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 and see what's new for the 2013 Fall Season.
View the Fall 2013 season schedule and sign up for games at MySoccerLeague.com. To get started see MSL Instructions for Referees.
Registration and Training
AYSO referee training is a well developed national cirriculum taught by certified instructors. Follow the steps below to become a Certified AYSO referee.
1. Register or update your volunteer registration. Go to eAYSO.org, become a member, register as a Region 63 volunteer referee, and write down your ID #. First-time adult registrants 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 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 in Burlingame using the roster numbers shown below. Or, for classes in the area, search "Section 2" and "Area N".
U8-Official will train you to referee 5 to 7 year olds in games with simplified rules and takes 3 hours to complete.
Basic Referee and Basic Referee Online Companion Course prepare you to referee regulation soccer matches. New basic referees usually begin as assistant referees working with an experienced referee in the U10 Divisions. The Basic Referee course is classroom training (9 hours). The Online Companion Course combines online training (about 1 1/2 hours) and a field session (3 hours). Complete either one of these courses for Basic Referee certification.
To complete the Basic Online Online Companion Course, you must first complete the online portion independently at AYSOtraining.org. Attend a field session at one of the dates and locations below. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can run in. The field session will be followed by a review of the online material and a written test.
* See eAYSO for location and contact information.
||eAYSO Roster #|
|Basic Referee Online Companion Course Field Session**
|Sunday September 22||1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||Burlingame / Hillsborough Washington Park||201301288|
** Complete the online portion of this course before attending a field session.
3. Complete Safe Haven online training at AYSOtraining.org. Safe Haven certification is required for all adult AYSO volunteers and is recommended for youth volunteers. If you have completed Safe Haven in prior years, you will need to complete an updated version.
3. Complete The "Heads Up" Concussion training Go to AYSOtraining.org. AYSO has partnered with the Center for Disease Control to offer online concussion training.
Referee Development and Mentoring
Experienced referees support and mentor new referees. You will become a full-fledged referee in a postitive and educational environment.
U10 Referee Volunteer Point (RVP) System
Each U10 Divsion team will be 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 (650-393-4778) 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.
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