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

  • 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 ...
    Posted May 1, 2017, 1:25 PM by Rick Roberts
  • 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 ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2017, 6:22 PM by Rick Roberts
  • IFAB sets the AGM agenda for 3 Mar 2017 IFAB agenda for their next AGM (March 3, 2017) at
    Posted Feb 1, 2017, 11:59 AM 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.

2016 AYSO Summary of Changes to the Laws of the Game

The annotated AYSO description of the changes in the 2016 Laws of the Game.

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
Scott Jarus
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
VIP Tournament Referee Assignor
Ramon Pulido
Rick Roberts