AYSO - Youth Soccer for Cedar Rapids, Marion, Mount Vernon, Vinton, Robins, Hiawatha


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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 Administration Team
Referee Administrator Shawn Block
Mentor Program Coordinator Mark Holt
Referee Scheduler Heather Richardson
Director of Instruction Bryce Schellhorn
Youth Referee Administrator <Open>
​Player Referee Organization ​Matt Milburn


AYSO Region 1112 Referee's website: www.aysoreferee-cr.org


  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.