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Referee Certification Requirements

 


REFEREE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Course

Description

Length

Attendee Prerequisites

AYSO's Safe Haven

This course presents information on child & volunteer protection and the key components necessary to create a safe haven.

1 Hour

Prerequisite:
   *  Volunteer Form

 All volunteers must complete this  online course.

CDC Online Concussion Training


The Center for Disease Control has free online concussion training for volunteers1 HourPrerequisite:  
   *  Volunteer Form
   *  AYSO's Safe Haven 

 All referees must complete this online  course. 

U-8 Referee

The purpose of this course is to teach entry-level referee volunteers to officiate in younger players’ short-sided games (U-6 and U-8) in accordance with AYSO principles. The course constitutes the training portion of the certification requirements for an AYSO U-8 Official.

3 Hours

Prerequisite:
   * Volunteer Form
   *  AYSO's Safe Haven
   *  Concussion Training
   *  Must be at least 10 years old
   

Regional Referee

The purpose of this course is to train entry-level referee volunteers in the basic skills required to officiate in AYSO matches in accordance with AYSO (FIFA) Laws and AYSO National Rules and Regulations. The emphasis is on younger players’ shortsided games (U-6, U-8, U-10, and U-12). The course constitutes the training portion of the certification requirements for an AYSO Regional Referee.

5.5 Hours

Prerequisite:
   *  Volunteer Form 
   *  AYSO's Safe Haven
   *  Concussion Training
   *  Must be at least 12 years old


 

Intermediate Referee

The purpose of this course is to train Basic Referees in all aspects of refereeing to develop skills that will allow the referee to officiate soccer matches that are more physically demanding and challenging under the AYSO (FIFA) Laws and AYSO National Rules and Regulations. 

7.5 Hours

Prerequisite:
   *  Volunteer Form
   *  AYSO's Safe Haven
   *  Concussion Training
   *  Must be at least 14 years old
   *  Referee at least 25 games with a             minimum of 5 at the 12U level.


 

Advanced Referee

The purpose of this course is to train Intermediate Referees in all aspects of refereeing to develop skills that will allow the referee to officiate most AYSO soccer matches under the AYSO (FIFA) Laws and AYSO National Rules and Regulations. 

7 hours 20 minutes

Prerequisite:
   *  Volunteer Form 
   *  AYSO's Safe Haven
   *  Concussion Training
   * Must be at least 16 years old
   *  Referee at least 50 games with a             minimum of 10 at the 14U level and         5 as AR at the 14U level.
   *  Pass Fitness Test
   *  Complete a minimum of 5 service             units

National Referee

The purpose of this course is to train Advanced Referees in all aspects of refereeing to develop skills that will allow the referee to successfully officiate U-16 and U-19 AYSO soccer matches under the AYSO (FIFA) Laws and AYSO National Rules and Regulations.

15.5 Hours

Prerequisite:
   *  Volunteer Form 
   *  AYSO's Safe Haven
   *  Concussion Training
   *  Must be at least 18 years old

   *  Referee at least 100 games with 25        in either 16U or 19U, 15 in 19U, and        10 as an AR in 19U.
   *  Pass a Fitness Test
   *  Complete additional 5 service units





For an extensive breakdown of each certification level, course documents, and course requirements visit
AYSO's Referee Lesson Plans.

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P.O. Box 5000 
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

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