U8 Referee Course - 2011 (Last updated 8/25/11)
Who Should Attend?
This course is designed for parents or anyone else (10 years of age minimum) who wants to referee at the U8 level. We will give you the tools you need to referee a Safe, Fair, and Fun game.
The U8 division is a learning division, and this applies not only to the players, but also to parents, coaches, and referees. This is a great opportunity to learn in a low-key environment, enjoying the best seat in the house while exercising!
Each U8 team must provide their own referees (preferably 2 per team) and you will only be asked to officiate your child's games. Only certified and trained referees may officiate and therefore: no ref, no game. You may attend any one of the classes. Thank you for volunteering!
The U8 Referee Course covers Safe Haven (a child and volunteer protection course) certification for referees as well as the tools you will need to referee a Safe, Fair, and Fun game. You will learn how to prepare for your game, start the game, stop it if needed, and how to restart play. You will be refereeing 6 & 7 year olds and the tools that you will learn are appropriate for this age group and for short-sided games. This course will only certify you to referee at the U8 level.
This class will be taught by the Regional Director of Referee Instruction . Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Class Option #1: Sun. Aug. 28th, 2011. 2:00 5:30 PM
Class Option #2: Wed. Aug. 31st, 2011. 6:30 10:00 PM
Class Option #3: Sat. Sept. 10th, 2011. 5:30 9:00 PM
Location - Always check class location for any last minute changes!!!!!
Class #1: Community Activities Building (CAB) 1400 Roosevelt Ave, room 1.
Class #2: Community Activities Building (CAB) 1400 Roosevelt Ave, room 2.
Class #3: Community Activities Building (CAB) 1400 Roosevelt Ave, room 1.
It is not necessary to sign up ahead of time. However, if you could let us know if you will be attending that helps us with planning. If you have gone to www.eAYSO.org and signed up as a volunteer, you can register online for the class. Just enter the course roster number (see below), click the search button, and then click the radio button next to the course name. Finally, click the course signup button.
Class #1: ID# 201104876
Class #2: ID# 201104878
Class #3: ID# 201104880
Before the Class
Please fill out the volunteer form (if you have not already done so) required of all AYSO volunteers. You will be able to do that at class time, but if you could do it ahead of time online at www.eAYSO.org that would help us greatly. If you pre-register online, please print out two copies, sign them, and bring them with you to class. Please be sure and bring your driver’s license. If you fill out the form at class time, you will need the names and contact information of two references.
- AYSO Safe Haven for Referee certification
- Understand what is expected of U8 players
- Successfully manage pre-game duties
- Know the parts of the field
- Know the number of players in each age group
- Recognize ball in and out of play and the method of scoring
- Understand how to start, when to stop, and how to restart play
- Have a cursory understanding of fouls, misconduct, and free kicks
- Manage post-game situations
- Comprehend the referee's facilitative role
The course material covered is presented in the following handouts that you will receive:
- 2011/2012 FIFA Laws of the Game
- AYSO 2011 Guidance for Referees and Coaches
- U8 Referee Course handout from Region 1
Upon completion of the course you will receive:
- a stylish U8 referee T-Shirt. This will be your uniform and must be worn whenever you are refereeing.
- a lanyard and a whistle.