Referees are as critical to soccer as players and coaches. In AYSO, 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 refereeing 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 fun, fair and safe 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 your 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.
Learn more about becoming an AYSO Referee!
- Ask the Ref
AskTheRef (tm) (ATR) was founded by soccer fanatic, Mark Sprenger for the purpose of expanding the understanding of the game of soccer and allowing people to have fun while learning the application of soccer rules.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It has 208 member associations and its goal, enshrined in its Statutes, is the constant improvement of football.
BK Sports/Law Five, Inc. is a family-owned and operated one-stop soccer specialty store. Whether you are looking for soccer uniforms, shoes, warm-ups, accessories, coach's apparel, referee apparel, field equipment, goals, embroidery, silk screening, numbe
- Official Sports
Uniforms and equipment for soccer referees. Includes a listing of the retail outlets in the USA.
- The AYSO Store
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