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Referee Training

New Referees

Get ready to enjoy the best location on the field to watch youth soccer. Here is more information on how to Become a Referee. The dates and times of our upcoming training courses can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Referee Instruction. You will find current email information on the Contacts page.
If none of the dates work for you, you can take the course in a nearby region.  If you want to attend a course in a nearby region, register for the course on AYSOU and then let our Director of Referee Instruction know when you've completed the course so he can issue ref gear to you.

U-8 Official Course: This entry-level course will get you out on the U-8 fields in no time. We cover referee fundamentals to help make the game a safe, fair and fun experience for our younger U-8 players. It requires only one evening or a half-day of training. Note that you must also complete the online Safe Haven course before you can take the field. 


Sep 6 (Wed)...6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sep 10 (Sun)...10:00am - 12pm (noon)
Sep 13 (Wed)...6:00pm - 8:00pm

Register Online Here:
All classes held at the San Carlos Youth Center.

Basic Referee (U-10) Online Companion Course: 
We have a new self-study and in-class option to become a Regional referee (so you can referee U10 and U12 games). The in-class session take 4 hours. You must complete the Basic Referee Online Course at  AYSOU prior to taking the Online Companion Course.
Dates -

Aug 30 (Wed)...6:00pm - 10:00pm
Sep 5 (Tue)... 6:00pm - 10:00 pm
Sept 10 (Sun)... 1:00pm - 5:00pm
All classes held at the San Carlos Youth Center.
Register Online Here:
(If none of these dates work for you, you can take a course in a nearby region; please access AYSOU to look up)

Intermediate, Advanced and National Referee Courses: AYSO offers a number of opportunities for referees to continue their training and receive recognition for their experience. This is reflected in the badges they wear on the field. We highly recommend that referees who want to continue their education and training should attend Golden Gate Camp.  Details can be found below. But if those dates don't work, there are many other local courses that are offered. Contact one of our Referee Administrators or Director of Instruction. They can help you understand what training is required and will include you in further communications to referees. You will find their current email information on the Contacts page.

Golden Gate CampGolden Gate Camp is AYSO's premier instructional retreat and includes classes for referees looking to upgrade their certifications. It is typically held in July each year at a local community college. San Carlos AYSO will cover the cost of tuition for our referees that are interested in attending. Please email the Referee Administrator, Andrew Atkins, if you are interested.

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P.O. Box 1462 
San Carlos, California 94070

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Phone : 650-394-5228
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