Referee Corner

Welcome to the Spring 2017 Season!

  • Please remember that every Summer (in July) all volunteers must renew their registration forms via eAYSO in order to participate in referee activities. Please renew yours now! 
  • We are in Section 11, Area Q, Region 1398 



Quick Links:

Self-Scheduling* Web Site Guidelines Reports Resources
Region 11/Q/1398 (U07-U10) Region Regional


Matchtrak–My Games–Completed–Match Report The Laws of  the Game (LOTG)
Referee Signals (USSF)
AR  Signals (USSF)

Referee  Points System

Area 11/Q REC (U12-U16)**
Area 11/Q EXTRA (U08-U14)**

Area Q Matchtrak–My Games–Completed–Match Report

Offside (In-depth)


AYSO Referee Resources

AYSO National Rules and Regulations (NRR)

USSF  Instructional Videos and Resources


Section 11 (U16/19 by Area L) Section National Matchtrak–My Games–Completed–Match Report

*) If you have problems with accessing the schedules or if you need to be taken off of a game please contact the Referee Scheduler, Pawel (Pavel) Kalczynski at

**) Area and section games are available to senior referees only. Please contact our RRA, Jason Higgins at if you want to become a senior referee.


ALL REFEREES Please join our region’s referee e-mail group to receive notifications about Region 1398 games.
SENIOR REFEREES Please join our region’s senior referee e-mail group to receive notifications about Area and Section games.
YOUTH REFEREES Please join our region’s youth referee e-mail group to receive notifications about youth referee development.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Edited on Aug. 31, 2014 by Pawel (Pavel) Kalczynski (

How do I become a referee?

The process takes several steps to complete: Online Training – Safe Haven Training – Onsite Training & Examination – Regional Referee Badge – RRA’s Approval – Invitation Email – First-Time Login Procedure.

See the COURSE FLYER for details.

I need referee gear – who do I contact?

Please contact our RRA, Jason Higgins at if you need referee gear. Currently, we provide a yellow jersey, pair of socks, whistle, cards, flags, coin, and referee match report to all referees who signed up for at least one game in the current season. You will need to purchase black shorts, predominantly black shoes, and a timer (watch).

How do I sign-up for games?

Use the links in the “Self-Scheduling” column in the “Quick Links” section above to access the self-scheduling system for the Region, Area, or Section. Note that, only senior referees are allowed to officiate Area and Section games. If this is the first time you log in to any system, please make sure to change your password.

Are there any additional sign-up restrictions?

Currently, the system offers the maximum-age restriction for each position (REF or AR) and players’ gender (Boys, Girls). Referees who sign up in advance must be neutral. This means that referees are not permitted to sign up in advance for games in their child’s division (e.g. G10 if you have a daughter, niece, sister, etc. in G10). Also, referees are not permitted to sign up in advance for games coached by their parents, spouses, siblings, etc.

Referees may, however, step in to help if there are no other neutral referees available and then sign-up for the game after the fact to receive credit. Generally, all new referees are given a U10 access. We recommend that new referees complete some U10 games (especially B10 games) as assistant referees prior to assuming the REF position.

How do I check how many referee points I have?

The Matchtrak system tracks referee points automatically.

I had misconduct, irresponsible behavior of bench personnel / spectator, or another major issue (severe injury, safety) during my game. What should I do?

Please follow the “Misconduct” link corresponding to the league (Region, Area, or Section) in the “Reports” column in the “Quick Links” section above to report any issues (e.g. cautions, send-offs, expulsions, severe injuries, field safety) to the appropriate official. The link contains the form and instructions how to file it. Please note that misconduct reports must be completed within 24 hours after the game.

I want to learn more about the Laws of the Game and National / Area / Regional Guidelines. Where should I begin?

Please check the “Quick Links” section above for “Resources.” You may also talk to any of our referee advisors: (Hector Cervantes, Dave Halverson, Jason Higgins, Pawel Kalczynski, Jim Kreuziger, John Meiner, Anthony Naticchioni, Michael Peterson) on the field or e-mail or call them with questions. Our Intermediate Referees will be also glad to help. The recommended reading is:

(1) FIFA Laws of the Game (with the attached “Practical Guidelines”)

(2) AYSO National (Area, Regional) Guidelines,

How do I get on the Senior Referee list and get access to Area Q and Section 11 Games?

Senior referees represent our Region in our Area and Section. They need to know the Laws of the Game and Area Guidelines very well. Excellent game-management skills are also required.

The normal process for regional referees is as follows: Regional Referee Badge – Practice & Working with Referee Mentors – Informal Observation –  RRA’s Approval – Invitation Email – First-Time Login Procedure.

How can I upgrade my Regional badge to Intermediate?

The process in a nutshell is: Regional Referee Badge – Practice & Working with Mentors – RRA’s Recommendation – Intermediate Referee Training & Exam – Formal Observation – Required Minimum Number of Games – RRA’s Approval – ARA’s Approval – Intermediate Referee Badge.

Want some personalized help?

Need a little help or are you preparing for an assessment to upgrade your badge? Request a mentor to help you. The Area Q Referee Mentor program is where you can obtain some feedback on your game in an informal mentoring session.

It’s simple to request a mentor. When you reserve your game in Matchtrak, just click the radio button which says “Request a Mentor”. This will email our mentor crew and they will sign up for the game in Matchtrak as well. You can do this for either CR or AR positions – wherever you feel you need some help.”

If you have any questions, please contact our RRA, Jason Higgins at

Please report any problems with the content of the Referee Corner Web site to Pawel (Pavel) Kalczynski at