National Referee Council

The National Referee Council is a volunteer group of diverse and experienced volunteers whose members are recommended by the National Board of Directors. The mission of the Referee Council is to work collectively and cooperatively with AYSO Office professionals and Volunteer professionals to produce high-quality products that support the referee community in their efforts to provide a world class youth ...

Referee Forms

Here you can find all the forms you might need for referee upgrades, assessment, feedback, etc. Administration Referee Upgrade Application   AYSO/USSF Cross-Certification Form   Referee Game Report Form   Blank Referee Roster   Application For Exemption From Certification   AYSO lineup card   Referee Program Budget Form   Section ...

Summary of Law Changes 2019/20

Summary of Law Changes for AYSO   ...

AYSO’s Safe Haven Program

AYSO is proud to present its Safe Haven Program– the first of its kind in youth sports, most notably in soccer. It creates a safe environment for players, volunteers and families to enjoy the beautiful game of soccer. The #1 priority is player safety. Precautions and guidelines are provided to minimize the occurrence of injuries and to prevent the opportunities for abuses to occur. AYSO’s ...

Concussion Safety

AYSO has partnered with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to use the “Heads Up” Concussion training tools in support of the following guidelines in order to ensure the safety of all our participants: The AYSO/CDC Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet should be used to inform parents and players about the potential risks associated with concussions. When required by state law, ...

Dehydration Safety

Heat Illnesses Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke are all serious (in some cases fatal) heat-induced conditions. It is imperative for the safety of your players and volunteers that you and your coaches know how to identify and treat them. Heat Cramps When a body loses too much water and salt through sweat, muscles tend to cramp (particularly in the abdomen and ...

Laws of the Game 2019/20 AYSO Addendum

If you are looking to get a copy of the Laws of the Game or to get a book printed, you can view and download the Laws of the Game from IFAB’s website and combine with the below file.  Here is the link to IFAB. ...

Referee Guideline

The Referee Guideline provides information fundamental for all referees.  It provides a summary of all 17 Laws, pre and post-game duties of the referee, and frequently asked questions regarding refereeing in AYSO. Referee Guideline ...

Referee Program Idea Box

Here are some ideas for recruiting and retaining referees.  Please feel free to contribute your own hits and misses to referee@ayso.org.  These will be collated below so that Regions can decide what works for them.  It is just as important to share your failures as your successes: your experience can assist the next Region to either replicate your success ...