Want to become a Referee or upgrade your badge?
Training is one of the best ways to continue to improve the quality
of refereeing in our Region.
Downey AYSO is proud to support and provided our region the
following: Basic Coach Clinic as well Safe Haven Training at no cost
to our coaches. Please visit our calendar of events for time, dates,
and locations of when the courses will take place.
When do I Ref?
If you are refereeing for a team, you are typically responsible for
officiating the following match. For example, if your child plays at
9:00am, then you will referee the following match at 10:00am. The
one exception is if your child plays at an upper division, U12 and
higher, and you are a new referee, you will be assigned to a lower
division match, U8 and U10. Also, if your child plays in the last
match of the day, you are responsible for officiating the first
match of the day. Verify your team's assigned games with the Team
Mom or coach. Regardless of which match you officiate, please log
this at the referee tent so your team receives the proper credit.
Also, if you can spend some time on Saturdays beyond your scheduled
match you can be assigned other matches to officiate.
Need some help?
There are a couple of helpful sites to assist you with
refereeing. For instance, you can visit the
AYSO referee website for additional information or
the Ref (a Soccer Rules Question and Answer site). In addition, you can click on the image below to view the Laws of the Game, Guidance for Referees or Tips that can help you with your training.