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Welcome to Soccer in the Heights - AYSO Region 23

Become a Referee

Please join us in becoming a certified referee with Region 23.

  • On field training by an Advanced Referee
  • Explanation of the laws of the game, and several referees who have been doing it for 10+ years to answer any questions you may have.
  • Training on how to deal with multiple types of situations that may arise

There are a few things you must do before attending this course.

Steps to Become a Referee Volunteer

  1. Complete your registration as an AYSO Youth or Adult Volunteer in Sports Connect (
  2. Complete an online background check. (After submitting your volunteer application, look for an email from [email protected]. You must follow this link to initiate the background check.)
  3. NEW 2022 Requirement! Complete a LIVESCAN (live fingerprinting). This is a one-time process. Visit the AYSO LiveScan webpage for links to sign-up.
  4. Take the following FIVE required online training courses located in ETrainU (You will see a button called "AYSOU" on the "Volunteer tab when you login to 
    1. AYSO's Safe Haven
    2. CDC: Concussion Course
    3. Sudden Cardiac Arrest
    4. Safe Sport at the following link: 
    5. Regional Referee - Online + In-Person Companion Course (2 Part Bundle) - (Part 1 of the 2 Part Bundle)

Notes on Training

  1. If you have taken the online Safe Haven training in the past 3 years, this will satisfy the first training requirement (this training certification must show up in your AYSO certification credit in Sports Connect).
  2. If you have previously taken the CDC Concussion Awareness course, this will satisfy the second training requirement (this training certification must show up in your AYSO certification credit in Sports Connect).
  3. IMPORTANT: Print your certificate of completion or a screen shot at the end of each course. The may be a delay before your completion is posted to Sports Connect.
  4. Remember: Bring copies of your certificates of completion (Regional on-line referee course, Safe Haven, CDC Concussion Awareness and  Cardiac Arrest) with you to class. You will not be allowed to take the in-person class without these certificates!

We look forward to meeting you and getting you some quality referee training that you will take with you into the future years as a referee.

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
~Elizabeth Andrew

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Hacienda Heights AYSO Region 23

PO Box 5159 
Hacienda Heights, California 91745

Email Us: [email protected]
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