The Fall 2016 season is here!
U16-19 games began Wednesday September 7th.
Saturday games begin September 17th.
Things to do to be current:
- Update your http://www.eayso.org/ volunteer information. All returning adult and youth referees must do this each year. New referees must apply as a new adult or youth referee.
- Take the Safe Haven course at http://www.aysotraining.org/. This is required every year by our Region.
- Take the Concussion Awareness training at http://www.aysotraining.org/. This is required every other year currently.
- Take the Basic Referee Online Training course again as a refresher at http://www.aysotraining.org/. This is mandatory for new referees.
- Attend a Referee Companion course as a refresher. This is mandatory for new referees. Check the Upcoming Events column to find the dates.
- Review the new 2016-17 IFAB (formerly FIFA) Laws of the Game – English or Spanish.
- Review the 2016-17 LOTG Changes.
- Read the new AYSO Rule of Competition addition regarding heading the ball for U-12 and younger divisions.
- Review the 2015 AYSO Guidance for Referees, Coaches, Volunteers & Parents.
- Review the AYSO National Rules and Regulations document.
- Start exercising (if you aren’t already). Even walking 30 minutes a day helps.
AYSO is an all volunteer organization, and we need your help too!
AYSO Region 599 has a great group of referees, and every year we offer training to help new volunteers learn the basics of officiating. We need help at all levels of play, and we help to group experienced refs with newer refs for their beginning games. Some new referees choose to start as Assistant Referees, as linesmen, while others choose to start in the center, refereeing U-8 games.
If you are considering having your child participate in the All-Star program after the fall season, then you should become a referee. Each All-Star team must provide a set of referees. It is a requirement for participation in the program.
All referees must be registered AYSO volunteers who are current with their information on their volunteer records. Go to http://www.eayso.org/ and complete/update your volunteer record (including e-signing the application). New volunteers must then complete the Safe Haven online course and CDC Concussion Awareness course found at http://www.aysotraining.org/. New referees should then take the Basic Referee Online Training course (BROT) also found on http://www.aysotraining.org/. Once completed, it will be necessary to attend the classroom-based Companion Course to complete the certification process. Please contact Duane Hall or Gary Kibbe for further information on the Companion Course or any questions about the certification process.
Regional Referee Administrator
Regional Referee Instructor
All referees are required to fill out a match report for any send offs.
In addition, Area 10 requires a match report for both cautions and misconducts that occur during U-16 or U-19 games.
Click here for a report that you can print, fill out, and return a hard copy.
Click here for a Word Document that you can fill out and return by e-mail.
If this is your first match report, click here for guidelines.
U6: There will be no referees scheduled. Coaches will act as game monitors.
U8: Every attempt will be made to schedule one referee. For each game, a team will be assigned referee duties and should provide the referee. Note that this referee does not have to be an actual team parent. If you know of someone who is fully registered as an AYSO volunteer and has taken the online courses, that person can ref to fulfill your responsibility.
U10: Every attempt will be made to schedule one referee and two ARs for each match. In the event that an AR is needed, a parent will be asked to volunteer.
U12: Every attempt will be made to schedule one referee and two ARs for each match. In the event that an AR is needed, a parent will be asked to volunteer.
U14 and up: Three referees will be scheduled for each match.
Questions about referee schedules, please contact Duane Hall: email@example.com