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Ojai AYSO Region 147

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Meeting: Wednesday, March 4th, 6:00pm @ coffee connection. Pizza will be served.

Youth Referees are encouraged to participate in our Spring 5-A-Side Soccer program. This relaxed program is a great way to ease into the world of refereeing without the pressure that full sided games can bring. Youth Referees will be trained and mentored throughout the season.

Who: All youths between the ages of 12 - 18
When: Every Saturday during the 5-A-Side Soccer season. 
Times: U8 - 8:30, U10 - 9:30, U12 - 10:30

--- WHAT YOU GET ----

For every game a youth referee covers during the 5-A-Side Season, they will earn 1 point. Every point is worth $5 in Gift Card credit. Referee points can be redeemed during the season or can be accumulated for bigger cash out at the end of the season. When referee points are redeemed, the referee will be awarded the following week. Each youth’s referee point standing will be displayed every Saturday. There will be an extra reward for the referee that earns the most points throughout the season.

** Points can be redeemed for any store-based Gift Card of the referee’s choosing (i.e. not Visa)

** Points can be split between mul6ple Gift Cards


We will provide a one and a half hour Referee Training course to cover the Rules of the Game and the basics of refereeing. For new referee’s, their first three games will be assisted with an experienced referee on the field. For their next three games, they will be mentored on the sideline by an experienced referee. We will make every effort to ensure that everyone par6cipa6ng in this program is comfortable on the field.

Steps to participate:

1.Register to volunteer @ (Register as a Youth Volunteer)
2. RSVP to the class – [email protected], or 805-798-0442 (Jon furness)

Keeping The Game Safe, Fair And Fun

Why should you become an AYSO Referee? We need you. We can't have games without referees. More importantly, it's rewarding and working with kids is great fun! 

Referees are critical to soccer - the game can't be played without them. The referee's job is to be the official in charge of the game. He is the independent arbiter and manager of the game. Her authority extends to everyone at the field, including players, substitutes, team officials, spectators, and even assistant referees. 

The referee's No. 1 one concern is to keep the game as safe as possible for the players. While there is risk in all sports, the referee is responsible for minimizing such risks from field conditions, equipment, spectators, and 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: the players, the coaches, the spectators and themselves. He interferes with the game as little as possible, avoiding making calls for doubtful and trifling offenses. Referees only make calls for offenses they are sure occurred. 

We want our kids to continue to play, and they keep playing as long as it is fun. Referees learn that fun soccer varies from age group to age group of players.

Still think you can't ref? See why you're perfect for the job!

Contact our Referee Administrator if you are ready to become a coach. Email our Referee Administrator at [email protected].

Upcoming Training Events

Youth Referee Meeting:  
Wednesday, March 4th,
6:00pm @ coffee connection.
Pizza will be served.

Contact our Referee Administrator Jon Furness at [email protected] or at 805-798-0442

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1129 Maricopa Highway, PMB 207
Ojai, California 93023

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 805-649-1170
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