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Referees

We need referees!

Looking for a great way to volunteer and play a significant part in the AYSO East Central Iowa region? Become a referee! No experience is necessary. We provide the training, uniforms, and mentoring at no cost to you.

For referee training, please sign-up.

If you have questions, send an email to: refereeadmin@ayso-cr.org

Shawn Block
Region 1112 Referee Administrator

 
Referee Courses
Saturday
August 23
AYSO Basic Referee Course
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3500 29th Ave, Marion
See details below.
Saturday
August 23
AYSO Intermediate Referee Course 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3500 29th Ave, Marion
See details below.
 

Referee Courses

Basic Referee Course - Saturday, August 23

Cost: FREE! Referee equipment: FREE! Your time as a volunteer: PRICELESS!

A Basic Referee course will be held on Saturday, August 23 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This course is designed for new AYSO referees to give you the basics for refereeing at the U08 and U10 levels. Lunch will be provided.

If you plan to attend this course please email Shawn at refereeadmin@ayso-cr.org


Intermediate Referee Course - Saturday, August 23

An Intermediate Referee course will be held on Saturday, August 23 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This course is for current Basic/Regional AYSO referees. The intermediate course goes beyond the basics to prepare referees for the U12 level and above. We will go deeper into the Laws Of The Game; especially fouls, misconduct, and offside. Lunch will be provided. Cost: FREE!

If you plan to attend this course please email Shawn at refereeadmin@ayso-cr.org

           

Location for all referee courses:
   Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
   3500 29th Ave
   Marion, IA 52302
   Map & Directions

If you have questions, email or call:
   Shawn Block 
   Region 1112 Referee Instructor
   refereeadmin@ayso-cr.org
   319-213-3244 
 

 
Referee Administration Team
Referee Administrator Shawn Block
Mentor Program Coordinator Mark Holt
Referee Scheduler Heather Richardson
Director of Instruction Bryce Schellhorn
Youth Referee Administrator Daniel Tribble

 

 PDF document AYSO FIFA Laws Of The Game 2012-2013
 PDF document AYSO Guidance for Referees, Coaches, Other Volunteers and Parents 2012-2013
 PDF document AYSO National Rules and Regulations 2012
 PDF document USSF Advice to Referees on the Laws of the Game 2011
 PDF document USSF Guide to Procedures for Referee, Assistant Referees and Fourth Officials

Referee Code of Conduct

  • Always remember that the game is for the players. Player safety and fair play comes first.
  • Study and learn the Laws of the Game and understand the "spirit" of the Laws. Help fellow referees do the same.
  • Encourage and enforce the AYSO philosophies of "Everyone Plays", "Positive Coaching" and "Good Sportsmanship".
  • Respect other referees' decisions, and do not publicly criticize another official.
  • Wear the proper uniform and keep it in good condition.
  • Maintain good physical condition so you can keep up with the action.
  • Stay calm when confronted with emotional reactions from players, coaches, parents, and spectators.
  • Support good sportsmanship with a kind word to players, coaches and parents of both teams when deserved.
  • Always be fair and impartial, avoiding conflicts of interest. Decisions based on personal bias are dishonest and unacceptable.