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This is the official web site for the York Area Soccer Referees' Association (YASRA). Our mission is to promote soccer through the recruitment, training, professional development and retention of qualified referees. We are affiliated with the Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association Referee Committee (EPSARC). Membership in YASRA is open to all registered USSF referees in the York area.

( This site was last updated on September 14, 2018)

Friday, September 14
Meeting Review from August 2018 Meeting

1. Discussion and Pregame with AR's is a MUST!!!
2. EPYSA U12 and below Subs at ANY Stoppage.  13 and above know leage Rules!
3. New Game Report for York USA.  Must include game #.
4. York USA No Slide Tackle U10 and below
5. Dissent must be dealt with early! Give Cards!
6. Coaches must have Valid Pass in order to Assume Responsibility of Team
MAX of 4 carded coaches allowed at any one time
7. CPYSL leage: any dismissed/ejected player/coach Referee must MAIL in Card/Pass to league
8.  Assignments from Tom get emailed typically from Sun-Tue, but as late as Thursday. 
Please respond quickly or games will be re assigned.
9. (3) Referees used in all York USA Games.  U12 and below only 1 Referee for games played at LANCO leage venues.  Please be sure to officate the game in its entirity, no matter the level or age.  Future assignments could be affected!
10. Rethrows for YORK USA Games only fo U10 and below first 2 weeks of season only! 

Meeting Schedule for 2018

This meeting is to go over changes, both to the Laws of the Game and within the YorkUSA League.  If you plan on officiating any games this FALL 2018 season please plan on attending. 

Date                                   Time                                              Location                              
Sunday 8/26/18         6:30pm-approx 8:00pm       Links Ball Room - Heritage Hills  


Intermediate Clinics are Run by EPSARC

Intermediate Clincs for 2018

Please note that the various day-long Intermediate Clinics held throughout the year are organized and conducted by EPSARC, not by YASRA. ALL questions regarding these training sessions should be directed to EPSARC. The EPSARC website contains detailed information about these Intermediate clinics.

Thursday, August 31
Meeting Review from 8-27-17

Meeting Review from 8/27/17
1. YorkUSA league did away with Rec Teams.
2. ALL Coaches and now Players must have passes that you MUST check before the game starts. 3. (YorkUSA) The first three weeks we will allow re-dos for throw-ins in U9 and U10 games only.
4. Silent weekend if Oct 14-16 (YorkUSA games).  U9 and U10 coaches may only give positive instructions to their players, on one else is allowed to yell.
5. BUILD OUT LINE games, ALL attacking players must go over the build out line before they can participate in play.  If they do not and play the ball call an INDIRECT Free Kick to defending team
6. U12 and younger (YorkUSA)  games, players are allowed to substitute at ANY stoppage.  Possession team must initiate the substitution opportunity on free kicks, unless it is a restart that requires a whistle.
7.  CPYSL and PAGS games, If you give a Send Off (Red Card) to a player OR Coach, you must retain their coach or player pass and MAIL them to the league with your Game Report.

Sunday, October 8
Points of Emphasis Fall 2017

BUILD OUT LINE MUST BE ENFORCED according to the EPYSA standards.

No player on the attacking team can participate in play untl they go back behind the build out line.

On Goal kicks the ball must clear the penalty area before they can leave the build out line 

Tuesday, April 18
Points of Emphasis Spring 2017

IF there is an Injury, 1st list on the apprioriate teams green/blue/manilla game card, 2nd make sure to put in Supplement Game Report the injury, name, #, time of match, and team.  It does not matter how minor the injury may seem.  This is for Insurance purposes!  The Game Report is an official document.

On the Game Report, the full Team's name MUST be listed, NOT just the Club.  The league should not have to go look up the team name.  Clubs have several teams so please make sure it is listed correctly.  Make sure it is accurate & correct.  The  entire name of the Assistant Referees must be listed correctly also.  No nicknames, or only 1st names.  Introduce yourself to your officiating team members!!

Veteran or Seasoned Referees are NOT to interfere with the game.  Offer instructions at halftime and after the game is over.

IF you would like someone to observe you at a gamme to give you some feedback, please let Tom know.  We are here to help! 

Monday, March 27
Meeting Review 3-27-17

Meeting Review from 3/27/17
1. Head Injury = remove player from field, if returning and headache, remove player again. SAFETY!
2. ALL U11 & Under games, all deliberate head balls, stop play and award IFK from spot.
If defense heads ball and still goes into goal, award Goal, Restart with Kick Off.
3. Build Out Lines for 7v7 (BOL). See Downloads Section for Rules.
4. In 7v7 games, GK cannot punt, drop kick, or throw in air and kick ball. Infractions is an IFK to opponent from spot of Punt
5. In 7v7 games, attacking team CANNOT be called Offsides between Mid field and BOL.
6. Review of Green Card, make sure you name is Legible, and record any and all cards for that team.
7. Rec Team Line Ups must have players Name & #,
8. Travel Team Line Ups must have players Name, #, & Pass #
9. York USA and STATE Cup Games, Handshakes are done immediately after coin toss, NOT after game.
10. YorkUSA silent weekend SPRING dates: May 5,6, and 7 2017

Finish the Job!

Please note the following from the State Office!
All referees are reminded that they must sign player rosters as part of their pre-game procedures.  This means if there are 3 copies of the roster, they need to sign all 3 copies, or make sure their signature is legible on all copies.  Signing the roster is part of the center referee's responsibilities in all matches.  REMINDER to print legibily and return any game cards back to the coaches after the game.

GAMES REPORTS must be submitted within 48 hours!

How do I get game assignments

Several weeks prior to each new season, Tom Schuchart (the YorkUSA League assignor) sends out avail surveys to all registered referees whose names appear on his most recent printout from EPSARC. You should carefully complete that form and return it to Tom immediately so that he can include the information in his game assignment decisions.

If you have not received the survey for the Spring season by mid FEBRUARY, or for the Fall  season the beginning of AUGUST, contact Tom at or (717) 873-0638 to verify your address and certification status. Note that if you did not fulfill all of the USSF recertification requirements last year (ie: attend instructional class, pass the written test and submit your USSF registration form to EPSARC  then your name will not appear on Tom's list. Neither Tom nor any other assignor can schedule you for games (including tournaments) if you have not properly registered with USSF for 2018.

Click on this paragraph's headline (or the "Referee Assignors" folder on the left-hand side of this screen) for a complete list of game and tournament assignors who handle matches in York and surrounding counties.

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