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
Training Courses in Palos Verdes
If your child is playing in 8U, the course is 3 hours, all in class. For 9U and 10U (and older), the course is offered on September 10th, all in class for 7-1/2 hours OR you can take the online course AND attend one of the other 3-1/2 hour sessions on September 6th or 13th. (6U and 7U have no referees). All sessions will be at 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 www.AYSOU.org (look for courses in Section 1, Area F and Area D).
New for 2017, Player Development Initiatives - New Rules for 8U through 12U:
FAQ for Referees on 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 send an email to Alan.Siegel@Mattel.com and he will add you to the distribution list.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let him know that you want to start
the upgrade process.
will offer Intermediate and Advanced Referee
training in the Fall and in Q1. See the
Area 1F website for info: www.ayso1F.org 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 ayso1ref.com for
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
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 U6/U7/U8, 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: http://cgisports.com/ref/5550/
Game Schedules and Standings: http://cgisports.com/ref/5550/stats/?user=public
For information on how to use the CGI Sports Referee Scheduling System, please refer to the following user guides:
Quick Start Guide
Referee Guidelines and Other Resources - each age has its own guideline (Updated for 2017)
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
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
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 in the last 5 years. If you would like more information on how to upgrade your badge, please contact any of the referee staff.
Rosalie del Rosario
Joe Tabrisky (National)
Alan Siegel (Advanced)