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Become a Referee

Become a Referre

Thank you for volunteering to become a Referee for our kids in AYSO Region 16!

Step 1:
Submit an AYSO VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

This is something every AYSO volunteer must do every year.

Start by checking out this page – Apply to Volunteer” – for some important info. Then connect directly to the Sports Connect (formerly Blue Sombrero) registration system, where you can create or log into your account and submit an application.

Step 2
Get Trained to be a Referre (in person)

  • to ref for 6U thru 8U:  you’ll need the “6U – 8U” Referee Course
  • to ref for 10U and Older (new to reffing):  you’ll need the “Regional” Referee Course
  • to ref for 10U and Older (reffed 6U – 8U prior): you’ll need the “8U to Regional Upgrade” Referee Course
  • to ref 12U and Older (reffed Regional prior): you’ll need the “Intermediate” Referee Course recommended
Register for all courses at AYSOU.org – you use the same login for AYSOU as you do for Sports Connect, so you must have your AYSO Volunteer Application submitted (Step 1, above) before creating your AYSOU.org account.

Step 3
Complete AYSO's SAFE HAVEN training (in person)

Coaches must take this in person – online is NOT sufficient. To find a course search AYSOU, as follows:

  1. Be sure to have submitted the National Volunteer Application, or else you won’t be able to access AYSOU.
  2. Go to AYSO’s online training center (AYSO U) with this link: http://www.aysou.org
  3. Enter your login information from Sports Connect (formerly Blue Sombrero).
  4. To register for an in-person course, click on My Courses > Instructor-Led Courses > Safe Haven.

Note to long-time coaches: You only have to take Safe Haven once, not annually. That said, if you took Safe Haven before 2013, you will need to update your credentials by taking the new version of the class. Looking at your course history (in eAYSO or AYSOU), you will satisfy this requirement if your transcript shows credit for the class entitled “AYSO’s Safe Haven,” not “Safe Haven – Coach.”

Step 4
Complete AYSO's CONCUSSION AWARENESS course (online)

  1. Be sure to have submitted the National Volunteer Application, or else you won’t be able to access AYSOU.
  2. Go to AYSO’s online training center (AYSO U) with this link: http://www.aysou.org
  3. Enter your login information from Sports Connect (formerly Blue Sombrero).
  4. In AYSOU, click on My Courses > CDC Concussion Course.

Note to longtime volunteers: You only have to take Concussion Awareness once, not annually.

Step 5
Complete the SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST training (online - NEW IN 2020)

Once you complete these five steps, register your player at Sports Connect (formerly Blue Sombrero) and check “Coach” when asked to volunteer. You should also email the Division Coach Administrator for your player’s division.



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PO Box 6561 
Torrance, California 90504

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 310-508-1616
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