AYSO Region 13

Pasadena • Altadena • La Cañada

AYSO Region 13

Pasadena • Altadena • La Cañada

Friday, Jun. 5, 2020

Become a Referee

(Note: If the volunteer is under 18, please click Become a Referee – Youth). 

Thank you for volunteering as a REFEREE for our kids in AYSO Region 13!

Normally, we would ask you to follow these FIVE STEPS to help you provide a world-class experience for our children. However, due to COVID-19 and the uncertain Fall schedule, please hold off on steps 1 thru 4 until further notice. Instead, click here to let us know you’re interested, and we’ll contact you with further instructions.

In the meantime, if you’d like to get a head start, please go ahead and complete step 5 at your convenience.

Click each step to expand and get further instructions, or click here for a PDF version of this page to download or print.

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Step 1

Submit an AYSO VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
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This is something every AYSO volunteer must do every year.

Start by checking out this page – “Apply to Volunteer” – for some important info. Then connect directly to the Sports Connect (formerly Blue Sombrero) registration system, where you can create or log into your account and submit an application.

Note that due to COVID-19, these applications are on hold, so we ask all volunteers to click here and simply enter their info. We will contact you when we know more about the status of Fall 2020.

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Step 2

GET TRAINED to be a Referee (in person)
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  • to ref for 6U thru 8U:  you’ll need the “6U – 8U” Referee Course
  • to ref for 10U and Older (new to reffing):  you’ll need the “Regional” Referee Course
  • to ref for 10U and Older (reffed 6U – 8U prior): you’ll need the “8U to Regional Upgrade” Referee Course
  • to ref 12U and Older (reffed Regional prior): you’ll need the “Intermediate” Referee Course recommended

>> To see the ages of players in each division, refer to this Soccer Age Chart.

Register for all courses at AYSOU.org –  you use the same login for AYSOU as you do for Sports Connect, so you must have your AYSO Volunteer Application submitted before creating your AYSOU.org account.

You can take these courses anywhere in the country — but we recommend Region 13 because our training encompasses our region’s unique culture.  To find a course, click the Region 13 schedule (coming soon), or search AYSOU, as follows:

My Courses -> Instructor Led Courses -> Referee Instructor Led Courses > “Sessions”.  Scroll until you find the course you want to attend. For Regional Referee there is also a “Regional Referee Companion Course,” which requires on-line material to be completed BEFORE attending in person.

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Step 3

Complete AYSO's SAFE HAVEN training (online)
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  1. Be sure to have submitted the National Volunteer Application, or else you won’t be able to access AYSOU.
  2. Go to AYSO’s online training center (AYSO U) with this link:  http://www.aysou.org
  3. Enter your login information from Sports Connect (formerly Blue Sombrero).
  4. To take the course online, click on My Courses > Safe Haven Course.
  5. To register for the in-person course, click on My Courses > Instructor-Led Courses > Safe Haven.

Note to longtime volunteers:  You only have to take Safe Haven once, not annually. That said, if you took it before 2013, you will need to update your credentials by taking the new version of the class.  Looking at your course history (in eAYSO or AYSOU), you will satisfy this requirement if your transcript shows credit for the class entitled “AYSO’s Safe Haven” or “zOnline AYSOs Safe Haven”

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Step 4

Complete AYSO’s CONCUSSION AWARENESS course (online)
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  1. Be sure to have submitted the National Volunteer Application, or else you  won’t be able to access AYSOU.
  2. Go to AYSO’s online training center (AYSO U) with this link:  http://www.aysou.org
  3. Enter your login information from Sports Connect (formerly Blue Sombrero).
  4. In AYSOU, click on My Courses > CDC Concussion Course.

Note to longtime volunteers:  You only have to take Concussion Awareness once, not annually.

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Step 5

Complete the SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST training (online - NEW IN 2020)
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  1. Click here for instructions and to access the training: https://www.aysovolunteers.org/sudden-cardiac-arrest-sca-2/
  2. Click on the “One-time Training” link in the table row pertaining to “California”.
  3. Create NFHS account by clicking “Sign-In” icon at top right of webpage.
  4. “Order” Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) course…….it is free of charge!
  5. Course takes about 15 minutes to complete (simple 6 question quiz at end of course).
  6. Save completion certificate as a pdf (keep for your records).
  7. Confirm you took the course by uploading your PDF here.

Note to all volunteers:  You only have to take the Sudden Cardiac Arrest training once, not annually.

Once you complete these five steps, register your player at Sports Connect (formerly Blue Sombrero)  and check “Referee” when asked to volunteer. You should also email the Division Referee Administrator for your player’s division.

If you’re not connected to a player, e-mail referee@ayso13.org to let us know you’re volunteering. Thanks!

Questions? Please contact Steve Hawkins, Director of Referee Instruction, at refsteve@eyry.org.

Helpful Links – Other

Schedules

Standings

Practice Fields

The links above are for teams in the Region 13 Fall program only.
 
If you are looking for scores or schedules for Upper Division, All-Stars, or Spring Cup, click to the Area 1-C website here.
 
If you are looking for scores or schedules for Extra, please click the Section 1 website here.
 
For information on Region 13 playoffs, click here.