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Refereeing

Welcome to our new and returning referees, and thank you for volunteering! Your support is essential to giving our players a great soccer experience.

See below on how easy it is for you to become a referee -- the key person on the field to keeping games safe, fun, and fair.

Registration and Training

Never reffed before? No problem! AYSO's national training program is outstanding and will prepare you well to referee. Just follow the steps below.

1. Complete an AYSO volunteer application.

All new and returning volunteers need to create a volunteer application. (We're no longer taking applications via eayso.org.) Click the "REGISTER NOW" button above to create a volunteer account. Retain your AYSO member number and password.

2. Sign up for referee training.

You can get trained in Burlingame or, if it fits your schedule better, any nearby region where the appropriate course is offered. More info on dates and times to come.

Basic Referee Training is our recommended course. It prepares you to referee regulation soccer matches at U8 and above. New "basic" referees usually begin as assistant referees (on the touchline) working with an experienced referee (in the center of the field) in the 10U division (8- and 9-year-olds). With experience, basic referees can also officiate 12U division games.

There are two formats for the Basic Referee Training: a classroom/field session and an online/field session. Each format takes about a total of 6 hours to complete.

Complete the online training at AYSOtraining.org. For the classroom option, the same information is provided in the classroom. For field sessions, wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can run in. A written test follows the field session and is part of the learning process.

Field session course schedule (a companion to the online course): TBC

Classroom/Field session course schedule:
TBC

3. Complete Safe Haven online training.

Complete Safe Haven online training at AYSOtraining.org. Safe Haven certification is required for all AYSO volunteers, including youth. It's a one-time requirement, good until the next major curriculum update.

4. Complete Concussion Awareness Training.

AYSO has partnered with the Center for Disease Control to offer online concussion training. Go to AYSOtraining.org or take it directly from the CDC website.

With all online training, be sure to take a screenshot or download your completion page. If there's any technical issue, that's the only way we can verify your certification. 

Referee Development and Mentoring

Experienced referees support and mentor new referees. You will become a full-fledged referee in a positive and supportive environment.

10U Division CVP System

The Cup Volunteer Point system is a program aimed at building the ranks of the most critical game-day role: referee.

In the 10U division, each team is required to recruit volunteers to earn 11 referee points so their team can participate in the Burlingame Cup tournament. New recruits can be any adult parent, family, or friend. Points can be earned for your affiliated team by serving as a Referee or an Assistant Referee in any U10 or higher division game. 

Each game refereed counts as 2 points for a NEW REF, 1 point for a YOUTH REF (up to a maximum of 6 points); and 1 point for a RETURNING REF. Please note that refs transferring from another region are considered returning refs for purposes of CVP points.

12U Division RVP System

The Referee Volunteer Point system in the 12U division asks each team to provide volunteers trained as Basic Referees. These referees can earn points toward their team's division standings when they referee games.

On-Field Mentoring

New referees typically start to officiate as 10U assistant referees. Whenever possible, an experienced 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 Rick Sandor (650-678-7801).

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Burlingame AYSO Region 63

PO Box 1212 
Burlingame, California 94011

Email Us: [email protected]
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