AYSO offers extensive training for referees from U8 Officials up to dealing with the most advanced high school age players. Region 70 offers both the U8 Official Course (good for new referees who don't know soccer and are only doing U6 or U8 games) and the Basic Referee Course (for those who know soccer and those who will referee U10 and above). Classes are usually held in late August and early September. To register for training, log in to eAYSO and click on "Course Signup" under the MyeAYSO tab (see instructions below). You can also obtain training through our neighboring regions. For more information about training, contact the Regional Referee Administrator (email@example.com).
Safe Haven Training
All Referee volunteers must take the Safe Haven Training. Region 70 requires that all new volunteers take the Online Safe Haven Training. This can be done at your leisure at aysotraining.org. Note, you will need your AYSO ID number, which you can get from your eAYSO account.
Region 70 Training Schedule (2014)
To referee only U6, U7 and U8 games:
U8 Official Course - Thurs Aug 21. 6:00 - 9:30 pm. Cheviot Hills Rec Center
U8 Official Course - Weds Aug 27. 6:00 - 9:30 pm. Cheviot Hills Rec Center
U8 Official Course - Sat Aug 30. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Cheviot Hills Rec Center
To referee at any level (or to upgrade from a U8 Official to a Regional Referee):
Basic Referee Online Companion Course - Weds Aug 20. 6:00 - 9:30 pm. Cheviot Hills Rec Center
Basic Referee Online Companion Course - Sat Aug 23. 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Cheviot Hills Rec Center
Basic Referee Online Companion Course - Thurs Aug 28. 6:00 - 9:30 pm. Cheviot Hills Rec Center
Area 1P Training Opportunities
Up to date information about Area 1P training opportunities and Area referee meetings can be found at:
Beverly Hills has kindly offered to host an Intermediate Referee Class on August 24th, 2014 at Beverly Hills High School. The class will be held from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. The class includes the Intermediate Referee written test. The room for the class is TBD.
This class is open to any AYSO referee who wants to upgrade to Intermediate. Please register for the class at eAYSO. The Roster ID is 201402769.
We are also holding a pre-test and Law Review, again at Beverly Hills High School, to be held the previous Sunday (8/17/14). It is highly recommended that referee candidates attend this pre-test and Law Review. Those who attend the pre-test and review almost always pass the written test. The pass rate for those who do not attend the review is typically less than 25%. There is no roster ID for the Law Review, and no separate registration is required.
How to sign up for a course
If you plan to referee in Region 70 and you have not indicated that you are a referee on our local website, click here, log in and open your Personal Profile (click on your name in the Family Profile section under the My Accounts tab). Then check the Referee box and click on "Update Contact Information" at the bottom of the page.
Signing up at eAYSO
- Log on to eAYSO. If you do not have an eAYSO account, register here as a new user. If you have an account but cannot remember your log-in details, contact the Regional Referee Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org). Do not create a new account if you already have one.
- Click on "Course Signup" under the "My eAYSO" tab (see image at bottom right of the page)
- Search using these parameters:
Course: "Basic Referee Online Companion Course"
or "U-8 Official" (to referee U6 and U8 games only)
or "Basic Referee Course" (an 8-hr class not offered in Region 70 this year)
- Sign up for the course of your choice. Courses in our region are listed as 1/P/70 (you can go to a class in a neighboring region if the date works better for you)
- Please make sure you have filled in your 2014 Volunteer form (also done at eAYSO) - you do NOT need to print this out or mail it in if you use the eSignature option (which we highly recommend). For detailed instructions, click here
If you sign up for the Online Companion Course, you must do the Online Basic Referee Course before you come to the Companion Course. It can be found at: aysotraining.org (you will need your AYSO ID # from eAYSO)
- If you have not taken the Safe Haven Course, you must do so before becoming certified. We ask that you take the Online Safe Haven course before coming to the class. This course is found at: aysotraining.org (you will need your AYSO ID # from eAYSO to access the class)
If you have any questions, please contact theRegional Referee Administrator (email@example.com)
Uniforms and Referee Equipment
If you completed your training in another region or did not receive a T-shirt (for U-8 Officials) or a complete refere kit (for Regional Referees), please contact the Regional Referee Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Through the www.aysotraining.org interactive training site (requires an AYSO ID number):