Ken Aston Soccer Referee Camp

In honor of his 21 years as principal instructor

Ken Aston

Ken Aston Soccer Referee Camp

In honor of his 21 years as principal instructor

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June 18-20, 2021 at Chapman University in Orange, CA

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ken Aston Referee Camps are CANCELLED for 2021. We will post information for the 2022 Camps on this website as soon as it becomes available. Thank you for all that you do for AYSO!

This residential camp is an exciting environment where Referees from around the country socialize and discuss officiating skills and the Laws of the Game with some of the most knowledgeable and experienced staff in the country. Their skill level is enhanced and their understanding of the game is greatly refined.

“This is the best AYSO training session I have ever attended. The training was so much more than I expected.” 

It is a place where Referee Assessors learn how to combine a discerning eye with insightful analysis and positive commentary to improve the performance and effectiveness of Referees at any level of play.

It is a place where Referee Instructors learn that theirs is one of the most crucial and demanding appointments in the organization. They learn the fine art of training volunteers in a non-threatening environment to be enthusiastic, productive contributors to their home Regions.

Attendees benefit from top-level instructors, many of whom learned the craft from renowned FIFA referee, Ken Aston. Many of the instructors hold Section and National positions and are pledged to keeping Ken Aston’s Vision of the Spirit of the Game alive, making this an unparalleled learning experience for those in attendance. Attendees leave with a renewed sense of pride, a more refined understanding of how to contribute to their local organizations, and an energized spirit.


Intermediate Referee Course

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Advanced Referee Course

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National Referee Course

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Referee Instructor Course

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Assessor Course

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National Assessor Course

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Advanced Referee Instructor Course

This course is the training opportunity for those seeking to be authorized to lead the Advanced Referee Course...

Kim Oberle

This year we are pleased to welcome back former FIFA Assistant Referee Kim Oberle as the Principal Instructor for the Ken Aston Camps.