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FALL REFEREE SIGNUPS & SCHEDULES
 

 Game schedules and referee signups can be found online.

Referees are encouraged to signup early and often.

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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.

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GAME CARDS
 

The following game cards should be used.

Game cards are fillable PDF forms that can be downloaded, completed, and printed at home.

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FALL 2016 GAME INFO
 

Please note, some team sizes have changed for the Fall 2016 Season.

2016 Fall - Regional Play

Age Group Ball Size Half Team Min.
Players
# of Refs

Field Size*

Goal Size*

U6 3 15 min 3 v 3 2 1 15 x 30 4 x 6
U7 3 20 min 5 v 5 3 1 20 x 40 5 x 10
U8 3 20 min 7 v 7 5 2 25 x 50 6 x 18
U10 4 25 min 7 v 7 5 3 40 x 80 7 x 21
U12 4 30 min 9 v 9 6 3 50 x 100 8 x 24
U14 5 35 min 11 v 11 7 3 60 x 110 8 x 24

* U6 & U7 matches will be officiated by one (1) Referee. Referees for U6 & U7 may come from one of the participating teams.

* U8-U19 matches must be officiated by 'neutral' referees.

* Field size and goal size may vary due to available space/resources.


2016 Fall - Area & Extra Play

Age Group Ball Size Half Team Min.
Players
# of Refs
U9 4 25 min 7 v 7 5 3
U10 4 25 min 7 v 7 5 3
U11 4 30 min 9 v 9 6 3
U12 Area 4 30 min 9 v 9 6 3
U12 Extra 4 30 min 11 v 11 7 3
U13 5 35 min 11 v 11 7 3
U14 5 35 min 11 v 11 7 3
U16 5 40 min 11 v 11 7 3
U19 5 45 min 11 v 11 7 3
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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 U11 (U12 and below for programs without single age divisions) and below in both practices and games.

  • An indirect free kick (IFK) will be awarded to the opposing team if a player 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 indirect free kick awarded to the attacking team inside the opposing team's goal area, must be taken on the goal area 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.
*Per AYSO National Rules & Regulations (ver 5/2016)
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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
 

  October 2016 top    bottom
 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
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 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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