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AYSO Region 418 Chicago Lakefront

AYSO Referee

Click here to view the AYSO Referee Position Description

Time Commitment:

2-5 hours per week during the season.

AYSO Referee Requirements:

Adult and youth referees complete the same training courses.

  1. Annual Background Check (adult volunteers only, youth volunteers do not submit a background check)
  2. AYSO's Safe Haven Training (online)
  3. CDC: Concussion Awareness Training (online)
  4. AYSO Regional Referee Certification - click here to view the Referee Certification Requirements (online & in-person).

Training courses are available to all AYSO volunteers for free on the AYSOU Online Learning Resources website.

To Access AYSOU:

  • You will need to wait one business day after submitting your volunteer application or updating your account password, before you can access the AYSOU website (systems refreshes overnight).
  • After waiting one day, log in at with your volunteer login, and click Home to return to the homepage.
  • Click on the link to AYSOU from the homepage toolbar.
  • Log into AYSOU with the same username and password as for your volunteer account at This will establish the link between your volunteer account at and your account at so that your course certificates sync with your volunteer profile. 
  • It is recommended to always access the AYSOU site through the link on the homepage when completing the AYSO training courses. 

    Contact Email:
    AYSO Region 418 Regional Referee Administrator - [email protected]

Take Your Role Further

Become An Intermediate Referee

If you have enjoyed your referee experience, further your expertise by taking the Intermediate Referee certification! Regional referees should be able to easily upgrade to the Intermediate level by their second or third year.

AYSO training doesn't stop, as long as you're having fun! Intermediate referees can take the Advanced Referee and then the National Referee certifications.

For more information contact the AYSO418 Regional Referee Administrator at [email protected].

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Contact Us

AYSO Region 418 - Chicago Lakefront

4507 N Ravenswood Ave, Suite 101
Chicago, Illinois 60640

Email Us: [email protected]
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