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Important Information

2023 AYSO Sideline Management

We will be implementing a new system in Region 154 to improve our sideline management (where applicable). For the U10/U12 games played at a school site, the following formation will be utilized:

1. Each team will sit on opposite sidelines with their own team.
2. The spectators will only be allowed to sit on the side of the field that does not have an Assistant Referee in front of them.
3. The team and their team personnel will sit on the side of the field that has the Assistant Referees. 
4. All spectators need to be on the touchline/sideline of the corner flag. No spectators behind the goal line.


CalSouth Entry Level Clinic (To become an USSF Certified Referee)

Date: July 29th @ 8am

Location: Canyon Rim Park in Anaheim

Link to Sign up:

Go to the bottom of the page, select New Referee Entry Courses and the dates you are looking for a class. These classes are required unless you are an Intermediate or higher AYSO referee. If so, please visit our 'How to Become an USSF Referee' tab and click under the Intermediate/Advanced/National tab for more information. 


Training Material Central

Basic Referee Companion Course Powerpoint: referee companion course 2021.ppt

Start & Restart chart: start and restart table.xlsx

Referee Summary Sheet: referees single sheet summary.pdf

Pre-Game Card (Cheat Sheet): pre game card_v3_1.pdf

Game Card Correctly Filled Out: game card.pdf

Buildout Line:

We will be holding a mandatory returning referee meeting before the season starts to review and have a Q/A on all of the law changes and region initiatives. Please see the main Referee page for information. Looking forward to seeing you there.  

Referee Tips and Pointers

2023-2024 IFAB Changes
Referee Tips

Referee Mentor Roles
Key Highlights
AYSO Referee Match/Game Report
IFAB app-Portable Law Book

Game Cards/Match Reporting

All game cards will be kept and/or returned to the Center Referee upon the conclusion of the game. Once the cards are completely filled out, they need to be initialed by each coach in agreement with the final scores. All cards are then deposited in the AYSO mailbox that is a fixed to the Lexington/Arnold fence next to the lock ups.  Please fill out a game report for all misconduct, including any and all issues and concerns, on the day of the game. Please send the report to the Regional Referee Administrator (RRA). Inter-Region Area E games and Section 11 EXTRA Misconduct/Incidents are also reported to the Area E Referee Administrator. Game cards are kept for a period of 4 weeks in case of any discrepancies. Please contact either the RRA or ARRA if you have any questions.

game card instructions.pdf
Referee Match Reports

Official Referee Uniform

Gold/Yellow jersey with black pin striping on the side (Primary Jersey), black collar, black cuffs (long sleeve), or no cuff (short sleeve), Black shorts, Black shoes, Black Knee Socks with 2 strips in the middle, Black Hats…optional…cap style with brim, minimum or no advertising. Jersey tucked in…socks pulled up to knees…look sharp! No unnecessary jewelry.


Youth Referees 

You must be two years older than the divisions game you are referring.  (eg: if you are 12 you can ref 10U, 8U and 6U games)  The youth referees are not covered by the Safe Haven Protection Law, thus when refereeing their age or above and it is unacceptable for them to officiate these specific games. All youths that participate in AYSO 154's Referee Program can earn High School Volunteer credits, Referee Swag, and Thank you gift cards!!!!!!

Please see our "Youth Referee Program" tab for more information!

Discipline Policy

Do not use red or yellow cards for 10U players unless absolutely necessary. Use extreme caution with using cards at the 12U level as well. Teach the rules of the game first. Safe, Fair and Fun is our motto!!!

*** Region 154 has a ZERO Tolerance stance on Referee abuse by players, parents and coaches. If any such behavior is observed, please notify a Board Member for investigation and possible disciplinary actions***

Important Links:
FIFA Laws of the Game
AYSO National Rules and Regulations
North Orange County Referee Association (NOCRA)
USSF Information for new referees.pdf
IFAB app-Portable Law Book

If you have any questions, please email me at any time at [email protected]

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AYSO 154 Cypress, CA

PO Box 999 
Cypress, California 90630

Email Us: [email protected]
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