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Referee Training 2021

To become an AYSO Referee

(updated 5/6/2022)



ALL referees (new and returning) need to complete the AYSO Volunteer Application.
See step A) below

ALL referees must take the online Safe HavenConcussion Awareness and Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) training.
New referees need to do this before you can step onto the fields. 
Returning referees need to do this every 2 years.
See Step B) below.

NEW AYSO Referees must complete the appropriate Referee Training:
 7U/8U Referee Training (CLICK HERE)
10U/12U/14U Referee Training (CLICK HERE).

A)  Register as an AYSO Volunteer in Sport Connect as a REFEREE (for your child's Division, if you plan to be a Team Referee; or for any Division if you are an at-large referee); be sure that you have eSigned the application!  Detailed instructions can be found on the Region 9 website at

Youth Referees (younger than age 18) need to complete a separate Youth Volunteer Application, to be electronically signed by a parent or legal guardian.

B)    Complete Safe HavenConcussion Awareness and Sudden Cardiac Arrest training online using the  eTrainU training website.

 Referee badges cannot be issued until Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness and Sudden Cardiac Arrest training have been completed.

If you are unable to attend any of the available Referee courses offered by Region 9, you may also complete the required training at a neighboring AYSO Region (8U Official or Regional Referee courses only!).  Click here for information about Referee Training in our neighboring Regions (in case you are not able to attend any of the Region 9 training).

Questions? Please contact Barry Weber, Region 9 Director of Instruction at: [email protected]

Additional Referee Training

Intermediate, Advanced & National Referee Training

Area 10E may be offering Intermediate, Advanced and National Referee classes later in the year or early next year; details will be posted here if and when available.  You can also check eTrainU and search for referee classes in our Area (10E) or our Section (10).

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Thousand Oaks, California 91359

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