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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  


Regional Referee Training Opportunities

Step 1: Register in Blue Sombrero as a Referee Volunteer
Step 2: Go to and log in with your Blue Sombrero userid/password to view and sign up for a class

The regional referee class is an 8 hour class so either all day on the weekend or 4hrs each day for two weeknights. Food and drink provided. Bring a pencil or pen and note paper.

There are multiple opportunities depending on how far you want to are some close not wait until the last minute or you may end up with last minute conflicts or limited options and you will be very sad.

All classes will be in aysou and when you sign up it will have the start time and address and any other notes...please pay attention to the notes. 

  • Sat Jul 29th or Sun Jul 30th in Laguna Hills Area L, $ required up front but you can be reimbursed
  • Sat Aug 5th or Sun Aug 6th at Fountain Valley High School - no $ required, Region 56 will be billed
  • Sat Aug 12th in Huntington Beach location TBD Region 56 class no $ required
  • Sat Aug 19th in Huntington Beach Region 143 class, $ required up front but you can be reimbursed
  • Sat Aug 26th in Huntington Beach location TBD Region 56 class no $ required
  • Tue/Thu combo (4hrs each) Sep 5th/7th in Huntington Beach location TBD Region 56 class no $ required

Other referee training opportunities (Intermediate, Advanced, etc...)

Process is the same...from aysou you will see all the opportunities...for convenience, the best one is... 

Click HERE for PDF of instructions.

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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