Referee Training

In compliance with AYSO’s National Referee Program, AYSO Region 45 offers a number of Referee Training Courses during August and early September. U8 Official and Regional Referee certification training sessions are offered through our region in conjunction with Region 43 (North Los Altos) and Intermediate and Advance Referee certification training sessions are generally offered in the local area.

  • U8 Official – Required to officiate U7 and U8 matches
  • Regional Referee – Required for referees doing U10 and above
  • Intermediate Referee – Recommended for referees doing U12 and above
  • Advanced Referee – Recommended for referees doing U14 and above
  • National Referee – Recommended for referees doing U16 and above

Training provided by regions 43/45 in Los Altos/Mountain View

There are 3 course types:

  • U8 Official course: All first time referees must take this in-classroom course (3.5 hours), 1 Saturday morning or 1 Tuesday evening. The class ends with a test and you receive your referee equipment (unless you are also taking the upgrade class)
  • U8-to-Basic Referee Upgrade: Existing U8 Official who need to upgrade to do U10/U12 games have 2 options:
    • A 100% in-classroom course: ~ 6 hours classroom, either 1 afternoon or 2 evenings.
    • An online course + in-classroom course: ~ 2.5 hours online course and ~ 3.5 hours companion course to review topics and take the test (this sign-up instructions will explain how to take the online course before you attend the companion course).

Once you know what course(s) you want to take click to expand the calendar item(s) and copy the class ROSTER NUMBER(s) and then sign-up on using these numbers directly.

If you need more help with signing up for training, please follow this link for detailed instructions.

Any questions?  Please email the Referee Administrator at

Training Courses Outside of Region 45

Other nearby Regions and Areas also offer training. Please follow their instructions and RSVP so that they know the quantity of training material to order. Please remember that you are a guest when you take training in their region/area.

Advanced Referee Training

The Intermediate Referee and Advanced Referee training clinics are offered periodically by AYSO Area 2A (see the training calendar at The Advanced Referee and National Referee training clinics are offered July 17-19, 2009 at the Golden Gate Camp ( at Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, and at the Ken Aston Referee Camp in Long Beach.