Latest Events

Mon Mar 27, 5:00pm- 6:30pm
Limited Registration Event
Mon Apr 3
Start Spring Practice
Mon Apr 3, 5:00pm- 6:30pm
Limited Registration Event
Tue Apr 4, 6:00pm- 9:00pm
Referee Training
Thu Apr 6, 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Referee Refresher
Sat Apr 8, 8:30am- 2:00pm
First Spring Game
Sat Apr 15, 8:30am- 2:00pm
Spring Game Saturday
Sat Apr 22
Team Manager Appreciation Day
Sat Apr 29
Referee Appreciation Day
Sat Apr 29
Silent Saturday

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 Mar 27, 5:00pm- 6:30pm
Limited Registration Event
Mon Apr 3
Start Spring Practice
Mon Apr 3, 5:00pm- 6:30pm
Limited Registration Event
Tue Apr 4, 6:00pm- 9:00pm
Referee Training
Thu Apr 6, 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Referee Refresher
Sat Apr 8, 8:30am- 2:00pm
First Spring Game
Sat Apr 15, 8:30am- 2:00pm
Spring Game Saturday
Sat Apr 22
Team Manager Appreciation Day
Sat Apr 29
Referee Appreciation Day
Sat Apr 29
Silent Saturday