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AYSO 154 Cypress, CA

Regional Referee

Referee Certification Classes

How to become an AYSO Regional Referee:

 Step 1: Register as a Volunteer

 Register on-line as a Volunteer with AYSO at

(All referees, must be registered as volunteers. Youth volunteers ages 12 – 17 will need a parent or guardian to complete the on-line volunteer process with them).
You are registering for "Board Member, Referee, EPIC Buddy"

Step 2: Complete Safe Haven

All volunteers must complete the AYSO Safe Haven Course. Course is about 30 minutes in length.

Safe Haven is required child and volunteer protection training. This course may be found at (under Online Courses). You will need your AYSO ID to register and blue sombrero username and password to enter AYSOU (this is the username and password you created at to register). This course is free.

Step 3: Complete Concussion  and Cardiac Care Trainings

All volunteers must complete the AYSO concussion and cardiac care trainings. These trainings help our volunteers to know how to recognize possible concussion or cardiac issues and what to do if there is a chance a player is in need of medical assistance. These courses may be found at (under Online Courses). You can sign up through your Sports Connect profile. Click the AYSOU button and it will take you to the training portal (etrainu). These courses are free.

Step 4: Complete Safe Sport Training (National Requirement)

All volunteers must complete the national Safe Sport training requirement (annual renewal required). This is a course that is dedicated to promote the overall safety of all of our athletes. This is a new national requirement for all US youth sports! This course can also be found under your AYSOU tab in your Sports Connect volunteer profile.

Step 5:Complete a Basic Regional Referee Class
 -(Online and/or Field) 

In-Person Class

Visit and sign in to your Sports Connect account. Once there, click on the AYSOU link under your volunteer profile page to take the Regional Referee Training. This is a full day class. The online Regional Referee course work is not needed if you attend this full day class. It is all included!)

1. Scroll down and click the Referees picture
2. Select, 'Regional Referee-Full In-Person Course'

3. Select date and location for your course (times of the course will be listed on the calendar)
4. Secure your spot by hitting the blue Register/Enroll button on the right. This will secure your spot on the date and location of your choosing

Online Course with the Field Companion Course:

 First Part: 

1. Visit and sign in to your Sports Connect account. Click on the AYSOU link under your volunteer profile page to take the Regional Referee Bundle= Online + In-Person Companion Course Training. This is a 90-120 minute course.
2. Click on Enroll

3. Complete the 9 Modules
4. Take and pass the Final Exam

Second Part: 

In addition to the Basic Regional Referee Online training, volunteers must complete one of the Field Training Basic Referee Online Companion Courses in person. This is the second half of your bundle. Please visit to register.

1.Click the Review/Enroll button on the Regional Referee-In-Person Companion Course page (last module)
2.Follow the prompts to bring you to the Calendar of Companion Courses being offered in your area.
3. Select a date and location for your course (times of the course will be listed in the calendar)
4. Secure your spot by hitting the blue Register/Enroll button on the right. This will secure your spot on the date and location of your choosing 

Only people who have completed Safe Haven, Concussion, Cardiac Care,  Safe Sport and Basic Regional Referee Online Training, before the Field Training, can attend this course. Dates, times, and locations are listed below:

For All Companion and Full Day Courses offered in Cypress, please see our main Referee page by clicking on the Referee button above.


Further Instructions/Hints:

*You will need to pass a written test (online), achieving a score of 75% or better - this is easy.

*Please Sign-up for these classes ASAP

*Go to and Log-in (see above for instructions)

*Once you are a registered volunteer, you are eligible to attend any of the Regional Referee trainings in your area. If you do take a course outside of Cypress, once completed, please email the Regional Referee Administrator for your equipment. 


If you have any questions, just send an e-mail to Vince Redmond, Regional Referee Administrator (RRA)
[email protected]

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PO Box 999 
Cypress, California 90630

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