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AYSO Region 78 Hollywood-Wilshire

Become A Referee

2024 AYSO Referees

All new AND returning referees MUST be registered as 2024 volunteers & up to date on training requirements/ certifications. To see your "volunteer status" & list of certifications, go to the home screen Dashboard in your inLeague account HERE.

1-Registered as a 2024 Volunteer on inLeague
2- Background Check (NOTE: annual requirement - you will receive an email from Sterling Volunteers before expiration)
3- Safe Haven
4- DC Concussion (NOTE: If you completed BEFORE 2020, you will need to take updated course)
5- Sudden Cardiac Arrest
6- SafeSport (NOTE: annual update required - If you completed last season, you will only need to complete the shorter "refresher" course)
7- LiveScan Fingerprinting - Only required for Intermediate & above referees - SEE LIVESCAN INSTRUCTIONS HERE (NOTE: This MUST be done through AYSO - LiveScans through other organizations do NOT transfer over)
8- Referee Certification (note badge levels below)

  • Required badge level to referee 7U-12U - Regional Referee
  • Required badge level to referee 14U - Intermediate Referee
  • Required badge level to referee 16U & up - Advanced Referee

NOTE: There may higher badge requirements for EXTRA, All-Star & tournament games versus the usual "CORE" Fall soccer games. Conversely, there may be less strict requirements to "AR" 14U & up. Please contact the Regional Referee Administrator to confirm.

Questions/ need help - Contact: [email protected]


STEP 1 -
Register as a 2024 VOLUNTEER in AYSO 78 Hollywood for MY2024–make sure to check the “referee” role!

  1. Go to the “InLeague site”
  2.  Log in by entering your email address and password.
  3. Click “Volunteer Registration” button and then click “Fall 2023” button.
  4. Complete the registration form.  Make sure you use your full LEGAL name; no abbreviations or nicknames.
  5. Under volunteer preferences, check all applicable boxes.  Be sure and check “Referee” so you receive our important emails. Be sure to scroll all the way down and click “Submit Volunteer Preferences”
  6. Then sign off on the “Disclosure” page.
  7. Annual background checks are required for ADULT volunteers. Volunteers (18 & older) should be on the lookout for an email from our background check people at “Sterling Volunteers.” Their email will need a response. (Careful to check spam/junk.)
  8. That’s it!  You are enrolled as a Volunteer in AYSO 78 Hollywood.

STEP 2 -
Take the online Regional Referee coursework/training: “NEW – Regional Referee — Online + In-Person Companion Course” (note: If you are interested in taking the more in depth full day course, contact [email protected]). eTrainU/AYSOU offers this course…To register for, and complete, the on-line course requirements follow these steps (NOTE: you must complete the online referee training and test prior to coming to the in-person classroom session):

  1. Log into InLeague using your email and password. Go to eTrainU by clicking on the “Graduation cap” icon in the upper right corner of your home page
  2. Click the “Training Library” icon on the left
  3. Click "VIEW COURSES" under the "Refereeing" category
  4. Click on  “NEW – Regional Referee-Online + In-Person Companion Course” and take the nine (9) modules/chapters and the exam. If you can’t complete them in one sitting, you can always go back in to eTrainU and look under “My Training” to resume where you left off.
  5. Enroll and attend the in the in-person classroom session. When you click "Enroll", it will take you to the "Training Event" page to search for a local training. PLEASE make sure to read the course description & instructions carefully as they may require certain prerequisites ahead of time (including the Safety Courses listed in "Step 3"). IMPORTANT SEARCH TIP: There are 3 search filters (region/ location/ name of course) defaults to "Region 78" so you'll want to delete that so you are searching all regions. Also, make sure to search by location distance...otherwise it will search AYSO nationwide. Please email our Referee Administrator & let us know which training you plan on taking.
  6. Upon successful completion you’ll get your free referee uniform and equipment!

Take AYSO’s Safety Courses (If you have not already done so, you will need to take AYSO’s Safe Haven, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Safe Sport, and the CDC Concussion Awareness courses). Also, for coaches (9U & above), LiveScan through AYSO is REQUIRED. They are offered through AYSO’s learning platform at “eTrainU”). NOTE: Safe Sport is NOT required by YOUTH volunteers, but is required annually with the “Refresher” course” for all ADULT volunteers.

  1. Log into InLeague using your email and password. Go to eTrainU by clicking on the “Graduation cap” icon in the upper right corner of your home page
  2. Click the “Training Library” icon
  3. Click Safe Haven “view courses”
  4. Take the following courses online:1) AYSO’s Safe Haven – Online; 2) CDC Concussion Awareness – Online; 3) Sudden Cardiac Arrest – Online; 4) Safe Sport
  5.  Work your way through each module (including any test at the end).

Once you have completed your coursework (or if you need any help with the training), please contact our Regional Referee Administrator so that we can help get you started! 

Contact: [email protected]


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AYSO Region 78 - Hollywood-Wilshire

Los Angeles, California 90004

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