Referee Upgrade

Welcome to the new Area 1-C Referee Upgrade Web Page. It is our goal to provide you with the information and tools necessary to become a better referee and upgrade your current referee certification. When you are ready to upgrade your current referee certification, look over the Area 1-C Assessment Guidelines and contact your Regional Referee Administrator (RRA) or Regional Director of Referee Assessment (RDA) for assistance. We will try to keep all the information current but we cannot be responsible for the content of the web links. The assessment tips and pregame information are excellent sources. That being said however, they should be used as guides to create your own pregame instructions as the content may not be current.

Section 1 National Assessment Policy Area 1-C Assessment Guidelines
Upgrade Application Fitness Requirements
AYSO/USSF Cross Certifications Service Unit Record
National Referee Program FIFA/AYSO Laws of the Game
Guidance for Referees USSF Advice to Referees (ATR)
Guide for Women Referees USSF Guide to Procedures
Manual for Youth Referees VIP Referee Manual
Assessment Tips and Pregame
Preparing for Assessment Bob Sawtell Pregame
AR Self Assessment Guide Gil Weber Pregame
AR Instructions Diagonal System of Control
AR Guide Ten Important Items
Mini Referee Guide
Intermediate Sample Exam
Advanced Sample Exam
National Sample Exam
AYSO National – US Soccer –
AYSO Section 1 – FIFA –
Ask the Ref – MLS Soccer –
Ask A Soccer Referee –

Congratulations to the following volunteers that have upgraded their Referee Certification in 2011. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with the players of Area 1-C and for your dedication to the AYSO National Referee Program.

Intermediate Referee

Name Region
Lavent Atasoy 2
Keith Giles 2
John Grace 2
Joe Nunez 2
Boris Semenov 2
Bryce Badaruddin 13
Mark Cowdin 13
Pamela Morgan 13
Henry Chang 60
Jacob Chen 60
Iain Blackwood 88
Manuel Camargo 88
Rob Duryee 88
George Kekejian 88
Steve Kekejian 88
Robert Parada 88
Daren Reid 88
David Sagherian 88
Ed Stockly 88
Anthony Villasenor 88
Kurt Weissmuller 88
Mark Giljum 214
Robert Tam 214
Miguel Islas Jr. 908

Advanced Referee

Name Region
Ken McKelvey 2
Kareem Badaruddin 13
Steve Hawkins 13
Robert Knauf 13
Paul Overholt 13
Richard Begian 88
Nelson Flores 98
Carlos Sanchez 214
Hensey Yen 214
Johnny Castillo 908
Miguel Islas Sr. 908
Hector Rosales 908

National Referee

Name Region
Al Prado 13
Ross Paulson 88
Bill Mahoney 214


Name Region
Yui-Bin Chen 2
Paul Overholt 13
Arthur Ponce 40
Don Gibbs 214
Bill Mahoney 214

National Assessor

Name Region
Joseph Small 60

This page is for you, the Area 1-C Volunteer Referee. Is there a form, document, or guideline you need and can’t find? Is there something that you feel should be included? Would you like to contribute a photo or document to this page? Please contact the Area Director of Referee Assessment (ADRA) or the Area Referee Administrator (ARA) with your questions, ideas and contributions for consideration. Thank you