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AYSO Region 894 - Harvest, Monrovia & Toney, AL

How to Become a Referee

Here's all the steps to get certified as an AYSO Regional referee:

1. Become a volunteer (If you have already done this, skip to step 2)
    For a youth referee, follow these instructions to be come a youth volunteer. Here are the steps for an adult:
    a. Log into, or register if you don't have an account yet.
    b. Click on "VOLUNTEER" on the left.
    c. Click "Find Volunteer Roles" on the right top.
    d. If you don't have a child registered, click "Show More" at the bottom of the list, then click SELECT next to "Volunteer Registration - MY17"
    e. Click "SIGN UP" for ONLY ONE volunteer role (you can add more later). If multiple divisions are shown, doesn't matter which division you choose. Just pick one.
     f. Fill out your volunteer information.
     g. Make sure you e-sign your volunteer form.

NOTE: When prompted by Sterling (which conducts background checks) to pay $25, do NOT do so, unless you want to make that a donation to Region 894.  The Region will pay for ALL volunteer background checks.)

2. Take online core classes
    a. Go to
    b. Login using the same credentials you used for the site.
    c. Click "Online Courses".
    d. Click "Open" to take "AYSO’s Safe Haven" and "CDC: Concussion Course".

3. Take the referee course ONLINE (this is optional if taking the full in-person class)
    a. Login to
    b. Hover mouse over "eCommerce" and then click "Products".
    c. Select "Referee Training".
    d. Click "Buy Now" next to the Regional Referee Training Course.
    e. Click on "Online Courses".
    f. Take the Regional Referee Training Course.

4. Sign up for a Live Regional Referee Course
    a. Contact the Referee Administrator and let him/her know you want to take the referee class.
    b. Login to
    c. Click "Live Courses".
    d. Find Regional Referee Course and then click Sessions.
    e. Type CTRL-F to search in your browser and search for the 4-digit region number, for example "0894".
    f. Click "Register" next to the course. You should be registered.

5. Final steps: equipment and
    a. Contact the Referee Administrator to let him/her know you have passed all the referee requirements.
    b. Arrange to get referee equipment.
    c. Go to and register for an account.
    d. When your training is verified, you will receive a confirmation email.
    e. Login to to sign up for games to referee.
    f. Bring your equipment to the games and have fun!

Click here for the Laws of the Game.

Contact the Regional Referee Administrator if you have any questions!

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AYSO Region 894 - Harvest, Monrovia & Toney, AL

PO Box 210 
Harvest, Alabama 35749

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 256-213-1969
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