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Referee Training Classes

REFEREE TRAINING CLASSES


Referee Training Classes are offered through AYSOU.  

Sign up today for courses at AYSOU.org 
and use your regular AYSO18 Username / Password.

If you have any difficulty using AYSOU.org, please make sure you review our AYSOU Instructions.

Specific location details for each class are available on AYSOU.  If you click on the course you registered for, the Advanced Settings will provide a detailed description, explain more about the class and give you an exact location.  When you register for the class, there is a button to add the class to your calendar. 


Certification Requirements

All Referee volunteers must complete AYSO’s Safe Haven course, Sudden Cardiac Arrest training, and a Concussion Awareness course
 prior to being certified.  These courses can be taken online at AYSOU.org and it strongly suggested they be completed prior to taking the Referee training class.

In Addition, Referee Volunteers must complete the Certification Class that corresponds with the Division where they would like to Referee.  Please see the list of selected locally offered classes below.  A complete list of classes is available on AYSOU. 

Note:  All classes can be found on AYSOU.org.  When possible, we try to highlight some local Referee courses below.  However AYSOU is always the master list of classes.  Please look there for upcoming classes.

8U Official

Successful completion of the 8U Official course makes the participant eligible to Referee 8U matches and below. 

There are 2 Options to complete your 8U requirement.  Option 1 is entirely In Person while Option 2 is half Online, half In Person. 

Option 1: Complete the In-Person Regional Referee Class.  This is typically a 1/2-day course, although exact hours will vary.

Option 2: Complete the Online 8U Official Class first AND then attend a Regional 8U or 10U Referee in-person Companion Course.  These classes are typically a half day or evening.  The Online 8U Referee Class should be completed before attending the in-person session.  Contact our Director of Referee Instruction at [email protected] for information on the in-person session. 

Option 1:  8U Official Course
This course is completed entirely in person. There are no prerequisites.

Specific location details for each class are available on AYSOU.  Be sure to click on the class name on AYSOU to show the details.  Some options are listed below; check AYSOU for a full listing of available classes.

8U Official

 

 

 

Day

Date

Start

Finish

Location

 WednesdaySept 86:15 pm10:15 pm711 W Woodbury Rd,
Unit E, Altadena 


Regional Referee

Successful completion of the Regional Referee course makes the participant eligible to Referee 10U matches and below.  There are 3 Options to complete your Regional Referee/10U requirement.  Option 1 is entirely In Person, Option 2 is half Online, half In Person and Option 3 is entirely In Person but requires prior completion of the 8U Official class. 

Option 1: Complete the In-Person Regional Referee Class.  This is typically a full-day course, although exact hours will vary.

Option 2: Complete the Online Regional Referee Class first AND then complete the Regional Referee Online Companion Course.  The Online Companion Course is an in-person class that is typically a half day or evening.  The Online Regional Referee Class must be completed before attending the Online Companion Course. 

Option 3: This is an upgrade class for those who were previously certified as an 8U Official.  The class will focus on differences between 8U and 10U games, primarily Offside and Fouls & Misconduct. 

Option 1: Regional Referee Course
This course is completed entirely in person. There are no prerequisites.

Specific location details for each class are available on AYSOU.  Be sure to click on the class name on AYSOU to show the details.  Some options are listed below; check AYSOU for a full listing of available classes.

Regional Referee Course

Day

Date

Start

Finish

Location

 SundaySept 198:00 am5:00 pmGranada Hills 


Option 2: 
Regional Referee Online Companion Course
This course is completed half on-line and half in-person.  As a prerequisite, you MUST complete the Online Regional Referee Course first. 


Specific location details for each class are available on AYSOU.  Be sure to click on the class name on AYSOU and “Advanced Settings” to show the details.  Some options are listed below; check AYSOU for a full listing of available classes.

Regional Referee Online Companion Course

Day

Date

Start

Finish

Location

WednesdaySeptember 86:30 pm9:30 pmJoslyn Center, MB
 ThursdaySeptember 9 6:10 pm 8:50 pmArcadia 
 FridaySeptember 10 6:00 pm 10:00 pm Long Beach 
ThursdaySeptember 166:30 pm9:30 pmJoslyn Center, MB
ThursdaySeptember 166:00 pm9:00 pmTorrance 
SaturdaySeptember 189:00 am 12:00 pmJoslyn Center, MB
SaturdaySeptember 184:00 pm Del Rey Church,
Playa Del Rey 
SaturdaySeptember 185:00 pm9:00 pmWestchester 

 

Option 3: 8U Official to Regional Referee Upgrade Course
This course is for those individuals who have previously been certified as an AYSO 8U official and are looking to Referee 10U games.  8U Official Certification is a prerequisite for this course.  Some options are listed below; check AYSOU for a full listing of available classes.

 

8U Official to Regional Referee Upgrade Course

Day

Date

Start

Finish

Location

 
   


Intermediate Referee Course

Successful completion of the Intermediate Referee course makes the participant eligible to Referee 12U matches and below.  Regional Referee Certification is a prerequisite for this course.  Some options are listed below; check AYSOU for a full listing of available classes.

Intermediate Referee Course

Day

Date

Start

Finish

Location

 SundaySept 129:00 am5:00 pm3481 W 5th St,
Oxnard 


Advanced Referee Course

Successful completion of the Advanced Referee course makes the participant eligible to Referee 14U matches and below.  Intermediate Referee Certification is a prerequisite for this course.  Some options are listed below; check AYSOU for a full listing of available classes.

Advanced Referee Course

Day

Date

Start

Finish

Location

     

 

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