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Region 112 Referee Requirements

Referee's have an obligation to officiate to the best of their abilities within the scope of their training and certifications.
The AYSO National Referee Program has identified various minimum certification levels that prepare a volunteer to safely manage a match of youth players.  These certification levels are as follows:

 Badge Level Minimum Age (years) Center Referee IDivision)Assistant Referee (Division) 
 U-8 Official 10 8U Not Applicable
 Assistant Referee 12 8U 10U, 12U
 Regional Referee 12 8U, 10U 10U, 12U
 Intermediate Referee 14 8U,10U,12U 10U, 12U, 14U
 Advanced Referee 16 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U All Divisions
 National Referee 18 All DivisionsAll Divisions

Returning referee's must attend the annual Law Update, generally held at the beginning of each Field Training course.

In addition to the Training Requirements listed above, all volunteers who work with our youth must submit an application each year, be approved by the Region 112 Executive Board, hold a current Safe Haven credential and hold a current CDC Concussion Awareness credential. Region 112 volunteers will be given access to the region referee scheduler in order to fulfill certain volunteer obligations only after all the above criteria have been met. One of the traditional requirements to be approved to referee in Region 112 is to complete the Field Training program as outlined in the Regional Referee On-Line Companion Course.
Region 112 uses AYSOU to track the Field Training completion by use of the Regional Referee On Line Companion Course roster.
Signing up for the On Line Companion Class offered by Region 112 is a commitment that the candidate has completed the Regional Referee On Line (or a Live class).

Candidates for Intermediate Referee must have completed the following requirements before requesting a formal Observation for Upgrade:
Current registration as Volunteer MYxxxx (current year)
Certification for Safe Haven (2012 or later)
Certification for CDC Concussion Awareness (registered in AYSOU)
Completion of the Intermediate Referee Course and pass written exam with 90% or higher score (registered in AYSOU)
Participation as a Referee (CR) on at least 25 matches, 5 of which must be CR on a U12 typical match. U12B is recommended, the observation will be conducted on a U12B match.
The Observation must be scheduled by requesting a mentor on the match you wish to be observed on in the Region Referee Scheduler. 
The Observation will be approved and an Assessor ( or other referee assigned by the Regional Referee Administrator), assigned to the match.The Referee Assessment checklist will be used to document the match and recommendations for Upgrade or Further Observation.
if candidate is recommended for Upgrade the following process must be followed:
Candidate complete application, sign form certifying completion of all requirements, send to Regional Referee Admin to process to appropriate Area level administrator.
A copy of the transmittal will be sent to the candidate.

Contact the Region Director of Assessment for upgrade path to Advanced or National Referee.
Contact the Region Director of Instruction for the training and certification requirements for Referee Instructor or Referee Assessor.

If you have questions about the AYSOU process, or as an instructor, how to handle the new processes, please email me at:
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