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Welcome to AYSO Region 54

Why Should You Become an AYSO Referee?

Why should you become an AYSO Referee?

The kids need you!   No referee = No game

The referee's number #1 concern is to keep the game as safe as possible for the players.  The referee is responsible for enforcing the Laws of the Game in such a way as to keep the game SAFE, FAIR and FUN for everyone.

We provide free training, uniform and flags.  You choose the matches you wish to officiate.  
More importantly, it's rewarding and working with kids is great fun!

How to Become a Referee

How to become a volunteer referee?

1. Sign up as volunteer.

2. Complete a Regional Referee course:
Online training module
+ Half day in-person field training
Full day in-person training

Complete the required volunteer safety courses:
Safe Haven (online)
Concussion Awareness 
Sudden Cardiac Arrest 

Complete the required background check and fingerprinting:
Sterling background check (online)
LiveScan fingerprinting (in-person)

Click Here for Volunteer Sign-Up Step-by-Step Guide

Refereeing the Games

U6 division:
  Coaches can referee their own game. Referee points are not needed.

U8 division:  Games should be refereed by certified referees who at minimum took the online Regional Referee Course.  First half refereed by the first team, and second half refereed by the other team. Referee points are not needed. 

U10, U12 and U14 divisions:  Volunteers who attended In-Person Regional Referee training or Online Referee training & In-Person Field training, and passed the course are certified to referee U10, U12, and U14 games (AR only).   Referees can sign up on Matchtrak as CR (Center Referee) or AR (Assistant Referee). 


Regional Referee Admin: 
Ramon Valadez   [email protected]


2021-22 AYSO Referee Guideline - Click to view PDF

Summary of Law Changes 2022-23 Click to view PDF

Build-Out Line

Build-Out Line Explanation
Click HERE

Build-Out Line Video
Click HERE

Referee Zero Tolerance Policy

There will be ZERO-tolerance on negative criticism or verbal abuse of youth referees. 

Board members will be monitoring the games and will instruct offending parties to leave the field.  Please remind this to everyone.

Please make it enjoyable for referees to ref. especially the YOUTH REFEREES.   

Referee Points

Each team is responsible for providing a team of refs (CR, two AR) for half of their season or 5 games. 

Referee Points:
a) Maximum 20 referee points (10 pt max first 5 games; 10 pt max next 4 games)

b) One point for CR, and one point for AR

c) At least 5 points must come from CR.  

d) You can count two AR points as one CR points to satisfy (c)

e) Minimum requirement for the Area playoffs - 10 points

Matchtrak (Game Schedule) Login

How to sign up for games?

1. Go to

2. Login: Your first name (SPACE) last name and password.

If you are logging into Matchtrak (referee game scheduler) for the first time your default password is “ayso“.  Once you login successfully the system will prompt you to change your password.

3. Search for Region 54 Games.

4. Select the preferred game by clicking on the icon under Reserve.

5. Select the position (Center, AR1 or AR2) and click 'Save & Close' button. 

6. Repeat steps 3, 4 and 5 if you would like to sign up for additional games.

If you are certified referee and but do not have access to the Matchtrak system, please contact Ref Admin, Ramon Valadez  [email protected]

Matchtrak Training Video

Referee Match Report Video

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Contact Us

Region 54

P.O. Box 4509 
Cerritos, California 90703

Email Us: [email protected]
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