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New referee training:  the new process is taking the class online and then attending a shorter session which includes the test.  We will be having the onsite session on Sunday, September 9th at 1:00 at Bert Lynn (picnic tables outside auditorium).  Let anyone you know who is interested.  AYSO is now charging, but please contact Rick Nieraeth who has regional tokens.

Kick-off Meeting:
Saturday, September 8th 6:00 PM – includes pizza, updates, etc.  Bert Lynn, picnic tables.

Build Out Line – yes, there were some changes.  Summary:  GK releasing and Goal Kicks may go over the buildout line; on goal kicks, attacking team may not pass the BOL until the ball is in play (is outside of penalty area).  Sorry, no changes to offside and BOL.  Punting is allowed again in 12U and 11U.  There is a pretty good video.  Here is the link:

If you have completed the on-line referee course contact Region 14's Referee Instructor to attend the field course. This is the final step in getting your regional referee badge and covers on-the-field positioning and duties.

Bring: hat, suntan lotion, pen and portable chair
Region 14 Referee Instructor: Mark Feves
[email protected]

Most of the changes for 2016/2017 are clarifications to existing Laws or things that don’t really apply at the youth game level. The most impactful changes to us at AYSO is on the Kick-off,  Rule 8.3.  The ball NO LONGER has to go forward on the kick-off.  Players can start play by kicking the ball in any direction.

ALL restarts, the ball is only in play if the ball CLEARLY moves.   So, for example, on indirect free kicks it is not ok for a player to just “tap” the top of the ball so a teammate can take a shot on goal.  The ball must move to be considered in play.

U12 and younger players may no longer head the ball. The restart would be an indirect free kick from where the event took place except within the goal area where the ball is placed on the goal line, closest where the referee judges the head ball took place. This is not a foul, persistent infringement cannot occur. Briefly remind the player (and, if necessary the coach) that is an area wide AYSO requirement. 

  • Set up a New Referee Profile.THIS IS FOR REFEREES WHO ARE ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR A CLINIC. Once you sign up, the referee administrator will send you the password you need to create a profile.

  • Number of Players

    U8 Boys play 4 v 4
    U8 Girls
      play 4 v 4
    U10 Boys 
    play 8 v 8
    U10 Girls play 7 v 7 or 8 v 8 (depending on players per team)
    U12 Boys and Girls play 10 v 10 
    U14 and older play 11 v 11

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4733 Torrance Blvd., Box #174
Torrance, California 90503

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