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Referee Training and Certification Info

Training Events are Listed Below:

None yet listed for Fall 2014.

Referee Training Requirements

U6 team referee volunteer
- minimum

U8 team referee volunteer
- certified as a regional referee (see certifications below)
- required to serve as linesman for their child's game

U10 team referee volunteer
- certified as a regional referee (see certifications below)
- required to be a referee or assistant referee for at least six games other than their child's game

U12 team referee volunteer
- certified as a regional referee (see certifications below) but encourage to become certified at the Intermediate level (see certification requirements below)
- required to be a referee or assistant referee for at least six games other than their child's game

U14 team referee volunteer
- certified as a regional referee (see certifications below) but encourage to become certified at the Advanced level (see certification requirements below)
- required to be a referee or assistant referee for at least six games other than their child's game

U16/19 team referee volunteer
       - certified as a regional referee (see certifications below) but encourage to become certified at the National level (see certification requirements below)
       - required to be a referee or assistant referee for at least six games other than their child's game

Training Opportunities

While it is best to meet the training requirements through provided classes, for Regional Referee* and Safe Haven, training can be started online. (*Regional Referee Training Online still requires the completion of an exam) Click Here (AYSO ID Required, You can find the ID in your eAYSO account)

Generally training is available every year in Late August and Early September, you can refer to this page for dates on these events.

SAFE HAVEN TRAINING

You can find your AYSO ID in your application documentation or at eayso.org you can find it, after login, next to your name on the home page . 1. Go to aysotraining.org & follow the path for Safe Haven training with ID. 2. Review the online Safe Haven course and take the test at the end of the presentation. 3. Keep a copy of the certification for your records, and double check your certifications at eayso.org.

Certification

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Additions - USSF Cross Cert, Update Level Info, Safe Haven, ...

U-8 Official (minimum age 10)

# of Games:

No minimum number of games required

Training:

U-8 Official Course (Includes Safe Haven Referee Certification)

Testing:

Take U-8 Official Exam

Assessment:

Not required

Fitness Test:

Not required

Service Units:

None required

Regional Referee (minimum age 12)

# of Games:

No minimum number of games required

Training:

Basic Referee Course (Includes Safe Haven Referee Certification)

Testing:

75% or better on the Regional Referee Exam

Assessment:

Not required

Fitness Test:

Not required

Service Units:

None required

Intermediate Referee (minimum age 14)

# of Games:

25 as referee with at least 5 in U-12 matches

Training:

Intermediate (Area) Referee Course

Testing:

90% or better on the Intermediate Referee Exam

Assessment:

See note 3 below.

Fitness Test:

Not required - practice for AYSO Physical Fitness Test is recommended

Service Units:

None required

Advanced Referee (minimum age 16)

# of Games:

50 as Referee (10 in U-14) and 5 as an Assistant Referee (in U-14)

Training:

Advanced (Section) Referee Course

Testing:

90% or better on the Advanced Referee Exam

Assessment:

One each as Referee and Assistant Referee in a U-14 match

Fitness Test:

Complete the AYSO Physical Fitness Test for this level.

Service Units:

Do a minimum of five service units. See note 4 and 5 below.

National Referee (minimum age 18)

No. of Games:

100 as Referee with at least 30 in U-16 and U-19 matches of which at least 15 must be in U-19, if available, and 25 as Assistant Referee with at least 10 in U-19, if available.  The Section Referee Administrator may authorize substitution of U-16 for U-19, if U-19 matches are not available.

Training:

Complete the National Referee Course. At least 80 matches as Referee prior to attending the National Referee Course is required.

Testing:

90% or better on the National Referee Exam

Assessment:

Two assessments as Referee in U-16 or U-19 with at least one in U-19, if available, and one as Assistant Referee in a U-19 match, if available.  The Section Referee Administrator may authorize substitution of U-16 for U-19, if U-19 matches are not available.

Fitness Test:

Complete the AYSO Physical Fitness Test for this level.

Service:

Do an additional five service units.  See note 4 below.

Notes:

  1. Field assessments for level upgrades must be done in a typical AYSO match in the age group specified, using the Diagonal System of Control. Matches used for upgrade assessments must be of the duration specified for that particular age group in the AYSO National Rules and Regulations except that U-16 and U-19 matches shortened by no more than 5 minutes per half are acceptable.
  2. If requested by the referee being assessed, a higher division match or a non-AYSO match of the equivalent age division (or higher) may be used for the assessment.
  3. Applicants for Intermediate Referee level must be mentored by a Referee Mentor (or assessor) and recommended for upgrade by the Regional Referee Administrator or the Regional Director of Referee Assessment.  At least one observation as a Referee is required, and one as an Assistant Referee is recommended.
  4. Service units consist of:
    • Observer-Friend observations;
    • Mentoring of new referees for development or upgrade;
    • Serving as a Referee Administrator, Director of Referee Instruction or as a Director of Referee Assessment;
    • Instructing Assistant Referee and U-8 Official Training Courses;
    • Instructing Referee Assessor Training Courses;
    • Assessing candidates for upgrade in referee level, if qualified.
  5. Entry may be at Assistant Referee, U-8 Official or Regional Referee level but, in addition to the requirements noted above, candidates for upgrade to National Referee must have one year (min.) experience as an Advanced Referee.

Notes:

No more than two (2) service units may be credited by an applicant for mentoring/observing an individual referee, or one (1) service unit per instruction course or one (1) service unit per year for an administrative function

The requirement for performing service units is waived in the case of candidates who are under 18 years old.


REFEREE MENTOR

Training: Successfully complete the Intermediate Referee Course

Module Testing: 90% or better on the Intermediate Referee Exam

Assessment: Assessed, approved and appointed as a Referee Mentor by the Regional Referee Administrator or the Regional Director of Referee Assessment.

Authorized to: Mentor Regional Referees for upgrade to Intermediate Referee


REFEREE ASSESSOR

Experience: At least three (3) years of soccer experience as a referee, and must have observed or mentored referees either for improvement or upgrade and have the approval of their Regional Referee Administrator.

Training: Successfully complete the Referee Assessor Course, and 90% or better on the Advanced Referee exam, and 90% or better combined score on the three Referee Assessor Exams.

Assesment: Successful completion of two (2) practice assessments on referees officiating under 14 AYSO matches (or equivalent). These "over-the-shoulder" assessments must be mentored by a Referee Assessor or National Assessor.

Approval: Approved as a Referee Assessor by the Area Referee Administrator or the Area Director of Referee Assessment.

Authorized to: Assess Intermediate Referees for upgrade to Advanced Referee.


NATIONAL ASSESSOR

Experience: Certified as a Referee Assessor with a minimum of one (1) year in grade and performed at least ten (10) assessments/observations, with a minimum of five (5) assessments on Intermediate Referees seeking upgrade to the Advanced Referee level. The candidate must have the approval of the Section Referee Administrator or the Section Director of Assessment.

Training: Successfully complete the National Assessor Course, and 95% or better on the National Assessor exam

Assessment: Successful completion on one practice assessment on a referee officiating an under 16 AYSO match (or equivalent) and 1 practice assessment on a referee officiating an under 19 AYSO match (or equivalent). These "over-the-shoulder" assessments must be mentored by a National Assessor.

Approval: Approved as a National Assessor by the Section Referee Administrator or the Section Director of Referee Assessment.

Authorized to: Assess Intermediate Referees for upgrade to Advanced Referee, and Advanced Referees for upgrade to National Referee.

Latest Events

Thu Apr 17 @ 7:15PM - 09:30PM
Board Meeting
Sat Apr 19 @ 8:30AM -
Spring 2014 Games
Sat Apr 26 @12:00AM
2014-2015 Registration Open
Sat Apr 26 @ 8:30AM - 02:00PM
Bake Sale
Sat May 03 @12:00AM
SoccerFEST
Sat May 03 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Registration Event
Sat May 10 @ 8:30AM - 03:00PM
Registration Turn In
Sat May 10 @ 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Registration Event
Sat May 17 @12:00AM
Equipment Return
Sat May 17 @12:00AM
Last Game Day Party