Referee Training

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. See here for a list of all courses in nearby regions. If you want to attend a course in a nearby region, register for the course on eayso.org 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 Referee Requirements:

  • Register as a AYSO volunteer at eayso.org
  • Complete the Safe Haven course on aysotraining.org
  • Complete the U-8 Referee Official Course

U-8 Training 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. If you have completed these courses in prior years – you are good to go for U8 games.

 Date  Time  Location  Class  eAYSO Roster #
 8/22/2015 2:00 – 6:30pm  San Carlos Youth Center  U-8 Official  210503483
8/28/2015 6:30 – 9:30pm San Carlos Youth Center U-8 Official  210503484
 9/11/2015 6:30 – 9:30pm TBD U-8 Official  210503485

(If none of these dates work for you, you can take the course in a nearby region; see Area 2N Training Courses.)

U10 & U12 Referee Requirements
  • Register as a AYSO volunteer at eayso.org
  • Complete the Safe Haven course on aysotraining.org
  • Complete the Regional (Basic) Referee Course

U10 & U12  Regional (Basic )Referee Course:
This 4.5 hour course will allow you to referee U10 and U12 games.

 
 Date  Time  Location  Class eAYSO Roster #
 8/22/2015  9:00am – 1pm  San Carlos Youth Center   Regional (Basic) Referee Online Companion Course  201503488
 
U10 &U12 Online Companion Course: While we recommend the Basic Referee Course above for new U-10 referees, sometimes the available times just won’t work. As an alternative, we offer a course that consists of online training and an in-class component. You must complete the Basic Referee Online Course at www.aysotraining.org prior to taking the Online Companion Course. Bring your certificate of completion to the Online Companion Course. Please register for the companion course at eAYSO.
 Date  Time  Location  Class eAYSO Roster #
 8/27/2015  6pm – 9:30pm  San Carlos Youth Center   Regional (Basic) Referee Online Companion Course  201503487
09/2/2015 6pm – 9:30pm San Carlos Youth Center Regional (Basic) Referee Online Companion Course  201503486
 
(If none of these dates work for you, you can take a course in a nearby region; see Area 2N Training Courses.)
 
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.
Youth Referees:
Youth referees are welcome. Youth are required to be more than 2 years older than the division that they wish to referee i.e. 12 years and older to referee U10 games. Games refereed by youth referees will always have an adult referee present.
Additional Info:

While it is not required, we do encourage you to take the AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness course which is also at www.aysotraining.org.

If anybody who is currently a referee wishes to retake a course as a refresher – you are more than welcome to join a class.

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.