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

  • 13 Apr 2016: Laws of the Game 2016/17 are available The 130th IFAB AGM held in Cardiff on 5 March 2016 unanimously approved the IFAB Technical Subcommittee’s extensive revision of the Laws of the Game.This revision is probably ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2016, 2:30 PM by Rick Roberts
  • Feb 2016: Summary of National Board of Directors Actions New language was added and approved to the Rules and Regulations I.I.1-3 paragraph to accommodate U.S. Soccer’s mandates on heading heading including a ban on ...
    Posted Feb 17, 2016, 11:18 AM by Rick Roberts
  • 4 Nov: Intermediate Referee Course Area 1D is offering the Intermediate Referee Course this November in Westchester.  See details below.WHEN:  Held over three days (you must attend all 3 meetings to complete the course ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2015, 3:00 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 2014 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
Sam Kabbani
Asst Area Referee Administrator
Craig Breitman
Director of Referee Assessment
Michael Hinz
Director of Instruction
Greg Hough
Director of Women Referees
Vera Horoschak
Director of Youth Referees
Director of Referee Mentoring
Sam Kabbani
VIP Tournament Referee Assignor
Ramon Pulido
Rick Roberts