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Referee Corner

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 National AYSO referee website for additional information or Ask the Ref (a Soccer Rules Question and Answer site).

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