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Referee Training

Returning Referees
  • You must be registered as a volunteer at www.ayso1631.org each season calendar (Aug 1st through July 31).  If you registered as a volunteer for the Fall season, this also covers the Spring season.
  • Safe Haven training is valid for 3 years, so you do not need to retake this.
  • Referee courses completed are good forever, so you do NOT need to retake these courses.
  • Consider upgrading; 8U Referee ---> Regional Referee ---> Intermediate Referee ---> Advanced Referee ---> National Referee


New Referees

Register for a volunteer at www.ayso1631.org, compelete Safe Haven online training and complete required Referee courses.


Safe Haven online training is REQUIRED
 (English only at this time)

  • This course if free for all registered volunteers
  • On this website, select the AYSOU tab or click here for direct access to AYSOU.org
  • Select "My Courses"
  • Select "Open" next to the row for AYSO's Safe Haven to start the course.
  • Continue through the entire course until you get to the certificate.  We recommend printing the certificate and saving for your offline records.




Concussion Training is also required and can be found on this same page.


8U Referees

  • Complete online Basic Referee Training

OR

  • Attend Regional Referee Training course (See Regional Referees below this section for more information)

Details below for Online Basic Referee Training;

  • To access the Basic Referee Training Online;
    • On this website, select the AYSOU tab or Click Here
    • Select "eCommerce"
    • Select "Products"
    • Select "Referee Training" on left side of page
    • Select "Add to Cart"
    • Complete the checkout by applying the voucher issued by the region or by paying the $7 via credit card
  • Continue through the entire course until you get to the certificate.  We recommend printing the certificate and saving for your offline records.

Please notify the Regional Referee Administrator via email ( [email protected] ) that you've (1) registered as a volunteer on www.ayso1631.org, (2) completed the online Safe Haven course and (3) completed the online Basic Referee Course or attended the Regional Referee Course and passed the test.  If you attend the in-person Regional Referee Course, please provide instructor name, email along with date of course and the location.



Regional Referee Course (8U, 10U and Assistant Referee for 12U)
  • Regional Referee Course is offered only in-person and participants are able to attend this anywhere it is offered
  • To register for a class;
    • On this website, select the AYSOU tab or Click Here
    • Select "My Courses"
    • Select "Open" on the row for Instructor Led Courses
    • Select "Open" on the row for Referee Instructor Led Courses
    • Select "Sessions" on the row for Regional Referee Course.  VERY IMPORTANT to select the correctly worded class, otherwise you may not qualify to referee the ages you are intending to referee.
    • Select "Register" on the row for the date & location you are interested in attending
    • Attend the FULL course and pass the test at the end of the course.  The entire group will review the test after it has been completed to ensure any questions missed are clarified.
Please notify the Regional Referee Adminstrator via email ( [email protected] ) that you've (1) registered as a volunteer on www.ayso1631.org, (2) completed the online Safe Haven course & Concussion training and (3) provide the instructor name, email along with date and location of the Regional Referee Course.


Intermediate Referee (12U and Assistant Referee 14U)


  • Regional Referee Badge must be completed along with required experience refereeing games. Ask Regional Referee Administrator for details ( [email protected] )
  • Safe Haven Course needs to have been completed within the past 3 years.  Retake if this time period has elaped.  See details above for instructions for accessing this course.

Advanced Referee (14U - 18U)


  • Intermediate Referee Badge must be completed along with required experience refereeing games. Ask Regional Referee Administrator for details ( [email protected] )
  • Safe Haven Course needs to have been completed within the past 3 years.  Retake if this time period has elaped.  See details above for instructions for accessing this course.

National Referee


  • National Referee Badge must be completed along with required experience refereeing games. Ask Regional Referee Administrator for details ( [email protected] )
  • Safe Haven Course needs to have been completed within the past 3 years.  Retake if this time period has elaped.  See details above for instructions for accessing this course.

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AYSO Region 1631, PO Box 486
San Jose, California 95103

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 669-247-7199
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