Referees Corner

 Referees Welcome to the 2014 AYSO Region 56 season!

My name is Nick Dispalatro, and I am your Referee Administrator.  You can reach me by e-mail at
Nick Dispalatro 

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:

Ron Berkowitz 
- Assistant Referee Administrator
Kolby Keo - Referee Director of Assessments
Ron Berkowitz - Training questions
Ernie Rahm - Director of Youth Referees
Kolby Keo - Director of Referee Mentoring
Vacant  Director of Female referees 
Ben Allen - Scheduler

                                                                      Coach - Give this to your Referees

U9 – U19
Referee Meeting


Date, Time and Location:
Sept. 8th 7 to 9pm

Brethren Christian High School
21141 Strathmoor Ln HB 92646

This meeting is worth two (2) points per Referee up to three
(3) Referees for a maximum of six (6) points.

Check website to confirm date, time and location at

Referee Training Schedule for Fall 2014

All Region 56 referees are required to complete regional classroom training.

Region 56 will be hosting a series of field sessions; these sessions are designed to provide a better understanding of the Law of the Game, as well as the Spirit of the Game.

All volunteers must fill out a volunteer form each and every year. This is for insurance and safety purposes. If you have not already done so, please do this at your earliest opportunity. You can register on, please bring two copies of your registration forms to any of the classes or meeting if you are a new volunteer.

Region 56 will provide a complete referee kit, Regional Badge, whistle, flags and coin to all who complete the Regional training session.

DATE                                       TIME                            VENUE

Part 1 & 2 Classroom Courses: Regional Referee
Saturday August 16, 2013     8:00 AM – 4:30 PM     Villa Pacific Clubhouse

Part 1 Classroom Courses: Regional Referee
Tuesday, August 19, 2014     6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Villa Pacific Clubhouse

Part 2 Classroom Courses: Regional Referee
Thursday, August 21, 2014    6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Villa Pacific Clubhouse

Part 1 Classroom Courses: Regional Referee
Tuesday, September 2, 2014   6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Villa Pacific Clubhouse

Part 2 Classroom Courses: Regional Referee
Thursday, September 4, 2014 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Villa Pacific Clubhouse

*Check regularly for possible added classes.

Location Information: Villa Pacific Clubhouse 9933 Villa Pacific Huntington Beach, CA, 92646

If these courses do not support your work/home life schedule, please go to then go to the Myeayso tab, then go to course signup. Enter SECTION 11 and then under COURSE select Basic Referee Course. Bring proof of attendance and the DRI in region 56 will present you your badge and information on how to be reimbursed for the referee class fee, if the region charges you for taking their class.

Youth candidates:
Youth candidates who are at least 12 years of age can become Regional Referees by completing the
appropriate training to officiate at the U9/U10 level and younger divisions.
Note: Confirm date, times and locations on website at . Check the website for the latest updates, information and changes.

Click here to print
 AYSO Volunteer Form (Adult or Youth)

If you have not already filled out and turned in this annual form then please go on line to and do so.

Please go to and fill out the Volunteer Form.

We all as volunteers need to complete a Volunteer Form each year.  You can fill it out on line and print out two copies (3 if you want one for yourself)

 Rules and other stuff for region 56
•  Discipline Policy:
"Yellow & Red Cards are highly discouraged in the U8 & U10 divisions. Use caution when using cards at the U12 level. You must complete a misconduct report if you have to issue any type of misconduct.

Special Rules for U8 Games:
No penalty kicks, No off-side (dont allow obvious "cherry picking" either) There will be only direct kicks at this  level, and only from outside the goal area for attacking team.

 •   NEW Click Here for an interactive guide to offsides Law 11


Page Last Updated 9-8-14

  2014 FALL Referee Schedules

» U9 - U19 Rec + Extra schedule 

 Misconduct MUST be reported
Any misconduct issues during a game must be reported to Nick Disalatro within 24 hours. 

Misconduct form
» Incident report form

  Referee Requirements

Regional Referee (minimum age 12)

» Intermediate Referee (minimum age 14)

» Advanced Referee (minimum age 16)

» National Referee (minimum age 18)

 Downloadable Forms for Referees:
»   Laws of the Game
»   Advice to Referees
»   AYSO Rules and Regulations
»   Guide to Procedures for Referees
»   7 & 7 Cautions and send offs
»   Regional Pre Test
»   Intermediate Pre Test
»   Advanced Pre Test
»   Assistant Referee Instructions Guide
»   Diagonal
»   Dress Code
»   Fouls and Misconduct Simplified
»   Law 11
»   Law 12
»   Mechanics
»   Misconduct Form
»   Incident Report Form
»   Referees Pre-Game Instructions & Duties