Volunteer Application Forms (VAFs)
All referees must complete and submit a volunteer application for every membership year (August 1–July 31). See How to register as a volunteer.
Safe Haven training
All new referees must take the Safe Haven child and volunteer protection course. This is a one-time requirement. See the Safe Haven information here
Training and continuing education are cornerstones of the AYSO program, and Davis AYSO offers plenty of referee training and education opportunities for all referees, beginning to advanced.
Local courses: Davis AYSO offers Safe Haven, U6-8 Parent Referee, Basic Referee, and Intermediate Referee courses, in addition to Assistant Referee and topical in-service refereeing classes. For current referee training opportunities, please see our Referee training page for the dates and times for the upcoming classes.
Golden Gate Camp: Golden Gate Camp is Section 2's annual advanced training camp for referees working towards upgrading the Advanced and National levels, and for referees who want to become Referee Instructors, Referee Instructor Evaluators, or Assessors. GGC is a residential camp held annually on a week-end in mid-July in the Bay Area. If interested in attending you can register at the Section 2 web site. Pre-registration approval must be obtained from the Davis Referee Administrator. Davis AYSO will reimburse the cost for pre-approved Davis AYSO referees. AYSO Expo
: The AYSO Expo, formerly called Section Meeting, is held annually in the Winter/Spring at varying venues in the western United States, and provides the opportunity for AYSO volunteers to meet volunteers from other Sections and Areas, and to attend a variety of classes for coaching, refereeing, and management.
Laws and law resources
Visit the Laws and Resources page for access to a wealth of information
Misconduct form: for reporting send-offs, ejections, and other incidents involving players, coaches, spectators or referees. Must submit within 24 hours after the game. Complete form and e-mail to email@example.com.
Referee upgrade: for upgrading to all levels
Cross certificationThrough an agreement between AYSO and USSF, referees can cross certify between organizations.
Where to obtain referee gear
Shirt color order: In Summer 2016, USSF changed the referee shirt design. Supply and variety is still catching up, but Davis will start moving to the new design soon. When you are considering buying additional referee shirts, it is suggested to buy the new style. As of 9/2016 these are only available from Official Sports, but will likely be available from other sources soon. In addition, only three colors are currently available, but others will be made available in the future. So that there is a better chance that others will have the same color as you, it is suggested that we all purchase additional shirts in the following order: Yellow, Red, Green, Blue, Black. There are several different styles (and costs) and those are personal preference – all styles are fine. Note that we do not plan to ever disallow any older style shirts, so there is no requirement to replace any shirts that are still in good shape.