AYSO referees range in experience from beginners to very experienced. Every year we train hundreds of new referees to help the kids with their games. Beginners usually start with the youngest players and frequently work as an Assistant Referee before being in charge of a game as a Referee. On the other end of the spectrum, several of America’s highest ranked professional referees started in AYSO and sometimes still referee AYSO games.
Becoming a Referee for AYSO is Simple.
We Need You - No Experience Necessary - Many Referees Never Even Played Soccer. We can’t have games without referees. Working with the kids is great fun, and it's an excuse to get out on a Saturday and run around in the grass for a little while.
What Does it Take to Become a Referee?
Interest and enthusiasm! We will provide everything else:
How Do You Start
It is very simple. Click the TRAINING link to find out how training works and when (and where) the next classes are being given. And, read the FAQ for info you didn't even know to ask.
The National Referee Bylaws of AYSO
The Authority of the Referee: Each match is controlled by a referee who has full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has been appointed.
Additional information is available through the AYSO FIFA BiLaws
What does this Mean?
Why is this Important?
It gives the referee the "tools" to ensure that the kids who come to learn and play:
Who do I contact to learn more?
If you would like to become a referee, or just get more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our region is 100% volunteer supported. Therefore it is imperative to the functioning of the region that everyone chips in. Positions still needed to be filled. Please give your time to make the soccer season as enjoyable as possible for your child and others. Training is available at no cost - No experience necessary
Ready to get started?
Register online and mail (2) copies of your Volunteer Registration Form and a copy of your drivers license to:
P.O. Box 27
Jenison, MI 49429
Please make sure you indicate which position you're volunteering for.