention & development

Area 1D Referee Staff

Area Referee Administrator
Roger Stevenson
Assistant Area Referee Administrator
Sandee Wilson
Director of Referee Assessment
Michael Hinz
Assistant Director of Referee Assessment
Open
Director of Instruction
Merit Shoucri
Assistant Director of Instruction
Brian Jones
Director of Women Referees
Vera Horoschak
Director of Youth Referees
Bruce Anderson
Director of Referee Mentoring
Craig Breitman
VIP Tournament Referee Assignor
Sandee Wilson
Director of Referee Scheduling
Open
Area Referee Web Master
Rick Roberts