New activity on this blog

Check out our new page on under-age heading. Click HERE.

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Section 2/9 Meeting – Feb. 9-12, 2012 – Las Vegas, NV

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment

select HERE for more Section 2/9 Meeting information.

The 2012 AYSO Section Meetings are designed for every volunteer and will include training, certification, and continuing education for Coaching, Refereeing and Management along with annual updates for all AYSO programs and new leadership training sessions. The 2012 Section Meeting them is “The AYSO Experience” and the entire weekend will focus on creating the best AYSO experience for volunteers, players and families.

Section Meetings will also include all the fun stuff … the sponsor & vendor show, meeting up with old friends and making new ones, meals together and perhaps a surprise or two. Share ideas, stories and your love of kids and soccer with other AYSO volunteers just like you. Don’t miss your AYSO Section Meeting!

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AYSO/FIFA Reglas de Juego 2011/2012 – Spanish language LOTG available

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment

The Spanish language version of the 2011/2012 AYSO/FIFA Laws of the Game  is now available via online.

You can find this item and all other AYSO referee manuals through the AYSO training materials portal.

Once you enter the portal (with an AYSO volunteer ID number), you will find the referee manuals on the referee page.

You can also order hard copies by contacting the AYSO supply center at (888) 243-AYSO or sending an email to

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As to permissions to copy and/or distribute, this is how it is stated in the LOTG publications:

Authorised by the International Football Association Board
This booklet may not be reproduced or translated in whole
or in part in any manner without the permission of FIFA.
Published by Fédération Internationale de Football Association
FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zurich, Switzerland


Autorizadas por el International Football Association Board
Reproducción o traducción completa o parcial solo con
la autorización expresa de la FIFA.
Publicadas por la Fédération International de Football Association
FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zúrich, Suiza

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Opportunity for Assessor and Advanced Ref candidates – Nov 26, 27

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Of particular interest to:

Assessor candidates who need to complete ‘over the shoulder’ assessments

Advanced Referee candidates who need to complete their assessments

AYSO Region 2B249 (San Bruno, CA) hosts the 21st annual Turkey Tournament this Nov. 26, 27.

This tournament is held at various fields in and near San Bruno, CA.

Steve Jacobs, Section 2 Dir. of Referee Assessment is coordinating assessors (senior and candidates), and mentors.

Mike Baldonado, tournament referee administrator, is coordinating/scheduling referee assignments.

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Kicks from the Penalty Mark Checklist 2011 – USSF

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2011

Please share the attached file with our referee community.

It has the latest direction from USSF for the process Kicks from the Penalty Mark.
The document compiles related information from different sources including the Laws of the Game,
FIFAs Interpretations and Guidelines, USFF Advice to Referees, and earlier USSF memoranda.

Thank you.

Thomas Bobadilla
National Referee Program Administrator
American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO)

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AYSO National Games 2012 July 1-8, 2012 Knoxville, TN

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Referees Needed for National Games 2012
The National Games 2012 will be kicking off soon in Knoxville, Tenn., and referees like you are needed! From July 1-8, AYSO players and volunteers from around the country will be coming together for a week-long celebration of AYSO soccer. All certified Regional, Intermediate, Advanced, National and VIP referees are invited to take part.

Learn more about the 2012 National Games

Sign up to referee at the 2012 National Games

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Referee Mentor/Advisor Handbook 2010-2011 – now available

An updated (AYSO) Mentor/Advisor Handbook is now available for download through

A volunteer can enter the portal using his or her AYSO volunteer ID number. You will find this publication under the selections for -Manuals- for -Referees-.

Although AYSO requires a login to access the download site, the copyright assertion is generous:

All rights reserved. © 2010 American Youth Soccer Organization
Reproduction in whole or in part is encouraged provided no changes are made to content and the “2010-2011 Referee Mentor/Advisor Handbook” is referenced.

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