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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, Danielle Cramer, if you are ready to become a referee.

Adult 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 Volunteer Referee

A Youth Referee must be signed up on this site in order to be a Referee and register for any training courses. Please read the following instructions carefully and fully before proceeding. If steps are done out of order or completed in error you may need to start all over and/or get the AYSO National office involved to fix mistakes.

 Create a Youth Volunteer Account
- This pdf document contains the instructions for creating an account for your youth volunteer.

After a Youth Volunteer Account is fully created and you are able to login on www.middlevilleayso.org with it, the youth may register for online and in-person training courses.

Before each season, in early August, Area 8J hosts a Referee training day at the KROC Center in Grand Rapids. This is the training that Middleville AYSO Referees should attend.

 Activating AYSOU Account & Registering for Training Camp - This pdf document contains the instructions for activating a youth AYSOU account and registering for training camp. This camp takes place in early August each year at the KROC Center in Grand Rapids.

Volunteer Positions Still Available

Our region is 100% volunteer supported. Therefore it is imperative to the functioning of the region that everyone chips in. Positions still needed to be filled. Please give your time to make the soccer season as enjoyable as possible for your child and others. Training is available at no cost - No experience necessary.

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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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