I really enjoyed watching my daughter volunteer as an AYSO Youth Referee this soccer season. In addition to her regular U14 team commitments, she also took certification training for the U8 and U10 leagues. Many of her Saturdays involved a referee match in addition to her own game. Aside from the cool uniform, she gained more knowledge about the rules of the game, and asserted leadership skills while making calls and providing the younger players with direction. My favorite part was watching her interact with the adult referees at half time to review how the games were going - just like a true professional!