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Referee Directions and Courses



CALLING ALL PARENTS!

Want to get extra exercise and help your child’s team at the same time?
Then become a Referee!!

Completing the Verified Volunteers Background Check

Fill out the Livescan Form
Take it to:
Surepass Driving School
2650 Tapo Canyon Rd #105, Simi Valley, CA 93063

Thank you for volunteering to referee!  There are 7 steps to complete for a new referee.  Please contact your referee administrator if you have questions.  We have a new registration and learning management system so it is a learning curve for everyone. 

1.      Register as a volunteer on www.ayso121.org.  Click on the link in the upper right-hand corner that says “Register Now”. It will take you to a registration application page. Complete only the questions with a red asterisk.  Once you submit the registration information this will automatically start the process for your background check.  This needs to be done for ALL referees EVERY year.  You will then receive an email from STERLING VOLUNTEERS, make sure to look for it in your spam folder as well.  You need to use this email to complete the background check process.  Region 121 will pay the $25 background check fee.

2.     If you are a first-time referee, you will need to take the Safe Haven safety course online.

            a. Go to www.ayso121.org and login using the button in the upper right corner.
            b. Click on the “Volunteer” tab in the left column. A new page will load.
            c. Click on the “AYSOU” button. A new page will load.
            d. Click on the “Training Library” tab in the left column. A new page will load.
            e. Click on “View Courses” in the “Safe Haven” category picture. A new page will load.
            f. Click on “ENROLL” in the “AYSO’s Safe Haven 2022 (No Audio)” course picture.
            g. Watch the Safe Haven course videos and take the test.  SAVE your test certificate (pdf is fine).

3.     If you are a first-time referee you will need to take the Concussion safety course online.

            a. Go to www.ayso121.org and login using the button in the upper right corner.
            b. Click on the “Volunteer” tab in the left column. A new page will load.
            c. Click on the “AYSOU” button. A new page will load.
            d. Click on the “Training Library” tab in the left column. A new page will load.
            e. Click on “View Courses” in the “Safe Haven” category picture. A new page will load.
            f. Click on “ENROLL” in the “CDC Concussion Awareness -Online” course picture.
            g. Watch the Concussion course video and take the test.  SAVE your test certificate.

4.     If you are a first-time referee you will need to take the Sudden Cardiac Arrest safety course online. 

            a. Go to www.ayso121.org and login using the button in the upper right corner.
            b. Click on the “Volunteer” tab in the left column. A new page will load.
            c. Click on the “AYSOU” button. A new page will load.
            d. Click on the “Training Library” tab in the left column. A new page will load.
            e. Click on “View Courses” in the “Safe Haven” category picture. A new page will load.
            f. Click on “ENROLL” in the “Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Online” course picture.
            g. Watch the Sudden Cardiac Arrest course video and take the test.  SAVE your test certificate.

5.     If you are a first-time adult referee then you will need to take the Safe Sport training. This training requires taking the full course in the first year, about 90 minutes in length, and repeated every three years, followed by annual updates in the in-between years, which are 30 minutes in length. You will be able to access the SafeSport training by following these instructions:

           a. Go to www.ayso121.org and login using the button in the upper right corner.
           b. Click on the volunteer tab on the left-hand side of the screen.
           c. Click on SafeSport box under the “Certification” table.
           d. Click on “Renew and Update” button the lower right corner.
           e. A screen will pop up where you will click on the “click HERE” link or copy and paste the URL into your browser to begin training.

6.     All adult referees are required to be fingerprinted. This is a one-time requirement. The fingerprinting    must be done using the Live Scan process. To help streamline the process, AYSO has partnered with ApplicantServices.com. Through this process, the cost has been reduced to $20 – $25 per volunteer based on the process you use. If you are fingerprinted at a live AYSO event the cost is $20 and it is $25 at a Live Scan Service Center. Please understand that this specific process has been negotiated specifically for AYSO, so you will need to register via the link provided below to receive this cost discount and to ensure the information is sent to AYSO directly from the California Department of Justice. Click on the following link to print out your Live Scan fingerprinting form:

Fill out the Livescan Form
Take it to:
Surepass Driving School 
2650 Tapo Canyon Rd #105, Simi Valley, CA 93063


7. If you have no prior referee training, please complete one of the following online referee courses.

Take the Online 8U Official Course to do 6U, 7U, and 8U games. This completes your certification as an 8U, 7U, or 6U referee.

To referee 10U and 12U games, take the Regional Referee Online Training Course (part 1) and then attend an in-person Companion Course (part 2).  You may take the Companion Course at any AYSO class. See below for Region 121’s date of its Part 2 Companion Course. The in-person Companion Course takes about 3 hours. You must complete the Online course before you take the in-person Companion Course.

            a. Go to www.ayso121.org and login using the button in the upper right corner.
            b. Click on the volunteer tab on the left-hand side of the screen. A new page will load.
            c. Click on the “AYSOU” button. A new page will load.
            d. Click on the “Training Library” tab in the left column. A new page will load.
            e. Click on “View Courses” in the “Refereeing” category picture. A new page will load.
            f. Click on “ENROLL” in the “8U Official Course - Online” course picture and do the online course.

                                                                 OR

            g. Click on “ENROLL” in the “Regional Referee – Online + Companion Course (2 Part Bundle)” course picture and do the online part of the course. Save your                    completed course certificate.

The Part 2 Regional Referee Companion course is on September 7, 2022 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93063.


Referee Scheduler Instructions

AYSO 121 Online Referee Scheduler Instructions



Each week, our referee scheduler needs to fill assignments for all 10U-14U games, with three referee slots per game. To optimize the process, we've set up an ONLINE referee schedule database. Not only will the new online system reduce our scheduling effort, it also allows you the opportunity to view all game assignments, and to schedule yourself into as many slots as desired (and qualified for).

Please help us by using this system for making all of your game requests.  Schedule yourself early in the week to get the best assignments, and by Wednesday at the latest to avoid the telephone calls. You may also schedule yourself for as many weeks in advance as you want!

When you sign up, your name will show up in BLUE.  When your request is approved, it will be changed to BLACK.  Check your assignment request the day before your match.  It is possible (though unlikely) that you may have been moved to another match at the same time in order to meet the needs of the region (and help the kids!).  Of course, we will try to honor all requests.

Go to: http://www.cgisports.com/ayso121/

Logon using the following:
Username = ref121 (case sensitive)
Use the password provided by your Referee Scheduler.

Enter one or more of the items on the left -- Category (division), Date, Game Time, Location, or Name (referee name). Then press the View Records button.

Assignments already taken display the referee's name. All open referee assignments will display an empty text box. Simply enter your name into the desired slots (one or more), and press the 'Make Request' button at the bottom of the page.

If you have any difficulties or questions, contact the referee scheduler.


Please help us by using this system before Wednesday of each week! And you may also schedule yourself for as many weeks in advance as you want!


Thank you,
Greg Kocis
AYSO Region 121
Referee Administrator

Referee Code



Referee Code

  • Always remember that the game is for the players. Player safety and fair play come first.
  • Study and learn the Laws of the Game and understand the "spirit" of the Laws. Help fellow referees do the same.
  • Encourage and enforce the AYSO philosophies of "Everyone Plays," "Positive Coaching" and "Good Sportsmanship."
  • Respect other referees' decisions, and do not publicly criticize another official.
  • Wear the proper uniform and keep it in good condition.
  • Maintain good physical condition so you can keep up with the action.
  • Stay calm when confronted with emotional reactions from players, coaches and parents.
  • Honor accepted game assignments. In an emergency, find a replacement.
  • Support good sportsmanship with a kind word to players, coaches and parents of both teams when deserved.
  • Always be fair and impartial, avoiding conflicts of interest. Decisions based on personal bias are dishonest and unacceptable.

Referee Incentive Program

Referee Incentive Program

About the Program:

This program provides rewards based upon the level of participation of volunteer referees. It is oriented toward increased participation of referees, and there are benefits for all referees in our program.

Point Structure:

One point will be awarded for each regular season game completed on any game in division 10U or above for which that referee, or assistant referee is qualified. You must be in uniform – club lines do not count. Qualification will be determined by the referee administrator (or referee staff). Bonus points will be awarded for the following per game:

    1 additional point for being a first-year referee

    1 additional point for being the “center" referee

    1 additional point for signing up by Wednesday midnight

    1 additional point for signing up to Mentor (Intermediate/Advanced and National badge levels only)

This means that a maximum of 4 points can be earned for one game by a first-year referee, and 3 points by a returning referee. A “first year referee” is classified as one who became certified in an AYSO Regional Referee Course after January 1 of the current year.

Rewards:

Each point is worth one “Ref Buck.” A Ref Buck is worth $1.00 toward a variety of rewards in the form of referee gear. A listing of additional rewards can be found at the referee tents. Family members may combine Ref Bucks. Ref Bucks must be redeemed by December 1 of the current season.

Please find below the link to the Soccer One catalogue for your reference. We will purchase any item dollar for dollar in this catalogue with your hard earned Ref Bucks. Please follow the instructions provided outlining your request to Jim Fleckenstein via email. Please also note that we can provide movie tickets instead of referee gear.. Let us know what you'd like and we'll see if we can provide it for you. Thanks again for all your hard work and being a great AYSO volunteer!

SoccerOne Referee Gear

To redeem your Ref Bucks, contact the Regional Director of Referee Assessment, Jim Fleckenstein, at [email protected]

Administration of the Program:

The administration of the Referee Incentive Program will be handled by the Referee Staff of Region 121. In addition to scheduling referees for games, the online referee scheduling system will also be used to track the point status for referees. The following procedures are to be followed:

· Referees are expected to sign up using the online system, by contacting the referee scheduler (Greg Kocis) to sign up in the referee schedule book(s) at the fields on Saturdays.

· Referees will sign in at the referee schedule book at the field prior to their games and will ensure that their names are printed on the back of the game cards at the conclusion of their games.

· Referees will notify the referee scheduler in advance of any cancellations. Cancellations prior to game day should be made via e-mail to referee scheduler (Greg Kocis) prior to 6:00 a.m. on game day, or via telephone prior to 9:00 p.m. on Friday night. · In the event of an emergency or last-minute problem, referees are expected to either contact someone at the field who may be able to notify the referee staff.

· At the conclusion of games each Saturday, the referee schedule will be reconciled against the records at the field to account for any changes or cancellations. The results will then be exported to a database to determine point totals for both referees and represented teams.

· Point totals will then be posted on the Region 121 Website no later than midnight on Mondays (scroll down to view volunteer points).

All referees have until midnight on Wednesday to notify the referee staff of any discrepancies. Notification should be via e-mail to the referee staff via (Greg Kocis) Any discrepancies will be investigated by the referee staff and a reply provided. Otherwise, point totals will be assumed to be correct and will stand.

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