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Set Your Preferences
Log into WebYouthSoccer and enter your preferences under the Referee menu item to the left. If you are unable to login send an email to email@example.com stating you are a referee and need your account in WYS enabled for login. If you are able to login but do not have such a menu item, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you are a new referee. RRA will typically respond within 24 hours. In the meantime, you may continue with other aspects of preparation that do not involve WebYouthSoccer. When you send an email be sure to give full information of why you are sending the email, your full name, and how you can be helped.
You must get your level of certification according to the table on the right.
Are you approved to Referee?
Bookmark the following page to check on your status as you get qualified and approved. http://approvedreferee.ayso26.org
Inform your team's coach (once the teams are formed and the RRA has approved you) that you are approved to officiate games and you are available each week.
Each week, or whenever anything changes, update your preferences and availability in WebYouthSoccer, using the Referee menu item on the left.
Familiarize Yourself with Referee Info on the Web Site
There is information particular to our program and Palo Alto AYSO on the website. The menu, Referee, has many informative pages in the drop down menu. Many of them are pertinent to you.
Attend AYSO Referee Course
Attend an AYSO referee certification course or refresher clinic this year, regardless of your past certifications. Upon completion of the classes, you will receive a badge and a uniform. You will not receive your badge until you have completed all of the above steps and you cannot be approved to officiate games until you have received your AYSO badge, which must be worn while you officiate games.
Each referee must be certified to the level of his division, or higher. Certification can be obtained by taking the online referee course "R002 - Basic Referee Online Training" (http://training.ayso26.org) for U8 through U10, coupled with a clinic. Certification for Intermediate, Advanced and National are offered in clinic form only. The clinics are scheduled and advertised on the Clinic Calendar. Keep an eye on this calendar for your training needs. If you are waiting for a clinic to be scheduled it is a good idea to check the calendar weekly.
We have 12 National Referees active in Palo Alto AYSO.
Lee Berg, Linval DePass, Steve Eglash, David Flamm, Celso Frazao,
Payne Freret, Stephen Hansen, Caroline Lambert, Roy Levin,
Daniel Mahoney, Robert Schreiber, and Raymond Wong.
Feel free to seek their counsel.