Welcome San Mateo Region 36 Referees
Volunteer referees are needed to officiate at every AYSO game, so we need your help! You'll be trained and provided the necessary equipment (e.g., uniform, flags, whistle, etc.)
A good starting resource to learn more about being a referee in AYSO is AYSO Guidance for Referees, Coaches, Other Volunteers, and Parents - 2015 (PDF).
We have also made available additional resources that referees find useful.
How to Sign Up
For U6 and U8 Divisions, each team must have two trained Parent Referees. For each game that his or her team plays on Saturday, one Parent Referee from each team monitors the game by being on the field with the kids to make sure the kids are safe and have fun. While knowing soccer rules or laws is not important, parent referees must complete:
For U10, U12, and U14 Divisions, each team must provide at least one Assistant Referee or Referee (Regional or higher). AYSO uses a three person referee team, consisting of a referee and two assistant referees. The referee serves in the center of the field and oversees the match with the two assistant referees on their half of the touchline. To be one of the referees on the referee team, you must complete:
You can learn more about how to sign up to be an AYSO Referee with our Referee Signup Tutorial.
How to Volunteer for U10, U12, and U14 Matches
The AYSO San Mateo Referee System (http://referee.aysosm.org/) is used by all U10, U12, and U14 referees in San Mateo AYSO to volunteer for one or more matches.
You can learn more about how to use our referee system to sign up for matches with our Referee System Tutorial.
We also have a Referee Frequently Asked Questions for common questions new referee have.
For U10, U12, U14, and U16/U19 divisions, referee coordinators assist in ensuring matches are properly staffed. If you have a question regarding a particular division, click on the coordinator's name to email them.
Additional Referee ResourcesBelow is a list of resources that have been helpful to our referees.
Reporting Game Problems or Misconduct
Kids Zone Feedback is used to document any game problems or incidents of misconduct. This report must be filed by the referee for any game with sportsmanship point deductions.
Incidents in the Under 16 and Under 19 leagues use the
24 Hour Report
which goes to the Area 2N staff.
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