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Referee Classes

List of available AYSO Referee Classes:

8U Classes - Online only, see below

10U/Regional Classes - Classes available for sign-up in AYSOU

8/13/2022 - Saturday 9am - In Person Regional Companion Course - Hosted by MDSA at Mountain View Elementary
8/27/2022 - Saturday 9am - In Person Regional Companion Course - Hosted by PHMSA at Strandwood Elementary

Intermediate Referee Class - Available at Section 2 Golden Gate Camp, August 5-7, see sign-up link below. If you are not able to attend GGC and are interested contact Area 2C Director of Referee Instruction and one will be scheduled when there are sufficient attendees.

Advanced Referee Class - Available at Section 2 Golden Gate Camp, August 5-7, see sign-up link below. If you are not able to attend GGC and are interested contact Area 2C Director of Referee Instruction and one will be scheduled when there are sufficient attendees.

National Referee Class - Only available at Section 2 Golden Gate Camp, August 5-7, see sign-up link below.

Golden Gate Sign-up

List of local USSF Referee Classes:

·  8/26/2022 - https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/5362

·  9/23/2022 - https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/courses/available/6/details/5363

See content below for more information on becoming a USSF referee

  




Referee Training Access

To find, or sign-up, for AYSO classes, both volunteer and referee, you first need to register as a volunteer for your home region:

       Concord AYSO - Region 305 - www.concordayso.org  (Sports Connect)
       MDSA  - Region 223 - www.mdsoccer.org  (InLeague)
       PHMSA - Region 281 -  www.ayso281.org (Sports Connect)

Resource for issues with the Sports Connect application used to register as a volunteer - Sports Connect Help Center
Resource for AYSO Volunteer issues: https://aysovolunteers.org/
Resource for AYSO registration and other issues -
  https://ayso.mywikis.net/wiki/Main_Page

AYSOU/eTrainU Access

Sports Connect
As a registered volunteer you will be able to access the AYSO training website by clicking on the "AYSOU" button on the "Volunteer" page once you are logged into the Sports Connect application for your region.

InLeague
As a registered volunteer you will be able to access the AYSO training website by clicking on the "eTrainU" button on the left side menu after clicking on the "Volunteer" button, once you are logged into the InLeague application for your region.

AYSOU/eTrainU

Once you are in the AYSO training website click on  "Training Library". To see Referee Courses click on "View Courses" on the "Refereeing" category. There you will be able to select from these Referee

courses:

8U Official Course - Online

Regional Referee - Full In-Person Course

Regional Referee - Online + In-Person Companion Course (2 Part Bundle)

A schedule of the in-person referee sessions is listed in the module below.

To see Volunteer Courses click on "View Courses" on the "Safe Haven" category. There you will be able to access and complete these courses:

AYSO's Safe Haven - Online
CDC Concussion Awareness - Online
Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Online

There is one additional Volunteer Course, called SafeSport, that is mandated and available through a different website. You can access this course from your "Volunteer" page in "Sports Connect" for your home region by:

  1. Click on SafeSport box
  2. Click on Renew and Update
  3. A screen will pop up where you will click on the “click HERE” link or copy and paste the URL into your browser to begin training
Once you complete the above courses contact the Regional Referee Administrator for your region (listed on the Referee page for this website) for equipment and access to referee game schedules.

AYSO Referee Certification and Training Requirements

To be a certified AYSO referee you need to complete:

Annual Requirements:

1.   Register as a volunteer for your region:
       Concord AYSO - Region 305 - www.concordayso.org
       MDSA  - Region 223 - www.mdsoccer.org 
      PHMSA - Region 281 -  www.ayso281.org,
2.   Pass a background check every 2 years. As part of your volunteer registration, you will be sent a link to a Sterling Volunteers website to fill out the necessary information for your background check. Payment of $25 fee is covered by the region.

Certification Requirements:

1.  Volunteer certification requirements - take online courses at AYSOU (click on AYSOU button on Volunteer page):
     a.  AYSO’s Safe Haven
     b.  CDC HEADS UP Concussion Training 
     c.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Course
     d.  Safesport Training - https://aysovolunteers.org/safesport-mandatory-training/
2.  Referee Certification requirements:
     - 8U Official (minimum age 10) - Complete the U-8 Official Course online on AYSOU
     - Regional/10U Referee (minimum age 12) -  Two class options available in AYSOU
         o Regional Referee Course - Full In Person (classroom sessions, field session and exam)
         o Regional Referee Course Online + In Person Companion Course (online course and exam plus in-person field day)

Additional Referee Certifications:

Intermediate Referee  (minimum age 14) - Be a certified volunteer and Regional Referee then:
    - Complete the in-person Intermediate Referee class and exam
    -  Complete 25 games as referee with at least five in 12U games
    -  Be observed/mentored in a 12U game.

Advanced Referee (minimum age 16) - Be a certified volunteer and Intermediate Referee then:
    - Complete the in-person Advanced Referee Class and exam
    - Complete 50 games as referee with at least 10 in 14U and five as an assistant referee (in 14U),
     - Pass one assessment as referee and one as assistant referee in a 14U match,
     - Pass the AYSO Physical Fitness Test.

National Referee - (minimum age 18) - Be a certified volunteer and Advanced Referee then:
    - Complete the in-person National Referee Referee Class and exam
    - Complete 100 games as referee with at least 30 in 16U/19U and 25 as an assistant referee in 16U+
     - Pass two assessments as referee and one as assistant referee in competitive 16U/19U matche
     - Pass the AYSO Physical Fitness Test.
    

AYSO to USSF Cross Certification

There are many opportunities to referee outside of AYSO but these require additional certification. Our AYSO United program requires USSF certification but also pays referees. AYSO referees with an Intermediate or high certification can cross certify to USSF by the process documented at the California North Referee Association website:

https://www.cnra.net/ayso/

If you are a USSF certified Grassroots referee, or higher certification,  you can be certified as an AYSO Regional referee by completing the following requirements and contacting your Regional Referee Administrator:

1.   Register yearly  as a volunteer for your region:
       Concord AYSO - Region 305 - www.concordayso.org
       MDSA  - Region 223 - www.mdsoccer.org 
      PHMSA - Region 281 -  www.ayso281.org,

2.   Pass a background check every 2 years. As part of your volunteer registration, you will be sent a link to a Sterling Volunteers website to fill out the necessary information for your background check. Payment of $25 fee is covered by the region.

3.  Volunteer certification requirements - take online courses at AYSOU (click on AYSOU button on Volunteer page):
     a.  AYSO’s Safe Haven
     b.  CDC HEADS UP Concussion Training . 
     c.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Course . 

4. Contact your Regional Referee Adminstrator:
      Concord AYSO Referee Administrator - Anita Luttrell
      MDSA Referee Administrator - Tom Semple
      PHMSA Referee Administrator - Ray Robertson

USSF Referee Certification

To become a USSF Referee there are two options:

1. As an AYSO Intermediate or above referee you can cross certify as documented above
2. You can get certified as a USSF referee by following the steps at the following link:

https://www.cnra.net/new-referee/

Our AYSO Area has an affiliation with the Diablo Valley United/Diablo Valley Wolves soccer organization and we have many referees that are active with both their local region and DVU/DVW. Here is a link for more information:

https://www.diablovalleywolves.com/referees




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