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AYSO Region 1370


Region 1370 Youth Referee Program

Program Goal:

We have many talented players in our region 1370 who also understand the laws of the game or have the desire to take the next step and become an AYSO regional certified referee.  Our region allows youths between the ages of 12 to 18 to become referees.

It is our goal to provide our youth referees with opportunities to increase their skills as a referee and to acknowledge them for their contributions to our region.  We provide skill advancement with Youth Referee Mentor and Game of the Day lunch, in addition to High School required SERVICE community hours. 

Youth Referee Training: 

Youth Referees take the same training as adult Referees. Go to Referee Class Schedule page for details.  

Youth Referee Mentor Games:

This program is for youth referees to be active in the game as the referee in the center or as an assistant referee with a referee mentor directly working with them. 

Game of the Day Assignments:

We invite our youth referees to volunteer for their preferred – based on their comfort level and other preferences.  The scheduled games will be published in the Region 1370 Referee Assignment tool at the start of the each season. 

As the region appreciation for volunteer’s time and commitment to our community we will hold a periodic raffle drawing during each season. All referees' name who have helped the region with officiating Saturday games up to the week of drawing will be put (one entry per referee) in gift cards (several with different value) raffle drawing pool.

We will provide, at no cost, full ref kits and gear, lunch or Smoothies drinks from region’s food vendors.

In addition to all of the above, we will also provide community service hours.

Supporting our Youth as Referees (Zero Tolerance)
It is important to remember that when a youth is refereeing a soccer match, he or she is an integral part of the official referee staff of our region. These youth represent future resources for AYSO and the greater community, and it is up to us - parents, coaches and fellow referees - to encourage, nurture and support them.

We must give them the patience and positive reinforcement that is the cornerstone of AYSO. Every coach, parent and spectator must keep in mind that the young referees working out there are our kids, and that we owe them the same, if not more, patience and respect than we give the players.

And if you are a coach in a game where one of your spectators is being disruptive or challenging the youth referee's authority, you need to intervene immediately. Coaches, remember that the first line of responsibility for dealing with spectators rests with you.


Becoming A Volunteer

It's About What's Good For The Kids

AYSO Region 1370 is a volunteer-run organization. Coaches, referees and administrators are volunteers who lend their time and talents so that each child gets a terrific soccer experience.

Our volunteer foundation ensures that it’s all about what’s good for kids. It also makes our region very affordable and ensure that we provide a happy, healthy experience for kids playing a sport they can enjoy for life.

AYSO has developed special training that helps parents who may have little or no soccer experience quickly gain the age-appropriate knowledge and skills they need to be effective coaches and referees. It also has unique administrative and management training. This ensures that each of our programs:

  • Abides by the AYSO philosophies
  • Offers a great AYSO experience
  • Continues to grow, offering the AYSO opportunity to more children

It only takes a few hours to become qualified as an introductory-level coach or referee. But if you’re not able to commit even that much time, there are many small jobs you can help with. Even a couple of hours each season are an important contribution to your team and Region!

AYSO Region 1370 training doesn’t stop as long as you’re having fun. Referees, coaches and administrators have clinics, workshops and other advanced training available to advance their skills.

Referees are as critical to soccer as players and coaches. In AYSO, the game can’t be played if there aren’t enough referees. It’s most common for a volunteer to begin their AYSO referee career by refereeing their own child’s game. However, as they learn the rules, develop their own techniques for managing players, coaches and fans, and gain an appreciation for how important the role of the referee is to a fun, fair and safe soccer experience, they often find it very rewarding to expand their knowledge and experience through AYSO’s advanced training and certification process. AYSO’s referee training is considered some of the best in the U.S. and includes both in-person courses in your community and online opportunities. Soccer knowledge is a plus, but is certainly not required. The AYSO referee training will give you all you need to know to have a terrific experience on the field.

Become a Referee

For More Information About the AYSO Region 1370 Volunteer Program, and to learn how you CAN HELP:
Email us at: [email protected]

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AYSO Region 1370

6586 Hypoluxo Rd., Box #352
Lake Worth, Florida 33467

Email Us: [email protected]
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