Referee Fall Informaiton

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Dates are Set for In-Person Soccer Referee Training for AYSO Region 57 Corona del Mar


We have set the dates and times for Referee Training in Region 57 for Fall 2016.  Once again, it will be a combination of Online and In-Person training.

The following are the steps that interested new Referees need to go through in order to become Referees:

1)  Go to and Register as a Volunteer.  By registering as a Volunteer, you will receive an AYSO ID number.

2)  Go to and use your new AYSO ID number to take the online Safe Haven class.  This is mandatory for all Volunteers.

3)  Also at, take the Basic Referee Training class.  This online class needs to be completed prior to taking the In-Person Referee Training Class.

4)  Once you have completed Steps 1 through 3 above, you need to take the In-Person Referee Training Class.  This year, Region 57 is offering 2 opportunities to take the In-Person class, as follows:

     a)  Thursday, September 8, 6:00 to 9:00 PM at the Community Youth Center (CYC), 3000 5th Avenue, Corona del Mar.

     b)  Sunday, September 11, 12:00 to 3:00 PM also at Community Youth Center (CYC), 3000 5th Avenue, Corona del Mar.

After completing Steps 1 through 4 above, you will be Certified to referee any Region 57 game.  Refereeing in AYSO is a lot of fun and you sign up for the games that you want to referee - they are not assigned to you.  And you are helping your children!

Here are the answers to a few questions that normally come up:

  - You need only to attend One of the In-Person classes.
  - If you already competed the Referee Training program in a previous year, you do not need to re-take Referee Training.  You do, however, need to register as a Volunteer every year.
  - If you are already a U8 Official, you need to take the entire Referee Training online and in-person classes.  We no longer offer the U8 to Regional Referee class.
  - Your cost is $0, except for your footwear and a stop watch.
  - These are the only opportunities to take AYSO Referee Training in Region 57.  There likely will be training in other nearby regions on different dates, and we will do our best to make you aware of them.

Please send me an e-mail as to which In-Person class you plan to attend, just so I have a rough head count.  Also, if you have any additional questions about being an AYSO Referee, or about the process, please e-mail me.

We in Region 57 thank you all on behalf of the kids and we look forward again to training the new Referees!

Bob Hutchinson

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