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Referee Training Dates


FALL 2023 Season  

In-person training dates:
(TBD for 2023 Season)

(see steps below for requirements that need to be met before attending this in person trg; you can enroll in the course in AYSOU)

Volunteer Requirements

  • Sterling Background check (risk status) (18+ years old)
  • Live Scan Fingerprinting (18+ years old; new CA state law/requirement; required once only)
  • Safe Sport (new CA state law/requirement)
  • AYSO Safe Haven (now required once only!)
  • Concussion Awareness (now required once only!)
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest (now required once only!)
  • Regional Referee training (online course does not expire)


Dates/Locations of Referee Training and Return Ref Nights 

Youth referees are needed! (Earn community service hrs for AGHS)    

*Reminder:   all teams 10U & above must have at least one trained/certified referee earning a total of 35 points (typically 13 games) in order for their team to qualify for the end of season Ken Claassen tournament

(must be 12 years or older)

1. Register as a volunteer: Referee (18 old+) or Youth Referee (10 to 17 yrs old)  Click 'Volunteer' then 'Find Volunteer Roles, then 'Volunteer registration-MY2023 View Divisions' then select the 'Volunteer' box and 'View Selected Positions. Click the arrow until you see 'Referee' and hit 'Select' then click the image above 'Sign up a registered user' then select your user and continue to fill out the form.

After filling out any required form items you will see a list of items that need to be completed. (For more detailed steps visit How To/Troubleshooting page)

2. Make sure you are up to date on the following required training:
  Sterling Background Check (yearly for now - comes as an e-mail)
  AYSO Safe Haven course (now required once only!)
  Concussion Awareness (now required once only!)
  Sudden Cardiac Arrest (now required once only!)
  Safe Sport (new state requirement for 2022)
  Live Scan Fingerprinting (new state requirement for 2022)

3.   YOU MUST COMPLETE THE ONLINE Regional Referee course on AYSOU AND pass the exam at the end of the course BEFORE YOU ATTEND THE IN-PERSON CLASS.  Print out or screenshot the certificate of completion, and bring it to class.  (Not needed if you have taken this course before; ie returning 10U regional referees)

4.  Attend ONE of the following in-class training sessions:

---For first time regional 10U referees:
           (2023 Training Dates TBD)

---For returning Intermediate/Advanced referees: 
            (2023 Training Dates TBD)

?s  Contact your Regional Referee Administrator at   [email protected] or [email protected]

and visit us at

Problems completing the steps above? Go to our How To/Troubleshooting page in this section for help

(must be 10 years or older)

1. Follow the first 2 steps in the box at left but take the 8U referee online course and pass the exam; click AYSOU button on your Volunteer page, then Training Library on left menu, Refereeing (View Courses), 8U Official Course Online. Once you pass the exam please save/screenshot and/or print your certificate and bring it to the in-person meeting. 

2. Attend ONE of the in-person field trainings below to review online course information, rules, as well as pick up a ref jersey, whistle, & handouts

 ---In-person training dates:
             (TBD for 2023 season)

Youth Referees

American Youth Soccer Organization
     Region 83  



  AYSO 5 Cities Region 83 welcomes high school students (as well as other youth age 10 and over) who’d like to referee games for 8-12 yr olds this fall season.  We will train you, provide the uniform, mentoring, and  encouragement. The kids love having refs who are closer to their age!  All training and on the field hours are counted for high school volunteer/community service hours

      To register for training please see the above panel or email the AYSO Region 83 Referee Administrators for assistance:   [email protected] or  [email protected]

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AYSO Region 83 - Five Cities

P.O. Box 1166 
Arroyo Grande, California 93421

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 805-000-0000
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