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REFEREE TRAINING DATES
 

Region 85 Referee Training will take place on the following dates:

U8, U10, U12 and Above (Regional Badge Training):

Satuday 8/27 -  Lake Forest Sports Park,    8:30 am to 1:30 pm*

U6/U7 (Pick the date that works for you):

Saturday 8/27 - Lake Forest Sports Park,    1:30 pm to 3:30 pm*

Thursday 9/8  - Location TBD,                      7 pm to 9 pm

Wednesday 9/14 - Location TBD,                 7 pm to 9 pm

*Spanish Language Instructors available on this date

Sign up here

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NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS: HEADING THE BALL
 

Consistent with the U.S. Soccer mandates on heading the ball:

 

Heading is banned for all division players U-12 and below in both practices and games.

 

-- An indirect free kick (IFK) will be awarded to the opposing team if a player (age U12 or younger)
   deliberately touches the ball with his/her head during a game.

 

    --> The IFK is to be taken from the place where the player touched the ball with his/her head

 

    --> An IFK awarded to the attacking team inside the opposing team’s goal penalty* area, 
          must be taken on the goal penalty* area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest
          to where the player touched the ball with his/her head.

 

     --> Neither cautions nor send offs shall be issued for persistent infringement 
          or denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity related to the heading infraction.


*This part of the law was updated 3/18/2016

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PROCEDURES FOR NEW REFEREES
 

AYSO is a large volunteer run organization that works with hundreds of thousands of children throughout the country. Through our widely acclaimed Safe Haven program we take special precautions to screen and properly train the thousands of volunteers who work with our children.

As part of this program all referees are required to:

  • Submit a signed Volunteer Application Form (VAF) through www.eAYSO.org 
  • Be properly trained and certified as a referee by AYSO
  • Take online Safe Haven training at www.aysotraining.org

Questions? 

Email RRA@ayso85.org

Thanks for volunteering!

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U6/U7 REFEREE HELP DESK
 

Need help signing up for games, getting a Ref #, etc.? Try our U6/U7 Referee Help Desk.

Regional Director Referee Instruction  top  
RECEIVE REGION 85 FIELD UPDATES
 

   To receive field status updates on your cell phone.

   Text R85SOCCER to 84483

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TEST YOUR SOCCER KNOWLEDGE
 

Here's a great resource to TEST your soccer knowledge.

http://areferee.com/soccer.php

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REFEREE FIELD POSITIONING TUTORIAL
 

This tutorial demonstrates correct referee positioning for both the standard diagonal referee control system, and the special Region 85 Dual Referee control system used for u8 games.

Instructions: 

  • Click on the >> symbol to toggle between the two referee control systems.
  • Click on the word "play" to move to the next set play.
  • Use your mouse to drag and drop the ball, players, and referees fo demonstration purposes.
  • Click on the word "reset" to reset the current play to the starting positions.

 

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REFEREE'S CALENDAR
 

  July 2016 top    bottom
 Mon 11th
 7:30pm-9:30pm
Monthly Board Meeting
Please join us for this open meeting for our monthly Board meeting at the Lake Forest Sports Park Recreation Center
 Fri 15th - Sun 17th
 8:00am-5:00pm
Coach Upgrade Training (U10, U12, Intermediate, & Advanced)
Coach upgrade training courses for U10, U12, Intermediate, & Advanced. Location: EL TORO HIGH SCHOOL (visit www.ayso11L.org for more information)
  August 2016 top    bottom
 Mon 1st
 7:30pm-9:30pm
Monthly Board Meeting
Please join us for this open meeting for our monthly Board meeting at the Lake Forest Sports Park Recreation Center
 Sat 13th
 11:00am-2:00pm
Required Coach Meeting
Required Coach Meeting Saturday Aug 13th Location is the Lake Forest Sports Park. Certified Coaches will receive vital season information, their rosters and uniforms. U6, U7, and U8 coaches meet at 11:00am. U10 and older coaches meet at 12:30pm
  September 2016 top    bottom
 Sat 10th
 
Region 85 Fall Season Begins
 Mon 12th
 7:30pm-9:30pm
Monthly Board Meeting
Please join us for this open meeting for our monthly Board meeting at the Lake Forest Sports Park Recreation Center
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 Mon 3rd
 7:30pm-9:30pm
Monthly Board Meeting
Please join us for this open meeting for our monthly Board meeting at the Lake Forest Sports Park Recreation Center
  November 2016 top    bottom
 Mon 7th
 7:30pm-9:30pm
Monthly Board Meeting
Please join us for this open meeting for our monthly Board meeting at the Lake Forest Sports Park Recreation Center
 Sat 12th
 
Region 85 Playoffs
 Sat 19th
 
Region 85 Finals
  December 2016 top    bottom
 Sat 3rd - Sun 4th
 
Area 11-L Playoffs (U10-U14)
Playoff Location: Lake Forest Sports Park (Lake Forest)
 Mon 5th
 7:30pm-9:30pm
Monthly Board Meeting
Please join us for this open meeting for our monthly Board meeting at the Lake Forest Sports Park Recreation Center


Directions: Directions to Lake Forest City Hall

Directions: Directions to HILTON GARDEN INN - FOOTHILL RANCH

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