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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 Sports Connect. 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, CDC Concussion Awareness, and Cardiac Awareness courses at AYSOU.ORG. You must have a valid Sports Connect Volunteer login to begin training.  If you have taken the online Safe Haven, CDC Concussion Awareness, or Cardiac Awareness trainings recently, they will show up in your AYSO certification credit in Sports Connect and satisfy the training requirement.  If any of them are missing or expired, take the class from the list of courses available in AYSOU.
  3. Check in the AYSOU VoReferee 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.

Referee Training Courses

Online Training at AYSOU

  1. To access the trainings available at AYSOU, log into your account on and go to the volunteer section.  Click the button on the right to log into AYSOU.
  2. Click on My Courses
  3. Click on the "Open" button next to Instructor Led Courses
  4. Click on the "Open" button next to Referee Instructor Led Courses
  5. Click on "Sessions" next to Regional Referee Online Companion Course or the Regional Referee Course, whichever matches the course you are taking.
  6. Classes are listed from all over the country in chronological order

Basic Referee Courses

Regional Referee Course (Full Day version) and Regional Referee Companion Course (Half Day version) hosted by Area 12A & Region 922 Courses are usually held at the Oro Valley Public Library or at the Oro Valley Community Center.  Sometimes the 1/2 day courses are held under a ramada by one of the Oro Valley fields.  All day courses run from 8:00am-5:00pm, while the companion courses are normally 8:00am till 1:00pm.  For available courses, please refer to the schedule posted under the Referee section on AYSOU.

Before attending any Regional Referee training, please make sure you have:
   - Already submitted a Volunteer application to your Region AND been approved - approval takes several days, so please do not do this at the last minute!
   - Used your AYSO Volunteer credentials to log into AYSOU.ORG and enrolled in the class.
          (The course is listed under In-Person Courses\Referee Instructor Lead Courses\Regional Referee Course, and the Sessions are listed by date)
   - Please (strongly recommended) take the Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness, and Cardiac Awareness online training courses.
   - If attending a Companion Field Corse, make sure you have taken the associated online companion course and passed the online exam first.

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

Referee Admin Volunteers

Regional Referee Administrator      
Jason Green
[email protected]
Regional Director of Instruction      
Brent Michelson
[email protected]
Regional Director of Assessment      
Brent Michelson (Acting)
[email protected]

Additional Referee Resources

National Partners

Thank you AYSO 922 Sponsors

Contact Us

AYSO Region 922 Oro Valley

Oro Valley, Arizona 85737

Email Us: [email protected]
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