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Davis AYSO, Region 218

General Info

Who? Me?

Davis AYSO needs volunteers! Women and Youth (ages 12 and up) are especially encouraged to volunteer. When women and youth officiate at the Saturday games, they become role models to show that all people can participate and enjoy the game of soccer. Sign up for the next Basic Referee course. No soccer knowledge is required. The course is free and you'll impress all your friends with that bright yellow referee shirt; oh, and it's free!.  

If you don't think that you can be a referee, have a look at the "Referee's Call."

Volunteer Application Forms (VAFs)

All referees must re-register as a volunteer 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.

Referee training

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, 6U-8U 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 dates and times of upcoming classes.

Golden Gate Camp: Golden Gate Camp is Section 2's annual advanced training camp for referees working towards upgrading to 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 sitePre-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.


To sign up to officiate 10U and older games, see the Scheduling page

Misconduct form

Please fill out a misconduct report if you are the Center Referee for a game that has any misconducts (cautions and send-offs), coach or spectator ejections, serious injuries (e.g. suspected concussion, or  injury that you think might result in a hospital visti) or other incidents involving players, coaches, spectators or referees. Please submit within 24 hours of the game. E-mail the completed form to [email protected].

Referee upgrade form

for upgrading toall referee levels

Cross certification

Through an agreement between AYSO and USSF, referees can cross certify between organizations. 
  • To cross certify from AYSO to USSF, follow these instructions (however, this CNRA link points to an old 2014 cross certification form, instead use the 2015 form here instead). 
  • To cross certify from USSF to AYSO, follow these instructions.


Our Youth Referee Protection Policy describes our zero tolerance policy on dissent toward youth referees.

Where to obtain referee gear

There are a variety of sources for getting referee gear. Here are some that you might want to check out.
AYSO Store:
Official Sports:
Referee Store: 
Soccer One:
Soccer City (Sacramento retail store): 
Soccer Pro (Sacramento retail store): 
As well as any sporting goods stores


Shirt style color order: In Summer 2016, USSF changed the referee shirt design. Most places sell the old style (equidistant vertical black lines all around), and the new version (vertical black lines outside and below each pocket). When you are considering buying additional referee shirts, it is suggested that you buy the new style. There are several different styles (and costs) and those are personal preference – all styles are fine (the Pro style has a zipper and is more expensive, the economy stype has a v-neck and is less expensive). 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.

Shirt color orderSo 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. 

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Davis AYSO, Region 218

P.O. Box 1602 
Davis, California 95617

Email Us: [email protected]
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