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Concord AYSO Region 305

Required Referee Training - Area 2C AYSO Referee Certification:

To be a certified AYSO referee you need to complete the following steps:

1.   Register annually as a volunteer for your region:,,  (Every Volunteer, Every Year)
2.   Pass a background check. As part of your volunteer registration, you will be sent a link to a Sterling Volunteers website to fill out the necessary information for your background check. Payment of $25 fee is covered by the region.  (Every Volunteer, Every Year)
3.  Take online courses for Safe Haven volunteer certification at
a.  AYSO’s Safe Haven (all volunteer requirement). 
b.  CDC HEADS UP Concussion Training (all volunteer requirement). 
c.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest Online Course (all volunteer requirement). 
4.  Take AYSO Referee Certification classes:
There are the certification levels for AYSO referees with a brief description of the requirements for each. More details can be found on this page. These requirements are in addition to completing the above mentioned trainings, which are available on 

8U Official\
(minimum age 10)
Complete the U-8 Official Course (now completely online). - at under “Refereeing Courses”

Regional Referee
(minimum age 12)
Complete the Regional Referee Course (online or in-person), attend a field session and pass the Regional Referee Exam. 

Intermediate Referee
(minimum age 14)
Complete 25 games as referee with at least five in U-12 games, complete the Intermediate Referee Course, pass the Intermediate Referee Exam and be (observed) mentored in a U-12 game.

Advanced Referee
(minimum age 16)
Complete 50 games as referee with at least 10 in U-14 and five as an assistant referee (in U-14), complete the Advanced Referee Course, pass the Advanced Referee Exam, pass one assessment as referee and one as assistant referee in a U-14 match, pass the AYSO Physical Fitness Test.

National Referee
(minimum age 18)
Complete 100 games as referee with at least 30 in U-16 and U-19 games and 25 as Assistant Referee with at least 10 in U-19, complete the National Referee Course, pass the National Referee Exam, pass two assessments as referee in U-16 or U-19 matches and one as assistant referee in a U-19 match, complete the AYSO Physical Fitness Test.         

Training Sessions and Dates

All learning participants must register through, using your Blue Sombrero login. If you have questions or are unable to add yourself to a roster, contact our Referee Administrator/Instructor, Anita Luttrell, at 925-270-7289 or [email protected]

1.  Schedule of classes:
a.   Online “Regional Referee Course” can be taken online at any time at under Refereeing Courses
b.  “Regional Referee Online Companion Course” – you will need to sign up for this course at

For Regional Referee (10U/12U) certification, you must complete one of the All Day sessions or the classroom and field day sessions. For 8U certification, you only need to attend the classroom session.

>>>>   LAST CHANCE and  Just added!!>>>>Sunday 10/3 – Hosted by MDSA, see AYSOU to register 9-1230 at Newhall<<<<

2.  Once you complete the above courses contact the Regional Referee Administrator for your region for equipment and access to referee game schedules.

>>>>>> Just added>>Intermediate Referee Upgrade (3 day course) Sign up on AYSOU<<<<<
10/19/2021 Tues 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Intermediate Session 1 Concord Bible Church
10/22/2021 Fri 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Intermediate Session 2 Concord Bible Church
10/24/2021 Sun 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Intermediate Field Day TBD
If these classes do not fit your schedule, you can attend training at MDSA (Clayton) and/or PHMSA (Pleasant Hill / Martinez). Go to AYSOU for
more information and other Area training opportunities.



Referee Administrator

Email Address


PHMSA - Pleasant Hill/Martinez AYSO


Nancy Gerber

[email protected]

Concord AYSO


Anita Luttrell

[email protected]

MDSA - Mt Diablo Soccer Assoc.


Tom Semple/Scott Gallagher

[email protected]

 Area Director of Referee Instruction (RDI) Area 2CPaul Harmenzon  


Safe HavenReferee Certification (this is an annual certification) - Approx 60 - 70 mins
CDC Concussion AwarenessApprox 45 - 60 min
Sudden Cardiac ArrestApprox 30 - 45 min

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Concord AYSO Region 305

PO Box 1061 
Concord, California 94522

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