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Coach & Referee Courses

If you are volunteering as a Coach or Referee with MDSA, you must complete the following steps:

  • Register as a 2017 Volunteer at www.eayso.org
  • Complete the Safe Haven and Concussion Awareness Courses at www.aysou.org
  • Complete the necessary courses to be certified for your role

SPECIAL NOTE: USE YOUR EAYSO.ORG ID AND PASSWORD TO ACCESS AYSOU.ORG

 

6U and 8U Coach Courses

10U  Coach Courses

MDSA 10U Courses are now complete for Fall 2017. Check www.aysou.org for other local certification courses.

 

12U  Coach Courses

MDSA 12U Courses are now complete for Fall 2017. Check www.aysou.org for other local certification courses.

 

Regional Referee Courses:

MDSA Regional Referee Courses are now complete for Fall 2017. Check www.aysou.org for other local certification courses.

 

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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

Be sure you have completed your current year volunteer application in www.eayso.org and then head over to www.aysou.org to sign up!