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ROLE OF THE REFEREE

Keeping The Game Safe, Fair And Fun

Why should you become an AYSO Referee?  We need you.  We can't have games without referees. More importantly, it's rewarding and working with kids is great fun! The referee's job is to be the official in charge of the game. The ref is the independent arbiter and manager of the game. Their authority extends to everyone at the field, including players, substitutes, team officials, spectators, and even assistant referees.
 
The referee's No. 1 concern is to keep the game as safe as possible for the players. While there is risk in all sports, the referee is responsible for minimizing such risks from field conditions, equipment, spectators, and the players.
 
The referee is responsible for enforcing the Laws of the Game in such a way as to keep the game safe, fair and fun for everyone: the players, the coaches, the spectators and themselves. The referee interferes with the game as little as possible, avoiding making calls for doubtful and trifling offenses. Referees only make calls for offenses they are sure occurred.

We want our kids to continue to play, and they keep playing as long as it is fun. Referees learn that fun soccer varies from age group to age group of players.

REGION 32 REFEREE STAFF

REGIONAL REFEREE ADMINISTRATOR
Craig Sipple - [email protected]

ASSISTANT REGIONAL REFEREE ADMINSTRATOR
Michael Hays - [email protected]
REFEREE SCHEDULER
 
Jeff Johnston – [email protected]
DIRECTOR OF REFEREE INSTRUCTION
Beverly Reyes – [email protected]
DIRECTOR OF REFEREE ASSESSMENTS
Glenn Schwartzberg - g[email protected]
DIRECTOR OF LAWS AND INTERPRETATION
Neil Gerard - [email protected]
SENIOR MENTOR AND YOUTH REFEREE ADVISOR
Tom Sanhamel - [email protected]
MENTOR
 
Ken Fath - [email protected]

AYSO REFEREE CERTIFICATION LEVELS

Here is a brief description of the requirements for each Referee Certification Level. Contact our Referee Administrator (RRA) for more details:
8U OFFICIAL
(minimum age 10)
Complete the 8U Official Course and pass the 8U Official Exam.
REGIONAL REFEREE
(minimum age 12)
Complete the Regional Referee Course and pass the Regional Referee Exam.
INTERMEDIATE REFEREE
(minimum age 14)
Complete 25 games as referee with at least five in 12U games, complete the Intermediate Referee Course, pass the Intermediate Referee Exam and be (observed) mentored in a 12U game.
ADVANCE REFEREE
(minimum age 16)
Complete 50 games as referee with at least 10 in 14U and five as an assistant referee (in 14U), complete the Advanced Referee Course, pass the Advanced Referee Exam, pass one assessment as referee and one as assistant referee in a 14U match. Pass the AYSO Physical Fitness Test.
NATIONAL REFEREE
(minimum age 18)
Complete 100 games as referee with at least 30 in 16U and 19U games and 25 as Assistant Referee with at least 10 in 19U, complete the National Referee Course, pass the National Referee Exam, pass two assessments as referee in 16U or 19U matches and one as assistant referee in a 19U match, complete the AYSO Physical Fitness Test.

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Upland, California 91786

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