Question: Hi, I am a new AYSO referee (have only worked a few matches) and I would like to know what special tips you may have for me?
Answer: AYSO refereeing is different than most other leagues. I started off, like many others, refereeing AYSO. You often do not get the experience with a full referee crew, as it is hard for the games to get fully stocked with referees since it is volunteer work. That being said, it is still wonderful experience to later move on to a level where you will get paid and be able to referee at a much higher level. Overall, I would say that you should just study up on the Laws of the Game, just so you know more than the coaches (they are volunteers too) and over time you will gain more experience and be a wonderful referee.