AYSO provides excellent training for referees, including a knowledge of the rules and on-field practice.
8U Official Training:
8U Officials are used in place of referees at the U5-U8 ages. These are individuals that can teach basic rules of the game and instruct the players during the game. The coaches should not be 8U Officials for their own teams. 8U Officials can be any volunteer age 10 or older and must sign up as a youth volunteer (ages 12-17) or an adult volunteer (ages 18 and older) at www.eAYSO.org.
8U Official Course:
June 21st (Thursday) 2018 – 5 PM – 7:15 PM meet at Knoles Elementary School Gym (4005 E. Butler Ave). You can also take this 8U course and come back to complete the 8U to Regional Referee Upgrade Course to complete your Regional Referee Certification.
8U to Regional Referee Upgrade Course: You must already be a 8U certified official to take this upgrade course. This course upon completion will take your current 8U Official certification level and upgrade you to a Regional Referee.
8U to Regional Referee Upgrade course:
June 22nd (Friday) 2018 – 5PM-8:45PM at Knoles Elementary School Gym. Reminder you must have completed your 8U Official course.
Regional Referee: The Regional referee course is a 7 1/2 hour course over two days both session at Knoles Elementary School Gym. The dates are June 21st (Thursday) 2018 from 5 PM-7:15 PM which is the 8U Official Course and June 22nd (Friday) 2018 from 5 PM – 8:45 PM which is the 8U to Regional Referee Upgrade Course. You must complete both courses to be certified as a Regional Referee with AYSO. All materials will be provided. Remember Referees are Volunteers who help make the game fun, fair, and safe for our children.
Scheduling Games: Referees may schedule their own games at the proper certification level of play. Please make your choices no later than Monday at 5 PM in the week the game occurs, so that the referee scheduler is aware of your choices. Note the first weekend game selections can be made on Tuesday June 19th up to Friday night June 22nd when the first games begin playing on opening weekend Saturday June 23rd.