Ever get restless watching from the sidelines? Wish you were still out there on the field? Here’s your chance to be a part of the game in a whole new way – as a ref!

Being a ref is super important. No ref, no game!

Here’s why you might like it:

  • Be in the Action: Sitting still isn’t your thing? Being a ref lets you run around and stay active the whole game!
  • Soccer Fan? Still love soccer but can’t play anymore? Refereeing lets you stay close to the sport you love.
  • Stay Fit & Have Fun: Running around the field keeps you moving, and let’s be honest, being a ref can be pretty fun!
  • Not Quite a Coach? Don’t worry if you don’t have time to coach or want to deal with all the players. Refereeing lets you contribute without the coaching commitment.

If any of that sounds awesome, then give soccer refereeing a try! We’ll give you all the training, gear, and help you need to be a great ref. Remember, no refs, no games! So become a ref and help keep the fun going for everyone.

Our games are all about having a safe and positive experience for everyone. We follow the same rules as pro soccer, with just a few tweaks to make things fun and fair for younger players. This means everyone gets to play, and the games are the right size for how old the players are.

Visit the Referee Requirements page for a full list of all requirements to be a qualified AYSO referee.