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To become an AYSO Referee, you must be certified in the age level you are coaching. Certification a few easy steps.

1. Make sure you have a valid username and password.
    Login to the website and go to 'My Account'
    Go to 'Volunteer'
    Go to 'My Training'
    Go to 'Training Library'
    View courses for "Refereeing" and take the age appropriate course.
    Already certified, complete "CEU Annual Coach Update Online"

2- View courses for Safe Heaven required classes and take them.
    Safe Haven Update 2020
    Concussion Training
    Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training

3- Look for the in-person training class.
    Register for the class online.

4- Attend the class that you registered for.
    You will then be certified to coach for this age group.

Tips for New Referees:

Remember to check the goals before each game!  If the goals are loose, please ask the coaches to have the goals properly secured.

Dress like a referee! Remember your appearance sets the tone before the game begins.

Looking for a Game to Referee:

Teams are always looking for help!  Contact the Age Group Coordinator for the age you want assist.

Are you an experienced referee that can help our new volunteers?
Our new U8 and U10 referees can always use some tips and support from our referee community.  If you have some time, come out to Haleiwa Beach Park on Saturday and provide some support.

Referee Forms
Incident Report Form with Instructions
Referee Game Report
Laws of the Game 2021-22
AYSO Rules and Regulations  --- (To be added)
Safe Haven Policies
Concussion Safety
Referee Guide

AYSO Region 119 Referee Sportsmanship Points  --- (To be added)

U-8 Official
(minimum age 10)
Complete the U-8 Official Course and pass the U-8 Official Exam.

Assistant Referee
(minimum age 12)
Complete the Assistant Referee Course and pass the Assistant Referee Exam.

Regional Referee
(minimum age 12)
Complete the Regional Referee Course and pass the Regional Referee Exam.

There is an online version and an in-person option for Regional Certification.

Intermediate Referee
(minimum age 14)
Complete 25 games as referee with at least five in U-12 games, complete the Intermediate Referee Course, pass the Intermediate Referee Exam and be (observed) mentored in a U-12 game.

Advanced Referee
(minimum age 16)
Complete 50 games as referee with at least 10 in U-14 and five as an assistant referee (in U-14), complete the Advanced Referee Course, pass the Advanced Referee Exam, pass one assessment as referee and one as assistant referee in a U-14 match, pass the AYSO Physical Fitness Test.

National Referee
(minimum age 18)
Complete 100 games as referee with at least 30 in U-16 and U-19 games and 25 as Assistant Referee with at least 10 in U-19, complete the National Referee Course, pass the National Referee Exam, pass two assessments as referee in U-16 or U-19 matches and one as assistant referee in a U-19 match, complete the AYSO Physical Fitness Test.

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Waialua, Hawaii 96791

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