March 21st Training is POSTPONED
April 25th Training is ON
Corona - COVID-19
As of March 14, community spread has been detected in Iowa. Official CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health guidance in this event is to implement social distancing measures. So rather than spend 8 hours in the same room together for something as non-essential as referee training, we will postpone the March 21 training session. Please sign up for the April 25th session, or those looking for the Regional (basic) certification have an option for online training (see details under Training).
Keep yourself informed via https://idph.iowa.gov
Referee Code of Conduct
Always remember that the game is for the players. Player safety and fair play comes first.
Study and learn the Laws of the Game and understand the "spirit" of the Laws. Help fellow referees do the same.
Encourage and enforce the AYSO philosophies of "Everyone Plays", "Positive Coaching" and "Good Sportsmanship".
Respect other referees' decisions, and do not publicly criticize another official. EVER!
Wear the proper uniform and keep it in good condition.
Maintain good physical condition so you can keep up with the action.
Stay calm when confronted with emotional reactions from players, coaches, parents, and spectators.
Support good sportsmanship with a kind word to players, coaches and parents of both teams when deserved.
Always be fair and impartial, avoiding conflicts of interest. Decisions based on personal bias are dishonest and unacceptable.
Welcome to the home of AYSO Referees for Region 1112, serving Cedar Rapids, IA and the surrounding towns and rural areas!
Click the links above to find helpful documents, and links to useful information for improving your knowledge of the game. Visit the forum, create a login, and interact with other referees. Ask questions in the forum or use the Contact Us link to send a message to the Regional Referee Administrator.
We always need more referees and better referees! Check the Training page for more information!