AYSO National Referee Program

This site provides an informative indexed source for all instructional materials for AYSO instructors as well as a cornucopia of materials for Referee Administrators, Directors of Assessment and Directors of Instruction.

The National Referee Program Manual is a great resource to learn most everything about the Program.

AYSO Section 1

Section 1 of the American Youth Soccer Organization brings AYSO soccer to Southern California, Western Arizona, and Southern Nevada and is composed of 11 Areas which include over 70 Regions. The site has information on Section and Area training events for Referees, forms, maps and links to the Areas in Section 1.

AYSO Section 2

Section 2 borders Section 10 to the north covering the states of Oregon, Washington, northern California, most of Nevada (except Las Vegas), and Alaska.

AYSO Section 10

Section 10 borders Section 1 to the north supporting AYSO volunteers from the San Gabriel Valley to north of Porterville.

AYSO Section 11

Section 11 borders Section 1 to the south supporting AYSO volunteers from Orange County to the border with Mexico.

AYSO National Organization

The American Youth Soccer Organization is a nationwide non-profit organization that develops and delivers quality youth soccer programs in a fun, family environment based on AYSO’s Six Philosophies: Everyone Plays, Open Registration, Balanced Teams, Good Sportsmanship, Positive Coaching and Player Development. This site is a valuable source for AYSO events, training, forms, and other resources.

California State Soccer Association – South (Cal South)

The Cal South is the official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation. Cross-Certification to USSF is available to AYSO Intermediate, Advanced or National referees who have been certified as referees for six months or more and who are not currently certified with USSF.

U.S. Soccer

U.S. Soccer is a non-profit, largely volunteer organization representing soccer in this country in the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) since 1913. This site provides breaking news on our National teams as well as a wealth of guidance for Referees.

Professional Referee Organization

The Professional Referee Organization (PRO) is the organization responsible for managing the referee and assistant referee program in professional soccer leagues in the United States and Canada.

Offering videos and analysis by Professional Referees and much more.

Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

Founded in 1904 in Paris, FIFA is the governing body for soccer. FIFA has grown to include 204 member associations, including U.S. Soccer, thus making it one of the biggest and certainly the most popular sports federation in the world. This site provides updates on current events in international soccer.

International Football Association Board (IFAB)

The IFAB is comprised of the four British football associations (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) with one vote each, and FIFA, covering the remaining 207 national associations, with four votes. Passing a motion requires a three-quarters majority.

The mission of The IFAB is to serve the world of football as the independent guardian of the Laws of the Game. As the only body authorized to decide and agree changes to the Laws of the Game, we listen to the football community, with the goal to improve and develop the game for players, match officials and fans while protecting and strengthening the spirit and simplicity of football.

This site provides updates on current events in international soccer administration as well as source guidance for the Laws of the Game.

Updated: December 13, 2022 at 4:09 PM