Fall 2022 Referee Training

Please read our Fall Recruiting Message:

U8 Referee Training

Welcome to the 8U Division of Palo Alto AYSO for 2022. We are looking forward to a great Fall season and to our kids having fun. We need volunteers who would be willing to help out on Saturday mornings by officiating your kid's games. You don't need to know anything about soccer at this level, we will teach you everything you need to know. The objective is to provide the kids a Fun, Fair, and Safe environment on the field. It would be ideal for each team to have at least 2 trained volunteers so that we can be sure that all games are covered.

You have 2 options for training:

  • Thursday September 8, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

  • Friday September 16 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Both sessions take place in Room 1120 at JLS Middle School, on East Meadow Dr in Palo Alto.

Important: Please pre-register for the class in eTrainU (see "Training Resources" to the right for how to). The Palo Alto Referee training course are listed under "Training Event" as

  • 8U Official Course - In Person

If you are able to help out the kids, please send a note to Dan Mahoney at and he will send you more instructions. Please help our kids have a great season.

Regional Referee Badge Training (U10 and U12)

We are currently trying to work out and schedule in-Region or near region training for new Referee volunteers in Region 26. Searching eTrainU (see instructions to the right) shows other nearby local trainings.

Upcoming trainings:

  • San mateo 15th Sep 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Burlingame Sept 18th 1-5

  • Belmont Sept 22nd 5-9PM

Below is an example of a description/sign-up from eTrainU

Field Session


This is a 2 hour field session that is a follow-up to the online course, which should be completed prior to attending the field session. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.


Region 36


Regional Referee - Online + In-Person Companion Course (2 Part Bundle)


calendar_today 15th Sep 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm

location_on Bay Meadows Park, E 28th Ave, San Mateo CA 94403

Location special instructions: Meet at the picnic tables

Training Resources

Thank you for Volunteering to participate and enrich the lives of children through sport.

AYSO's training LMS is eTrainU and can be accessed through your SportsConnect account. To get started, please review our Volunteer Training Guide to learn how to use the resource.

Please note, in order to access eTrainU, you must first complete the Volunteer registration process by selecting "find Volunteer roles" selecting a role (referee, coach) and completing the disclosure forms and background check.