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Playoff Rules & Procedures Meeting/Pizza Night

Click for the Special Playoff Rules

Click here for the link to a video recording of the Oct 29th meeting covering special playoff rules and referee procedures for Kicks from the Mark


This year we will have our annual Playoff Meeting/Pizza Night on Tuesday, October 29th
from 6:30 PM to 9 PM at Brookside Elementary School (MPR). 
For those of you who are new, we will review all playoff guidelines and rules,
we have Q & A over pizza and soft drinks as well as raffle drawings.  
As you all know, each team referee MUST do a minimum of one game on 1st round of the playoffs, or your team will not advance to 2nd round.
In order for each referee to participate in playoff matches, he or she must be familiar with playoff rules and guidelines. 
Please mark your calendar for the Playoff Meeting on Tuesday, October 29th from 6:30 PM to 9 PM and 1st round of playoffs on Saturday, November 2nd.

Please RSVP to [email protected] 


Final Standings in 10U-12U & 14U Boys
NOTE: 18 total points minimum for post-season play (Minimum of 5 pts must be Referee pts)
REVISED 10.30.19 for 12U Boys

See the Coach page for latest playoff schedule for 11-09-19

Information For New & Returning Referees

Registering As A Volunteer and Getting Training
Steps to be a Volunteer Referee for all referees.

1. Register as a volunteer. This needs to be done every year for all Referees, Coaches and Team Parents.
Use your the login and password you used to set up your account on Blue Sombero (this site). If you are not the primary account holder for accessing this website then set up your own account to make sure you get properly registered and get credit for all classes and certifications.
Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to register as a volunteer & referee, get your ID verified (if a new volunteer) and how to sign up to take the Safe Haven and Concussion classes.

2. Take online Safe Haven Course This needs to be done every other year (either done in 2018 or 2019).

Take online CDC Concussion Course  This needs to be done every other year (either done in 2018 or 2019).

4. Take appropriate walk-in referee clinic for the divisions you will be a referee - either 8U or 10U+. Clinic schedule is posted below on this page.

Referee Points System For Referees For 10U-14U Teams

There are no changes to the referee points system for 2019 (impacting referees working for teams in 10U-14U). 
Please keep in mind 2018's changes that all 10U-14U teams must have at least 5 Referee Points to qualify for Region 4 postseason. 
Also, anyone 12 or older can be trained and represent a team as their referee.
Click here for the full details of the Referee Point System for 2019 and the Playoff Qualifications for teams in 10U-14U.

PRO Youth Referee Program
PRO stands for Player Referee Organization. It is the standard name given to AYSO Referee programs geared towards kids 18 years old and younger. Anyone is welcome to become a youth referee. AYSO youth referees are also soccer players and therefore the program is named Player Referee Organization. National guidelines state that kids 12 years old and older can become certified Regional Referees, although the minimum age in Region 4 is 15 years old to officiate 7U or 8U games. For questions, please contact Youth Referee Coordinators Justin Rose ([email protected]) or Abigail Mohr ([email protected]).

How to Sign Up A Youth Referee As A Volunteer
Please click here for a document to help register a youth referee as a volunteer in the new system

How To Submit The Team(s) You Will Represent Fall 2019 (for referees in 10U-14U)
Select the team you will represent directly in CGI.
Go to your profile and find your team in the Team # box.
IMPORTANTAll referees must declare their point allocation(s) prior to start of the week 4 of the regular season. After that time you cannot add or shift the teams you are earning points for.

Referee Scheduling Of Games
Click below to go the CGI Referee Scheduling Software to select the matches you'd like to work as a referee.
Contact Referee Scheduler David Gardner with questions. [email protected]


Thank you for volunteering to be a referee! 

How To Sign Up For In-Person Referee Courses

AYSOU In-Person Course SignUp Info
Please be sure to make note of the location for each event once those are set. 
Please sign up for in-person courses on AYSOU to make sure you will be on the course roster.

2019 Training For Referees In U10 and Older Divisions
We have two options for Basic referee training in Region 4. You are also open to take the Basic Referee class in another region.

Basic Referee Training - Assistant Referee  - Saturday, Aug 10, 2019
Red Oak Elementary, Oak Park, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Click below for the optional presentation to review the in-person Referee course.
Basic Referee Training presentation

Basic Referee Training - Assistant Referee  - Thursday, Aug 29, 2019
Red Oak Elementary, Oak Park, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Click below for the optional presentation to review the in-person Referee course.
Basic Referee Training presentation

Referee Training For 8U Team Referees and for Coaches in 6U & 7U 
(coaches are on the field in 6U & 7U as also act as referees)

U-Littles (6U-8U) Training - Thursday, August 22, 2019
Brookside Elementary, Oak Park, 6:00-9:00 pm

Additional Referee Training & Meetings
We have many opportunities to hone your skills and learn more about refereeing (note some are mandatory).

PRO Scrimmage (working scrimmages as part of optional training for 10U & 12U referees)
To schedule your time slot please contact PRO Scrimmage Coordinator Justin Rose
Saturday, Aug 17, 2019
Brookside Elementary, Oak Park, scrimmages will be held 8:00 am ~ 2:00 pm

** New Laws of the Game Meeting **
This meeting will cover the new Laws of the Game impacting matches in 10U and older divisions. All referees working matches in 10U+ should plan to attend. Coaches are encouraged as well.
Monday, August 19, 2019
Red Oak Elementary Library, 5:30-7:00 pm

 - also on Aug 19th - 

Mandatory Coach & Referee Workshop
Mandatory Workshop in Region 4 for coaches and referees in 10U and older divisions but welcome to all.
Workshop focuses how to be a leader for encouraging player development and how to create a positive and supportive gameday environment that benefits kids, families and volunteers. A brief review of the new Laws of the Game will be held as well. Many raffle prizes too!
Monday, August 19, 2019
Red Oak Elementary Multipurpose Room, 7:40-9:30 pm
Mandatory Playoff Referee Meeting (10U-14U)
Location & Time TBD


Fall Season Overview
Click here for a PDF regarding the Fall 2019 Season with information on Divisions, elements of play for specific Divisions, and the 2019-2020 Calendar (subject to change) which includes a listing of Clinics and mandatory meetings.

Have Question? Need Help?
Please visit our Board Members page (under "About Us") for all Referee Commission contact info.

Want advice or mentoring? Contact Mentoring Coordinators Jorge Paganin ([email protected]) or Ramin Akhavan([email protected])

AYSO'S Whistle Stop Email
Whistle Stop is AYSO's weekly newsletter for referees and referee related positions. Every Thursday, Whistle Stop will contain refereeing tips, interesting anecdotes from other referees, Q&As and other important information. It is an excellent resource. You can also submit any questions or suggestions for articles. Sign up here 

Know The Laws of the Game

Know The Game - Links & Documents
The more you know about the Laws of the Game the better prepared you and the players will be on gamedays. 

Click here for the Int'l Football Assoc. Board Laws of the Game site and resources

IFAB New Laws of the Game for 2019/2020

IFAB announces some changes for the upcoming season for soccer around the world. The biggest changes for AYSO is on handballs, goal kicks (ball is in play as soon the kick is taken (it can be played before it leaves the penalty area) and the position of the goalkeeper at penalty kicks.

Click here for the Laws of the Game 2-page booklet format 2019-2020 (PDF)

Click here for the Laws of the Game single-page booklet format 2019-2020 (PDF)

Click here for the Spanish language version of the Laws of the Game 2-page booklet format 2019-2020 (PDF) 

AYSO Region 4 Documents
Click here to access the August 19 "AYSO TEAM Coach and Referee Workshop" - STILL TO COME

Click here to access and download the July 20 Coach Meeting presentations in PDF (Coach presentations and Section 10 PDI and 10U Build Out line presentation) - STILL TO COME

Click here for the Basic Referee Training presentation to review before the in-person Basic or Assistant Referee course.

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5739 Kanan Rd. #340 
Agoura Hills, California 91301

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 818-661-0912
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