******** No Coach No Team - No Referee No Game ******** AYSO rule
AYSO is a volunteer driven child development soccer program. The Referees are one of the 3 main elements of this program. Referee's job is to be the official in charge of the match at every game to ensure that match is Safe, Fair and Fun. AYSO Referees are volunteers, just like the coaches and others.
No previous experience is necessary to be a referee. AYSO referees range in experience from beginners to very experienced. Every year we train many new referees to help the kids with their games. New referees start with badges of Regional, U-8, or U10 Assistant Referee. With additional training and experience, Referees move up to badge levels of Intermediate, Advanced, and National.
Every AYSO64 referee receives training with Laws of the Game and refereeing technique and all new referees also will get on site help from other senior referees as mentor for the first game.
AYSO also encourages 12yrs and older youth to become referees. PRO (Player Referee Organization) will learn Laws of the game and refereeing technique which may help them to become better player, improves decision making skills, builds self confidence and earn volunteer hours for NJHS and high school requirements. PROYouth Referees (PRO: Player Referee Organization, youth from 12 yrs and older): PROs will take Regional Referee training and refereeing technique. PROs going through this clinic and passing the test will be expected to referee U8 and U10 games with other senior referees.
Next Referee Trainings or Meetings: See the Coach and Referee Training Calendar.
New PROs must register as a youth volunteer in the National AYSO database through eAYSO
(please flow the step below to complete the eAYSO registration).
Training Location: All Referee and Youth Referee trainings (unless otherwise noted) are held at:
Queensborough Swim Club
Equipment and referee uniform will be handed out (free for all volunteers) to those who complete the course.Referee mentors will also be provided to help them through their first games.
Photos from last training: