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PHMSA Referees

Referee Training

PHMSA Classes

We have one final referee course this year, plus on online companion course for those with previous soccer experience. 

Registration for all courses is through and you must be a registered AYSO volunteer before logging in. Regional referees should register for the classroom session then stay to attend the field session. Search for PHMSA within the 8U, Regional or Online Companion class list to find our classes. 

For the online companion, you MUST complete the Online Regional Referee Course and Safe Haven prior to attending the in-person session. 

Referee Training
8U/10U ClassroomSun 9/8PH Senior Center8:00 AM11:00 AM
10U Field DaySun 9/8PH Senior Center11:00 AM4:00 PM
Regional Referee (10U) Online Companion CourseFri 9/6VFW Hall (Pleasant Hill)5:30 PM9:00 PM

Other Local Classes

Referee classes are also being offered through MDSA and Concord AYSO regions, and information can be found at their websites. 

Need to pick up referee gear?
Contact Nancy Gerber at [email protected]. Pick-up is at the Soccer Locker at 370 Civic Dr. in Pleasant Hill. The locker is in the back of the parking lot, near the fence. 

Referee Materials

The files below are in pdf format and provide information important to our volunteer referees. The file will open in a new window. 

Referee Updates

Changes to the Laws of the Game

As of July 1, 2019, a variety of changes were made to the IFAB Laws of the Game. If you have any questions please contact one of the referee administrators (found on the PHMSA Board page). 

Laws of the Game  


Player Development Initiatives


Implementation in AYSO

What's new in 8U?
  1. Coin toss winners get to decide to kick off in the first half or choose a goal to defend. 
  2. Dropped balls go to one player on the team in possession when the whistle was blown to stop play. 
  3. In PHMSA, 8U matches are 5v5. 

National Partners

Contact Us

Pleasant Hill/Martinez Soccer Association

52 Golf Club Rd #252 
Pleasant Hill, California 94523

Email Us: [email protected]
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