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Referees

 
 
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Arizona State Referee Administration (ASRA) is the official management organization of referees in the state of Arizona.  Providing, training and certifying referees for both youth and adult soccer, ASRA is an invaluable resource for AYSA.  To learn more about this organization, please CLICK HERE.
 
 
IMPORTANT FORMS FOR REFEREES MANAGING AYSA GAMES:
 
FORM  
Rate-A-Coach Form (Updated 06/15/2015) Link
Referee Send-Off Report Form Link
Head Injury Notification Form Link
 
NEW & RECERTIFYING REFEREES RISK MANAGEMENT:
All new and recertifying referees will be required to submit to Risk Management procedures during the registration process online at Arizona Game Officials.  No registration will be approved without completing the risk management process and the process will be required annually during registration.  Eligible assignors will have current lists of certified referees who have passed their background checks.

GUEST REFEREES RISK MANAGEMENT:
USSF certified referees from out-of-state who wish to officiate games in Arizona must complete the Guest Referee Risk Management "course" by registering and paying online for it at Arizona Game Officials.  See Classes & Clinics at azref.com on the bottom of the page.

COURSE SCHEDULE FOR NEW REFEREES AND RE-CERTIFICATIONS:
Recertification is now done completely online.  Entry-level classes consist of both an online and a live classroom component.

ASSIGNORS:
Reminder: All AYSA Clubs MUST use USSF Certified Assignors and ALL USSF referees MUST be assigned by USSF assignors. All existing assignors must complete an in-service each year and new assignors must complete a new assignor class.  Be sure to plan ahead so that your club and referees will be in compliance with AYSA and USYSA requirements.  The assignor class is ONLINE and in the CLASSROM.
 
*Club Presidents need to login to the Employment Verification form found at the bottom of the Assignor page on azref.com to confirm the name of their assignor, otherwise, he/she will not have access to the online database of registered referees.
 

GRADE 7 UPGRADES:
New upgrade guidelines have been established for 2015.  Classes are being held now and the fitness test/assessment requirements have been dropped.  To learn more, check out CHANGES FOR 2015 on azref.com.

LIGHTNING SAFETY OUTDOOR:  CLICK HERE

HEAD INJURY & CONCUSSION INFORMATION:  CLICK HERE

 
Below is a great video that features MLS referee Allen Chapman.  Allen got his start in Phoenix and worked his way up from doing youth games, represented Arizona at Regional events eventually doing preseason MLS games.  He was eventually selected to join the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) in 2012 - there are only 21 referees in PRO and it is quite an accomplishment.
 

http://www.foxsports.com/soccer/video/a-feel-for-the-game-mls-referees-102515


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NEW PROGRAM DESIGNED TO IMPROVE OFFICIATING AND REDUCE SIDELINE ABUSE:
 
What began as an experimental program in Tucson a year ago, was met with such enthusiasm and experienced such success that AYSA has decided to implement the program statewide on a voluntary basis.
 
 
All AYSA players, parents and coaches will sign a new Code of Conduct this Fall promising to end bad behavior and abuse of game officials.  Failure to comply can result in mandatory Anger Management and fines.  Reminders in the way of signage and trained sideline field marshals for everyone to "RESPECT THE GAME" will be employed to assure compliance.
 
At the same time coaches will have the ability to evaluate referee performance using the new “Rate-a-Ref” on line program. These evaluations will assist our referee administrators in mentoring and educating referees and rewarding those who exceed standards.  Similarly, referees will be encouraged to evaluate the coaches in the new “Rate-a-Coach” program which will assist DOC’s in their education and mentoring of their coaches.  
 

In conclusion, the program is designed to aid in recruiting new referees and properly recognizing and rewarding those who excel.

Be Kind.....on the Sidelines

  • The spectator's job is to enjoy the game! Keep comments positive and general, rather than directed at individual players.  Be supportive of both teams.
 
  • The coach's job is to coach the players! Additional coaching from the sidelines distracts players and may affect their performances.
 
  • The referee's job is to officiate the game. Respect the difficulty of this position by allowing the refs to work without interruption.
 
  • The soccer field is a learning environment for players.  Spectators serve as powerful role models for good sportsmanship.

HAVE FUN AND BE KIND!
 
 
 
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