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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.

League Playoff rules 2023


Region 19 Uniform or Equipment Requests: Fill out this form

Region 19 Referee Schedules

 Core 10U - 14URefCentral 
 Upper Division 16U - 19U Inleague76 

Guidelines By Age Group



  • 7v7
  • No headers
  • No punts by keeper
  • Build Out Line (see video on this page)
  • All players must play 3 quarters before anyone plays the entire game
  • 25-minute halves
  • Size 4 ball


  • 9v9
  • No headers
  • All players must play 3 quarters before anyone plays the entire game
  • 30-minute halves
  • Size 4 ball


  • 11v11
  • All players must play 3 quarters before anyone plays the entire game
  • 35-minute halves
  • Size 5 ball

LAW Changes

New Laws published for 2023/2024


  Read the laws online or
 Download the OFFICIAL IFAB Laws of the Game app!

Download the 
OFFICIAL IFAB Laws of the Game app!

The new laws come into force on July 1 each year.
For AYSO, these Laws come into force on Aug 1.

For a copy of the Summary of Changes, click here for a downloadable PDF.

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

 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 current for 2023).

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!

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  [email protected]

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 Kevin Knopf ([email protected])

Section 1 Roadshow
January 6th and 7th, 2024  in Arcadia
Regional Referee, Intermediate Referee, Advanced Referee, National Referee
Referee Assessor, National Referee Assessor, Referee Instructor, Advanced Referee Instructor
Flyer  More information


Regional Referee Companion Classes
2nd Sep 2023  2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Bill Botts baseball field
10th Sep 2023  2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Bill Botts baseball field

17th Sep 2023  9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Bill Botts baseball field
29th Oct 2023 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Bill Botts baseball field

To sign up for a class, login to eTrainU (step-by-step instructions below the prerequisite requirement below).

Area 1-P  Classes

Dates and times to be announced for Intermediate and Advanced referee classes.
More information for Intermediate and Advanced - Contact:  ADI, Craig Collar  [email protected]

Need help registering or signing up?
AYSO has launched a new Wiki page loaded with “how to” information.
This is a dynamic and ever growing page chock full of great material.
Check it out at:  

-  All volunteers must first register as AYSO volunteers. 
-  All volunteers must complete the following online courses before officiating any games.
      Safe Haven
      CDC concussion training
      Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training 
      SafeSport Training

How to sign up for In-Person Referee Classes
- Login to SportsConnect (Region 19 volunteers via the link on
- Select your volunteer opportunities
- Click on the "AYSOU" link on your user profile
- Select "Training Event" from the menu on eTrainU on the left side of the page
- Select the search by region and scroll calendar to the desired month
- Select the training event and click the enroll button

Make sure you complete all listed required prerequisites prior to the class.

Region 19 is part of Area P and Section 1

Referee Contact Information

 Reg. Referee Administrator Paul Mathews [email protected]
 Director of Instruction Paul Mathews [email protected]
 Director of Assessment / Mentoring Kelley Kirkpatrick [email protected]
 Asst. Referee Administrator Anthony Robinson [email protected]
 Asst. Referee Administrator Kelley Kirkpatrick [email protected]
 Asst. Referee Administrator Kevin Knopf [email protected]
 Extra Referee Coordinator Ray Wiliani [email protected]
 Referee Staff
 Chris Miller [email protected]
 Referee Staff Julio Ramirez [email protected]
Tournament Referee Administrator Kevin Knopf [email protected]
 Volunteer Points Coordinator Paul Mathews  [email protected]
 Referee Uniforms & Equip Stella August [email protected]
Uniform and Equipment Request Form  
 Area 1-P Staff  
  Area Referee Administrator Derek Fabian  email
  Area Director of Instruction Craig Collar  email
  Area Director of Assessment Dave Poulten  email
  Upper Division / Area Schedulers
        (16U, 19U, Area Playoffs)
  Robert Osborne  email
  Area 1-P Website
  Area 1-P Calendar
 Area Calendar
 Section 1 Staff  
  Section Referee Administrator Rick Roberts  email 
  Section Director of Instruction Tony Robinson  email
  Section Director of Assessment Al Prado  email

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

Lineup Cards

How to Complete  Lineup cards


National Partners

Contact Us

AYSO Region 19

PO Box 32 
Culver City, California 90232

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 310-559-4559
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