Keeping The Game Safe, Fair And Fun

Why should you become an AYSO Referee?  We need you, that’s why!  We can’t have games without referees.  More importantly, it’s rewarding and working with kids is fun!

Referees are critical to soccer.  The referee’s job is to be the official in charge of the game.  He is the independent arbiter and manager of the game.  Her authority extends to everyone at the field, including players, substitutes, team officials, spectators, and even assistant referees.

The referee’s No. 1 one concern is to keep the game as safe as possible for the players.  While there is risk in all sports, the referee is responsible for minimizing such risks from field conditions, equipment, spectators, and the players.

The referee is responsible for enforcing the Laws of the Game in such a way as to keep the game safe, fair and fun for everyone: the players, the coaches, the spectators and themselves.  But still let the kids playe!  The referee interferes with the game as little as possible, avoiding making calls for doubtful and trifling offenses.  Referees only make calls for offenses they are sure occurred.


Training: Return here soon for upcoming Referee Training Opportunities.