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Referee classes - Fall 2021

If you have completed the online Regional Referee Course and need to complete the field session, please use this form to indicate your interest.

Intermediate Referee Course - Area 2C
If you are a Regional referee with 10U experience who is ready to make the transition to refereeing 12U matches, Area 2C has scheduled an Intermediate Referee Course. Register before October 1 through AYSOU. After that date registration will be in another platform, and we will provide details as they become available. 

We have an upcoming Regional and Intermediate training course coming up. These are the last training opportunities this season - so please make sure to sign up through AYSOU

Regional Referee training:
Who is this training for :Either for the 8U referee that wants to upgrade to referee 10U or Brand new referees.
How: Course will have 2 components - Online and IN person field day. Field day is below.
Age limit: 12 years old minimum
What can I ref: CR = 10U and below, AR = 12U and below
Where and When?: Online component must be completed before field day. Field day is on Sun Oct 3 9-1230 - Newhall Park in Concord

Intermediate Referee Training:
Who is this training for :Regional referees with at least 10 games in CR ideally in 12U but 10U counts .
How:  In person only. 
Age Limit : 14 years old minimum
What can I ref: CR = 12U and below, AR = 14U and below
Where and When?:
10/19/2021 Tues 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Intermediate Session 1 Concord Bible Church
10/22/2021 Fri 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Intermediate Session 2 Concord Bible Church
10/24/2021 Sun 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Intermediate Field Day TBD


PHMSA Referee Training

All games in the PHMSA program are refereed using volunteers. All teams MUST have at least one referee, and at 10U and above, ideally two referees. Referees must be certified to referee the level of matches that they officiate. Note that there is no requirement to referee the level at which your child plays. The more we can get new referees to officiate the younger matches, the more games involving older players will have a full crew of experienced referees. 

Registration for all courses is through moving from AYSOU ( to ETrainU. The new platform will be accessed through the volunteer tab on your SportsConnect account. More information will be upcoming about ETrainU. Search for PHMSA to find courses offered through our region. 

All referees must have completed Safe Haven, CDC Concussion training, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest trainings and be registered volunteers for the current year. 

6U and below

There is no specific referee certification at this age group. The home team is responsible for providing someone to manage the game, and coaches are allowed to carry out this task.  

8U referees

Training to officiate 8U matches is all online through AYSOU and soon to be moved to ETrainU. As with 6U, the home team is responsible for providing the referee. Volunteers who complete their training will be given a referee shirt and a whistle. 

10U (Regional) referees

There are two ways to become trained to officiate 10U matches. Signups for both are through AYSOU and soon to be moved to ETrainU. The first is a fully in-person course, which is recommended for those without prior soccer experience. The next is a hybrid course, where most of the instruction is online, but participants attend an in-person field session. This option is recommended for those with prior soccer experience, either as a coach or a player. Upon completion of the course, new referees are provided with a full referee uniform, including whistle, flags and match reporting wallet. 

Each team is expected to provide one Assistant Referee (AR) for games while the center referee should be unaffiliated with either team. Signing up for games occurs through 

Certified USSF referees may become cross certified at the AYSO Regional level after completing Safe Haven & Sudden Cardiac Arrest trainings and registering as a volunteer. Contact [email protected] for more information. 

12U & 14U referees

Referees wanting to officiate at higher levels must first become certified as Regional referees. Once they've become more experienced they can take the Intermediate (12U) and Advanced (14U) courses to be able to officiate matches at higher levels. All three referees at this age should be unaffiliated with either team. Signing up for games occurs through 


Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training

Effective Jan 1, 2020 by California law AB 379, all Coaches and Referees associated with youth sports programs must complete Sudden Cardiac Arrest training (SCA).  Details may be found at

Here are the instructions for taking the course or, for those of you who have already completed the course outside of AYSO (via club, high school or college leagues), how to register your certificate of completion.

For anyone who hasn’t taken the course:

  1. Login to
  2. After login, click on Online Courses > Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Course (click “Open”)
  3. Click on “Launch” for “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Course Module”
  4. Complete the course
  5. Click on “Launch” for “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Course Certificate” and save the certificate to your computer

It will be posted to your certification record.

For anyone who has previously taken the course (outside of AYSO) and has a certificate of completion:

  1. Login to
  2. After login, go to: In-Person Courses > Safe Haven Instructor Led Courses (click “Open”) > Sudden Cardiac Arrest (click “Open”)
  3. Click on “Launch” for “Instructions and Requirements” and close it by clicking the “X” in the upper right corner of the pop-up window
  4. Click on “Launch” for “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Certificate Upload” and upload your Certificate of Completion
  5. Click on “Sessions” for “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Completion Roster” and register for “PHMSA (2/C/281) Sudden Cardiac Arrest Certification”

The certificate of SCA training completion will be posted to your AYSO profile record when the instructor accesses the session and updates the registrations and exam fields.

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52 Golf Club Rd Number 252 
Pleasant Hill, California 94523

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