AYSO Area 11R Referees



AYSO Referee Certification Requirements
In accordance with the FIFA laws of the game, and in the spirit of the game - to provide the best overall match experience for the AYSO players and to ensure that AYSO games are safe, fun and fair. AYSO mandates that all AYSO referees must complete the referee training courses and certify for the age levels of the matches that they wish to officiate.

There are six certification levels for AYSO referees. Here is a brief description of the requirements for each. Contact your Regional Referee Administrator (RRA) for more details:

U-8 Official (minimum age 10)
Complete the U-8 Official Course and pass the U-8 Official Exam.

Assistant Referee (minimum age 12)
Complete the Assistant Referee Course and pass the Assistant Referee Exam.

Regional Referee (minimum age 12)
Complete the Basic Referee Course and pass the Regional Referee Exam.

Intermediate Referee (minimum age 14)
Complete 25 games as referee with at least five in U-12 games, complete the Intermediate Referee Course, pass the Intermediate Referee Exam and be (observed) mentored in a U-12 game.

Advanced Referee (minimum age 16)
Complete 50 games as referee with at least 10 in U-14 and five as an assistant referee (in U-14), complete the Advanced Referee Course, pass the Advanced Referee Exam, pass one assessment as referee and one as assistant referee in a U-14 match, pass the AYSO Physical Fitness Test and do a minimum of five service units (contact your RRA for details).

National Referee (minimum age 18)
Complete 100 games as referee with at least 30 in U-16 and U-19 games and 25 as Assistant Referee with at least 10 in U-19, complete the National Referee Course, pass the National Referee Exam, pass two assessments as referee in U-16 or U-19 matches and one as assistant referee in a U-19 match, complete the AYSO Physical Fitness Test and do an additional five service units (contact your RRA for details).



USSF to AYSO Referee Cross-Certification
Cross-certifiction is available to referees of AYSO and USSF who have been certified as referees for six months or more and who are not certified with both organizations. All games officiated for AYSO or USSF may be applied toward the certification requirements of either AYSO or USSF. The diagonal system of control is the only recognized system of control.

Please reference the AYSO /USSF Referee Cross-Certification Agreement document on the AYSO web site for details.



Upcoming Area R Referee Training
There are no referee courses currently scheduled in Area R. Stay tuned for upcoming training announcements. Available courses will be reflected on the Area R Calendar and listed in the course listing on eAYSO.



Upcoming Section 11 Referee Training
Available referee courses will be reflected on the Section 11 Calendar and listed in the course listing on eAYSO.



AYSO Referee Match Misconduct Report Form (Microsoft Word format)
The AYSO Referee Match Misconduct Report Form must be completed when serious game incidents or misconduct occur.

If the match in which the incident occured is being played between two teams from the same region, this form must be completed and submitted to the Region Referee Administrator of that region.

If the match in which the incident occurred is being played between two teams from different regions, this form must be completed and submitted to the Region Referee Administrator of both regions; and the Area Referee Administrator of the AYSO Area in which the match was played.



AYSO Referee Assessments
Have you met all of the prerequesites and course requirements for advancement to the next certification level as an AYSO referee? Are the referee assessments the last thing standing between you and that next level badge? If the answer to both of these questions is YES, please contact Paul Van Es (Area Director of Referee Assessment) to schedule your Referee assessments.