AYSO Region 42 will be hosting a Basic Referee Course on Saturday, August 23rd. Obtaining a Basic Referee Certification allows adults to earn referee points for teams by refereeing U10 games.

Referees are as critical to soccer as players and coaches. In AYSO, the game can’t be played if there aren’t enough referees. AYSO’s referee training is considered some of the best in the U.S. Previous soccer knowledge is NOT required. The AYSO referee training will give you all you need to know to have a terrific experience on the field, and to help ensure the game is fun, fair and safe for every player, coach and fan.

The Basic Referee Clinic is…

Intended for: Adult (18+ years) referees earning referee points and youth (12-18 years) who would like to referee U10 games.
When: Saturday, August 23th, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Dos Vientos Community Center
How to register: Login to eAYSO.org
Click “Enroll to take a class”
search for Roster #201403236 and register.
What to bring: Pen/pencil, notepad.

Prior to coming to the clinic you will need to complete the following:

1. VOLUNTEER FORM
MANDATORY for all referees! Complete the online volunteer form. Go to the eAYSO website and follow the directions. New volunteers need to print out and sign TWO copies of the completed volunteer form and have their ID checked when they turn in the forms to their coach or referee staff. Returning volunteers who volunteered in the 2013 season can update their existing information online and sign the form electronically; you will not need to print and turn-in paper forms.

2. CDC CONCUSSION AWARENESS TRAINING
MANDATORY for all referees!
When: Anytime prior to start of season
Where: The AYSO Online Training Website
How to register: Login to the AYSO Online Training Website using your AYSO ID number and last name.
(If you are a new volunteer, you will receive your AYSO ID via e-mail after completing item #1 above.)
Click on “Courses”
Click on “AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness” appropriate course under “Safe Haven” to begin the course.

3. SAFE HAVEN ONLINE TRAINING
Intended for: MANDATORY for all volunteers who have not taken Safe Haven since 2010!
When: Anytime. You must complete this course prior to attending a referee clinic. Please bring your printed certificate to the clinic.
Where: The AYSO Online Training Website
How to register: Login to the AYSO Online Training Website using your AYSO ID number and last name.
(If you are a new volunteer, you will receive your AYSO ID via e-mail after completing item #1 above.)
Click on “Courses”
Click on the appropriate course under “Safe Haven” to begin the course.
What to bring: No materials needed.
There are 137 slides with intermittent quizzes and a final 30 question test.

QUESTIONS?
Please e-mail questions about referee clinics and training to:
Carol Rowe, Director of Referee Instruction