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Referee Information

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We really need parents to give serious consideration to becoming a referee
, your children will thank you.
With people aging out of the program or moving, the numbers of available referees can change significantly and unpredictably.

Historically, there are plenty of slots filled by untrained volunteers. Most of these open slots are in U8 & U10, the easiest divisions to referee. Ideally there should be 2 adults on each team who are trained referees. We depend on our coaches for so much, refereeing the game shouldn’t be one of them.

The AYSO referees are volunteers, parents and children, who have stepped forward and have taken the referee training. AYSO depends on volunteers to create the fun, fair and safe environment our children enjoy and deserve. Many of you have already volunteered to take a flag and help “call lines”. In doing so you filled a role called “Club linesman”. The difference between a Club linesman and an Assistant referee is training. I am asking you to consider obtaining the training for something you already do for your child.  


The Basic Referee class is for new volunteers and U-8 referees looking to upgrade to the next level.
For the Basic Referee class
[minimum age is 10, U-8 referee badges provided for anyone under 12]
1. Create an account on
2. Signup as a volunteer [everyone must complete this form each year]
3. While logged into the AYSO 605 website, go to AYSOU and click login
4. Complete the AYSO Save Haven course  
5. Complete the CDC Concussion course  
6. Once completed, please RSVP with me at [email protected] with your AYSO ID number.  Classes will be scheduled based on the demand.
7. Once a Basic Referee class is scheduled, go into AYSOU, select Live Courses, and select course. Basic Referee courses are located in the Regional Referee courses, search for AYSO 605. The class location will be provided to those who RSVP, and signup in AYSOU.  This is a 5 hour class with a test [please allow 5 hours to complete].

The following classes are being offered.  Please RSVP at least 2 days in advance.  Those who RSVP will be provided the location.   Please bring something to write with, and on.

Basic Referee class: Saturday August 11th - 1pm [2 new youth refs]
Fall 2018 season starts on Saturday August 25th with Soccerfest in the morning
Basic Referee class: Saturday August 25th - 4pm [8 new referees, 4 adult, 4 youth]

Classes will be scheduled 
depending upon the demand.  
Classes may be rescheduled based on weather or attendance.   
A minimum class of 3 is desired to invest 6 hours of our time.
Basic Referee courses are located in the Regional Referee courses on AYSOU.
The status of each class will be updated on this page.  

To save you the trouble of having to create an excuse of your own, we have listed the most of the common excuses for non-participation in this critical function in the AYSO program.  Why I Can't Become a Referee

Officiating Program

AYSO referees do more than just enforce the Laws of the Game.
Their job is to make sure the game is safe and enjoyable for everyone: the players, the coaches, the spectators -- and themselves.

  • Referee training that teaches not only the letter of the law, but the "Spirit of the Game."
  • Six levels of AYSO referee training. 
  • USSF cross-certification.
  • Training for referee instructors, administrators and assessors.
  • Ready, Set Ref! video and workbook for new referees.
  • Youth Referee Program
  • AYSO referees are volunteers



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AYSO Region 605 Charlotte

P.O. BOX 480565 
Charlotte, North Carolina 28269

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 866-605-2976
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