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Davis AYSO, Region 218

Referee training

AYSO has the best referee training program in the world! Pick the course below that fits your situation. And thank you for volunteering!

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

ALSO NEEDED: See How to register as a volunteer.
Also: How to register for a class

Don't know which class to register for? See the class descriptions below.

Classes Coming Up:

ClassDates
  U8 OfficialMonday March 9th 2020 6-10 pm
   
 Regional Referee Online Companion (OLC) You must complete the online course BEFORE attending the in-person class

Thursday March 12th 2020 6-10 pm
Regional Referee - 2 day format
(to referee or assistant referee games 10U and higher)
None upcoming
 Regional Referee - single day format
(to referee or assistant referee games 10U and higher)
 Sunday January 12th 2020 9-5 pm
 Regional Referee - single day format
(to referee or assistant referee games 10U and higher)
 Sunday March 15th 2020 9-5 pm
Intermediate referee ( 12 hours )Next class will be in Antelope in January 2020
  
Referee In Service - all referees welcome 


2019newrefereeadvertisement v2.pdf Fall 2019 Referee Training Advertisement Flyer - hand this out to coaches and team parents

Course descriptions

Referee Refresher  / In Service
Each year the International Football Association Board (IFAB) proposes changes to the laws of the game. Before each season we hold this session explains the latest changes and how they affect play for AYSO games. This session is open to both new and experienced referees as well as coaches. 

U8 Official Referee Course - 4 hours
To officiate 6U, 7U, and 8U games.
The U8 Official Course is taught locally by Davis AYSO instructors before each season. For exact dates see the table above. To take a class you should sign up with AYSOU. Classes are held at the Davis AYSO building  ~400 East 14th Street, Davis, CA (behind Davis branch of the Yolo County Library). Each class is self contained. You only need attend one class.

Regional Referee
To officiate 10u and higher games (also allows you officiate younger games). There are two options for this training:

Option 1: Regional Referee Course - 8 hours
To officiate 9U and older games as either a center referee or assistant referee.The Regional Referee Course is taught locally by Davis AYSO instructors before each season. For exact dates see the table above. To take a class you should sign up with AYSOU. Classes are held at the Davis AYSO building  ~400 East 14th Street, Davis, CA (behind Davis branch of the Yolo County Library). We offer this class is two formats. The first splits the 8 hours up between two week day nights. The second covers the entire 8 hours is single day (on the weekend).

Option 2: Regional Referee Online Companion Course (OLC) - Online class plus 4 hour in person class
To officiate 9U and older games as either a center referee or assistant referee.The Regional Referee OLC Course is a two part class. The first part is taken online at your own pace. It takes about 3 hours to complete. You must take the online part before attending the in-person part. The second part is a 4 hour in person class taught locally by Davis AYSO instructors before each season. For exact dates see the table above. To take a class you should sign up with AYSOU. Classes are held at the Davis AYSO building  ~400 East 14th Street, Davis, CA (behind Davis branch of the Yolo County Library). For the online companion course, register in AYSOU to receive a code for the online part of the class.

Intermediate Referee Course
Referees who have taken the Regional Referee Course and have at least a season of game experience officiating U9/10 games are strongly urged to take the Intermediate Referee Course. It's a great course, and will take your skills to the next level! You must attend all sessions to fulfill the requirements. Please register for the course on AYSOU. intermediate_sample_test.pdfintermediate_referee_course_candidate_need-to-know.pdf

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P.O. Box 1602 
Davis, California 95617

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