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Referee Training 2022


Last Updated 8/5/2022
 

REQUIRED Pre-Requisites to Volunteer as a Referee
1.  Registration as an AYSO Volunteer via Sports Connect (required annually)
2. Background check (18+ years old) This MUST be completed before you can enroll in any Training
3. Online Safe Haven.
3. Online Concussion Awareness.
5. Online Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
6. Online SafeSport. (18+ years old) required annually

All referees need to be up-to-date on these Safety courses before they step onto the fields.

See Step C) below.

All referees (18+ years old) need to be fingerprinted per State Law. This is a one-time effort.

AYSO requires us to use a specific AYSO-approved fingerprinting company to process fingerprinting. If you've been fingerprinted for your work or business, that will not count! AYSO needs to collect the fingerprinting information their own way! Advanced registration is required for a specific time range for the day of fingerprinting.

See Step D) below.

DETAILS

STEP A)  
Register as an AYSO Volunteer in Sport Connect as a REFEREE for your child's Division, and complete the background check. if you plan to be a Team Referee; OR for a U16 or U19 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

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

STEP B)

 7U/8U Referee Training (CLICK HERE)
or
10U/12U/14U Referee Training (CLICK HERE).

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!). Check eTrainu for information about Referee Training in our neighboring Regions (in case you are not able to attend any of the Region 9 training).
See a screen shot below which shows you how to find training in another Region.

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

STEP C)  


Complete Safe HavenConcussion Awareness , Sudden Cardiac Arrest , and SafeSport training online using the  AYSOU training website.

Safesport - this is a new required course for all AYSO Volunteers as of 2022.  Click here for detailed instructions on how to register for Safesport, to ensure that you get AYSO credit for completing the online 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!). Check eTrainu 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]

STEP D) 

Get fingerprinted by an AYSO-approved vendor. If you've been fingerprinted for other public duties (teacher attorney, etc.), that will NOT do! Fingerprinting costs money, but we (Region 9) will pay for AYSO-approved fingerprinting (not any other, though.) 


Click here for how to register for fingerprinting. (Sites, dates, and times in the surrounding area pop up on Step 3.).

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

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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