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Referee Game Day Checklist

This checklist primarily addresses center referee duties. However, we use a team approach, so share responsibilities and share the fun!

WHEN YOU HAVE FREE TIME Read the Region Rules

BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE

  • Plan to arrive 20-30 minutes early.
  • Allow time for parking and coffee.
  • Bring uniform, watch, whistle, coin, red & yellow cards, pen or pencil.

BEFORE THE GAME

  • Stop at the blue shed
  • Check day's schedule, and any announcements
  • Inspect the field.
  • Check nets, sidelines, corner flags, scan pitch.
  • Meet with referee team.
  • Discuss positioning, signaling, and questions
  • Get scorecards from coaches.
  • Get game ball from a coach.
  • Check for assistant referee's flags.
  • Equipment check/quick talk to each team.
  • Look for shin guards (required), jewelry (none), casts (none), dangerous cleats.
  • Discuss expectations and encourage fair play.
  • Meet captains for coin toss & introductions (winning call chooses direction, other kicks-off).

START OF THE GAME

  • Count players on field.
  • Goalkeepers (if any) & AR's (if any) ready?
  • Check time.
  • U6: 12 minute halves.
  • U8: 20 minute halves.
  • U10: 25 minute halves.
  • U12: 30 minute halves.
  • U14: 35 minute halves.
  • Teams positioned for kick-off.
  • 10 yards, all players on own half.
  • Whistle and point in the direction of kickoff to start the half.
  • Ball played forward (even the slightest tap will do).

HALF-TIME

  • 5 minutes.
  • Referee Team meets to review and check-in.
  • Notify teams at 4 minutes that start will be in 1 minute.

END OF GAME

  • Referee Team meets at center then moves to sideline and review game.
  • Sign scorecards. Note situations requiring follow-up.
  • Overly rough play, ref no-show, field maintenance required, sideline problems.
  • Assure that teams respectfully congratulate each other.
  • Turn scorecards in at blue shed (white box by schedule).

Latest Events

Mon Jun 27 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
June Summer Camp
Mon Jul 25 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
July Summer Camp
Mon Aug 15 @ 9:00AM - 03:00PM
August Summer Camp
Sat Sep 17 @ 8:00AM - 03:00PM
First Fall Games