Camarillo AYSO Soccer

You Are Here : Referees > Referee Corner

Ken Aston Camp 2016

Ken Aston Camps 

What are the Ken Aston Referee Camps?
The Ken Aston Referee Camps are a residential weekend camp for AYSO referees held yearly at Chapman University in Orange, CA (near Disneyland in Southern California). This year they will take place on the weekend of June 24-26, 2016. Food and board are provided by the University and are included in the Camps registration fee. Attendees are immersed in soccer, day and night, for the duration of the camps.

The Camps provide AYSO training for referee upgrades, referee instructors, and referee assessors. AYSO referees can choose between the Intermediate, Advanced, and National Referee Courses. Instructors can take the Referee Instructor (including Introduction to Instruction) or Advanced Referee Instructor (including Referee Instructor Evaluator) Courses. Assessors can take the Referee Assessor or the National Referee Assessor Course.

Contact Kevin Churchill if you are interested in attending the camp

More Information

Fall 16 Superwomen and Supermen (Top 100)


"Dawn Patrol" Ref Staff setting up for another beautiful day at Pleasant Valley Fields.

What Should Go in a Ref Bag?

Before you head out for the pitch, you always want to make sure you have all the necessary tools and supplies for the game to be a successful referee. 

First and foremost, make sure to have a stopwatch, preferably two. One will be used to start and stop and the other to keep a running time just in case you forget to start the first one. Other important supplies include: 

  • pens/pencils
  • A referee wallet
  • Red and yellow cards
  • Tossing coins
  • Whistles (and it's a good idea to have an extra in your bag)
  • Flags for the assistant referees/club linesmen
  • Cold weather gear (hats, gloves, etc.)
  • Street shoes and dry socks
  • A large plastic bag/raincoat (to protect your bag in case it rains)
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks (especially if you're reffing more than one game)
  • A water bottle

7 + 7 Cautionable & Sending-Off Offenses

A player is cautioned and shown the yellow card if he/she commits any of the following seven offenses:

1. Is guilty of unsporting behavior (USB)

2. Shows dissent by word or action (DT)

3. Persistently infringes the Laws of the Game (PI)

4. Delays the restart of play (DR)

5. Fails to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a corner kick or free kick (FRD)

6. Enters or re-enters the field of play without the referee's permission (E)

Full explanation Cautions/ Send Offs

New "No Heading Rule"


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 goal area, must be taken on the goal 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.

2016/2017 Laws of the Game

The Laws of the Game have had a major overhaul in 2016/17.  

For the first time, the Laws of the Game will be published by IFAB, the International Football Association Board, the organization responsible for updating the Laws for many years.  This means the IFAB logo – and not the FIFA logo – will be featured on the cover. 

This is the result of IFAB being formed as a legal entity separate and apart from FIFA.  IFAB exists solely for the purpose of setting the Laws of the Game.

The Laws had not seen a comprehensive rewrite in many years.  IFAB selected retired English referee David Elleray (pictured above) to oversee the rewrite.  Among other goals, Elleray has said the rewrite should make the laws “clearer” and less subject to contradicting interpretation.

Copyright © 2017 Camarillo AYSO Soccer Region 68
Privacy Policy |  Terms of Use Log In