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AYSO Region 922 Oro Valley, Arizona

Referee Information


Region 922's Volunteer Referee Administrator can be reached at:  [email protected]

Referees are the guardians of the game, and are as critical to soccer as players and coaches since their role is to maintain a safe, fair, and fun soccer experience for the KIDS. AYSO always needs more referees; the game can’t be played if there aren’t enough referees. It’s most common for a volunteer to begin their AYSO referee career by assisting with their own child’s game. However, as they learn the rules, develop their own techniques for managing players, coaches and fans, and gain an appreciation for how important the role of the referee is to a safe, fair, and fun soccer experience, they often find it very rewarding to expand their knowledge and experience through AYSO’s advanced training and certification process.

AYSO’s referee training is considered some of the best in the U.S. and includes both in-person courses in our community and online opportunities. Soccer knowledge is a plus, but is certainly not required. The AYSO referee training will give you all you need to know to have a terrific experience on the field

New Referee Sign up

Welcome!  Thank you for your interest in becoming a Referee! Here are the 3 steps you need to take to become an AYSO Referee.

(1)  Click on the big red button above to fill out your volunteer registration fully (meaning past the electronic signature step) on the AYSO website hosted by Blue Sombrero. YOU MUST HAVE APPLIED TO BE A VOLUNTEER BEFORE YOU CAN ENROLL AND TAKE ANY REFEREE (or any other volunteer) TRAINING CLASSES.

(2)  Take the mandatory and relatively short Online Safe Haven course and the CDC Concussion Awareness course at AYSOU.ORG. You must have a valid Blue Sombrero Volunteer login to begin training.

                  Online Training at AYSOU:

If you have taken the online Safe Haven training in the past 3 years, this will satisfy the first training requirement (this training certification must show up in your AYSO certification credit in Blue Sombrero).
If you have previously taken the CDC Concussion Awareness course, this will satisfy the second training requirement (this training certification must show up in your AYSO certification credit in Blue Sombrero).

(3)  Check our Referee Clinics section below to see the upcoming courses, and enroll in the one that works best for you. You do not have to take 922's course. Any AYSO-certified and taught course is valid.

Area 12A Referee Training Courses

To sign up for a class:
Log into AYSOU.ORG with your account from AYSO922 (Blue Sombrero).
Click on My Courses
Click on the "Open" button next to Instructor Led Courses
Click on the "Open" button next to Referee Instructor Led Courses
Click on "Sessions" next to Regional Referee Online Companion Course or the Regional Referee Course, whichever matches the course you are taking (see list below)
    They are listed from all over the country in chronological order

Basic Referee Courses

Regional Referee Course (Full Day version) hosted by Region 153
July 27, 2019 from 8:30am-4:30pm, lunch provided
Contact instructor for location
For more info contact Stew Grabel at

Regional Referee Course (Full Day version) hosted by Region 350
Aug 31, 2019 from 8:00am-4:30pm, lunch and snacks provided
Pima Comm. College - West Campus
2202 West Anklam Rd, Fitness and Sports Center Room 106 or 103
     Park in North Lot
For more info contact Micheal Gilmore at

Regional Referee Online Companion Course (Half Day version) hosted by Region 922
Sept 14, 2019 from 1:00pm-5:00pm : you have to complete the online component before coming to class
Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene, 500 W Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, AZ 85704
Please contact Chris Boney at or Brent Michelson if you have any questions.
It is extremely important that you complete the required online training described below prior to the class; otherwise, you will not be eligible to participate in the Companion course. A written exam (mostly multiple choice and True/False) is given at the conclusion of the class, so it is essential that you understand the fundamentals that are taught in the online course.

Prerequisites (do these things before arriving on the day of the class):
1. Complete your registration as an AYSO Youth or Adult Volunteer in Blue Sombrero. It can take several days for the background check to take place, so please do not do this at the last minute. Otherwise you will not get access to AYSOU in time and will not fulfill the prerequisites.
2. Enroll in the Regional Referee Companion Course at
    - Look under the section for In-Person Courses / Referee Instructor Led Courses and click on the "Sessions" button for Regional Referee Online Companion Course.
    - Find the entry for "AYSO 922 Regional Referee Companion Course - 12/A/0922 Oro Valley AZ" on Sat Sept 14.
    - Click the 'Register' button next to that course
3. BEFORE Sept 14 take the following three required online training courses located at After the login, click on Online Courses in the menu and complete:
     - AYSO's Safe Haven
     - CDC Concussion Course
     -  the online portion of the Regional Referee Training
     - Print your certificate of completion or a screen shot at the end of each course. The may be a delay before your completion is posted to Blue Sombrero. The exam at the end of the online portion is only practice and is not the final certification. There will be a written exam at the end of the in-person portion of the course which you must pass.

Intermediate Referee Course
TBD, check back for more info

BEFORE coming to any classes, you MUST register as a volunteer on AYSO922.ORG and enroll in the course roster through AYSOU.

Preseason Referee Meeting for Returning Referees in 922


Referee Admin Volunteers

Regional Referee Administrator
Chris Boney
[email protected]
Regional Director of Instruction
Brent Michelson
[email protected]
Regional Director of Assessment
Brent Michelson (Acting)
[email protected]
Referee Scheduler
Contact Chris to find out more!

2017/2018 Laws of the Game
Changes to the Laws of the Game for 2017/2018
Referees on
Referees on USSoccer
AYSO Game Report
AYSO Single Page Summary for Referees
AYSO 14U and below Game/Lineup Cards (pdf, printable 2-sides)
Area 12A Interplay Information
Region 922 Referee Guidance (pdf) - update coming soon!

Safe Haven and Concussion Training (must be registered AYSO volunteer first)

Please also see out National AYSO website Referee information:

Click here to redirect to the National AYSO Referee information.

Additional Referee Resources

AYSO Resources - including "To Whistle or Not to Whistle"

Ready Set Ref pages 1-20
Ready Set Ref pages 21-30
Ready Set Ref pages 31-40
Ready Set Ref pages 41-60

USSF Resources

National Partners

Thank you AYSO 922 Sponsors

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AYSO Region 922 Oro Valley

Oro Valley, Arizona 85737

Email Us: [email protected]
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