REFEREE NOTES • WHAT TO BRING TO THE MATCH • ARRIVAL TIME & DUTIES • “LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • ARRIVAL HOME, AM I FINISHED?
WHAT TO BRING: • 1- Watch • 2- Whistle • 3- Water/Drink • 4- Coin • 5- Report Sheets & Pen/Pencil • 6- SMILE & Proper Dress • 7- Snack • 8- Sun Tan Lotion • 9- Rain Gear • 10- Dry Shirt (Alternate Color) • 11- Chair • 12- Cell Phone (if available)
ARRIVAL:**NO LESS THAN 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO FIRST GAME TIME • Properly Dress (Shirt tucked in, socks pulled up & even, badge on). • Check Field (Glass, Rocks, Sticks, Dog Mess). • Check Goals/Nets & Corner Flags/Cones. • Introduce Yourself to Coach(es) – Report Sheet. • Check Players Equipment (SAC Uniform, Shin Guards, Shoes) **NO JEWELRY including Starter Posts** • Repeat Steps 4 & 5 with Opposing Team. • Check Ball(s). • Coin Toss (Winner decides which goal to attack, other team gets kick off first half).
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 1 – Field of Play: Report any poorly lined fields or dangerous conditions. Report IMMEDIATELY Fields closed due to weather.
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 2 – The Ball: Check multiple balls for fields where the ball could get lost or a delay in the match might occur with the ball going out of touch.
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 3 – Number of Players: Remember 7 v 7 minimum number is 6. - Substitutions Unlimited on ANY Goal Kick, ANY Kick Off, Own Teams Throw-in, 1 for 1 on ANY Injury or Cautioned Player. • - Injuries: Go IMMEDIATELY to injured player and check on welfare (Stop play if player indicates moderate/severe pain. Offer help getting up without pulling player, let them use your arm/hand to pull).
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 4 – Players Equipment: - SAC/HC Uniform – Note those not wearing correct shirt. This might be an illegal guest player not allowed in most Leagues.
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 5 – Referee: • - YOU ARE IN CHARGE! • - Act professional! • - Blow whistle loud enough so everyone hears and then briefly explain your call.
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 6 – Assistant Referee: • - Your role and responsibility. • Pre-Game Conference with Referee. • - You’re the Referee. • Club Linesmen Only. Talk directly to them and explain what you expect or what. DO NOT have them call “Offside” or “Fouls”.
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 7 – Duration of Game: • - Varies based on League Rules. Always includes a five (5) minute Half Time Period.
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 8, 9, 10: - FIFA.
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 11 – Offside: - FIFA. Explain to coaches, position vs. involvement & difficulty to call.
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 12- Fouls & Misconducts: • - Explain your call briefly and loud enough so everyone hears. Watch for kicking, tripping and elbows even though the player may have been trying to get the ball. • - Referee has the Authority to Caution & Send-Off ANY Player, Coach or Spectator/Parent. (Must show card for SAC Rec, NCSL, WAGS, CMSSL)
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 13- Free-Kicks: - FIFA. Make sure the kicker gets the required distance unless fast restart.
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 14 - Penalty Kicks: - FIFA.
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 15 - Throw-Ins: - FIFA. - Don’t be real picky, especially at the younger ages. Lets get the ball back into play.
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 16 – Goal Kick: - FIFA. - Move ball forward if they are unable to get out of penalty area, especially at younger ages or if the grass is real tall.
“LAWS OF THE GAME” & RULES OF PLAY • Law 17 – Corner Kick: • - FIFA. • - Watch for second touch offside. • - No retakes if it goes directly across goal line.
ARRIVAL HOME • Take off dirty cleats and socks or muddy gear. • Put patch, pen/pencil, coin, whistle, and record book into zip lock bag. • Complete any required Referee Reports and Send to Proper Authority. • Email Craig Proffen or Terry Miller with any questions, concerns or problems at you matches.