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Referee Training

Courses in South Irvine Fall Season 2018


At present we have 3 Regional Referee Online Companion courses scheduled for the Fall season

  1. Saturday, August 25, 3:00-5:00
    Gabrielino Park, University Hills

  2. Monday, September 10, 6:00-8:00
    University Community Park soccer fields

During the course, we will be practicing the movement on the field of both the Assistant Referee and the Center Referee:  please dress in clothing that will allow you to run.

If you already have taken (and passed) the Regional Referee Online Course as well as the Safe Haven and Concussion courses, this is the last course you will need to qualify as a Regional Referee, and I can give you your referee kit (uniform, flags, cards, whistle, and badge) at the end of the class.  Please bring a printout of your Volunteer page in Blue Sombrero that shows your certifications or simply send it to me (mafuller "at" uci.edu) before the class to document that you have met the requirements.

Basic Referee Training Courses

There are two ways to obtain your Basic Referee certification:

  1. Complete online training via AYSOU and an in-person Basic Referee Companion course. Or,
  2. Complete in-person training. (The Basic Referee training takes approximately 8-hours to complete and you must receive a passing grade on the test.)

You also will need to take the online Concussion Awareness course and the Safe Haven course.

Preliminaries:  Registration as Volunteer, CDC Concussion Course and Safe Haven

Registering as a Volunteer

  • Log in to the Region 144 website (this website) and go to My Account. If you do not have an account, then create an account and then login.
  • Select the Volunteer tab. Select the current Program your child is playing in and then click on View Roles. If you have a child in a particular division, scroll to that division, select Referee and SIGN UP. You will be taken to the volunteer application form.
  • You will need to complete several steps: 1) Registration application; 2) Accept disclaimers; 3) Electronically sign the application; and, 4) Authorize AYSO to perform a background check.

Taking the Concussion Awareness Course

  1. Log into AYSOU.  If you already are logged into Blue Sombrero, click on the AYSO tab on the webpage.
  2. Click on My Courses.
  3. Go to CDC: Concussion Course and click Open
  4. Click on Launch to begin the course.

Taking Safe Haven

  1. Log into AYSOU.  If you already are logged into Blue Sombrero, click on the AYSO tab on the webpage.
  2. Click on My Courses.
  3. Go to AYSO's Safe Haven.
  4. Click on each of the modules to launch it.

Option 1:  Online training plus Companion Course

Taking the Online Course

  1. Send an email note to Brian Foster, ([email protected]) requesting a voucher for the online course (which costs $7.00).
  2. When you have the voucher code, log into AYSOU.  If you already are logged into Blue Sombrero, you can just click on the AYSOU tab on the Region 144 webpage.
  3. Using the eCommerce tab, click on Products.
  4. Click on Referee Training.and click on Buy Now to begin the Regional Referee Training course.

Companion Course

Prerequisites - You must bring evidence that the following have been completed before taking the Companion Course:

  • You must be a registered volunteer in AYSO Region 144 for the current Membership Year ('Eligible' status).
  • Basic Referee online training via AYSOU and passed the test.
  • Safe Haven certification. And,
  • Concussion certification.

Description - The companion course is about referee mechanics and managing the game. Come prepared to do some running.

To register for the Regional Referee Online Companion Course:

  1. Log into AYSOU
  2. Select My Courses
  3. Select Instructor Led Courses.
  4. Select Referee Instructor Led Courses  Select the Regional Referee Online Companion Course and then search for the date and location you want.

Option 2: Taking the in-person Referee Class

To register for the full-day Basic Referee Course:

  1. Log into AYSOU
  2. Select My Courses
  3. Select Instructor Led Courses.
  4. Select Referee Instructor Led Courses  Select the Regional Referee Course and then search for the date and location you want.

Becoming a Referee

  1. Take Your Referee Class:  Attend and complete the appropriate training course and test.
  2. Go to the Volunteer page on this website.
  3. If everything has gone correctly, your Volunteer Status should be "Eligible" (if you are an adult).  This takes several days after you have submitted your Volunteer Application Form.
    You should see a record of your having the Regional Referee training.
    You should see a record of your having completed Safe Haven.
    You should see a record of your having taken the Concussion training.
  4. If everything is there, take a screenshot of the page.
  5. Attach the screenshot to an email to [email protected] and request a referee kit, which includes a jersey, pants. socks, a whistle and lanyard, a set of AR flags, referee red and yellow cards, a pad of match report forms, and a regional badge.
  6. The regional referee administrator (currently Michael Fuller) will add your name to MatchTrak to allow you to sign up for games.
 For any questions please email our Regional Referee Administrator  [email protected]
 

Content

Prospective referees do not need to take a course from Region 144 as referee training is consistent throughout AYSO.  That said, the introductory Referee course comes in two flavors:  the more frequently offered variant is the Online Companion Course which supplements an online training students complete at their convenience prior to the classroom session.  The companion course focuses on referee mechanics, since the examination on the laws of the game is part of the online course.  The other variant is a more detailed eight-hour course, whose chief advantage is that it requires no preparatory work and the student can complete all certification requirements in a single day. 

The list of available choices according to the type of class offered is available in AYSOU under "Instructor Led Courses.". Then select "Referee Instructor Led Courses."

Important:  Before registering for a course, one must first apply to be an AYSO volunteer, and all coach and referee volunteers must also complete two online trainings dealing with child safety, Safe Haven and concussion training  (see above). 

Again, one may become a certified AYSO referee by taking the Basic referee class anywhere. 

 

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PO Box 14726 
Irvine, California 92623

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