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AYSO 116: Bonita/East Chula Vista

Referee Training & Instructions

AYSO Region 116 Referee Development Program

We Need Your Help to Keep the Game Safe, Fair and Fun

We need you! Referees are critical to soccer - the game can't be played without them. We are currently looking for individuals to add to our referee program. We provide free training and a uniform. You choose the matches you wish to officiate. Participate as much or as little as you want.More importantly, it's rewarding and working with kids is great fun! If your child plays in one of our competitive divisions (U10 and above) this is an excellent way for you to earn your volunteer points as well.

Why does AYSO need volunteer referees?

AYSO is 100 percent volunteer organization; we all do it for the kids. Each season we need as many referees as coaches if not more; refereeing is easier and less of a time commitment. AYSO is about playing Fun, Fair and Safe. Our referee training is what makes it possible. If there is no official to referee a game the kids don't get to play.

AYSO Region 116 Youth Referee Program

The AYSO Youth Referee Program is an opportunity for youths age 12 or above to participate as certified referees on 10U games. Youth referees are taught the laws of the game in either the Regional Referee class and then mentored throughout the year to
improve their skills.  Use this link to enroll.  

signing up a youth referee2fvolunteer.pdf

Upcoming Classes:  directions for registering for a referee course.pdf

Basic Referee Course - Option 1
August 10th and 11th 2019: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
*must attend both dates

Basic Referee Course - Option 2
August 13, 2019: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
August 15, 2019: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
August 17, 2019: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
*must attend all dates

Basic Referee Course - Option 3
September 9, 2019: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
September 11, 2019: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
September 15, 2019: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
*must attend all dates

All courses are held at Bonita Vista Middle School – BVMS.

Enter the field off of Ridgeback Road - Room 801(classroom is located by the basketball courts) 

Go to the website at and register as a volunteer.  Then you will select the AYSOU tab on the website to enroll  into the class.  

Questions? Contact our Referee Administrator - Jeremy Culuko at[email protected]

I am thinking of refereeing but...

I have no time

Referees get to pick their own games. Choose as few or as many as you'd like. Plus, refereeing is a much smaller commitment than coaching and you still make just as big an impact on the kids.

I'm not comfortable refereeing on the field

Most referees start out asAssistant Referees (ARs). The ARs are the sideline referees who raise flags when the ball goes in and out. If you're not comfortable being the center referee (the main referee in charge of the game), the AR is a great way to ease into the refereeing world.

I have little to no experience with soccer

Great. Your mind is an empty cup. We teach you the laws of soccer, and train you for free.

I don't have a uniform

Region 114 supplies, for free, a complete referee "kit" (shirt, shorts, awesome over-the-calf socks!) to all referees who complete their in-class training and online safety courses. Plus, we throw in all the accessories you need: flags, coins, red and yellow cards, and Laws of the game book.

I don't have a whistle

That's a pretty weak excuse. But yeah, we give you one of those too.

I never played soccer. I'm not familiar with its laws

We train you. We give you the Laws book. You can also request a mentor to stand on the sideline and answer your questions, one on one, while you referee.

Fine. I am out of excuses. I will referee!

It really is the best view on the field. And most importantly:IT'S FUN AND REWARDING TO WORK WITH KIDS!



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P.O. Box 1277 
Bonita, California 91908

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 619-479-2976
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