The requirements for each referee grade have been updated and are now current for the 2017 registration year.
The events being used to identify top performing Arizona referees for 2016-17 have been selected. Referee identification is used to assist state administration in selecting referees for Arizona President's Cup, Arizona State Cup, Region IV ODP, Region IV President's Cup Championships, and Far West Regional Championships.
As has been widely reported, the IFAB has recently released a major revision to the Laws of the Game. This is the largest change to the laws in over 100 years, and they are set to go into effect June 1, 2016.
One of your first tasks now will be to obtain a uniform and the proper tools and equipment for your new adventure.
Now that you have received your badge, you are ready to work games. In order to do that, you must work with an Assignor.
Now that you have passed your test, contacted an Assignor, and accepted your assignments, it's time for your first game! This can be an exciting day, but stressful as well. Knowing what to expect can help.
Congratulations to Ben Davis for being named as the National Young Male Referee of the Year! Ben has represented both Region 4 and Arizona well and we are very proud of him. Well done, Ben!
To referee youth games in Arizona, you MUST be aware of the AYSA Concussion Policy. Probably the most serious sports injury you will see, and are likely to see, is a concussion or possible concussion. You need to know how to evaluate the possibility of a concussion, primarily by assessing a player’s ability to communicate clearly or focus visually.