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AYSO Region 56


Referees are critical to soccer. The game can't be played without them. My name is Nick Dispalatro, and I am your Referee Administrator. You can reach me by e-mail by clicking HERE!

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Region 56 Referee Staff: 

Chris Osswald - Assistand Referee Administrator
Ron Berkowitz 
- Director of Referee Instruction
Lee Aydelotte - Referee Director of Assessments
Andrew Savage - Director of Youth Referees 
Vacant - Director of Referee Mentoring
Vacant - Director of Female Referees
Vacant - Scheduler  

AYSO Volunteer Form (Adult or Youth)

If you have not already filled out and turned in this annual form, then please go online and do so.

Please click: HERE and fill out the Volunteer Form.

We all as volunteers need to complete a Volunteer Form each year. You can fill it out online and print out two copies (3 if you want one for yourself).

Rules & Other Stuff for Region 56

• Discipline Policy:
"Yellow & Red Cards are highly discouraged in the U8 & U10 divisions. Use caution when using cards at the U12 level. You must complete a misconduct report if you have to issue any type of misconduct.

• Special Rules for U8 Games:
No penalty kicks, No off-side (don't allow obvious "cherry picking" either) There will be only direct kicks at this  level, and only from outside the goal area for attacking team.

 • NEW Click Here for an interactive guide to offside Law 11 

Misconduct MUST Be Reported

Any misconduct issues during a game must be reported to the Referee Admin within 24 hours.
 » Misconduct Form
 » Incident Report

Referee Requirements

» Regional Referee (minimum age 12)
» Intermediate Referee (minimum age 14)
» Advanced Referee (minimum age 16)
» National Referee (minimum age 18)

National Partners

Email Contacts

Contact Us

AYSO Region 56

P.O. Box 8205 
Huntington Beach, California 92646

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