AYSO referee training is designed to provide education to referees and prospective referees that will allow them to referee AYSO soccer matches in accordance with the FIFA Laws of the Game and the AYSO National Rules and Regulations. It is the intent of the AYSO National Referee Program to provide practical, incremental referee training that will ensure consistency throughout AYSO.
One of the most important parts of the AYSO National Referee Program is the AYSO Referee Certification and Training Program. All AYSO referees are required to be certified and trained. Referee certification is obtained by attending the AYSO Safe Haven Referee Certification course. Referee training is available in six different training courses: U-8 Official, Assistant Referee, Basic Referee, Intermediate Referee, Advanced Referee and National Referee. To register for a course, visit eAYSO. Enter your eAYSO user name and password and follow the directions.
All requirements for upgrades as a Referee, a Referee Instructor and a Referee Assessor are listed in the National Referee Program Manual.
Questions on training? Contact Greg Hough, Area 1D Director of Referee Training.
Upcoming Referee Courses
COURSE ROSTER: #201500309
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. Their skill level is enhanced and their understanding of the game is greatly refined.
Attendees benefit from top-level instructors, many of whom learned the craft from renowned FIFA referee, Ken Aston. Many of the instructors hold Section and National positions, and are pledged to keeping Ken Aston’s Vision of the Spirit of the Game alive, making this an unparalleled learning experience for those in attendance. Attendees leave with a renewed sense of pride, a more refined understanding of how to contribute to their local organizations, and an energized spirit.
Register today at https://kenastoncamps.org/
All of the Referee workshops presented at the AYSO West Coast EXPO in Las Vegas this year are available online (click here). Great short topic material for your Annual Referee Update or your next Referee Roundtable.
AYSO maintains a library of training materials for all registered volunteers. You will need your AYSO ID number to access the library. You can look up your ID number on www.eayso.org.
AYSO maintains an online library of information, lesson plans, and exams for Referee Instructors. Forms for Referee Administrator, Instructors, and Assessors are also available.
eAYSO is the online registration system that AYSO provides for volunteers to register annually, to register for courses in their area of interest and many other functions.
Becoming Safe Haven™ certified may take a little time, but AYSO families know their child's safety is worth it. Safe Haven™ is both a child and volunteer protection program. It was the first of its kind in youth sports.
Volunteer protection comes into play as a result of volunteer training, certification and continuing education. The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 provides certain legal protections for volunteers who have been trained and certified and act in accordance with a written job description.
Safe Haven includes these three elements, giving volunteers the highest degree of protection available under the law. Safe Haven™ training is one of the courses you can take online.
Online programing created by USSF instructors and Assessors in Southern California making education more accessible through monthly online live classes, on-demand recordings for past sessions, and numerous resource.