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AYSO 159 serving Los Alamitos - Rossmoor - Seal Beach

Referee Information

Thank you for volunteering to referee! Without assistance from volunteers like you, our children cannot play soccer!

Here you will find everything you need to know about refereeing in our Los Alamitos / Rossmoor / Seal Beach AYSO Region 159.  Whether you are new to refereeing or a seasoned pro, this page is your one stop shop for everything you'll need to know from registering to training and certifications to signing up for matches and more.

Registering and Training:

  1. New Referee Checklist

  2. How to Register as a Referee Volunteer

  3. Instructions for Volunteer Training

  4. Online and Field Courses - Instructions for Referee Training

  5. Live Courses - Instructions for Referee Training

Youth referees obtain certification the same way adults obtain certification. Youth referees should submit an application under their OWN account at

Youth Referees are also required to complete, Safe Haven, Concussion Awareness, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest training , similar to adult volunteers. 

However Youth Referees DO NOT need to complete Safesport Training, the online background-check or Live Scan Fingerprinting 

Signing up for Matches:

Once you have completed training and approved to be a volunteer, you'll receive an email with your Matchtrak login information. Visit and edit / update your profile and search for games. We are Section 11, Area E, Region 159.

Referee Resources 

AYSO National Rules and Regulations 
This is the official version of the AYSO Rules & Regulations. The National Rules & Regulations describe how AYSO conducts age specific programs and games including expectations for participation, details on team formation and registration requirements.
AYSO Referee Guideline
The addendum to the  IFAB Laws of the Game, detailing those changes which are approved within IFAB’S authorization, that allows Federations to make changes in the following five areas are included in the AYSO Referee Guideline:
AYSO National Referee Program Manual - a must-read manual for Referees in all badge levels
2023-2024 Summary of Law Changes for AYSO
2023 AYSO Section 1-10-11 EXTRA Guidelines
AYSO Section 1-10-11 Guidelines for EXTRA Program Play for a competitive youth soccer program
Youth Referee Manual
This manual is designed to assist youth referees with information and material for their unique needs.
2023-2024 FIFA Law Changes
Details of the law changes for 2023-2024 season
2023-2024 IFAB Laws of the Gam (Interactive Version)
2023-2024 IFAB Laws of the Game (PDF Version)
IFAB Mobile Application 
New Referee Walk Through Sheet
AYSO Tri Fold Sheet


If you have questions please reach out to our Regional Referee Administrator at [email protected].

Thank you, we'll see you on the pitch!

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AYSO Region 159

12340 Seal Beach Blvd, Ste B Box 313
Seal Beach, California 90740

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 562-346-6810
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