Welcome new and returning referees and thank you for volunteering. Your support is essential to giving our players a great soccer experience. Read on to learn about becoming a referee.
Registration and Training
AYSO's national training program is outstanding and will prepare you to referee. Follow these steps to become a referee:
1. New volunteers, complete an AYSO volunteer application. Returning volunteers, update your volunteer application for 2015. Go to eAYSO.org, to become a member and apply as a Region 63 volunteer referee. Retain your AYSO member number and password.
First-time adult volunteers only; print and mail a photocopy of your driver's license to Jim Brogan, 1132 Bernal Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010. Or, scan and email a copy to Jim Brogan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Sign up for referee training. Go to eAYSO.org. Sign in using your eAYSO passwod and click on "Enroll to take a class". Search for a class using the eAYSO roster number in the table below. If none of these dates work for you, additional training sessions in neighboring AYSO Regions area available. For classes in the area, search "Section 2", "Area N", and the class name.
U8-Official Training will train you to referee 5- to 7-year-olds in games with simplified rules and takes 3 hours to complete.
Basic Referee Online Companion Course prepares you to referee regulation soccer matches. New Basic Referees usually begin as Assistant Referees working with an experienced referee in the U10 Divisions (8- and 9-year-olds). With experience, Basic Referees can also officiate U12 Division games. The training format includes an online portion and a field session and takes about a total of 6 hours to complete.
Before attending a field training session, you must independently complete online training at AYSOtraining.org.
For the field session, wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can run in. A written test follows the field session and is part of the learning process.
||eAYSO Roster #|
|U-8 Offiical Course (1 session total three hours)
||Tues. Aug. 18||6:00 p.m.-9:00p.m.||Burlingame Recreation Center||201501309
|Tues. Sep. 1 ||6:00 p.m.-9:00p.m.||Burlingame Recreation Center||201501310
|Basic Referee Online Companion Course Field Session (Online training about 1.5 hours plus one 4 hour field session)
||Sat. Aug. 8||9:00a.m.- 1:00p.m.||Burlingame Washington Park||201501306|
|Sun. Aug. 30||1:00p.m.- 5:00p.m.||Burlingame Washington Park||201501307|
|Sun. Sep. 20||1:00p.m.- 5:00p.m.||Burlingame Washington Park||201501308|
3. Complete Safe Haven online training at AYSOtraining.org. Safe Haven certification is required for all AYSO volunteers including youth volunteers. If you have completed Safe Haven prior to March 2012, you will need to complete an updated version.
4. Completing "Heads Up" Concussion Awareness training is highly recommended. AYSO has partnered with the Center for Disease Control to offer online concussion training. Go to AYSOtraining.org.
Pre-Season Referee Orientation Meeting
New and returning referees, those interested in becoming a Burlingame AYSO referee, youth and adult volunteers, please come to our pre-season meeting:
Thursday, September 3, 2015
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Burlingame Recreation Center
Pizza and informal networking begins at 6:30. Information about the season and how to sign up for games will be presented from 7:00 to 8:00. Q&A from 8:00 8:30. Join us for all or part of the meeting as your schedule allows.
Referee Development and Mentoring
Experienced referees support and mentor new referees. You will become a full-fledged referee in a postitive and supportive environment.
U10 Referee Volunteer Point (RVP) System
Each U10 and U12 Divsion team is asked to provide two new volunteers to be trained as Basic Referees. The new recruits can be parents, family and friends, or youth (11 and older). New referees will be affiliated with their respective teams. These referees will earn points toward their team's Division standings when they referee games.
New referees typically start to officiate as U8 referees or U10 Assistant Referees. An experieced referee will be assigned to support new referees learning game day procedures and how to apply the laws of the game. Mentors also help ensure that coaches, parents, and referees work together to give players a positive soccer experience.
For more information on Burlingame's referee program, please contact Mike Hazinski (415-385-7082) or Rick Sandor (650-678-7801)
See The Board for listing of your Referee Administrators and Schedulers.
See the 2013 Calendar for Key Dates that you need to know.
SAFE FAIR FUN