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

Advanced Referee Instructor Course

Quick Facts

  • Registration Link - Course Registration
  • Registration Deadline - May 31st
  • Fee - $250.00
  • Late Fee (after May 31st) - $40.00
  • Cancelation Fee - $40.00
  • Checkin - Friday, June 17th at 10:00 AM
  • Checkout - Sunday, June 19th at 4:00 PM

This course is the training opportunity for those seeking to be authorized to lead the Advanced Referee Course. You will learn about advanced methods of instruction, including how to read your audience, understanding diverse learning styles and how different people respond best to various instructional styles, how to work with co-instructors, and how to use case scenarios as an instructional tool. You also will explore specific teaching methods for the modules that make up the Advanced Referee Course.

Many of the instructors in this course learned and refined their craft from Ken Aston himself. They take great care in providing a non-threatening environment that is conducive to learning, and practicing these skills before going out into the \"real world\". The camaraderie and sharing with other referees and instructor candidates further enhance the experience inherent in this course.

You will have the opportunity to take the Advanced Referee Instructor Examination. This is a requirement for certification as an Advanced Referee Instructor. This examination covers the Laws of the Game, AYSO Rules and Regulation, instructional principles and techniques and where to find answers to key pieces of information.

In addition, those attending this course will receive training as a Referee Instructor Evaluator

The course dates/times are subject to change. If they do change, this website will be promptly updated and each registrant will be notified of the change. Registration Fee includes room (2 nights on a double occupancy basis), meals (from dinner on Friday through lunch on Sunday), a camp T-shirt (not guaranteed for late registrants) and course materials.

The registration fee and the signed waiver of liability form are requested prior to the deadline date above in the Quick Facts, although these items will be accepted after the registration deadline subject to available space and an additional late fee charge. The cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellation received within one week of the camp. It is permissible for Regions to pay all or part of the fee on behalf of referees attending training camps. We encourage Regions to participate in this way!

No refund will be issued if cancellation notice is not received.