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Volunteer Application & Certification info

For the latest details and step-by-step instructions for registering as a volunteer and checking certification status, finding fingerprinting info, etc. please visit our main Parents & Volunteers info page.

Information For New & Returning Referees

Registering As A Volunteer and Getting Training For Fall 2022
Steps to be a Volunteer Referee for all referees. (Note - there are no referees in 6U, 7U or 8U)
Updated Nov 22, 2021

1. Register as a volunteer. This needs to be done every year for all Referees, Coaches, and Team Parents.
Visit our Volunteering page for all details for 2022. It will provide details on all registration steps, use of the new eTrainU platform, checking certifications, etc.  Go to the "Register Now" button at the top right corner of the home page. Use the login and password you used to set up your account on Sports Connect (. 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.

Visit the Parent & Volunteer tab on this website. Then visit the ETrainU portal through your account on this website for all courses and certifications (in-person and online).

1A. Look for an email from Sterling Volunteers. Click to initiate the background check. (Required every year).
1B. Sign-up/Schedule yourself for LiveScan fingerprinting - required one time for every referee (age 18+), coach, team manager/parent and board member age 18+ (even if taken for another organization). See Parent & Volunteer tab.
1C. Take the SafeSport Online course as required one-time by the State of California.

2. If you are a brand-new referee, take the online Regional Referee Training Course through ETrainU. If you are a returning referee, go to #3 below.

3. Take the online Safe Haven Course through ETrainU - For Fall 2022 this needs to be done at least once - check your certifications

4. Take online CDC Concussion Course  through ETrainU - For Fall 2022 this needs to be done at least once - check your certifications

5. Take an online Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Course - through ETrainU - This 15 min. online course is a one-time requirement in the State of California. (Save your certificate on AYSOU or upload on AYSOU if you already have it).

6. Take our on-field referee clinic (sign up on ETrainU under Regional Referee Companion Course 10/E/004). Dates are listed below.

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

Please keep in mind all 10U-14U teams must have at least 9 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 Team Point Policy for 2022+ 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]).

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 2022 (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 here to go the CGI Referee Scheduling Software to select the matches you'd like to work as a referee. 
Link to the CGI Software spelled out (
Contact Referee Scheduler Justin Rose with questions ([email protected])



One in-person Referee Companion Course is required for all new referees in 10U-14U. These compliment the required online Regional Referee course. Both need to be signed up for online via ETrainU. Returning referees are also welcome to attend any if they like.

Note: Courses might not be listed in ETrainU - please attend any one of the below dates and we will ensure credit.

Sat. 8-13-22: Companion Course, 9AM-12 noon, Mae Boyar Park, Oak Park
Sat. 8-20-22:  Companion Course, 9AM-12 noon, Brookside Elementary, Oak Park (same day as Pro Scrimmage, enter on Conifer Ave)
Mon. 8-22-22:  Companion Course, 6PM-9PM Brookside Elementary, Oak Park (revised Aug 19)
Wed. 9-7-22:  Companion Course Make-Up, 6PM-9PM Brookside Elementary, Oak Park

Wed. 8-24-22:  Returning Ref/Coach Meeting, 7:30PM-8:45PM venue Brookside Elementary MultiPurpose Room (updated Aug 3)

Below are the documents presented at the Aug 24 meeting
10U-14U Laws of The Game - Referee Night Review
Click here for the updated 2022 laws of the game to help you understand how referees call the game and how coaches and referees work together.

10U Division - Player Development Rules (PDI)
Click here for the document on gameplay in 2022 for 10U


Fall Season Overview
Click here for a PDF regarding the Fall 2021 Season with information on Divisions, elements of play for specific Divisions, and the 2021-2022 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 Director of Mentoring Tim Weaver ([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.

New Nov 2021 - AYSO's ETrainU Learning Portal

AYSO is now using the ETrainU learning portal to manage all previous certifications and signing up and taking all future courses online and in-person (Coach, Referee, the 3 Safe Haven courses, Management training, etc.). On this same portal you will also find all courses you've previously taken as well as their certificates.

Click here to download the manual for ETrainU.
For volunteers ("Learners") to access the ETrainU portal you need to be signed in to your account on this website. 

Log in to your AYSO account on our website.
Under your picture in upper right - drop down and select "Account" 
Along the left side click "Volunteer"
You should see 3 buttons immediately under your name - Click "My Training"

This should automatically log you in to the new eTrainU platform.

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5739 Kanan Rd. #340 
Agoura Hills, California 91301

Email Us: [email protected]
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