Referee Training

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 (


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 Note, you will need your AYSO ID number, which you can get from your eAYSO account.

Region 70 Training Schedule (2014)

We have finished in-region training. Classes are still being held in other regions. You can find these at


Area 1P Training Opportunities

Up to date information about Area 1P training opportunities and Area referee meetings can be found at:

Upcoming Area Intermediate and Advanced Referee Courses
What:  Intermediate Referee Course, Roster 201405416  and Advanced Referee Course Roster 201405571 (found at
When:  Sunday, November 9, 2014, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (with highly recommended Pre-test/Law Review on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 8:30 to completion)
Where:  Gilbert Hall at Pacific Palisades High School
Additional Info:  Contact Nick Morgan ( or Tim Reynolds ( for further information.

Note: The Pre-test/Law Review is optional, however 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%. As such we highly recommend it. 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 ( 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:
State: "CA"
Section: "1"
Area: "P"
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:  (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:  (you will need your AYSO ID # from eAYSO to access the class)

If you have any questions, please contact theRegional Referee Administrator (


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 (


On-Line Training

Through the interactive training site (requires an AYSO ID number):


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Safe Haven Training

Additional information about Safe Haven is available at

Other Areas

The training schedule for can be found on the eAYSO website under the heading "Course Signup."  under the "My eAYSO tab".

eAYSO courses