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AYSO Region 19 - Culver City - Mar Vista - Palms


Keeping The Game Safe, Fair And Fun

Thank you volunteering and being a referee, or for thinking about being a referee. Whether you  actively volunteered or were recruited (many of us started this way), refereeing is a great way to get involved in AYSO soccer. And it is FUN… really.

What you need to know re. Build-out Line for 9U and 10U - Updated for 2018

 As part of their Player Development Initiatives, USSF has introduced the Build-out line (BOL) for 9U and 10U.

 Here is a video explaining the new rules
(this is updated for 2018).
     Watch video


Region 19 Referee Schedules

Upper Division Referee Schedules:
Spring League Referee Schedules:


Referee Classes

Referee certifications are good forever! If you have already taken a referee class and have your Regional Badge, you do not need to take another Regional Class. You are welcome to attend a class if you would like a refresher.

For more information, contact Tony Robinson


Now’s a great time to upgrade your Certification!

Class schedules for the 2018 season will be posted shortly.

PLEASE READ: Pre-requisites:
-  All volunteers must first register as AYSO volunteers. Online Registration Instructions   How to Volunteer
-  All volunteers must complete SAFE Haven and Concussion Awareness online courses before officiating any games.
      Safe Haven,  (AYSOU - MY Courses)
      CDC concussion training. (AYSOU - MY Courses)

If you are taking the BASIC Referee class, you must complete the following BEFORE attending the class:
Regional Referee Course, 2018 (not needed for U8 Official)
Can be found on AYSOU (click on the AYSOU tab on our website)
then by going to  eCommerce and selecting  Regional Referee Training Course (It is at the bottom of the list)
Please email us for a $7 voucher code
We will give you the exam after the conclusion of the class.

Other upcoming Referee Classes are also listed under "Live Courses" on AYSOU

Region 19 is part of Area 1P

Law Updates

2018 Laws of the Game Update
There are a few new updates/changes to the Laws of the Game for 2018/2019. 
Click here to see the changes.

Heading the Ball
Consistent with the US Soccer mandates on heading the ball, the AYSO is implementing the rules for heading the ball (12U and down)
Section 1 rules for 2018 include no heading for 12U and below for ALL divisions and programs. 

Punting and Drop kicking the ball
Section 1 and Section 10 rules for 2018 include NO punting or drop kicking the ball for 11U and below.
Note that punting and drop kicks are now allowed in 12U.

Click here to see the rules.

7U/8U Guidelines
Click here for the Region 19  Guidelines for 7U and 8U

Region 19 will be conducting mandatory update sessions for all referees. Please check back for more information.

Referee Contact Information

 Reg. Referee Administrator Rick Ramirez
 Director of Instruction Anthony Robinson
 Director of Assessment / Mentoring Tim Martinez
 Volunteer Points Coordinator Kevin Knopf
 Referee Staff Barry Moser
 Referee Staff Matt August 
 Referee Staff John Buckley 
 Referee Staff Keith Fine 
 Referee Staff Art Kaufmann
 Referee Schedulers  
 7U/8UGarrett Hunter
 10U Van Beer
 12U Marvin Rodriguez
 14U Marvin Rodriguez
 Upper Division Schedulers
16U and 19U
 Anthony Robinson
Rebecca Weinreich

If no commissioner is available at the field, email a picture of the front and back of the completed lineup cards to

Mentoring / Assessment

Region 19  has an ongoing referee mentoring program.
It is intended for new and existing referees who want to improve their refereeing skills along with Intermediate or Advanced Referee Candidates who are working toward their Intermediate or Advanced Certifications. 

Contact Tim Martinez

Becoming a Referee

The benefits of being a referee
You get a great view of every game you do
You get to pick which games you want to referee
No mid-week commitments
Your kids will think it is cool when you go out to referee
Did we mention it’s fun
What are the prerequisites for becoming a referee?
We will teach you everything you need to know and give you a cool referee uniform

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Contact Us

AYSO Region 19

PO Box 32 
Culver City, California 90232

Email Us:
Phone : 310-559-4559
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