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Referee Training 2021

To become an AYSO Referee

(updated 7/19/2021)

OVERVIEW

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.  Since we missed all of last season, it's time to take these again!
See Step B) below.

NEW AYSO Referees must complete the appropriate 7U/8U Referee Training or 10U Referee Training.
See the 2021 Thousand Oaks Referee Training Schedule below.

A)  Register as an AYSO Volunteer in SportConnect 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 https://www.ayso9.org/Default.aspx?tabid=866537

If you are a returning Region 9 volunteer (i.e. you completed a Volunteer application last year for Region 9, for any Volunteer job) then proceed to Step B.

If you are a new Region 9 Volunteer, print out one (1) copy of the completed and eSigned Volunteer Application and bring that to the first class session.

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

B)    Complete Safe HavenConcussion Awareness and Sudden Cardiac Arrest training online using the  AYSO U training website.
i.  From the Region 9 Home page click on AYSOU in the main menu, and login with the same Username and Password as you use for logging in to SportsConnect (Player and Volunteer Registration program).
ii.  Select Online Courses, then Safe Haven Courses, then AYSO's Safe Haven, CDC Concussion course, or SCA.
iii.  After passing each course's Final Exam, download the course Certificate to your computer (perhaps to your desktop, so you remember where it is!).
iv.  Go back to SportsConnect and click on My Account (green button in the upper right)
v.  click on Volunteer in the left side menu
vi.  click on the check box next to the Certification you wish to get credit for (Concussion Awareness, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, AYSOs Safe Haven)
vii.  click the Renew & Update button near the bottom
viii.  A small window will open up; click the Upload button and select the PDF file you saved to your computer
viv.  repeat steps vii. and viii.  for each of the 3 courses.
The status for that Certification will change from "None" to "Pending Verification"; in a week of so that should change to "Verified"
vv.  if the Status for your Risk Status is "None", check the box next to Risk Status and click the Renew & Update button to submit your volunteer information for the required background check.  You will be taken to the Sterling site, a third party contracted by AYSO for background checks.  There is a $25 fee that you can assign to AYSO in the process.

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

2021 Thousand Oaks Referee Training Schedule

U7/U8 Referee Training
(If you are a new AYSO referee and will only be officiating 7U or 8U games during the Fall 2021 season)
Step 1:
Attend the LIVE 7U/8U Referee webinar via Zoom on Wed. August 18th at 6pm or by viewing the RECORDED version following the live webinar.


Sign up via AYSOU:  In-Person Courses --> Referee Instructor Led Courses --> 8U Official Course --> Sessions --> 7U/8U Referee LIVE WEBINAR Thousand Oaks 10/E/9 - 10/E/0009 Thousand Oaks CA  --> Register

Or
Sign up via AYSOU:  In-Person Courses --> Referee Instructor Led Courses --> 8U Official Course --> Sessions --> 7U/8U Referee RECORDED WEBINAR Thousand Oaks 10/E/9 - 10/E/0009 Thousand Oaks CA  --> Register

Step 2:

Attend U7/U8 Field Training (Pick one)
Fri Aug 27th 6:30pm-9:30pm at tbd or
Sat Aug 28th 1:00pm-4:00pm at  tbd
Sign up via AYSOU:  In-Person Courses --> Referee Instructor Led Courses --> 8U Official Course --> Sessions --> 7U/8U Referee FIELD Training Thousand Oaks 10/E/9 - 10/E/0009 Thousand Oaks CA  --> Register (for 1 of the 2 dates)

See below for detailed instructions on pre-registering for a course using AYSOU

Referee Uniforms  will be distributed AFTER THE REQUIRED REFEREE ON-FIELD TRAINING for Region 9 Referees who pass the course.

U10/U12/U14 Referee Training
If you are a new AYSO referee and may be officiating 10U, 12U or 14U games during the Fall 2021 season, you must do the following: 
Step 1: Take the online Regional Referee Training course at www.aysou.org (login with your Blue Sombrero username and password):
Go to:
Online courses
Refereeing Courses
Regional Referee Training
and complete each of the Chapters.  Make sure that you are logged in to AYSOU as you, not as someone else in your household, so that you get the credit.  Your name should be in the upper right corner of the AYSOU screen.

Bring the test Certificate with you to one of the in-person 1OU Referee Field Training  sessions (required to complete your Regional Referee certification;
the online course alone will not be sufficient)
:

Step 2:  Attend a 10U Referee Field Training session (Pick One)
Wed
 Aug 25th 6:30pm-9:30pm at  tbd or
Sat Aug 28th 9am-noon at  tbd

Sign up via AYSOU:  In-Person Courses --> Referee Instructor Led Courses --> Regional Referee Online Companion Course -->
Sessions --> Regional Referee Thousand Oaks FIELD Class 10/E/9 - 10/E/0009 Thousand Oaks CA  --> Register (for 1 of the 2 dates)

Referee Uniforms  will be distributed AFTER THE REQUIRED REFEREE ON-FIELD TRAINING for Region 9 Referees who pass the course.

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 AYSOU 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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