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Teams need "referee points" to advance beyond the regular fall season play. When I say beyond I am referring to bonus games (for U8) and play-off games all the way up to state finals and beyond! Our region will have it's referee training so you can volunteer and earn points for the team you will represent in the fall. For information on Region 117 Referee Classes, please contact Kevin Mack, RRA at [email protected]

There are a couple of important things to do before so here is the list of links:  Start by updating your AYSO Volunteer status on Blue Sombrero and then sign-up for the course at AYSOU.  There are youth referee volunteer options also. This is also the website to sign up for our course. Each new Volunteer must create their own Volunteer ID number. Youth volunteer must have them too. It is NOT the same as their player ID.  

Contact Kevin Mack, RRA at [email protected] if you have any questions or if you're having difficulty signing up for the course...Thank you

Area K -- UPDATES for Fall 2018 --> CLICK HERE

Referee Scheduling
 (Regional, Area 11K and Section 11 Games)

Misconduct/Incident and Injury Reporting 
Find your completed game and click to the right on “Match Report”.  You will be guided through the simple process.

PDI – Player Development Initiative
AYSO PDI Summary Guidelines 

PDI Section 11 Implementation

AYSO PDI Video (Turn on your speakers and Quiz your knowledge)

AYSO Safe Haven Child and Volunteer Protection Training Online
All Coaches, Referees and Volunteers are required to complete the CDC Concussion Course found under the Safe Haven Training. In order to qualify as Certified in Safe Haven trained, you must either attend a Safe Haven Certification session and pass the test with a satisfactory score, or complete this online certification and answer all of the questions correctly. Online Safe Haven Certification Child and Volunteer Protection course - required for all Coaches and Referees - can now be taken from home! To take a Safe Haven course, please click here: AYSOU In order to register for a course you will need your AYSO ID number which can be found by logging into your Blue Sombrero acoount above and viewing your number under the volunteer section of your account, or by creating a new account and generating your ID number.

Region 117 Referee Staff

Regional Referee Administrator (RRA)

Kevin Mack

 [email protected]

Asst. Regional Referee Administrator (ARRA)

Michael Smith

[email protected]

Regional Director Referee Instruction (RDRI)


[email protected]

Regional Director Referee Mentoring (RDRM)

Tom Molinaro [email protected]

Regional Director Youth Referees (RDRR)

Glen Robison

[email protected]

Regional Director Referee Assessment (RDRA)
Phillip Phan[email protected]

Director of Referee Scheduling

Justin McBride

[email protected]

Click here for Mentor List: Referee Mentor List

Game Cards
All Game Cards will be kept by the Center Referee.  Post the game RESULTS and ref team names and team credit points on the referee website.  A team number must be entered for the system to accept a referee name.  Use 0 if unknown. Please fill out a game report for all misconduct, including any and all issues and concerns, on the day of the game. Please send the report to the Regional Referee Administrator (RRA). Inter Region Area K game and Section 11 EXTRA Misconduct/Incidents are also reported to the Area K Referee Administrator. Game cards are kept for a period of 3 weeks in case of any discrepancies. Please contact either the RRA or ARRA if you have any questions.

Official Referee Uniform
Gold jersey with black pin stripes, black collar, black cuffs (long sleeve), or no cuff (short sleeve) Black shorts, Black shoes, approved uniform socks Black Knee Socks with three-striped white top Black Hats…optional…cap style with brim, minimum or no advertising. Jersey tucked in…socks pulled up to knees…look sharp! No unnecessary jewelry.

Young referees 
You must be two years older than the divisions game you are referring.  (eg: if you are 12 you can ref U10, U8 and U6 games)  "The youth referees are not covered by the Safe Haven Protection Law, when refereeing their age or above and it is unacceptable for them to ref these specific games. The Referee Rap are: During Season - TBA 

We will continue to have every game centered by a youth = $2 credit. Every game as an assistant = $1 credit. The reward system has been changed to: youths may accrue their credits from games (with a $10 minimum) to obtain a gift certificate at the store of their choice (within reason, negotiated with Director of Youths) They may continue to get fast food certificates if they prefer. The top 3 youth referees who referee the most # of games in the regular season plus bonus games, receive an additional $30 credit or an embroidered referee jacket. Presented at awards banquet in January. The top referee additionally receives a special trophy. Presented at awards banquet in January. 

Any youth referee who referees at least 12 total games receives an addtional $25 in credits, or a Boomers' certificate. Presented at awards banquet in January.

Discipline Policy
Do not use red or yellow cards for U8 or U10 players.Use extreme caution with using cards at the U12 level. See our Zero Tolerance Policy (below) concerning youth referee abuse and for Misconduct Dispensations for players and coaches.


Playoff Documents

Playoff Documents for 2018 Fall Season

Playoff Guidelines
KFTM Score Card

Referee Training Information

NEW Important BOL Clarifications Effective for Fall 2018 CLICK HERE

Regional Referee Training Courses are completed for the Fall but other Regions are offering classes, check out for more information.  

National Partners

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AYSO Region 117

9114 Adams Ave. #150 
Huntington Beach, California 92646

Email Us: [email protected]
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