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Fall 2022 Referee Training Course Schedule

Thank you for stepping up to referee and support our kids!  Simply, without referees, the kids can't play soccer.  We promise to make it fun and  guarantee you will have the best seat in the house to watch a game.  AYSO volunteers must complete the items listed below prior to attending a referee class or officiating an AYSO match.

Register as an AYSO Adult Referee Volunteer 
All volunteers must register regardless if they have registered in the past.  An AYSO ID# will be listed upon completion of registration and is necessary to be certified as an AYSO Referee and to access the online referee training (8U - 10U) at Use the Register Now link on the Region 71 website.  Click on the Volunteer box on the left side of you account page.  You choose your volunteer role on the next page by clicking onn the green circle called "Find Volunteer Roles" on the upper right of that page.  New and returning referees should select the referee volunteer role.  If you select multiple volunteer roles, you should be able to just complete one registration form for all roles (e.g., coach, referee, team parent, board member, etc.).  See section below for registering youth referees.

Training Schedule
Below is our current training schedule:

-Regional Referee Course via Area 10V: 7/30/2022 (tentative)
-Regional Referee Course via Region 71: 8/14/2022 (location TBD)
-Intermediate Referee Course via Region 71: 8/20-8/21/2022 (roughly 12-14 hours over 2 days (location TBD)
-Law Day for coaches and referees to earn volunteer points and learn the Laws of the Game: 8/27/2022 (Bischoff Park)

-Regional Referee Companion Course via Region 71 (must take on-line course first!): 9/11/2022 (3-4 hours at Bischoff Park)

Complete the online AYSO Safe Haven Course 
at AYSO U  Safe Haven course is the same for all AYSO
volunteer positions. This course must be retaken if your certification was prior to July 2019.  Your AYSO Volunteer number is required to access any classes on AYSOU.

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Select Online Courses

Select AYSO's Safe Haven

Complete the online CDC Concussion Course at AYSO U The concussion course is the same for all AYSO volunteer positions. This course must be retaken if your certification was prior to July 2017.

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Select Online Courses

Select CDC: Concussion Course

Complete the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training

This is a requirement for ALL REFEREES effective 1/1/2020.  At this time, this is a one time requirement for us (unlike the every 2 years for SH and CDC-CA).  The course is now available via in partnership with Simon's Heart.  The course is approx 20 min.

If you took the course in the last year and want credit, you can upload a PDF/JPEG of the cert to your certificate section of the Volunteer section of your account at

Here are summaries of this requirement in case there are further questions:  

New Regional Referees Including 8U Referees/10U Assistant Referees

Take the Online Regional Referee Class on the AYSO U site.  Complete the class, take the test, obtain your certificate of completion.  You must first register as a Region 71 Referee Volunteer before you can access any classes on AYSOU.

Here are instructions to take the on-line companion course.
  1. Be sure registered as volunteer/referee in Blue Sombrero:
  2. Log-in to (tip - log into Sports Connect first and then open new page to log-in to - should log in automatically)
  3. Click on Online Courses
  4. Click on Regional Referee Training
  5. If there is a cost, the Region will reimburse this amount upon successful completion of becoming a referee

You must then complete the 4-hour Regional Referee In-Person Companion Class. 

To register for these classes:

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Select Online Courses if you plan on taking that class along with the In-Person Regional Referee Companion Class.  If you plan to take either of the full day Regional Referee Live classes just select In-Person Courses

Select Referee Instructor led courses

Select either


Then select the class you wish to attend by hitting the Register button


In addition, you must also complete the required Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness and Sudden Cardial Arrest training referenced above.

You must register online via to participate in the class.

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