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Referees are as critical to soccer as players and coaches. In AYSO, the game can’t be played if there aren’t enough referees. It’s most common for a volunteer to begin their AYSO referee career by refereeing their own child’s game. However, as they learn the rules, develop their own techniques for managing players, coaches and fans, and gain an appreciation for how important the role of the referee is to a fun, fair and safe soccer experience, they often find it very rewarding to expand their knowledge and experience through AYSO’s advanced training and certification process. AYSO’s referee training is considered some of the best in the U.S. and includes both in-person courses in your community and online opportunities. Soccer knowledge is a plus, but is certainly not required. The AYSO referee training will give you all you need to know to have a terrific experience on the field.


Region 50 is offering regional in-person referee training February 5th, 6:00pm at the Redlands Sports Complex

You MUST complete the Regional Referee Online Course (part 1) prior to attending this in-person training. Visit for more information.  The online portion of the course can be found through - Clicking Training Library > Refereeing > Regional Referee - Online + In-Person Companion Course (2 Part Bundle)

For registering for the in-person course: Training Event > Find location search bar > Redlands and browse month of Sept

Other regions offering referee training:


Referees MUST have completed the following items in order to be allowed to officiate:

  • Registered Current Volunteer as "Referee" in Blue Sombrero
  • Background check approved by Sterling Volunteers (Youth Referees excluded)
  • Certified as a Regional Referee or higher
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Safe Sport 
  • CDC Concussion Training (ETRAINU)
  • Safe Haven (ETRAINU)
  • CGI Account (

How do I become a referee?

Adult Volunteers
Youth Volunteers (Youth Referees must be 2 years older than the division they referee. Minimum Age:12)

Referee Schedule Sign-up (CGISports) is the Redlands AYSO referee scheduling page. Please create an account if you don't have one to sign-up for games. CGI is the system we use to track team referee points and points towards referee incentives.

 Referee Scheduling Page

**NEW** Laws of the Game Changes 2023-2024
Summary - Click Here

Other Referee Resources

Pregame DiscussionClick Here
Referees should and are highly recommended to do a pregame discussion. This will help the referees manage the game as a team. Check-out our suggested topics to discuss with your fellow referees before your game.

Referee Talk - Click Here
When Referees want to talk and share experiences they've seen or gone through. We would like to hear about them, fill-out this Referee Form and let us know what happened.

Referee Points and Incentives - Click Here
Details *about the referee points and incentives for adults and youth referees. We appreciate your time!

Advice to Referees - Click Here
Referees are looking for a deeper explanation to the Laws of the Game and how they might consider managing in-game situations.

Game Card and Reporting Instructions - Click Here
See an example how to fill-out a game card and the coach's responsibilities on the game card. Also, how to report issues in matches. Referees are responsible for the game cards and need to bring them to the referee tent!

Certification Upgrades - Click Here
We would like to encourage all our referees to consider greater expanding their knowledge about refereeing. We appreciate our referee volunteers that go above and beyond to ensure the kids get a quality experience in Redlands AYSO.

Referee Assessment and Observation Request - Click Here
Referees seeking formal or informal assessment or observation. Formal for referees upgrading certification.

The Referee Administrators recommend referees do NOT represent more than one team in the event their teams advance into the playoffs and have conflicting referee and game schedules.


Youth Referees- How to Become a Youth Referee

The Redlands AYSO Youth Referee Program is an opportunity for youths age 10 or above to participate as certified referees on 8U games, and for youths age 12 or above to participate as certified referees on 10U games. All referees must be at least two years older than the divisions they referee.

Youth Referees need to obtain certification the same way as adults obtain certification. Youth Referees should submit an application under their own account at, additionally they will need to complete Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness and Cardiac Arrest courses. Youth referees do not need to complete SafeSport, background check, or finger printing.

How to become a Youth Referee. Please watch this video on step by step instructions on how to register a youth referee. Once you have completed registration you will need to access the AysoU portal (via your Sports Connect account) to register for the regional referee course and take the online portion of the course. The second part will be done inperson.

How to register a youth referee video (step by step)

How to register for certfication courses (SafeSport, Safe Haven, Concussion etc) through AysoU portal (Fast Foward to minute 0:50 in the video)

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Redlands AYSO

P.O. BOX 8487 
Redlands, California 92375

Email Us: [email protected]
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