Referee Training

Time to start to think about training!

Are you ready to earn playoff points for your child’s team this season by refereeing? This training alone will earn your child’s U10 through U14 team 5 points (up to 10 points per team) of the total points they need to earn to qualify for our regional playoffs. Are you a U14 player? You can earn points for your own team by refereeing U10 games! Games cannot be played without trained referees, so please get trained and join the referee staff.

Please RSVP with Mike Vargas (lilvshood@yahoo.com) or Chris Doucette (agreferee@yahoo.com)

~ Returning Referee Night: Friday, September 5, from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. at *Grace Bible Church ~

To Become a U8 Official:

To Become a Regional Referee:
(This must be done in order.)

Register as a volunteer, complete AYSO’s Safe Haven online, and attend the course on Friday, September 26, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at *Grace Bible Church. Step One Register as a volunteer.
Step Two Complete AYSO’s Safe Haven online.
Step Three Complete the Basic Referee Online Course (The link below will take you to the AYSO National training page for both).
Step Four Attend ONE of the two in-person
Basic Referee Companion Course:

  • Wednesday, September 3rd from 5:45-9 PM at *Grace Bible Church
  • Friday, September 12th from 5:45-9 PM at *Grace Bible Church

NOTE: Please bring your certificates of completion for Safe Haven and Basic Online to the Companion Course.

Grace Bible Church is located at 100 Rodeo Dr, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420.

Link to Safe Haven and Online Basic Referee Courses

  • U8 Official trains a person for U6 and U8 games
  • Basic Referee trains a person for U10 games as a fully uniformed Regional Referee

Please contact Regional Referee Administrator or Assistant Regional Referee Administrator if you would like to attend regional referee training!

See the region calendar on the web site for training dates.
Intermediate Referee Training:

Please contact Regional Referee Administrator or Assistant Regional Referee Administrator to find out about any upcoming training locally or in neighboring Areas/Regions.

Advanced Referee Training:
Please contact Regional Referee Administrator or Assistant Regional Referee Administrator to find out about any upcoming training locally or in neighboring Areas/Regions.

Check the Area Q web site for additional training in Area Q. Please contact the named training contact before attending.Please print a copy of the certificate(s) of completion for Safe Haven and/or Online Basic Referee and bring to the class.Remember: there is absolutely nothing selfish about becoming better trained for AYSO coaching, refereeing or management. The better we become at our jobs, the better our kids are served by our programs.