Malibu AYSO Region 759 has been honored with the distinguished designation as a Platinum Region.  This honor is bestowed upon our dedicated volunteers and players by the National AYSO organization.


Malibu Field Conditions: (310) 317-2020

Coaches and Parents:

As you are all aware AYSO is completely a volunteer program.


It Takes a Village.


The most difficult position to enroll volunteers is Referee.
Which is odd, as I have found that the most enjoyable position to witness a game.    

The most difficult and the most off putting part about taking this position is the fear of abuse.

It is an issue taken very seriously in Region 759, and within AYSO as a whole.


Abusive spectators or coaches will be banned from the field, there will be no exceptions. If Coaches and spectators work together to help keep their sidelines in order, these situations should be avoided.

In order to have games, we must have a certified referee to be in charge of each game. In our region’s previous seasons that’s approximately 72 referee positions that need filling each weekend.


It takes a Village.

NO REFEREE=NO GAME.
Its that simple. Games will be cancelled if there is no certified referee to take the field.. There will be no exceptions.

U5/6 and U7/8
Each team is required to provide a certified U8 referee.
Games should be refereed by an independent referee if possible. Coaches can referee their own games. The suggestion is to do one half  each coach. Goals do not count in these games. There is no offside.

U10
Each Team is to provide three certified referees. One Fully Certified, two certified to at least the Assistant Referee level.

U10 will be self sufficient  with the referee schedule. Teams will be responsible to referee  the game immediately following the game they play. The teams who has the last game of the day will be responsible to provide the referees for the first game of the day. This should occur twice, at most, to any team.


The referee schedule will be sent out to all coaches prior to the first games of the season.

U12
Each Team is to provide three certified referees. One Fully Certified, two certified to at least the Assistant Referee level.

The assistant referee position will be self sufficient  with the referee schedule. Center Referees will schedule themselves via the on-­?line referee scheduler.


Assistant referees will be given a team assignment schedule. They will be  expected to provide assistant referees for the games immediately following there own game.


U14
Each Team is to provide three certified referees. One Fully Certified, two certified to at least the Assistant Referee level.

All Referees will schedule themselves via the on-­?line referee scheduler.

IMPORTANT

Points will be awarded to each team each week. See Red Book for details.


These points go towards your standings each week, so make sure the game cards are clearly filled in with the teams they represent and the names of the referees.

Each team must fulfill no less than 75% of their games to be eligible for post season play. No exceptions.

In order to get you certified there is a Referee Clinic Sunday August 30th. The early par of the class will focus on the U8 referee certification.


The second part will take you through the duties of the assistant referee. The full class will certify you at the Basic Referee Level
The class will be at Webster School.


It will be from 9am to 5pm Lunch will be provided. U8 and AR modules will be done at 1pm.

I understand the commitment coaches are already making, which is why I urge the parents to volunteer for this.


To see the smiles on the kids faces from right there… to be able to help them learn about, what is to me, a really beautiful game, is a wonderful feeling.


It really is the one place in the whole World where you are 100% right 100% of the time. Everything is in the ‘opinion’ of the referee, no one else’s. And therefore you are never wrong.

The worst thing we could do to our kids is to cancel their games for lack of effort. Please coaches tell your parents, parents find the referees in side you.

To help persuade you , here are 5 other reasons to be a Referee.

5.  Vertical stripes haves a slimming effect

4.  I've worn a GPS while centering a U12 game and you will run almost 3 miles!!

3.  It is the only time people actually do what you say!

2.  Instantly become unpopular with friends and neighbors.

and the #1 reason to become a ref is.... you guessed it.... because "it takes a village" and your kids need your help.

Paul Crowder -Referee Administrator- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.