Referee Training and Certification

Referee Requirements

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U06 Referee U08 Referee U10 Referee U12 Referee U14+ Referee

U06 Referee Information

Volunteer Requirements

  • Yearly Volunteer Registration Required (here).
  • Yearly Safe Haven Certification Required (see below).
  • Yearly Concussion Training Required (see below).
  • Read & Understand this PDF (here) << Keep for Game Day.

Volunteer Equipment Provided

U06 Referees are provided a whistle and wrist lanyard. You can pick up the whistle and wrist lanyard on the first game day near the blue referee shed (see fields map for sheds location here).

Quick Details

  • Games are 3 vs. 3 and are scheduled at one time, so each team will show with 6 players, split them over two fields, and play both games at the same time.  U06 will have practices prior to games (see region rules).
  • Game are on fields G & J (here), your field is split into two.
  • Two referees should be arriving with each team, but only one center referee is needed per game.
  • Feel free to referee your own team/child. U06 Coaches can be game referees.
  • Who is refereeing what game is not scheduled, just show up, and sort it out with the other three potential referees that show.

U08 Referee Information

Volunteer Requirements

  • Yearly Volunteer Registration Required (here).
  • Yearly Safe Haven Certification Required (see below).
  • Yearly Concussion Training Required (see below).
  • Referee Job Training Required (special U08 Official + U08 Coach class (see below)).

Volunteer Equipment Provided

U08 Referees are provided a whistle, wrist lanyard, and a jersey with patch. You can pick up the whistle, wrist lanyard, and jersey on the first game day near the blue referee shed (see fields map for sheds location here).

Quick Details

  • Games are 5 vs. 5 (see region rules).
  • Fields E-1, E-2, E-3,& E-4 (here).
  • No goal keepers, and no players consistently staying in the goal area.
  • Each team will supply Game Cards at game (see demo).
  • One referee per game.
    • No sideline referees needed, but feel free to recruit from the parents if wanted.
  • The home team provides the referee for the game.
    • No online scheduling for U08 games, home team needs to provide the referee (another volunteer with the requirements listed above can fill in).
  • Feel free to referee your own team/child. U08 Coaches can be game referees since they have same training requirements as referees.

U10 Referee Information

Volunteer Requirements

  • Yearly Volunteer Registration Required (here).
  • Yearly Safe Haven Certification Required (see below).
  • Yearly Concussion Training Required (see below).
  • Regional/Basic Referee Job Training Required (see below).

Volunteer Equipment Provided

U10 Referees are provided with all equipment at training. Below are the needed items for games (all are supplied to new referees):

  • Referee Jersey
  • Black Shorts
  • Referee Socks
  • Card Wallet (yellow & red)
  • Whistle and Lanyard
  • Game Flip Coin
  • Game Day Help Card

You can pick up missing items on the first game day near the blue referee shed (see fields map for sheds location here).

Quick Details

  • Games are 7 vs. 7 (see region rules).
  • Fields A, C, & F (here).
  • Three referees per game, 2 Sideline/Assistant Referees (AR) & 1 Center Referee.
    • The preference is to not have a referee that is potentially biased. That said, if you believe you can be professional and as unbiased as possible, feel free to referee your own team/child.
    • Games are listed in Web Ref for scheduling (here).
    • If no center referee is available, AYSO reserves the right to cancel the game.
  • Each team will supply Game Cards at game (see demo).

U12 Referee Information

Volunteer Requirements

  • Yearly Volunteer Registration Required (here).
  • Yearly Safe Haven Certification Required (see below).
  • Yearly Concussion Training Required (see below).
  • Regional/Basic Referee Job Training Required (see below).

Volunteer Equipment Provided

U12 Referees are provided with all equipment at training. Below are the needed items for games (all are supplied to new referees):

  • Referee Jersey
  • Black Shorts
  • Referee Socks
  • Card Wallet (yellow & red)
  • Whistle and Lanyard
  • Game Flip Coin
  • Game Day Help Card

You can pick up missing items on the first game day near the blue referee shed (see fields map for sheds location here).

Quick Details

  • Games are 9 vs. 9 (see region rules).
  • Fields D & H (here).
  • Three referees per game, 2 Sideline/Assistant Referees (AR) & 1 Center Referee.
    • The preference is to not have a referee that is potentially biased. That said, if you believe you can be professional and as unbiased as possible, feel free to referee your own team/child (Centering your own child's game is not suggested, but allowed).
    • Games are listed in Web Ref for scheduling (here).
    • If no center referee is available, AYSO reserves the right to cancel the game.
  • Each team will supply Game Cards at game (see demo).

U14 & U19 Referee Information

Volunteer Requirements

  • Yearly Volunteer Registration Required (here).
  • Yearly Safe Haven Certification Required (see below).
  • Yearly Concussion Training Required (see below).
  • Regional/Basic Referee Job Training Required (see below).
  • Intermediate Referee Job Training Strongly Suggested (see below).

Volunteer Equipment Provided

U14 Referees are provided with all equipment at training. Below are the needed items for games (all are supplied to new referees):

  • Referee Jersey
  • Black Shorts
  • Referee Socks
  • Card Wallet (yellow & red)
  • Whistle and Lanyard
  • Game Flip Coin
  • Game Day Help Card

You can pick up missing items on the first game day near the blue referee shed (see fields map for sheds location here).

Quick Details

  • Games are 11 vs. 11 (see region rules).
  • Fields H, D, & B in Corvallis (here). These teams travel, sometimes referees are requested at away games.
  • Three referees per game, 2 Sideline/Assistant Referees (AR) & 1 Center Referee.
    • The preference is to not have an AR that is potentially biased. That said, if you believe you can be professional and as unbiased as possible, feel free to AR your own team/child. Center Refereeing your own child's game is not allowed.
    • Corvallis games are listed in Web Ref for scheduling (here).
    • If no center referee is available, AYSO reserves the right to cancel the game.
  • Each team will supply Game Cards at game (see demo).

Referee Training Sessions:

When you find a course, signup in the course signup area of eAYSO under your profile.

Intermediate Class for U12 & U14 Referees 12/03/2016 Click Here for Syllabus

Advanced Class for U14 & U19 Referees 12/10/2016 Click Here for Syllabus

 

Contact Referee Admin for guidance or show at a Refresher to get instructions.

 

Every AYSO Team Manager, Coach, and Referee are required to be Safe Haven and Concussion Certified Annually*

*Annually refers to a Membership Year that starts after August 1st.
(for Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 you need to have the training done after Aug 1st 2016, not before)

 

AYSO's Safe Haven - Online Training

Training is done (here), click on the "Courses" link after you login. You will need your eAYSO ID number to login (directions are below).
Look for training link "Course MT02 - AYSO's Safe Haven" (60-70 minute course + test)
Keep a copy of the certification for your records, and double check your certifications at eAYSO.

 

AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness - Online Training

Training is done (here), click on the "Courses" link after you login. You will need your eAYSO ID number to login (directions are below).
Look for training link "AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness" (45-60 minute course + test)
Keep a copy of the certification for your records, and double check your certifications at eAYSO.

Issues (crashes or does not allow you to see the certificate)? Take a print of the completion page or take the training at http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/ and send the certificate PDF and your AYSO ID to eaysosupport@ayso.org.

 

Find your AYSO ID in your application documentation or at eAYSO. In eAYSO, after login, click on "Update Volunteer Application", and you will see the ID next to your name. You need to have filled out a volunteer registration before you can get an ID and before you can login for training.