No game is complete without fully trained referees to help the kids learn the game while playing the game. They help to assure that safety and appropriate conduct is our first concern. To assure that the best possible role models for our children are presented, AYSO requires that all Referees complete 2 training courses. They are:
is a child and volunteer safety and protection classroom course. It is not sport
specific and covers the AYSO Philosophy, Rules and Regulations along with
behavior, emergency procedures and much more.
is the sport specific training which combines classroom and fieldwork to help
develop and teach the skills needed to referee youth games. There are many
levels, which are completed in a specific progression. Regardless of any past
soccer experience, the Regional Referee Course must be taken first. The
additional levels may then be taken after.
addition to the above, referees are required to attend pre-season meetings.
refereeing staff is subject to a criminal background check and therefore must
register in person providing a government issued picture ID.
All referees are volunteers, NEVER PAID and although the above requirements are mandatory, satisfaction and competition of them does NOT assure placement. Character, history, adherence to the AYSO Philosophy and Rules and Regulations all play a role in the selection process.
To volunteer or for additional information, please call 604-1560 or email us at Refereeing@DeerfieldAYSO.org
Interesting situation and answer recently posed:
You are the referee. During or after the game, you become aware of
From "Interpretations, Instructions and Advice for AYSO Referees":