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Youth Referees

AYSO Region 114 Youth Referee Program

AYSO Region 114 is proud to have one of the largest youth referee programs around. In fact, we have more Youth Referees than some regions have adult referees.

The AYSO Youth Referee Program is an opportunity for youths age 10 or above to participate as certified referees on 7U and 8U games, and for youths age 12 or above to participate as certified referees on 10U games. All referees must be at least two years older than the divisions they referee.

Youth referees are taught the laws of the game in either the U8 or Regional class*, and then mentored throughout the year to improve their skills. All U8 referees will have experienced adult mentors, and any other youth (or adult!) referees can request mentors to help guide them through games.

Note: Youth referees under age 12 who complete a Regional Referee Certification will receive a U8 certification, which allows them to referee U8 games. Upon turning 12 the youth referees will automatically be upgraded to Regional Referee status, allowing the to participate in 10U and above games. Reminder that referees must be at least two years older than ages they referee.

How To Become A Youth Referee

Youth referees obtain certification the same way adults obtain certification. Youth referees should submit an application under their OWN account at Youth referees need to complete the same Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest courses as adults (through AYSOU).

Youth referees DO NOT need to complete SafeSport, online background-check, or Live Scan fingerprinting.

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