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Welcome Referees

 Welcome to Ayso Region 28 Referee page

Rules and Regulations

AYSO. Region 28 referee rules and regulations

THANK YOU for being a volunteer, you are greatly appreciated!

1.   Every team in our region must have at least 3 AYSO certified referees.
With the exception of under 6, which only need at least 1 certified referee.

2.   Every team must have their referees certified
With the proper badge level before the season begins.
U6 - U10 Basic / U10 - U12 Intermediate / U14 – U19 Advanced

3.   Every team must have a 3 man referee crew ready to referee every home game.
This should work out to be about 5 games per season.

4.   Every team must referee ALL of their referee assignments, or their team will be disqualified
from participating in the regional playoffs and area playoffs.


All referees need to register for their referee assignments through matchtrak. Here is a simple to follow PDF guide to help with navigating the matchtrak system.

matchtrak guide.pdf

Here is also a youtube video on how to use matchtrak.

MatchTrak YouTube Video

Referee Schedules

Spring Referee Schedules: 
All Referee assignments need to be self assigned in,  If you have any questions or issues contact Referee Administrator, Jon Morrello.

New Rules and Regulations: Heading the Ball

February 15, 2016


1. Consistent with the U.S. Soccer mandates on heading the ball, heading is banned for all division players U-11 (U-12 and below for programs without single age divisions) and below in both practices and games.

Heading for players in U-14 is limited to a maximum of thirty (30) minutes per week with no more than 15-20 headers, per player. There is no restriction on heading in matches.

2. An indirect free kick will be awarded to the opposing team if a player age 10 or younger, deliberately touches the ball with his/her head during a game.

a. The indirect free kick is to be taken from the place where the player touched the ball with his/her head.

b. An indirect free kick awarded to the attacking team inside the opposing team’s penalty area, must be taken  on the penalty area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the player touched the ball with  his/her head.

3. Neither cautions nor send offs shall be issued for persistent infringement or denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity related to the heading infraction.

Helpful Links

Become a Referee!

All volunteer registration must be completed on-line at

AYSO Training/Certification- Click Here
Your AYSO Volunteer ID number will be needed to log in, If you don't know it you can contact a board member so we can get that for you.

Offside Rule - Law 11 (Video)

Guidelines to help you referee a game.

Who to Contact

Have a question, comment, or suggestion?
Let us know! We want to hear from you!


Referee Administrator


Assistant Referee Administrator

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AYSO Region 28 Garden Grove

PO Box 4546 
Garden Grove, California 92842

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 714-791-3708
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