AYSO Region 37: Referees


Region 37 Referee Senior Staff 
  • Referee Administrator: Brian Caporrimo 
  • Director of Referee Assessment: Scott Brand 
  • Director of Referee Instruction: James Affinito
  • Director of Referee Mentors: Greg Goebel & James Balkus
  • Director of Youth Referees: Todd Taylor
  • Assignor / Scheduler: Roman Bosquez & Brian Caporrimo

Contact Brian Caporrimo at referees@ayso37.org

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.

AYSO Family: Generations of Referees:
Brett Sanhamel - Son
Steve Sanhamel  - Dad
Tom Sanhamel - Grandfather 




Prior to attending ANY referee class, you must register as a volunteer at eayso.org and have taken      Safe Haven at aysotraining.org 

REGIONAL REFEREE CLASS - August 15, 9am-4pm at Corona Friends Church (1220 W Ontario Ave)

RETURNING REFEREE MEETING - August 17, 7-8:30pm at Corona Friends Church (1220 W Ontario Ave)


August 20, 6:30-10pm at AYSO Office (330 S. Maple St, Suite B)

August 25,  6:30-10pm at AYSO Office (330 S. Maple St, Suite B)

August 27, 6:30-10pm at AYSO Office (330 S. Maple St, Suite B)  CLASS FULL

September 12, 1:00 -4:00pm at Santana Park (next to the snack bar)

- All courses are posted on eAYSO - Please sign up on eayso to ensure we have enough space as space is limited for the online companion courses.

*Prior to attending the Online Companion Course, you must complete the Basic Online Referee Course at aysotraining.org* 


How old must I be to become a Youth Referee?

  •    12 Years Old by the start of the soccer season

What matches may I referee?

  • May ONLY referee matches for players younger than themselves
  • Example: U14 youth may referee (center or assistant) U12 and below

I need volunteer hours, does being a youth referee count towards my volunteer hours?

  •  Yes it does! Just visit the tent after you complete your referee assignment and ask a staff member to sign your volunteer hours sheet. 

Becoming a Youth Referee

Youth Referee Events

Referee Training Videos (click here)


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.


Check-In Procedure

Safe Haven Training

What are the certification levels?

Referee Forms and Documents:

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Check-in Procedure