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Looking for a way to make your child’s soccer experience even better?  Looking for a way to keep yourself (or your spouse) in shape?  Looking for community service hours?  Consider volunteering a few hours to be an AYSO referee.  It’s easy, fun and free!  We will offer Referee instruction in early Winter and then again before the Fall Season. 



Referee Training Courses

2018-2019 Referee Training Courses in Palos Verdes

3 hours in class

  9U/10U (and older)
1/2 online in advance, then 3 1/2 hours in class (any session)
Sunday, Sept 9th 9AM (morning)
  Wednesday, Sept 5th 6PM - 9:30PM
Wednesday, Sept 12th 6PM   Sunday, Sept 9th 1PM - 4:30PM
Tuesday, Sept 18th 6PM   Tuesday, Sept 11th 6PM - 9:30PM
     Monday, Sept 24th 6PM - 9:30PM
     Wednesday, Jan 9th 6PM - 9:30PM

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Panther Room 207, 2nd Floor.

Click here for detailed instructions on how to register for referee training classes both online and in-person, and a list of FAQs. Note: Registration in advance of the classes IS REQUIRED.

Can’t make any of the classes in Region 10?  Other Regions may have classes that fit your schedule.  Find these listed in  (look for courses in Section 1, Area F and Area D).


Player Development Initiatives - New Rules in 2018 for 9U through 12U:

PDI Explanation
FAQ for Referees on the PDI 


Short Video Explanation of the PDI


Every week during the season we send an email full of tips, suggestions, and answers to your referee questions. This email has the subject of "AYSO - Referee news from Region 10." If you are not getting this, please click here to sign up and be added to the distribution list.


Other Referee Training


Want to get your name on the Referee Hall of Fame (see the bottom of this page)? Then upgrade your referee badge this year to Intermediate, Advanced or National.  Ask any of the referee staff if you have questions.

What are the requirements to upgrade your badge? See this attachment: Ref Certification Requirements. Contact Joe Tabrisky ( to let him know that you want to start the upgrade process.


Area 1F  will offer Intermediate and Advanced Referee training in the Fall and in Q1.   See the Area 1F website for info: on the Referee and Calendar pages.


Section 1 has Referee Training in Arcadia every January.  All classes from Regional through National, as well as Instructor and Assessor are offered and taught by very good instructors.  See for all details.

The Ken Aston Camps are a great opportunity to take these classes over a summer weekend in Orange County.  See KenAstonCamps for more info.

Has your child moved up to an older age division?  Make sure you know the specifics for refereeing in that age division: read the Division Referee Guidelines.

CGI Sports Referee Scheduling

Region 10 uses a referee scheduling system for all divisions.  Referees are encouraged to self schedule their referee assignments and view their schedules using the CGI Referee Scheduling website.   For 8U, the home team provides the referee, so please schedule yourself for these matches.  On Friday at noon, see if any other games still need a referee and volunteer to ref any open game in these divisions.  Any questions?  Ask your Division Referee Coordinator.

The following links will take you to the CGI Scheduling System:

Referee Scheduling System:
Game Schedules and Standings

For information on how to use the CGI Sports Referee Scheduling System, please refer to the following user guides:

Quick Start Guide
User Guide


Referee Resources

Referee Guidelines and Other Resources - each age has its own guideline (Updated for 2018)

Division Referee Coordinators: See the Referee Scheduling System for This Season's Referee Coordinators

AYSO Area F Referee Clinics
Ken Aston Referee Camp - Annual Summer Weekend Camp to Learn to Become a Better Referee
Sportsmanship Guidelines
Volunteer Information


Concussion Awareness - Referees, coaches, parents, and players are encouraged to take this online training to recognize the signs and respond to possible head injuries

AYSO Rules, Policies and Guidelines
(from the AYSO National site)

FIFA Laws of the Game

 - 2018 Annual Update
 - 2017 Annual Update
 - 2016 Annual Update
 - 2015 Annual Update
 - 2014 Annual Update
 - 2013 Annual Update

 - 2012 Annual Update
 - 2012 US Soccer Law 5 - Advantage Update
 - 2011 Annual Update
2010 Annual Update
 - 2009 Annual Update



PV AYSO Referee Hall of Fame

When you see any of the referees listed below on the field, please offer your congratulations to them for achieving higher levels of certification.  If you would like more information on how to upgrade your badge, please contact any of the referee staff.


Intermediate Referees










Michael Heinze

Stewart Darrell
Taidgh Simpson

Robert Cho
Michele Dee
Earl Kwak
Edgar Mendez
Navpreet Singh

Vito Bologna
Bob Caseres
Lee Crockett
Mike Donatoni
Dean Decker
Larry Flusser
Erwin Haasnoot
Emad Khaleeli
Chris Molony
Greg Moore
Fred Nayebi
Ed Novitsky
Michael Regan
Andrew Triolo
Spencer Yee

Paul Christen
Tom Coleman
Steven Fechner
Chris Gabelich
Alan Lem
Peter Mastan
Jim Porter
Henry Wang
Jing Zhang

Jesse Camp
Brent Daniel
David DeWitt
Romas Jarasunas
John Libby
Mike McLoughlin
Bob Murdock
Mark Pope
Matt Pope
Rosalie del Rosario
Fred Smalling
Robert Wakefield-Carl
Michael Warner
Binoy Yohannan
Jim Zamel

John Cruikshank
Anthony Deley
Donald Evans
Michael Kim
Janet Louie
David Potter
John Trujillo
Peter Vaccaro
Nelson Valderrama
Evan Yu
Nick Zilmer

James Bennett
Farnad Ferdows
Philip Garrant
Steve Hack
Robert Jenness
Erol Kosar
Marcus Linden
Mark Mitchell
Michael Morris
Sean O'Connor
Dennis Sebenick
Will Sheh
Keith Swensson
Chris Wong
Gilbert Yu

James Ding
Sean Hassett
Lucas Hodges
Martin Kelly
David Poitras

Active Advanced Referees
National Referees
David Behenna
Gregg Ferguson
Jim Bennett
 Larry Hoffman (Emeritus)
 Stefan Boedeker  John Moody
 Mike Cassidy Julie Nourayi 
 John Cruikshank Alan Siegel 
Kevin Dawson
 Joe Tabrisky
James Ding
Michael Wolff 
Steve Hack
Frank Zerunyan (Emeritus)
 Erwin Haasnoot
Selina Lai   
Gary LaMonte

Eric Lee

Jamie MacDougall

Peter Mastan

 Stex Perestam  
Matt Pope

 Stephen Smith  
Larry Vanden Bos

Nick Wolff
Chris Wong

Mark Worthge
Spencer Yee
 Gilbert Yu  
Jim Zamel   
Mark Zoeckler


Referee Assessors

Referee Instructors

Eric Lee
Julie Nourayi
Alan Siegel
Joe Tabrisky (National)
Michael Wolff (National)
Mark Worthge
Gilbert Yu

Larry Hoffman
Julie Nourayi
Alan Siegel (Advanced)
Joe Tabrisky
Michael Wolff
Chris Wong





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