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 Referee Administration Semi-Annual ...

Summary of Law Changes for AYSO 2020/21

2020-2021 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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Goal Safety

You have nothing to fear from a quiet, unassuming portable soccer goal, right? Its importance as the focus of a child’s goal-kicking effort outweighs any possible danger, right? WRONG! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reported 26 deaths and hundreds of injuries since 1979 resulting from soccer goal accidents. Most of these injuries occur when children climb on top ...

Laws of the Game 20/21 AYSO Addendum

If you are looking to get a copy of the Laws of the Game or to get a book printed, you can use the file linked below. Laws of the Game 20/21 AYSO Addendum ...

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 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 ...