Referee Administrator - Bill Vecchio
Referees are as critical to soccer as players and coaches. In AYSO, the game can’t be played
if there aren’t enough referees. It’s most common for a volunteer to begin their
AYSO referee career by refereeing their own child’s game. However, as they learn
the rules, develop their own techniques for managing players, coaches and fans,
and gain an appreciation for how important the role of the referee is to a fun,
fair and safe soccer experience, they often find it very rewarding to expand
their knowledge and experience through AYSO’s advanced training and
certification process. AYSO’s referee training is considered some of the best in
the U.S. and includes both in-person courses in your community and online
opportunities. Soccer knowledge is a plus, but is certainly not required. The
AYSO referee training will give you all you need to know to have a terrific
experience on the field.
CDC Concussion Awareness Certification
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, the CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. This certification is REQUIRED of ALL Region 84 COACHES and REFEREES. Concussions are occurring more and more today in young athletes, therefore ALL involved in youth sports should be made aware of the symptoms of a concussion. Region 84 is proud to be taking this campaign seriously for the safety of our children. It's always better to be safe than sorry!
AYSO Online Training