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Referee Training

AYSO referee training classes are designed to allow you to grow as a referee, in step with your child’s progression throughout the years.

 
Under 6 Referee Training
Mt Diablo Soccer conducts short clinics each summer (prior to the start of the fall season) to allow volunteers to referee at these age group levels.  The clinic is informal and will cover the referees responsibilities and age appropriate rules.  Upon completion of the clinic, each referee will receive a yellow team referee t-shirt flipping coin and whistle.
 
If you are interested in attending this training, please contact our Referee Administrator at refadmin@mdsoccer.org.  Please include your full name, contact details, including phone number(s), all e-mail addresses, age group/division (e.g. U6 G), and team number for the upcoming season.
 

Under 7 and Older Age Groups Referee Training

U8 Referee Training
The U8 Referee Training Course is specifically for new referees working matches in the U7 and U8 divisions. The training consists of one three hour classroom session, and a two hour field session. Volunteers are introduced to the basics of the Laws of the Game and game management mechanics by certified AYSO instructors. Upon completion the U8 referee graduate will be supplied with a complete uniform consisting of jersey, socks, whistle, and U8 Referee badge. While the U8 badge is all that is needed to referee at the U8 level, it is strongly encouraged to complete the Regional Referee training. 
 
Regional/Basic Referee Training
The Basic Referee Training Course is required for all new referee volunteers who will be officiating in our region at the U10 level or above. The first year referee volunteer will generally be doing games in the U7,U8, and U10 divisions.  All new referees regardless of their childs age group must take this course.  Except U6 referees (see above). U7 and U8 referee training consists of one 3 hour class. This will be the first class of either session. U10 and above referee training consists of two 3 hour classes. The first and second class of either session. Field training will be held on the following Saturday and is mandatory as well as very useful. Youth referees may also take this course. Volunteers that take this class will be introduced to the Laws of the Game by AYSO certified instructors. Upon completion, the Basic Referee graduate will be supplied with a complete uniform, consisting of jersey, shorts, socks, whistle, lanyard, flipping coin, flags, score cards, and a Regional/Basic Referee badge.
 
If you are interested in attending this training, please contact our Referee Administrator at refadmin@mdsoccer.org.  Please include your full name, contact details, including phone number(s), all e-mail addresses, age group/division (e.g. U7, U10, etc.), and team number for the upcoming season.
 
Intermediate and Advance Training Courses
Existing referees wishing to advance to the next level of training should contact our regional referee administrator for course information.
 

How to sign up

To sign up for any of these classes, log in to http://eayso.org and do the following:

  1. Complete a volunteer application (this needs to be done once every membership year, which is August through July).
  2. Select Signup -> Course from the menu
  3. Select CA as State, Section 2, Area C and the Course you are interested in from the course drop down (for the U8 badge, select U8 Official, for the U10 or Regional Badge, the course is labeled "Basic Referee Course")
  4. Click search.
  5. You'll get a list of courses in the area - you do NOT have to take the course in our region - our neighboring regions Concord 305 and PHMSA 281 also offer referee courses, and you can take the course in any of these. http://www.phmsa.org/volunteer/referees/referee-training-registration/