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Training Road Map

Each volunteer must take the following step to become certified. (New AND Returning)
1) Register as a volunteer at:

Each New (but NOT if Returning) volunteer must ALSO take the following steps...
2) Begin online training at:
     (a) Login using your Blue Sombrero user name and password
     (b) Click the "My Courses" tab on the left side of top bar
     (c) There are three mandatory courses to complete, totaling about 20-45 minutes each.
          (i) AYSO's Safe Haven
          (ii) CDC: Concussion Course
          (iii) Laws of the Game
     (d) Click on the "eCommerce" tab and then click on the "Referee Training" button. Click onn the "Buy Now" button to purchase the Regional Referee Training. There is a cost for the training, which we will reimburse afterwards, or you can email [email protected] for training vouchers. The course takes two-three hours to complete.

IMPORTANT: Please do NOT proceed to Step 3 if you have not completed the online portions in Step 2.
3) There is an in-person companion course that is done separately AFTER you’ve done all Step #2’s courses.
     (a) Go to
     (b) Search "Regional Referee Online Companion Course" by clicking the "Sessions" button
     (c) Sign up to reserve your spot!

4) After completing the online and in-person training, email our Regional Referee Admin (RRA) directly @ [email protected] for:
     (a) New referee kit. Please note what size shirt/shorts you'd prefer.
     (b) Matchtrak account, so you can to sign-in and reserve games online

If this sounds confusing, rest assured that we're here to help. Reach out to a coach or the RRA for help!!

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Newport AYSO Region 97

PO Box 1848 
Newport Beach, California 92659

Email Us: [email protected]
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