The trouble with referees is that they just don’t care which side wins.

Referees are an integral part of any soccer program. In AYSO Area 1-C, our referees devote much time to learning the Laws of the Game and the proper application of those laws and they do it all without compensation. Referees are there to make sure the match is safe, fair and fun for all involved. Win or lose, please thank them for their service.


Upper Division Referee Meetings

by Scott Davis on August 23, 2016

The 2016 season is almost upon us, so it is time to polish your shoes, clean up your equipment bag and prepare for the season.  

As most of you know, IFAB (formerly FIFA) has implemented new Laws of the Game, and AYSO has adopted those changes.  What that means is that we really have something to discuss at the Upper Division Referee Meetings this year in addition to reviewing policies and procedures for the Upper Division season.  This applies to both Referees and Assistant Referees, and if you are listed as a referee for your Region’s Upper Division Teams this year, please consider this a mandatory meeting.

Please make every effort to attend one of the following two meetings:

  • Wednesday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Region 13 Clubhouse, located at 711 W. Woodbury Road, Unit E in Altadena.
  • Thursday, September 1 at 7:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at Arroyo Vista Elementary School, located at 335 El Centro St, South Pasadena.

Food will be served, starting at 6:30 p.m. so plan to arrive early to get some dinner.  Please RSVP so I can get a headcount for ordering food.