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FALL 2022–Region 20 Needs Referee/Assistant Referee Volunteers!!!

FALL REFEREE COURSES ARE BEING SCHEDULED: 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3, 9/10, 9/18, 9/20, 9/25

The Fall 2022 season starts soon. Opening Weekend Games are September 17th, and we will be needing VOLUNTEER PARENT REFEREES to officiate these matches. The youngest age groups (5U-7U) need parents that have taken a short online training session (by Zoom) or a crack-of-dawn Opening Day Orientation 7:30-8:30. If you have a child in these younger divisions, please contact me and I will get you dialed in on becoming a volunteer at these ages rra@ayso20.org    The older divisions (8U and above) need parents who have spent a little more time “training” to be a “certified” volunteer match official. If you are already a referee, see #1 below. If you are NOT a trained referee/assistant referee yet, go to #2. 

1. If you are already a certified match official, you will need to re-register to be a volunteer for the MY2022 season. (We need to re-register every year.) Go to your inLeague account and re-register (as a volunteer) for MY2022Note: We have a newly updated version of “InLeague” so it will look a little different than the past years. Click the Volunteer Registration button and complete the process. Make sure you choose “Referee” as your volunteer preference (even if you just plan on becoming an Assistant Referee).

New requirement (as of 2019): make sure you have taken the required Simon’s Heart “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” course (if you haven’t already) which is found at “eTrainU”  (our new educational platform). You access the eTrainU platform by logging in to InLeague (using your own email and password), and then click the graduation cap‘ icon in the upper right-hand corner. This will bring you to a new page that lets you “Log into eTrainU.”  You will be brought to a ‘home page’ that has a column of tabs on the left-hand side. (BTW, you should see YOUR name on this page.)  On the left-hand column of tabs, click “Training Library” and then the Safe Haven View Courses button. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest course can be found here.

New requirement (as of MY2022): all referees need to take the SafeSport class, which is a state mandated requirement.  This is accessed through (https://safesporttrained.org/?KeyName=tsVWe36Xa6PS3b5NzOug)    Make sure you are using your full legal name (no nicknames, abbreviated names, etc.) when signing up for these things.

Note: we are no longer using AYSOU.

2. If you are new to the Region, and not a certified referee yet, you will need to take the referee training, but first you’ll need to register as a VOLUNTEER in your inLeague account.  Log in to InLeague (using your own name and password, not that of a spouse) and click the “Volunteer Registration” button. Follow the instructions and be sure to use your full legal name (no nicknames or abbreviations). Make sure you choose “Referee” as your volunteer preference (even if you just plan on becoming an Assistant Referee). There will also be a background check (since our volunteers are working closely with young athletes) by the folks at Sterling Volunteers.

If you have questions about this process please reach out to me at rra@ayso20.org 

REFEREE Training–course opportunities conveniently located in Santa Monica at the Colorado Center (2500 Broadway). Course Dates:
August 13, 20, 27
September 3, 10, 18, 20, 25

Referee Training: Once you are registered as a volunteer in InLeague, there are two options in becoming a referee: taking a full-day in-person course (8 hrs) OR a combo of online training and in-person training.  This ‘combo’ option involves a 90′ online training, plus a 3-4 hour in-person training session. Most folks choose the combo because it feels easier to manage (doing some on your own time and the rest in the shorter in-class session). The “full-day” course is also great, but takes a full day. You choose what works best for your schedule.

The Combo: You will need to complete the online referee training before attending the in-person referee course. (To repeat, you may NOT attend the in-person classroom session until you have completed the online modules and taken the test at the end.) The dates for the in-person course are listed above; all you need is one session but feel free to come  again if you want to review the material as opening day games draw near.  You can start on the online material right now if you wish, but you may want to wait till you get closer to one of the classroom sessions so the material is fresh in your mind (you are also free to go back and retake the online modules as many times as you wish)!  To access the online course material, first log on to your InLeague website ( https://inleague.ayso20.org/  …using your own email and password–not a spouse’s), then click the “graduation cap” icon in the upper righthand corner of the page. This will bring you to a page that lets you “Log into eTrainU.” Click that button and you will be brought to eTrainU!  Then you will be brought to a home page that has a column of tabs on the left-hand side. (You should see YOUR name on this page.)  On the left-hand column of tabs, click “Training Library” and then “Refereeing” courses. You will be shown a page full of courses, and you need to click on Regional Referee – Online + In-Person Companion Course (2 Part Bundle).There are 9 modules plus a “final exam” that need to be completed. It should take you about 60-90 minutes. Then we need to get you into the in-person course. For now, complete the online referee material. Make sure you complete all the modules and take the test!

The Full-Day: You will need to sign up for and take the “Regional Referee – Full In-Person Course.This is accessed and signed up for just like the above course, but enroll in the Full In-Person Course.

Taking online “safety” classes–there are a few “safety classes” that need to be completed before you can help on the field.   To access the online “safety” course material, first log on to your InLeague website (using your own email and password–not a spouse’s), then click the “graduation cap” icon in the upper righthand corner of the page. This will bring you to a page that lets you “Log into eTrainU.” You will be brought to eTrainU. Then you will be brought to a home page that has a column of tabs on the lefthand side. (You should see YOUR name on this page.) On the left column of tabs, click “Training Library” and then “Safe Haven Courses.” Here you will find the three (3) required safety courses (Safe Haven-Online, CDC Concussion Awareness-Online, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest-Online). Complete these before opening weekend.

Stay tuned for announcements on upcoming in-person Regional Referee Courses!

If you are interested or have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to: rra@ayso20.org

See you on the pitch!