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Referees

Become a Referee:

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!

Referees are critical to soccer – the game can’t be played without them.  The referee’s job is to be the official in charge of the game.  He/she is the independent arbiter and manager of the game.  His/her authority extends to everyone at the field, including players, substitutes, team officials, spectators, and even assistant referees.

Scheduling is very flexible - we don’t want anyone to miss their own kids play!  Sign up to referee the game immediately before or after your own child’s game. 

We work around your schedule to make your referee experience as easy as possible!

Referee Administrator



Referee Administrator: Ben Watts


[email protected]

Rule Differences between age groups

Some quick reminders about the rule differences between leagues / age groups:

Offside begins at U10
Goalkeepers may punt the ball beginning at U12
Heading is allowed at U14+

U5/U6 - 60 min 30min practice/30 min game, 15 min halves.
U7/U8 - 40 min game, 20 min halves.  Sub at the qtrs
U10 - 50 min game, 25 min halves, sub at the qtrs
U12 - 60 min game, 30 min halves, sub at the qtrs
U14/BMS/GMS - 70 min games, 35 min halves, sub at stoppages of game with referee approval.
All divisions above U14 - 80 min games, 40 min halves, sub at stoppages of game with referee approval.

Referee Training

Referee Training Schedule

All referees are require to complete the following courses on: AYSOU

  • Regional Referee Training Course
  • AYSO's Safe Haven Training Course
  • CDC: Concussion Training Course
  • Safe Sport training (youth referees do not need to complete this)
Referees can also get additional training by attending one of these in-person courses:

CourseDateTimeLocationInstructor - Email
Referee In-Person Companion Course 9/5/20235:30pm - 7:30pmTimber Linn FieldsVince Waterhous - [email protected]
Referee In-Person Companion Course 9/7/20235:30pm - 7:30pmCheadle Lake FieldsVince Waterhous - [email protected]

*Part 1 is the Regional Referee Training Online Course and is required prior to taking a Referee Course listed above

Certification

How To Become Certified: 

1. If you haven’t yet, go to Sports Connect and register as a volunteer referee. It will have you complete a background check through Sterling Volunteers (which is free, and WAY easier than it sounds) and will receive the email once your volunteer registration is completed. If you do not get this email please send a note to [email protected], and check your spam or junk email.
2. Log into Sports Connect, access may take up to 24 hours from completion of your volunteer registration.
3. Click on Volunteer, on the left hand side.
4. Click on gray AYSOU button below your name on the My Roles & Certificates page. This will take you to ETrainU
5. Click on Training Library on left hand side and complete the Regional Referee Training.
6. Click on View Courses for Refereeing in the Course Categories
7. Click on Enroll for the Regional Referee - Online + In-Person Companion Course (2 Part Bundle)
8. Once you are enrolled you can Start and take the 9 courses and the Exam - if you stop and come back, you will find this course in your My Training folder in ETrainU where you can View what you have and have not completed for this course.


To Sign up for and complete the OnField Companion Course:

1. Log into Sports Connect.
2. Click on Volunteer, on the left hand side.
3. Click on gray AYSOU button below your name on the My Roles & Certificates page This will take you to ETrainU
4. Click on My Training and View for the Regional Referee - Online + In-Person Companion Course (2 Part Bundle)
5. Click on Start for the Regional Referee-In-Person Companion Course.
6. Click View Slides then Start then Click here to make your booking.
7. On the Training Event page scroll to desired training dates that are available. There may be multiple classes being offered, but you only need to enroll in one class.


To complete the Safe Haven and CDC Concussion trainings, you can follow these steps:

1. Log into your Training Library as in Steps 1-5 of the Regional Referee Course instructions.
2. Click on View Courses for Safe Haven in the Course Categories.
3. Click on Enroll for the AYSO’s Safe Haven – Online and CDC Concussion Awareness – Online trainings respectively.
4. Once your are enrolled, you may Start and take the courses and complete the exams.  Note:  if you stop and come back, you will find this course in your My Training folder in ETrainU where you can View what you have and have not completed for this course.


To Complete the Safe Sport training, you can follow these steps:

Note:  Safe Sport training is required for all adult volunteers, but NOT required for youth volunteers
1. Log into your Volunteer area as in Steps 1-3 of the Regional Referee Course instructions.
2. Click on SafeSport box.
3. Click on Renew and Update.
4. A screen will pop up where you will click on the “click HERE” link or copy and paste the URL into your browser to begin training. You may need to create a new account on the site in order to gain access.
5. Once you have completed the training you need to download and save your certificate so that you can upload it to your AYSO volunteer page.
6. To upload, complete Steps 1-4 again to produce the pop up, and click Upload.


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AYSO Region 870

PO Box 1923 
Albany, Oregon 97321

Email Us: [email protected]
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