How to Become a Regional Referee in Santa Monica AYSO

1. Register as a referee in Santa Monica

  1. https://inleague.ayso20.org/inleague/registration/new-register.cfm
  2. Enter your email address.
  3. Click Proceed to Registration
  4. Complete the registration form.  You need to complete all ‘*’ fields at a minimum.
  5. Under volunteer information check all applicable boxes.  Be sure and check Referee.
  6. Under Referee division, select each division that you will referee for.
  7. Click Create Parent Record
  8. If there is more than one referee in your family, click Create another Parent Account and repeat for each additional referee.
  9. That’s it!  You are enrolled as a Referee in Santa Monica.
  10. Refer to the section, Register with national AYSO, below for the next steps.

2. Register as a volunteer with national AYSO

Registration with the national AYSO is required for all field volunteers, every year, and provides you with important insurance protection.

Go to www.eayso.org (the AYSO National website) and register as a volunteer:

  • New volunteers to our region should click on the First Time button and follow the instructions on the subsequent pages to become an AYSO VOLUNTEER. When asked, you are in AYSO Section 1, Area P, Region 20.
  • Returning volunteers need to do this each year, as well.  Click on Log In, and use the e-mail address you originally signed in with. Click on Apply under Returning Adult Volunteer

NOTE: DO NOT GO TO THE AYSO PARENT SECTION OR USE eAYSO TO REGISTER A PLAYER. (We have our own player registration program, separate from eAYSO).

When you have completed the online Volunteer application, print a copy & sign it.

3. Take AYSO’s Safety Courses

If you have not already done so, you will need to take AYSO’s Safe Haven and the CDC’s Concussion Awareness courses. They are offered through AYSO’s learning platform at AYSOU.ORG. You only need to do these once. To take Safe Haven:

  1. Go to AYSOU.org.
  2. Log in using the e-mail and password you used to register in eayso.org.
  3. Once logged in, click on “My Courses”.
  4. Click “Open” next to “AYSO’s Safe Haven”.
  5. You will see the see each of the Safe Haven modules. Click on “Launch” next to “Introduction to Safe Haven” to start.
  6. Work your way through each module and take the test at the end.
  7. Save and print your certificate of completion when you are done. BRING THIS TO CLASS !!!

Follow the same steps for the CDC concussion class, but click “Open” next to the CDC course in step 4. The CDC class is a single, automated presentation. Make sure you print your certificates and bring them to the in-class course (step 5).

There are two different ways (courses) to become a Regional Referee–you choose which works for you: a “half-day” (steps 4 and 5) or “full-day” (step 6)

4. Take the On-Line Component of the “Regional Referee On-Line Companion Course”

AYSO offers the “Regional Referee On-Line Companion Course.” There is an on-line course AND an in-class component for this Referee certification. To sign up for, and complete, the on-line course follow these steps (you must complete this in-line piece prior to coming to the in-class session):

  1. Go to AYSOU.org.
  2. Log in using the e-mail and password you used to register in eayso.org.
  3. Once logged in, click on “eCommerce”.
  4. Search for the on-line basic referee course, which is called ”Regional Referee Training Course.”
  5. Click “Buy Now” next to the course you wish to take to start the course.
  6. Fill out the information about yourself on the next screen and the click on “Review Order.”
  7. Region 20 will provide a voucher to pay for the course. If you do not have the voucher, contact the  Regional Referee Administrator at rra@ayso20.org and he will send it to you. Enter the voucher number in the box labeled “Gift Voucher” and click “Apply.”
  8. Click “Place order now.”
  9. The course should now appear under My Courses. Click on open and start  your course.
  10. Work your way through each module and take the test at the end. Finish these modules before coming to the in-class component.
  11. Save and print your certificate of completion when you are done. BRING THIS TO CLASS !!!

5. Take the In-Class Component of the “Regional Referee On-Line Companion Course”

Santa Monica AYSO is offering Regional Referee training  August 25th and again September 8th. There may be other courses added later (but don’t wait!). Pick a date and go for it!  To take the course:

  1. Go to AYSOU.org.
  2. Log in using the e-mail and password you used to register in eayso.org.
  3. Once logged in as a volunteer click on “Live Courses”.
  4. Under the calendar on the left, click on the date of the course you wish to take, if you know it. If not, click on “Show All”.
  5. All courses offered will appear in the window on the right. Search for the “Regional Referee Online Companion Course”.(The naming is odd—this is the companion to the on-line course.) You can scroll down or search for its name using your browser’s search function.
  6. Click on “Sessions” button to the right of “Regional Referee On-Line Companion Course” title.
  7. A new page will open with all of the sessions (dates) that the course is offered offered. (Note that it provides all sessions, not just the one offered on the date you selected.) To find the Santa Monica Session, search for “Santa Monica Regional Referee On-line Companion Course – 1/P/0020 Santa Monica CA.” If there is more than 1, chose the one on the date you prefer.
  8. Click on “Register” for the course.

The in-person course is free.

6. Take the “Regional Referee Course”

Santa Monica AYSO is offering the full-day, comprehensive, “Regional Referee Course” September 22nd. To take the course:

  1. Go to AYSOU.org.
  2. Log in using the e-mail and password you used to register in eayso.org.
  3. Once logged in as a volunteer click on “Live Courses”.
  4. Under the calendar on the left, click on the date of the course you wish to take (September 22), if you know it. If not, click on “Show All”.
  5. All courses offered will appear in the window on the right. Search for the “Regional Referee Course”. You can scroll down the list of different courses to find it.
  6. Click on “Sessions” button to the right of “Regional Referee Course” title.
  7. A new page will open with all of the sessions (dates) that the course is offered offered. (Note that it provides all sessions, not just the one offered on the date you selected.) To find the Santa Monica Session, search for “Santa Monica Regional Referee Course – 1/P/0020 Santa Monica CA.”
  8. Click on “Register” for the course.