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Becoming a Referee

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. 

Contact our Referee Administrator, Tiffiny Ogle, if you are ready to become a referee.

Sign Up To Be A Volunteer Referee

Every volunteer referee needs to complete a few steps and complete training courses before each season.

Adult Referees, visit Volunteer Next Steps to view and complete these steps.

Youth Referees must have their own account in order to be a volunteer. They will have their own username/password for You will want to follow these steps to invite your youth Referee to your account.

1. Visit and Login with your (Adult Parent) account information.
2. On your My Account page click the Settings icon to Edit Account Information
3. At the bottom of the page click Add Additional Account Holder
4. Input your Youth Referee's information, click Save (You MUST use a unique email address)
5. An Invitation email will be sent to the Youth Referee. Click the accept button.
6. Create a password, a verification email will be sent
7. Click the link in the verification email.
8. Once logged in complete the Youth Referee information, making sure to enter their correct birthday.
9. After all of the information is entered the Youth Referee will follow the same steps as an Adult Volunteer to complete their online training courses.

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Middleville AYSO Region 277

P.O. Box 426 
Middleville, Michigan 49333

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 269-804-3629
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