Revised as of April 23, 2021
The policy in Area 1-P regarding the wearing of face coverings is to follow the protocols for Youth and Adult Recreational Sports Leagues as prescribed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which provide that "All sports participants are required to wear an appropriate face mask that covers the nose and the mouth at all times during practice and conditioning, even during heavy exertion as tolerated to protect the safety of all participants. During competitions, face coverings must be worn when not participating in the activity (e.g., on the sidelines)."
For those regions that will be allowing teams to scrimmage and are going to use referees:
In addition, all coaches, support staff, family members, observers, and visitors are required to wear an appropriate face mask that covers the nose and the mouth at all times. This applies to all adults and to children 2 years of age and older.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health "Reopening protocol for youth and adult recreational sports leagues":
AYSO has released updated guidelines on return to play. Details here
Guidelines include information for regions, officials (referees), coaches, parents and players.
As stay-at-home orders and business restrictions continue to evolve and loosen, we know that there is a desire to return to play as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. To be clear, this notice does not constitute permission to return to the fields.
The Changes for 2020/2021 primarily affect Handball, penalty kicks and kicks from the penalty mark (KFPM).
These 2020/2021 Laws come into force on June 1, 2020. For AYSO, these Laws come into force on Aug 1, 2020. Competitions which have been suspended due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), have the option of completing the competition using the Laws of the Game 2019/20 or adopting the Laws of the Game 2020/21. ‘Friendly/practice/warm-up’ matches in preparation for the restart of the competition are permitted to use the version of the Laws that will be used when the competition restarts, even if these matches are after June 1, 2020.
Upcoming changes to to LOTG for 2021/2022:
If volunteer referees want to sign up for Area games, including Upper Division, Area Playoffs and Area All Stars,they would login here: Inleague-Region 76
These competitions are hosted on the Region 76 InLeague76 site and if not already done so, volunteers will need to register as a user in Region 76.
All volunteers are required to update/re-sign their volunteer applications every year. When logging into the schedule at Inleague76, volunteers might be asked to update their application again - even if already done (if the volunteers is from a region other that 76). They should do it again - it is only so the systems can sync their databases.
Once logged in to the site, choose "Referees" and then "Referee Schedule Signup".
Make sure you choose the correct competition from the dropdown list on the top left.
If volunteers are having problems registering at Region 76, they can contact Melissa Krantz (email@example.com )
For the sake of completeness, following are the guidelines we ask all UD referees to follow:
|Area 1-P Staff|
|Area Referee Administrator||Anthony Robinsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Area Director of Instruction||Rebecca Weinreich||Rebecca.Weinreich@lewisbrisbois.com|
|Area Director of Assessment||Derek Fabianemail@example.com|
| Upper Division / Area Schedulers
(16U, 19U, Area Playoffs)
| Barry Moser
|Area Director||Ken Kotarskifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Section 1 Staff|
|Section Referee Administrator||Rick Robertsemail@example.com|
|Section Director of Instruction||Al Pradofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Section Director of Assessment||Rich Fichtelmanemail@example.com|
|Area 1-P Regional Referee Administrators|
|Region 19||Culver City||Kelley Kirkpatrickfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Region 20||Santa Monica||Gray O' Brienemail@example.com|
|Region 69||Pacific Palisades||Marc Gordonsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Region 70||West Los Angeles||Andrew Foggemail@example.com|
|Region 76||Beverly Hills||Robert Osborne||ROsborne@ayso76.org|
|Region 78||Hollywood||Rebecca Weinreich||Rebecca.Weinreich@lewisbrisbois.com|
|Region 1031||South Los Angeles||Nichole Wadefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Region 1567||Los Feliz||Matt Kimballemail@example.com|
|Region 1595||Watts||Lenin Merchanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Region 1647||West Adams|
The first wave of Virtual EXPO webinars has been scheduled. Click here for more info.
As part of their Player Development Initiatives, USSF has implemented the Build-out line (BOL) for 9U and 10U.