Referees

Roy Kiesler Regional Referee Administrator
Nancy Gerber Regional Director of Referee Instruction (RDRI)
Andrew Bain Regional Director of Referee Assessment (RDRA)
John Hanken Assistant Regional Director of Referee Assessment (ARDRA)
Chris Hernandez Assistant Regional Referee Administrator (ARRA)
Susan Tunison Referee Scheduler
Erik Wilson Referee Scheduler

Referee Scheduling Assistant

Check out our online referee scheduling program at www.phmsa.org/referees. From this program you can check your list of referee assignments, see who you are refereeing with, signup for vacancies in the schedule, or cancel assignments if you discover you cannot make a game. (If you must cancel a scheduled game assignment, please do so at least 72 hours or as soon as possible prior to game time.) You also have access to the referee database, with contact information for fellow referees.

To use the referee program you will need to login with a user ID and password. You should have already received information about your ID and default password during your referee certification or refresher course*. If you are having trouble logging in, please email ref_logins@phmsa.org. After you have logged in for the first time, please go to the referee database and change your password from the default to something else.

Volunteer Forms Required Every Year

All AYSO volunteers must fill out the AYSO Volunteer Form every year. This includes coaches, referees, board members, and any other volunteers. Forms should be filled out online through e-AYSO. You can also register you children through e-AYSO. You can now use the eSign feature to avoid having to print and submit two printed copies. Otherwise please print out and turn-in two copies. Turn in these copies at registration or at your training class. Please bring your driver’s license, as we need to verify your identification. If you have problems with e-AYSO, please call the National e-AYSO Help Desk (866.588.2976 we are Region 281).




Under-8 Referee Training (2 day course)

The U-8 Referee Training Course is required for all new referee volunteers who will be officiating at U-8 or below. The U-8 referee volunteer will be trained in the fundamental skills needed to officiate short-sided games for players under 8 year of age.

The U-8 referee volunteer will be supplied with a complete uniform consisting of a jersey, shorts, socks, whistle, lanyard, flipping coin, and a U-8 Referee badge at the completion of the course. The U-8 referee volunteer will be responsible for officiating all of their sons or daughters games when their team is listed as the home team (usually 5 games). Each team should supply two referee volunteers.

Please click here to register.



Regional/Basic Referee Training (3-day course)

The Basic Referee Training Course is required for all new referee volunteers who will be officiating at the U-10 level or above. The first year referee volunteer will generally be doing games in the Under-10 age groups. All new referee volunteers regardless of their child’s age will take this course, except for the U-8 referee (see above). Youth referees may also take this course. The U-10 referee volunteer will be introduced to the Laws of the Game as they apply to youth soccer.

The U-10 referee volunteer will be supplied with a complete uniform consisting of a jersey, shorts, socks, whistle, lanyard, flipping coin, and a Regional Referee badge at the completion of the course.

The U-10 referee volunteer will be responsible for scheduling themselves for at least ten games as either the referee or assistant referee on using the on-line scheduler. At the U-10 level, you may schedule your own child’s games as Assistant Referee or Referee. The Referee should be neutral,if possible, and not be associated with either team.

Please click here to register.



Intermediate Referee Training (3-day course)

The Intermediate Referee Training Course is the next level of continuing education for the Regional Referee. It prepares the referee for officiating at the U-12 level. The Intermediate level certification will soon be required by AYSO National to officiate U-12 games. The requirements for advancement include 25 games as referee with at least 5 in U-12 and completion of the Intermediate Referee Course.

Please click here to register.



Advanced Referee Training (3-day course)

The Advanced Referee Training Course is the next level of continuing education for the Intermediate Referee. It prepares the referee for officiating at the U-14 level. The Advanced level certification will soon be required by AYSO National to officiate U-14 games. The requirements for advancement include 50 games as referee with at least 10 games as referee in U-14 and 5 games as assistant referee in U-14, and completion of the Advanced Referee Course. Please click here to register.

Referee Update Course
(3-hour course)

The Refresher Training Course is for all returning certified referees (Regional, Intermediate, Advanced, National). We will discuss the Child and Volunteer Protection Act, review the Laws of the Game, explain changes to the Laws of the Game, and discuss our referee mentor program. Please click here to register.

Red and Yellow Cards, Incidents and Injuries

The issuance of a Red or Yellow card should not be shown at the U10 age group and younger and should be rare in U12 and U14. For U10 and below use a verbal warning for cautions, or if it is a send off offense, ask the Coach to remove the U10 offender from the match. Coaches may be verbally cautioned and reminded of the PHMSA No Tolerance Policy. Parents or spectators should be handled through the coach, but can also be reminded of the PHMSA No Tolerance Policy. Serious incidents with coaches, parents or spectators should be reported via the Misconduct/Incident email form.

Issuance of Send Offs and Cautions (Red and Yellow cards) or Incidents/Injuries must be reported to the Regional Referee Administrator, by the Referee, at the first opportunity after the match, by submitting the appropriate portion of this form. The Caution Report need only have the top portion of the form completed, or add details if you think it necessary. The Send Off report should contain both the top portion if applicable, as well as the Send Off portion and the Details portion, which includes a brief description of what happened and the disciplinary action taken. If you, as the Referee, would like your assistants, to report what they saw and did, you can direct them to fill out the Details portion of this report as well. All reports, need the GameID and referees names from the Referee Scheduler. If the game was played with a team from another region, the report should additionally include the coach’s name and region of the other team. The player’s ID card (Select) or Game Card should contain all of the information required for the report. Make sure you copy this information, and return the card to the coach or player before they leave the field.

A standard AYSO Misconduct/Incident form in pdf format, can be downloaded for the purpose of familiarizing yourself with the information needed to be reported. It can be found in the forms section of this Referee’s page. Please familiarize yourself with the standard form so that you acquire the necessary information on the field. The written email report will be submitted directly to the Referee Administrator.

Referee No-Tolerance Policy

Please read the No-Tolerance Policy concerning the abuse of referees by coaches and other spectators.

Last updated on August 27, 2016