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Referee Points System

GOAL: To ensure a FUN, FAIR, and SAFE environment for our players by having qualified referees for all games.

To qualify for play-offs, each 10U-14U team must earn a minimum of 100 referee points during the regular season.

Rules and Procedures:

  1. 10U-14U Teams that fail to obtain the minimum 100 points will NOT be eligible for post-season play.

  2.  Each team will be asked to provide a minimum of two (2) adult referees. Teams may provide as many additional adult or youth referees, as they desire.

  3. All coaches are to provide to the Regional Referee Administrator the names of their designated referees or candidate referees by the end of the third week of the season (Sunday, 10/8/2023).

  4. To be eligible to earn points for a team, referee must be at least a Regional referee or 8U Referee and must have completed a volunteer application via Sports Connect ( for the current season. No points will be awarded to referees who have not registered as a 2023-2024 AYSO volunteer, and completed all the requirements (e.g., Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, SafeSport and LiveScan/fingerprinting along with the Sterling Volunteers background check).

    a.   Region 71 will train and certify new referees by offering a Regional Referee course via the on-line Regional Referee course and the companion in-person course to be offered on Sun, 8/27/2023 and Sun, 9/10/2023.  This course will also be good to referee 8U matches and be an assistant referee for 10U matches and allow growth to referee 10U and 12U matches.  See this link for details, including how to take the online 8U Referee course. 

  5.  Coaches meeting the referee training requirements may also volunteer as an adult referee but may not referee their own team’s games.

  6.  Referees may award their points to a team that a family member plays on (e.g., son, daughter, and/or sibling). In the event the referee has more than one team that is being supported the Regional Referee Administrator working with the Statistician will allocate their points at the end of the season to the team most in need of points.

  7. A referee may allocate up to 20 points (4 matches) towards a designated team that does not contain a family member.  The maximum is 20 points per team even if multiple points are from other referees.  This only applies to teams that get to at least 80 points with their own referees including recruiting at least one new referee that referees at least 4 matches.  These additional points are subject to executive board approval.

  8. A coach that referees for a team and does not have a family member playing will have their points allocated to their own team.

  9. Board Members including Division Representatives who have a child on a team may earn 5 points for attending a board meeting up to 10 points (2 meetings) between August and November.

  10. An approved referee by the Referee Administrator may also be a field monitor and/or a mentor a referee for a match and earn 5 volunteer points for that match up to 20 points (4 matches) for the season.

  11. Referees may earn five (5) points for each monthly recap meeting with coaches up to 10 points per season.

  12. Referees may earn 5 points per Saturday during prior Spring Soccer season up to a maximum of 20 points for any one team towards the Fall Season for a given calendar year.  The 5 points is per Saturday not per match regardless of matches refereed each Saturday.

  13. Referee points are earned by registered volunteers as coaches, assistant coaches and referees including youth referees as follows:

    a.  Training Points:  up to 40 points per team for the 10U division, 30 points per team for the 12U division, and 20 points for the 14U division may be earned by attending referee training classes and/or Law Day (5 points per event and up to a maximum of 20 points per team for attending Law Day). These points are limited to coaches, referees and candidate referees. An additional 10 points will be awarded regardless of division for any registered volunteer referee for obtaining the Intermediate or Advanced badge before the last day of matches for the regular season. This means there is a total of 50 points for 10U division, 40 points for 12U division and 30 points for 14U division can be obtained via Training Points.

    b.  Field Points: five (5) referee points are earned for refereeing any 8U-19U division matches as well as VIP matches. New referees must referee at least 4 matches as either Referee or Assistant Referee to have their Training Points count, which includes ensuring the Referee Administrator and Statistician know what team the new referee is representing by the end of the 3rd weekend of matches (as outlined in #3 above), as well as ensuring when they sign in they clearly note that team's number on the sign-in sheet.

  14.  Recently-certified referees must referee a minimum of four matches or have the recommendation of a referee staff member to referee pool play matches (when matches count towards play-offs usually after a few weeks into the season). No referees will be allowed to earn points after the Regular season ends.


Download the 2023 Referee Points System Document

For any questions regarding referee points please send an email to Mark Tracht

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