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Welcome San Mateo Region 36 Referees

Volunteer referees are needed to officiate at every AYSO game, so we need your help! You'll be trained and provided the necessary equipment (e.g., uniform, flags, whistle, etc.)

How to Sign Up

For U6 and U8 Divisions, Parent Referees are needed to monitor the game in which their U6 or U8 child plays. This involves being in the middle of the field with the kids and the parent referee from the other team. While knowing soccer rules or laws is not important, parent referees must complete:

  1. A Volunteer Registration Form every year through www.eayso.org
  2. "Safe Haven" training at least once every two years through www.aysotraining.org
  3. A 2.5 hour training class (typically held in August, before the Fall Season). Further information on the U6 and U8 training class, including locations and dates/times will be announced via email and on our websites.

For U10, U12, and U14 Divisions, AYSO uses a three person referee team, consisting of a referee and two assistant referees. To be one of the referees on the referee team, you must complete:

  1. A Volunteer Registration Form every year through www.eayso.org
  2. "Safe Haven" training at least once every two years through www.aysotraining.org
  3. Referee certification for the age level. For U10 referees (and U10 or U12 assistant referees), Basic (Regional) or Assistant Referee online class through aysotraining.org and in a class, typically held in August before the Fall Season. Training class dates/times will be announced via email and on our websites. For U12 and above, Intermediate Referee certification (or higher) and appropriate experience is required.
  4. Concussion Awareness training (one-time) through www.aysotraining.org (strongly encouraged).

You can learn more about how to sign up to be an AYSO Referee with our Referee Signup Tutorial.

 

How to Volunteer for U10, U12, and U14 Matches

The AYSO San Mateo Referee System (http://referee.aysosm.org/) is used by all U10, U12, and U14 referees in San Mateo AYSO to volunteer for one or more matches.

You can learn more about how to use our referee system to sign up for matches with our Referee System Tutorial.

We also have a Referee Frequently Asked Questions for common questions new referee have.

 

Referee Coordinators

For U10, U12, U14, and U16/U19 divisions, referee coordinators assist in ensuring matches are properly staffed. If you have a question regarding a particular division, click on the coordinator's name to email them.

Division Division Coordinator
U6 and U8 Training Schedule Hand-out for U6 and U8 Team Parents
U10 William Wong
Training Schedule Hand-out for U10 and U12 Team Parents
U12 Stefan Klindworth
U14 Brian Coffman
U16/U19 Colleen McAvoy  More Information for Area 2N.

 

Additional Referee Resources

Below is a list of resources that have been helpful to our newly certified referees.
  1. Laws of the Game, 2014/2015 AYSO Edition (English)
  2. Reglas de Juego, 2014/2015 Edicion de la AYSO (Espanol)
  3. AYSO Making the Offside Call - 2015 (PowerPoint)
  4. AYSO Free Kicks and Restarts - 2015 (PowerPoint)
  5. AYSO Guidance for Referees, Coaches, Other Volunteers, and Parents - 2015 (PDF)
  6. AYSO Manual for Youth Referees - 2015 (PDF)
  7. USSF Advice to Referees - 2013 (PDF)
  8. USSF Guide to Procedures - 2012 (PDF)
  9. USSF Instructional Videos on Laws of the Game, Fitness, Procedures, and Advice to New Referees

 

Reporting Game Problems or Misconduct

Kids Zone Feedback is used to document any game problems or incidents of misconduct.  This report must be filed by the referee for any game with sportsmanship point deductions.

Incidents in the Under 16 and Under 19 leagues use the 24 Hour Report which goes to the Area 2N staff.

Sportsmanship Program

 


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