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

Training and Meeting Dates



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.  


 Referee 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 Training Dates:

Sunday April 14th.
Location:  Fire & Ice
3848 Niles Rd, St. Joseph
Regional Referee Companion Course
5 pm - 8 pm

Please register for the course, through the site.

Prior to doing so, make sure you are a registered volunteer in our region.

  • Go to
  • Login (or register, if not yet created) to your account
  • Register to volunteer as a Referee (or youth referee, if under 18) access is the same account as used on our region's website. You can also get to the AYSOU from our region's website.


Thank you,
Kevin Russell
AYSO Region 8/E/574 Referee Administrator

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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