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Referee training

AYSO has the best referee training program in the world! Pick the course below that fits your situation.

How to register: To take classroom courses, it would helpful if you could register ahead of time, but last minute attendees are welcomed. Identify the course you need below, then see this page for registration instructions.

ALSO NEEDEDSee How to register as a volunteer.

U8 Official Referee Course

To officiate U6, U7, and U8 games.
  • Friday, September 5, 2014, 6–10 pm. Location: Davis AYSO Building. Roster #201401852
  • Sunday, September 7, 2014, 9 am–1 pm. Location: Davis AYSO Building. Roster #201401853
  • Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6–10 pm. Location: Davis AYSO Building. Roster #201401855
Assistant Referee Course
Basic Referee Course
To officiate U9 and older games. No prerequisites.
The Basic Referee Course is available in two versions:
  • Version 1: the entire course is done in a classroom (9 hours).  This version is highly recommended for those who are relatively new to the game of soccer.
    • Friday, September 12, 2014, 6–10 pm. Location: Davis AYSO Building, and
    • Sunday, September 14, 2014, Noon–4 pm. Location: Davis AYSO Building.
    • Roster #201401856
  • Version 2: the course is split into two parts. The first part is done online (1 to 2 hours). The second part is in the classroom to review the online portion, answer your questions, take the exam, and receive your uniform and equipment (4 hours).  This version is recommended for those that have played soccer or know the game well.
PART 1—Online
  • To take the online course, you must have an AYSO ID number. If you don't have one, you must submit a Volunteer Application Form (instructions here. You will be given an AYSO ID number that is needed to take the online course.)
  • To take the course, see the instructions hereCourse name: "Course R002 - Basic Referee Online Training." 
PART 2—Classroom
After completing the online portion of the course, you must attend the classroom portion to complete all the requirements.

Course name: "Basic Referee Online Companion Course

  • Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6–10 pm. Location: Davis AYSO Building. Roster # 201401851Must bring certificate of completion from the online course
  • Sunday, September 7, 2014, 2–6 pm. Location: Davis AYSO Building. Roster # 201401854Must bring certificate of completion from the online course

Intermediate Referee Course

Referees who have taken the Basic Referee Course and have at least a season of game experience officiating U9/10 games are strongly urged to take the Intermediate Referee Course.

An Intermediate Referee course will be offered as follows (must attend all three dates):
  • None scheduled at this time


In-service training