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How to Become a Referee

Steps to Becoming an AYSO Referee

Register as an AYSO volunteer on the Region 673  Blue Sombrero Website at:

  • LOGIN to the Region 673 Blue Sombrero website OR if you don't already have an account, click REGISTER NOW
  • Click "Volunteer" on the menu on the left
  • On the Volunteer Screen click the green ‘Find Volunteer Roles’ button.
  • Select Program(s) to View Volunteer Roles” screen, click “+Select” button next to
    Volunteer Registration MY19, then ‘view roles.’
  • On the Roles Screen , choose referee and any other roles you wish to volunteer for.
  • On the E-Signature screen, choose “click here to update e-sign form”
  • Follow the prompts to complete your account setup & return to the Home page

Complete the Safe Haven and CDC Concussion Awareness courses online

  • Login to AYSOu  (using your username/password for blue sombrero)
  • Under "My Courses" Complete the Safe Haven Course
  • Complete the CDC Concussion Course
  • Email CVPA confirmation of certification

Take the Basic Referee/Regional Referee Course - This is a two-part process, an online session and a classroom session

  • Login to AYSOu  (using your username/password for blue sombrero)
  • Register for the classroom session: Go to My Courses > Instructor Led Courses > Referee Instructor Led Courses >Regional Referee Online Companion Course & click the 'Sessions' button to the right
  • From one of the available dates choose a session by pressing 'Register'
  • Go to eCommerce > Products > Regional Referee Training Course > Buy now.(this should be free beginning MY19)
  • Attend the classroom session on the date you chose at registration

This option generally consists of an 8 hour course, offered all-day on a weekend day or on two weeknights. Course length may vary depending on the presenter. These courses are offered every fall and spring either in East China or a nearby region.

  • Login to AYSOu using your username/password for this website)
  • Register for the Regional Referee Course: Go to My Courses > Instructor Led Courses > Referee Instructor Led Courses >Regional Referee Course & click the 'Sessions' button to the right
  • Choose a location and date that is convenient for you and then press 'Register'
  • Attend the course at the date and time described by the course instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is there an age restriction?

A: Yes, referees must be at least 12 years old, but there is no upper age limit. Youth referees can officiate one age bracket below their own age level.
Q: Do I need to pre-register for a course? 

Q: What should I bring to the course? 
A: Your online Safe Haven, Concussion & Regional Referee certificates. Also, you’ll need paper and a pen/pencil for taking notes. We’ll provide you with course materials. 

Q: What if I am late arriving to a course? 
A: Punctual attendance is critical. Late arriving students may be asked to attend another course

Q: I am a USSF Soccer referee. Can I referee AYSO games?
A: Yes, but only after completing the USSF-AYSO crossover process. 

More questions? Email  [email protected]

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AYSO Region 673

P.O. Box 133 
St Clair, Michigan 48079

Email Us: [email protected]
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