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Step by Step Instructions on how to sign up to be a referee

-AYSOU Login Credentials - Volunteers will use their Sports Connect Username and Password to log into AYSOU. If this is working on Sports Connect, but not working on AYSOU, the volunteer will need to login in to Sports Connect, click on their volunteer details, and then click update.  If you continue to have problems logging in to AYSOU or are having difficulites with AYSOU please contact
AYSOU Volunteer Support Line - 866.264.2048

Steps for becoming a referee:


  1. Login to AYSO116 Sports Connect: and go to your account.
  2.  Click on the volunteer button on the left.
  3.  Click on “Find Volunteer Roles” in the top right.
  4. Select the Card that says referee.  Click Select so that the card flips over.
  5. Select to sign up a registered user and in the pop-up click on the user that you want to sign up for this position.  The card will flip over as selected.
  6. Click on continue or pick show all available opportunities to sign up additional volunteers
  7.  Enter in your information, accept the various waivers and consent forms at the bottom and hit continue.
  8. At the volunteer page checkmark the box for Risk Status and then click on Renew & Update
  9. A window will pop up asking you to verify your information.  Verify and then click submit.
  10. Another pop up will appear asking you to submit again. Click submit.
  11. Another popup will appear letting you know that you will receive an email to complete the background check process
  12. Open your email, you will have received an email from Sterling Volunteers, subject "Your requested copy of your completed background check for American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is available"  with a link specific to your registration.
  13. Click on the link and Complete fields to verify your information (email, date of birth, zip code)
  14.  You will create an account entering a user name and password  
  15.  You will then complete the 4 Step process completing your background check. You will be asked if you will be paying for your background check, select NO, our region will cover this fee.
  16. Once you have received the Screen that says Congrats, you’re on your way to becoming a volunteer.  
  17. Your AYSO account will start by showing your registration as Pending and once clear it will change to Eligible  

ALL AYSO volunteers will need to complete Safe Haven, Cardiac Arrest, and CDC/Concussion Awareness in
All AYSO referees will need to complete either the
A) "Instructor led in person referee training course", or
        B)  "Online Regional Referee Training
" and the abbreviated "In Person Companion Course"

How to Register as a New Youth Volunteer in Sports Connect

To register a new Youth Volunteer requires an email address not previously used in Sports Connect.

Using the Youth's email, create new login credentials in the local Sports Connect registration portal.

Second: Signup for referee training.

Referee training is either a) In person training or b)  half online / half in person (not currently offered)

First steps

  1. Go to the AYSO116 website, login to your account, click on the home button.  At the home page for our website click on ASYOU.  You will be logged in at AYSO-U.  You must login first at for this to work.
  2. Returning Volunteers - If you have problems logging into AYSOU then you need to submit a volunteer form and/or still submit your background request.
  3.  Click on In Person Courses and select Referee Instructor Lead Courses.

In person referee training.

  1. Complete "first steps" 1,2,3
  2. Now choose Regional Referee Course and click on sessions.  Pick the AYSO Bonita Session for the date that you wish to attend and click register.
    1. The 3 Courses to complete are found in the Online courses at top of the screen.  You will need to complete Safe Haven, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and CDC Concussion.
  4. Attend the in person referee course that you registered for.

Additional Resources

IFAB Laws of the game:
US Soccer's Referee Program:

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AYSO Region 116

P.O. Box 1277 
Bonita, California 91908

Email Us: [email protected]
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