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Changes to Laws of the game for 2021/22
Please download
2021-2022-summary-of-law-changes-for-ayso r.pdf

Scroll to very bottom of page for referee class materials and more downloads

Referee course dates are planned for August 2022

 U8 Referee Course - This is a one night course
Course No. - Aiea Region 118 8U Official Course
Date: TBD

Time: 6:30 to 9:00pm

This Class will teach you the basics for how to Referee a U8 Game, ALL PARENTS (including coaches) are encouraged to attend this Class, you will learn the Laws of the Games and you will have a better understanding on how the game is played. If you want to, attend the Basic Referee Course for additional knowledge.

Basic / Regional Referee Course for U10 games and up - This is a two night course
Aiea Region 118 Regional Referee Course
Date:  TBD
Time: 6:30 to 9:00

You are required to attend both nights.

This course is e Basic Referee Course over 2 night classes, this course will teach you how to Referee in the U10 division and up. Coaches and parents are Highly Encouraged to ATTEND this course. Referees are an IMPORTANT part of our program, the better we are educated on the Law's of the Game the more fun it is for Everyone. MOST important Our Kids are Enjoying the Game of Soccer due to your efforts. Every team should have at least three referees so please attend.

For the U10 age group and above, if you want to volunteer to referee, are not certified and cannot make it to the 1st night of the basic referee class, you can go to and take the Online course.

Companion Basic Referee Course for U10 games and up
Aiea Referee Companion Course
Date: TBD
Time: 8:30 to 11:30
Where Ala Puumalu MIddle Field

Bring a copy of your online course certificate with you.

Circuit Training Session

Circuit training will be held on TBD  at Ala Puumalu Field from 8:30 to 11:30 am.  Field mechanics for the referee and assistant referee will be presented then practiced with a 10U scrimmage session.

2 page referee cheat sheet
regional_referee_summary_sheet 21-22.pdf

Instructions on how to access etrainu / aysou
aysou etrainu r1603.pdf


Basic / Regional Referee Class
required for volunteers that are going to be the center
referee for the U10 and older divisions
• class is 2 nights
• Circuit training session is not required but highly
recommended. When possible, offered at the beginning of the fall season only.

Assistant Referee
for U10 and older divisions
• attend the Basic Referee Class
• Circuit training session is not required but highly
recommended. hen possible, offered at the beginning of the fall season only.

Safe Haven
is now a separate certification class

• if you received the Safe Haven certification through
the Coach Safe Haven class, then you are okay

• if you received the Safe Haven certification as part of
the Basic Referee Class (pre 2011), then you would
need to take the new Safe Haven class

Special Pool of Region Referees

This is aimed at referees interested in gaining experience in the U10 and older divisions however it is open to any interested volunteer. If you would like to improve your referee skills, we would like to offer you more opportunities to referee an AYSO game. While improving your skills, you will also be helping the Aiea Region to attain its goal of improving the quality of our region referee teams. Contact your Age Group Coordinator through your team's coach or contact one of our referee administrators, or contact our Regional Commissioner.

Certification Courses

Safe Haven- This course is required for all volunteers in AYSO, especially our center referees.This class covers child and volunteer protection.Volunteers will come out of this class with an understanding of the referee’s role in developing the complete child.

 Referee Courses

AYSO has courses for a variety of levels, U8, Regional (U10/U12), Area (U12/U14), Section (U16/U19), and National. U8 and Regional Referee Courses are hosted by the Aiea Region and scheduled to take place in July/August.

There are also courses for the Intermediate (Area), Advanced (Section), and National levels.Courses for Intermediate/Advanced announced in the fall and spring. The National Course is held normally during the summer.The Advance and National course is usually hosted by Section 7.

U8 Referee Support Tent - Look for the tent near the backstop.

U10 Referee Support Tent - look for the tent located between fields. Go there for pre-game tips and to ask questions.

Mentoring - If you would like a referee to observe one of your games, please contact the referee support tent, your child's Age Group Coordinator or any Aiea Region board member.

Referee Support Staff
Referee Administrator - Conrad Shiroma
Assistant Referee Administrator -
Referee Instructors - Fuku Puckett, Conrad Shiroma, Scott Reilly
Referee Assessor - Scott Reilly
Youth Referee Coordinator - Open
If you are interested in classes, contact Conrad Shiroma or your Age Group Coordinator.



Mr. Ken Aston took AYSO's referees under his wings and strived to help them thrive and excel. The US Referee Connection published a tribute to Mr. Aston discussing the impact he made as a referee in soccer.!ken-aston-story/c5qw

Interview with star soccer referee Pierluigi Collina
“The best referee is not the one who hides.”


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