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Referee Training

Please contact John Sawin, the Regional Referee Instructor, at ref.instruction@ayso418.org for more information.

Before attending a course, attendees should review the FIFA Laws of the Game as well as the AYSO Rules & Regulations.

Referee Classroom Training Opportunities

Classroom training courses to be held at the AYSO office at 4507 N. Ravenswood.

 

Date/Time Course Title

Saturday March 29 - 9am - 4:30pm

Basic (U10) Referee (youth only) Course - includes lunch

Sunday March 30 - 1230pm - 4pm

U8 Official Course

Sunday April 6 - 1230pm - 4pm 

Basic (U10) Referee Online Companion Course 

Sunday April 13 - 1230pm - 4pm

Basic (U10) Referee Online Companion Course 

Sunday April 13 - 1230pm - 4pm

U8 Official Course

Sunday April 27 - 1230pm - 4pm

Basic (U10) Referee Online Companion Course 

Sunday May 4 - 1230pm - 4pm 

Basic (U10) Referee Online Companion Course

Referee Certification Levels and Requirements

U8 Official (allows you to referee all U8 level games and lower)

  • On-line registration as an AYSO volunteer (re-registration required every year): www.eAYSO.org
  • One-time completion of on-line Safe Haven course (takes less than 30 minutes): www.aysotraining.org/training/courses.asp
  • Completion of U8 Official (classroom) course and test

Basic (U10) Referee (allows you to referee, as center and assistant, all U10 level games & lower)

Either

  • Completion of Basic Referee on-line training course (self-paced instruction): www.aysotraining.org/training/courses.asp
  • Completion of 3-hour Basic Referee Companion (classroom) course and test – printed proof of on-line course completion is mandatory

Or

  • Completion of Full-day Basic Referee (classroom) course and test

Intermediate Referee (allows you to referee, as center and assistant, all U14 level games & lower)

  • On-line registration as an AYSO volunteer (re-registration required every year): www.eAYSO.org
  • Coordinate with Regional Referee Administrator

Advanced Referee (allows you to referee, as center and assistant, all U19 level games & lower)

  • On-line registration as an AYSO volunteer (re-registration required every year): www.eAYSO.org
  • Coordinate with Regional Referee Administrator

National Referee (allows you to referee, as center and assistant, all U19 level games & lower)

  • On-line registration as an AYSO volunteer (re-registration required every year): www.eAYSO.org
  • Coordinate with Regional Referee Administrator