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AYSO Region 574 - St. Joseph, Stevensville, Benton Harbor, Bridgman and surrounding areas


What do I need to be a Referee?

1.   Volunteer Form - all referees (youth or adult) must complete and electronically sign.  Volunteer forms are completed every fiscal soccer year (beginning fall season). Youth referees are required to carry a copy with their gear.

2.   Safe Haven Training – a one-time training that needs to be completed prior to first game. AYSO ID# is required for this training which is obtained from the volunteer form in step 1. It is recommended to complete safe haven before taking first referee course.

3.   CDC Concussion Training –state of Michigan mandated training for all youth sports.  AYSO ID# is required for this training.  

4.   Training:

·       U8 Official – certified for U8 (under 8 years old) and younger games. (At least 10)

·       Assistant Referee – certified for U10 and younger games as an assistant. (At least 12)

·       Basic Referee – certified for U10 and younger games as center or assistant. (At least 12)

·       Upcoming Courses

TBD March 2017 Regional Referee Course.

6.   Equipment – provided by the region.


For any questions or assistance with the volunteer form please contact Sarah Johnson, CVPA.  For training questions and assistance contact Kevin Russell, Referee Administrator

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AYSO Region 574

PO Box 466 
Saint Joseph, Michigan 49085

Email Us: [email protected]
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