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Attention Diamond Head 6U & 8U Officials

We will be holding a brief fieldwork session on August 5, 2023 at 8:30am at Waialae Iki Neighborhood Park during the SoccerFest. 

We recommend your attendance to cover what you have learned from the online course and reinforce the guiding principles for younger players' games. 

Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for some light activity.  The activity will be related to the mechanics of officiating on the field.  We will finish with a Q&A.

Bring your 8U Official Certificate of completion and you will receive a whistle and 8U Official t-shirt after the session.

We hope to see you there!


Attention 10U, 12U and older volunteers!

Help out your team by volunteering as a referee.  Why would you want to be a referee?  Learn the Laws (rules) Of The Game so you can truly enjoy what you are watching and not guessing what is part of the game, and of course, what is not.

If you're already a coach, learning the LawsOfTheGame (LOTG) can help you better understand and appreciate the referee's job of managing your game.

We will be holding a Regional Referee Online Companion Course on August 12, 2023 at Waialae Iki Neighborhood Park from 8:00am to 12;00pm.

BEFORE coming to the course

Sign in to > in the left column, click on VOLUNTEER > Near the top right, click on AYSOU (you will be automatically logged in via SportsConnect to AYSOU   > In the left column, click on 'Training Library' > under Refereeing, click View Courses > scroll down looking for

Regional Referee - Online + In-Person Companion Course (2 Part Bundle) and click Enroll.

Complete the course of 9 chapters and Final Exam and print out the Completion Certificate at the end and bring it with you to class.

On the day of the course
Bring the certificate to class.  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for some light to medium activity

Volunteers who bring their certificate and complete the companion course from the DH Region will receive a whistle, wallet w/yellow & red cards, referee jersey and socks


Aloha Referees, Coaches and Parents

Our Diamond Head Region has a long history of great volunteers who come out to support our players.  Most of these volunteers are parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties and friends.  While it is helpful to have played soccer (futbol in other parts of the world), it is not required.  Our children genuinely appreciate the attention and support of their family in their activities.

The role of the referee is simply to keep the game SAFE, FAIR and FUN.  If the game our children play is SAFE, parents are happy, if the game is FAIR, spectators are happy, if the game is FUN, our players are happy.


Fall 2023 brings many changes to our U6, U8, U10 and U12 programs. We encourage new volunteers to attend one of our referee courses.

All referees are encouraged to attend our Annual referee update where we will review rule changes for each affected division.

At the U8 Official course for U6 & U8 families, we introduce the game and its rules.  Most of the rules are as simple as knowing that the lines on the field are part of the area they enclose.  Want to know what that means?  Come to one of our U8 Official courses in July or August. Check out the Announcement page for Referee Course Schedules!

As our players age, they add technical skills to their game.  Some of these skills involve imagination and creativity but most importantly, they require our player to make decisions of their own.  They then learn some tactical skills--what to do and when to do it.

Officials also learn the game's technical and tactical aspects along with their budding superstars, albeit from a slightly different point of view.  If our officials understand the players and their game, they will be able to effectively manage the games they officiate. 

Mahalo for volunteering your time!

Contact Us

AYSO Region 48 Diamond Head Soccer

P.O. Box 25037 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96825

Phone: 808-450-5768
Email: [email protected]

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