AYSA has dedicated this page to assisting the efforts of the Arizona State Refereee Administration
NEW FOR THE 2014-15 SEASON:
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 AND CLINICS on azref.com at the bottom of the page.
COURSE SCHEDULE FOR NEW REFEREES AND RE-CERTIFICATIONS:
Click here for the current schedule
Recertification is now done completely online. Entry-level classes consist of both an online and a live classroom component.
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. Click here for classes
*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 the azref.com website.
ARIZONA STATE REFEREE ADMINISTRATION - NEW STATE REFEREE ADMINISTRATOR
Congratulations to Tim Beeler for his selection as the new State Referee Administrator for Arizona.
Introduction letter from Tim Beeler
This update (Click Here) will be sent via email on a monthly basis to provide the referee community with information about the U.S. Soccer Referee Program. In particular, U.S. Soccer's commitment to providing quality education resources for officials of all levels will be featured in these updates so be sure to take full advantage of the information.
DAN CHRISTY - ARIZONA STATE REFEREE ADMINISTRATOR (1991-2013):
We are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved leader and friend, Dan Christy, who headed up the Arizona State Referee Administration for more than 22 years. Dan served Arizona as a referee, assessor, instructor, and assignor and mentored countless referees over the years. His contributions led to his being awarded lifetime membership in USSF... Please read more here