AYSO Region 37: Referees

AYSO referees are volunteers.  Most are parents or relatives of the players and some are themselves youth referees.  Staff Referees provide assistance and training to the referees within our region.  In order to help develop our referees, Region 37 has established a Referee Mentor Program.  Please contact Brian Caporrimo at referees@ayso37.org  if you are interested in joining the Referee Staff, or if you are in need of a Referee Mentor.
Region 37 Referee Senior Staff 

  • Referee Administrator: Brian Caporrimo 
  • Director of Referee Assessment: Scott Brand 
  • Director of Referee Instruction: James Balkus 
  • Director of Referee Mentors: James Balkus 
  • Directors of Youth Referees: James Affinito & Todd Taylor
  • Director of Referee Development: James Affinito

Contact Brian Caporrimo at referees@ayso37.org

*** Basic Online Referee Courses***

Check back in the fall!



Becoming an AYSO Referee

Like all volunteer positions in AYSO, a certain mandatory level of training is required in order to equip you with the knowledge to fulfill that position.

Refereeing is no different, and in fact requires a fair amount of training. We understand that everyone’s time is limited and thus in Region 37 we try to utilize the online Referee training course wherever possible.

There are 4 steps to become a referee. 

  1. Register yourself as a volunteer.
    In AYSO, each and every year you must do this if you are going to continue in a volunteer role. 
    Registration as a AYSO volunteer is done via the eAYSO website found at: http://www.eayso.org
    If you have regsitered as an AYSO volunteer for this year, then this must be done before you can proceed with the following steps. 
    Once you are registered, you will have given an AYSO ID. Write down this ID as you will need it in further steps. 
    Note: That a player ID and a volunteer ID are 2 different things. If you are a player and want to become a referee, you must still register as a Youth Volunteer at the eAYSO website http://www.eayso.org a receive an AYSO ID.

  2. All AYSO volunteers must complete the Safe Haven training first before they are able to volunteer. 
    The Safe Haven course is a one-time course and once you have completed it, you do not have to take it again.
    If you have already completed Safe Haven, then you may skip this step. 
    The course takes about 60 minutes long and is done all online. 
    To take the AYSO Safe Haven course visit: http://www.aysotraining.org/training/courses.asp 
    Select the “Safe Haven” Course MT02. 
    You will need your AYSO ID to start the course.

  3. (For the Online Course ONLY) Complete the Basic Referee online course. 
    The course takes about 60-100 minutes long and is done all online. 
    To take the AYSO Basic Referee online course visit: http://www.aysotraining.org/training/courses.asp 
    Select the “Referee” Course R002. 
    You will need your AYSO ID to start the course.

  4. (For the Online Course ONLY)Attend a Basic Referee online companion course. 
    These courses are offered on the above listed dates at the AYSO office at: 330 S. MAPLE STE A, CORONA 92880.   See Map 
    The online companion course is conducted by certified and trained AYSO Referee Instructors and is designed to reinforce your training in the online course, answer questions and to take a written exam (so bring something to write with).
    You must achieve a score of 75% or better on the exam to become a referee. 
    After you complete the companion course and exam, you will be given your referee supplies (t-shirt, socks, whistle, data wallet, match card and laws of the game book).    You will need to supply your own black shorts and shoes.
    You will now be recognized in the AYSO system as a Regional Referee. Congratulations!!!! 


IMPORTANT (For Online Course only):
Space is limited at the office and we can accommodate up to 25 people for any one session.
In order to reserve your spot in a companion course at the office, you must complete steps 1, 2 and 3 above.
Once you have completed steps 1, 2 and 3, email the Referee Administrator at 
referees@ayso37.org with the class you would like to attend.
If there is space available in that class, you will receive an email back confirming your slot. Otherwise, you will receive an email back stating that the class is full, and a different class must be picked.
Do not email until you have successfully complete steps 1, 2 and 3 above!


Congratulations to our newest Intermediate Referees!

Nov 17, 2013


Welcome Referees


Please take the time to thank the Referees following your game (they might even enjoy an offered snack!) The referees do this as a service and without the effort, we would not be able to offer a soccer program at the price that we do.

8 Reasons Why You Can't Be a Referee

In order for Region 37 to operate efficiently, we need Referee Staff. We are looking for enthusiastic people who want to help the kids. You don't have to be a world class referee. You just need to be able to give some of your time.

What would you do if you were part of our staff?

  1. Be available on weekends to help out at Santana Park (U10's and above) and Shearer Park (U8's and below)
  2. Referee extra matches when assigned referees are not available (if you want to run!)
  3. Answer questions (or find someone who can!)
  4. Work with other staff member to ensure the players have fun
  5. Be available during week nights to referee upper division matches (U16 and U19) - if you are comfortable with those age groups

Referee Staff is a great way to learn more about the art of refereeing!

Thank you

Check-In Procedure

Safe Haven Training

What are the certification levels?

Referee Forms and Documents:

Referee Videos