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Here's how to register to be a volunteer referee for the 2024-2025 Season!

1. Complete the online training at your leisure before the in person training (details below).
2. Attend a field training session - DATES TBA
3. Pass the test and you are ready for your first game!

We train, outfit and support you as you support our kids!


***All online classes need to be completed by the in person training that you are attending!

Instructions For Becoming A Referee

  • First you will need to register as a volunteer.   Youth volunteers will register with their own account. Parent accounts will not work for this purpose. To register as a volunteer, follow these steps:

1. Go to

2a. If you already have a username and password, login to the website

2b. If you do not already have a username and password, click “Register Now” in the upper right-hand corner

3. Once you are logged into the system, click “Volunteer” from the menu on the left-hand side

4. Click “Find Volunteer Roles” in the upper right-hand side

5. Click “Select” next to “Referee & Board Member Registration - MY23”.

6. Click “View Roles”

7.Choose the Referee Division.

8. Click “View Selected Opportunities” at the bottom of the page. Choose Youth Referee or Referee depending on your age.

9. Complete the personal information section. Accept the waiver and click “Continue”

  • The next step to becoming a certified referee is to take the online referee training course. To take this training, follow these steps.

1. Go to

2. Login to with your username and password

3. Click on the “eCommerce” tab

4. Click on “Referee Training” on the left-hand side

5. Click “Buy Now” for the Regional Referee Training Course (The region will reimburse you for this cost).

6. Once you purchase the course it should appear under the “My Courses” tab

7. Complete the Regional Referee Training Course

  • In addition to the online training through, you will need to take the in-person certifications and training in order to receive certification to be able to referee. To sign up for the in-person training, follow these steps:

1. Go to

2. Login to with your username and password

3. Click the MY ACCOUNT button, then the VOLUNTEER button on the left, then the AYSOU button on the right towards the top. When you get to, click on Training Library on the left. Then click on View Courses in the “SAFE HAVEN” category in the middle section 

4. Complete the Safe Haven course AND the Concussion course. By this time you should've heard from the referee administrator as well. If you have not, please contact us on our Facebook page or send an email to [email protected].

5. Click back on Training Library, then in the Refereeing category, View Courses. Scroll to find “Regional Referee - Online + In-Person Companion Course (2 Part Bundle)” click ENROLL.

6. Complete each section and take the exam. After you've passed the exam, in the " Regional Referee - In-Person Companion Course" section click Enroll. Then you should be able to schedule your in-person.
7. Attend the in-person training that you have just registered for

8. You need to pass both the online and in-person tests to qualify for the referee position - both tests are essentially the same.

Have questions about becoming a referee?  Email [email protected] with your questions!

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American Youth Soccer Organization Region 232

PO Box 1210 
Cottonwood, Arizona 86326

Email Us: [email protected]

Phone: 888-808-5453