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Referee Classes

  • All referees must register and complete the volunteer registration process. Go  here to register for the fall.  You can find a registration guide here.  
  • And, all referees must attend a referee clinic or refresher.  

For a description of referee courses, please see the links to the right. 
For more ideas on improving your referee skills see Become a Better Referee.

New Law books and Referee Handbooks will be available at all clinics.  Many of these may be downloaded from the individual referee class pages or from Resources for use on your computer or tablet.

Referee training offered by Palo Alto AYSO and nearby AYSO Regions and Areas are on the Clinics and Training Calendar, as well as detailed instructions on how to sign up for a course.  The locations and exact times are on the calendar events.

Meetings will be on the Regional Calendar.

Course Recommendations

If you are... ...Course...
New Referee to 8 & Under games 8U Official Course
New Referee to 10 & Under or 12 & Under games Basic Referee Course
Returning Referee to 8 & Under games 8U Refresher Clinic
Returning Referee to 10 and Under or 12 & Under games 10U/12U Refresher Clinic
Returning Referee to 14 & Under, 16 & Under or 19 & Under games 14U+ Refresher Clinic
8U Official ready to upgrade
Basic Referee Course
Regional Referee ready to upgrade Intermediate Referee Course
Intermediate Referee ready to upgrade
Advanced Referee Course
Advanced Referee ready to upgrade
National Referee Course

For any questions and more information, contact:

Jim Ivey, Regional Director of Referee Instruction

Lee Berg, Regional Referee Administrator
Withdrawing from a Course
If you can't attend a course for which you've registered, it helps the Lead Instructor if you withdraw in AYSOU.  This allows the Lead Instructor to have the proper instructors, material, and snacks available.

  • Log in to AYSOU .
  • Select the "Live Courses" menu item
  • Select the date for the course for which you registered in the calendar on the left.
  • Select the "Sessions" button for the course for which you enrolled (sorry, but if you actually select the course title itself on this list instead of the "Sessions" button it will NOT get you to where you need to unregister)
  • Scroll down through the classes, which are listed by date, until you find the one for which you registered, and select the title of the course.
  • Select the "Unregister" button.

This will withdraw the user from the course and inform the Instructor.