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AYSO Enriches Families' Lives
Families bring their children to AYSO to play soccer and in return, AYSO provides them with wonderful opportunities to enrich their lives. The Needham family, volunteering in Region 56, referees games together. Brad, the dad, has volunteered for six years and will continue to do so because he believes “that it is important for parents to be involved in activities with their kids.”
Our Referee Team Is Doing Great!
A World Cup provides wonderful stories and intense controversy depending on which team colors reside in your heart.
Brazil 2014 World Cup – A Maior Festa Do Mundo!
Today, people stop working, hearts accelerate to maximum capacity, passion burst in all homes and joy takes over the world because the World Cup starts!
National Games VIP Referee Training Now Available
AYSO's VIP (Very Important Player) division will have its own pool-play during this year's National Games.
Refereeing in a World Cup!
This summer, the world will watch the best soccer being played in Brazil as part of the 2014 World Cup (WC)! The referee team in charge of managing the WC games will be the best in the world thanks to a long preparation process.
Workouts for Soccer Referees
Maintain a good training program that keeps you healthy and close to play. Here is a list of fitness training options to help you develop your program.
The Spirit of the Law - the AYSO Way!
The Spirit of the Game directs and expects that a game will be played in a safe and fair manner so that it can be enjoyed (fun) by all participants and spectators.
Tournament Refereeing Tips
Refereeing at a tournament can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be very different from your time officiating regular Region games.
10 Ways to Influence Referees to Upgrade
We believe in training and mentoring our referees to help them achieve the highest level of skill and certification. AYSO generates a lot of value by upgrading our referees and our volunteers receive personal benefits when they become more skilled and experienced.
10 Tips to Help Deal with Coach Dissent
Emotional outbursts from the coach can be vivid and typically brief, undirected, and often quickly regretted. The referee must understand the complex emotions coaches experience in relation to the match.
10 Referee Traits That Help Control Games
A referee that uses positivity and uses it to influence players and spectators will earn their respect during the game.
2012 Referee Spirit Award Winner
Ramdas Lamb was honored as AYSO's Referee Spirit Award Winner at the National Annual General Meeting (NAGM) in Seattle, Wash.
10 Tips to Help Deal with Dissent
The referee must understand the complex emotions of players in relation to the match.
10 Ways to be a Better Mentor
Mentoring is an effective process that helps volunteers improve their knowledge and skills, and also influences their motivation. Great mentors understand how to develop strong relationships and provide valuable support and advice.
Ten Things Referees Can Do To Prepare For The Season
Good referees develop a routine for preparing themselves before the season and before every game.
10 Ways to be a Better Assessor
Evaluating and mentoring referees is a valuable process in the improvement of our referees, and our assessors have been trained to deliver valuable data.
Help Us Kick Violence Out of Soccer!
Ricardo Portillo, a referee from Salt Lake City, Utah tragically passed away after being sent into a coma by a punch from a teenage player during a game.
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