Basic (Regional) Certification for U10 to U12 is for new referees and for U8 Officials moving up.
Fall 2016 classes are now in eAYSO for signup.
Basic Referee Course
This course covers the full Laws of the Game. It is offered over three days. You must attend all days, plus take the Basic Referee written exam, which is offered on the third day. You must be a registered volunteer and you must pass the exam by a score of 75% or better.
The standard Basic (Regional) Referee Course will be given two times in 2016 at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto:
Class 1 Roster #: 201604046 (Room A7)
Session 1 8/29/16 (Mon) 6:30-9:30 PM
Session 2 8/30/16 (Tues) 6:30-9:30 PM
Outside Session/Exam 8/31/16 (Wed) 6:00-9:30 PM
Class 2 Roster #: 201604047 (Room A7)
Session 1 9/6/16 (Tues) 6:30-9:30 PM
Session 2 9/7/16 (Wed) 6:30-9:30 PM
Outside Session/Exam 9/8/16 (Thurs) 6:00-9:30 PM
When multiple classes are offered in Palo Alto, they will follow the same structure. You may mix and match the days of the course to suit your schedule. For example, take Session 1 the first week, and Session 2 and the Exam on the second week. You must, however, take Session 1, Session 2, and the Exam in that order. In eAYSO, register for the first course that you will attend.
Basic Referee Online Companion Course (BROCC)
This shortened, single classroom session course requires you to follow the same steps as for the regular course in order to receive your badge. You must additionally complete the 1.5-2 hour Basic Referee Online Course at www.aysotraining.org prior to the classroom session.
Bring comfortable clothes for the outside session. This is not strenuous activity, but we recommend tennis or running shoes.
The Basic Referee Online Companion Course (BROCC) will be offered twice in Palo Alto, in fall, 2016, at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto:
Class 1 Roster #: 201604059 (Room A7)
9/11/16 (Sun) 12:30 - 5:30 PM
Class 2 Roster #: 201604789 (Room A2)
9/15/16 (Thurs) 5:00 - 10:00 PM
Other classes are available in nearby regions. Search for courses at www.eayso.org.
Which course should I take: the Basic Referee Course or BROCC?
If you are already familiar with soccer laws of the game, are short on time for classroom sessions, or like online training, you will tend to take BROCC. If you want more time to ask questions of an instructor or prefer in-person training you will tend to take the more established Basic Referee Course.
Follow these steps to complete the process and receive your badge in a timely manner.
Referee uniforms and equipment will be distributed during the class.
Please be sure to complete the Basic Referee Online Course at www.aysotraining.org before attending the Basic Referee Online Companion Course classroom session. THANK YOU!
Receiving your badge: If you have completed registration and training and pass the exam, you will receive your badge at the end of the class, and you will be fully prepared to referee an AYSO U10/12 game. Otherwise, when all requirements are complete please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, address, AYSO ID Number, and class title and date, and your badge will be mailed to you. Or if you are from another region you can alternatively obtain your badge from your region officials.
Withdrawing from the Course
If you have signed up in eAYSO but will not be able to make it, please withdraw from the course using instructions at the bottom of the Referee Classes page.
** "But it's the night before the class? What do I do?": If you are going to the 3-evening Basic Referee Course, just show up anyway and we will walk you through things. If you are going to the Basic Referee Online Companion Course, you are out of luck. You have to take the online course before you come to the class. Take a later class (see www.eayso.org).