Empty-Nester Referees

Empty-Nesters and Retirees as Referees

Every year we are blessed by people who decide that they will spend their retirement or empty-nester years as a referee for AYSO. We have been  lucky to have the talents of many people whom even after they have had children, grand-children, even great-grandchildren graduate  through our program they still decide that being a referee is an ideal way to get out into the open air, get some exercise and even meet some really great people out on the pitch. It is not uncommon to go to a tournament where many referees are well into their 60’s and 70’s. 

Our region has also seen many people who don’t even have children that come out to help us in many capacities but whom are interested in promoting soccer in our neighborhood. We do train, so please decide if this might be the fun-filled Saturday you might be interested in joining!

Meet Waldo “Walt” Rodman who started in 1972 for AYSO Region 21 in Hawthorne, California and has held every board title known to AYSO volunteers. Walt just turned 80 years old and is still a center referee for our Region 5 (the big fields, people!) Never give an excuse why you can’t be a Walt too. We love our volunteer referees!











Walt Rodman

ers and Retirees as Referees