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Summerlin AYSO Region 1258

REFEREE'S CORNER

Referees, Welcome to Your Special Corner at AYSO1258.org!

This is where you'll find important information to help you on your coaching journey. We'll do our best to keep this page up-to-date with useful resources. If there's anything you'd like to see added please let your Regional Referee Administrator or our Web Administrator  know.


Become an AYSO Referee ?

Interested in Becoming a Referee?

So you're thinking about becoming a referee in Region 1258 but you have some questions. Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions:

I don't know anything about soccer, youth sports or refereeing. How can I be a referee?

If you love kids, have a sense of humor, think being a positive role model is important, and can walk around the block without being winded, you have what it takes. Many of our referee volunteers report that once they do their first game they realize that it's fun.

We’ll help you learn what you need to know about soccer and youth sports. Soccer is a simple game. Refereeing is mostly common sense.

We provide training, equipment and mentoring every step of the way. Summerlin AYSO is fortunate to have some of the best referees and referee instructors in the country --- several of them with decades of experience. Our goal is to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.

What's the time commitment?

There's no minimum time commitment. Before you can referee, you do need to successfully complete the AYSO 8U and/or the Regional Referee class (for 10U), as well as the Referee Safe Haven course. This one time certification requirement takes about 6 - 8 hours in Summerlin. For a current schedule of courses, please check here.

Once you are certified, you can volunteer for as many games as you wish. Our referee schedulers will assign you as a center referee or assistant referee depending on your preference and game experience. Many of our volunteers do a game or two per week. Games on Summerlin fields generally begin as early as 8am and end around 5pm on Saturdays. Depending on the age group, games last between 50 minutes, and 1 hour 45 minutes.

What's the minimum age to be a referee?

Based on AYSO National Regulations, we certify Regional Referees beginning at age 12. Usually, we require that players be at least as old as the age division they referee. We especially welcome existing players who want to referee. Many of our youth referees earn school community service credits for their time spent refereeing. 

You guys always complain about not having enough volunteer referees. Why don't you just pay them?

By it's national charter, AYSO is a completely volunteer organization. Coaches, referees and administrators are all volunteers. This is one of the characteristics that makes AYSO unique.

I have a child playing. Will you schedule around his/her games?

Yes. Many of our referee volunteers officiate at the game just before or just after the game their children play. 

Can I referee my own child's games?

While we make exceptions in 8U (because there are no standings), we don't allow volunteers to be center referees in their own children's games. During the early, non-competitive part of the season, we do allow volunteers to be assistant referees in their own children's games, although we try to fill games with neutral officials first.

Training Dates

Assistant Referee Training
Tuesday Sept 4th @ 6pm at The Trails Community Center  

Assistant Referee Training
Wednesday Sept 12th @ 6pm at The Willows Community Center 

Assistant Referee Training
Tuesday Sept 18th @ 6pm at The Willows Community Center 


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AYSO Region 1258

10588 Marketwalk Place 
Las Vegas, Nevada 89135

Email Us: region1258@gmail.com
Phone : 702-624-2530
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