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Area 1-P Referees Latest news and Announcements

Intermediate & Advanced Classes in October 2022
  • Sunday October 9th and 16th (2 day class)

Upper Division Start Date
  • Saturday September 17, 2022
  • Schedules are posted for Sep. 17,18, 24 and 25
  • ID cards mandatory from 10/1/2022

Referee Classes and Referee Education

Referee Classes


Register for all Courses on eTrainU (click My Training after login in your Regional Portal)

Area 1-P  Local Classes

Intermediate Referee October 9 & 16, 2022,  Roxbury Park, Beverly Hills
Advanced Referee October 9 & 16, 2022,  Roxbury Park, Beverly Hills

More information - Contact:  ADI, Craig Collar  [email protected]

Regional Classes

Register for all Courses on AYSOU (click My Training after login in your Regional Portal)


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:  

Laws for 2022/2023


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


For a copy of the AYSO Presentation - Summary of Law Changes, click here (PDF).

IFAB Law Changes and Circulars

More information on the Section 1 Referee Website 

These 2022/2023 Laws come into force on July 1,  2022. For AYSO, these Laws come into force on Aug 1, 2022.

Build-out Line

As part of their Player Development Initiatives, USSF has implemented the Build-out line (BOL) for 9U and 10U.

Here is a video explaining the rules - This is current for 2022/2023.

Schedules and General Information

Area 1-P 16U & 19U Referee Schedules

Login here (Inleague)

If volunteer referees want to sign up for Area games, including Upper Division,  Area Playoffs and Area All Stars,they would login here: Inleague-Region 76
These competitions are hosted on the Region 76 InLeague76 site and if not already done so, volunteers will need to register as a user in Region 76.

All volunteers are required to update/re-sign their volunteer applications every year. When logging into the schedule at Inleague76, volunteers might be asked to update their application again - even if already done (if the volunteers is from a region other that 76). They should do it again - it is only so the systems can sync their databases.
Once logged in to the site, choose "Referees" and then "Referee Schedule Signup".
Make sure you choose the correct competition from the dropdown list on the top left.

If volunteers are having problems registering at Region 76, they can contact Melissa Krantz ([email protected] )

To officiate on 16U/19U games, they might also need to be approved. They can be approved by the Area Schedulers, Barry Moser ( [email protected] ), Kevin Knopf ( [email protected] ) or Gray O'Brien ( [email protected] ).

For the sake of completeness, following are the guidelines we ask all UD referees to follow:

  • Please cover at least one AR slot for each ref (center) slot.
  • Only sign up for matches that meet your comfort and badge levels.
  • Games that begin late may be shortened.  Games MUST end on time.
  • Substitutions will be on the "eighths". There will not be Monitored Substitutions.
  • Recording Scores - please enter the scores at Inleague after your match.  Log-on to InLeague, click on "Referees", then "Scores and Standings" in the drop-down menu, then select the division of the game you refereed.  The next screen will ask you to enter the score for your match(es).
  • Game Cards -  scan/photograph game cards and monitored sub sheets and email to [email protected]
  • Red Cards - If you have an ejection in your match, please fill out a misconduct report:  Online version  Misconduct Report PDF    Please email it to Ken Kotarski ([email protected]), Area Director, and Tony Robinson ([email protected]), Area Referee Administrator.
  • ID cards - are mandatory beginning 10/1/22. 
    Before the start of the game, the coach will present the ID cards for all the players shown on the lineup card to the referee. The coach and any assistant coach shall also present their ID cards to the referee. The referee will check the players and coaches against the ID cards and will return the ID cards to the coach.
  • Seeding - Teams will be seeded in the playoffs according to the number of points that they earned during the regular season. The playoffs will be conducted on two weekends following the completion of the regular season.
  •  Ejections - If a player, coach, or assistant coach is ejected before, during, or after a game, the coach shall immediately surrender the ID card of the ejected person to the assistant referee or the center referee. The game will not be restarted unless the ID card is surrendered. If the card is not surrendered, the referee may terminate the game. ID cards will be returned after player name and uniform number, or coach name are noted for the misconduct report. See full Rules and Regulations
   ONLINE REFEREE REPORT (Misconduct etc)

Volunteer Requirements

  • All volunteers must register or update their volunteer registration as AYSO volunteers for the current year.
  • All volunteers must have completed Live Scan fingerprinting (Upcoming Events)
  • All volunteers must complete SAFE Haven, Concussion Awareness and SCA online courses before officiating any games.
  • All volunteers must complete SAFESPORT training  LINK

   All Courses available on AYSOU (click My Training after login in your Regional Portal)


Contact Us

Area Referee Staff Contact Information


Area 1-P Staff   
Area Referee AdministratorAnthony Robinson [email protected]  
Area Director of Instruction Craig Collar[email protected]  
Area Director of Assessment Derek Fabian[email protected]  
Upper Division / Area Schedulers Kevin Knopf[email protected] /  Barry Moser [email protected] / Gray O'Brien  [email protected]
Area DirectorKen Kotarski [email protected]  
Area Coach Administrator Rudolph Charles[email protected] 
Section 1 Staff   
Section Referee AdministratorRick Roberts [email protected]  
Section Director of Instruction Al Prado[email protected]  
Section Director of Assessment Ed Williams[email protected]  
Section Assignors
Jody Kinsey &
Anthony Robinson
[email protected]
[email protected]
 Section 1 Website  

Area 1-P Regional Referee Administrators
Region 19Culver City Kevin Knopf[email protected]
Region 20Santa Monica Gray O' Brien[email protected]
Region 69Pacific Palisades Marc Gordonson[email protected]
Region 70West Los Angeles Dave Poulten[email protected]
Region 76Beverly Hills Avi Ashkenazi[email protected]
Region 78Hollywood Charlie Stein[email protected]
Region 1031South Los Angeles Nichole Wade[email protected]
Region 1567Los Feliz Chris Bandouveris[email protected]
Region 1595Watts Lenin Merchan[email protected]

Documents and Forms

Documents and Forms

Intermediate Observations / Advanced AssessmentsAYSOIFAB
Referee Forms
Assessor Forms

National Partners

Site Links

Contact Us


Kenneth Kotarski - Director, 2600 West Olive Avenue Suite 1020
Burbank, California 91505

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 310-430-3400
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