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Friday, September 25
Points of emphasis

1. See Field Closure Notes on the "NEWS" page
2. NO Slide Tackles are allowed at U9 & U10 Travel & Rec for ANY York USA Game.
Call the foul - Direct Kick, 2nd occurrence YELLOW Card, 3rd occurrence RED Card
3. Effective immediately: for ALL York USA Games, if a there is an illegal throw-in or the ball does NOT enter the field on the throw-in it is a TURN OVER and a throw-in is given to the other team!  Start Enforcing immediately at York USA Games.
4.  If you stop the game for an injury and the coach attends to a player on the field, the player MUST be removed from the field and may be substituted for (exception is for the Goalie only)
5. Game Reports MUST be filed within 48 hours of each game if you are a Center Referee
Save the Game Report to desktop/folder then attach as file and email to appropriate contacts  (York USA website Game Report Link is unreliable)  Follow instructions above.  See "Game Reports" link for more detailed instructions.

Friday, September 25
Field Closures
If you get to a field and it is closed, the club closes it or you close it, if it is before the game starts you collect half of the game fees from each coach, that they are obligated to pay. That means you will get half of the total fee.  Coaches are NOT allowed to give you the whole fee.
      If the field is closed for the first game of 2 or more games, or the field is closed for all games, you are to get half fee for the first game ONLY.
This has been handled this way for years and only the league can change it.
SO  if anyone received more money then they should have the first week or any future weeks You must send to the York USA office the fees you are not entitled too. Stating what game and what team(s) gave you what monies.

On the other hand if it is a CPYSL game you collect no money, and send in a game report to get your half fee, by the league,  Include addresses of your crew on your game report.

Wednesday, February 24
Meeting Review from 8/23/15

Key Points Discussed if you missed this meeting were:

1. Current Season Referee Game Fees. 
U9/10 $34-R $19-AR           
U11/12 $43-R $31-AR
U13/14 $49-R $35-AR         
U15/16 $57-R $39-AR
U17/19 $64-R $45-AR
2. Review of AR Flag Signals.  Do you know proper flag signals for goal kick, corner kick, throw in, offside, signaling for a foul, foul inside the penalty area, substitution?
3. Update to CPYSL Game Reports. If player is RED Carded or coach is EJECTED you MUST MAIL in the PLAYER/COACH pass in the mail to CPYSL Office.  ROSTERS can be mailed every 2 weeks into CPYSL Office.  Even if you email the game REPORT, you still need to mail in the Roster.
4. Handling Spectators and Coaches properly and effectively.
5. NO Slide Tackles at any U10 and under Rec Games (York USA League Rule)

Wednesday, February 24
Meeting Review from 3/26/15

Lightinng Rule (30-min wait, if heard/seen then restart 30-min wait again)
York USA Rule only: 1 game at the field = must start within 45 mins.
Mutiple Games on same field max wait  =30-mins for 1st game.
If in 1st half - Note restart, time of match, possession, and score, game will be rescheduled at later date.
If in 2nd hallf - game will be considered official game.

Wednesday, February 24
Meeting Review from 9/2/12

Tape on socks MUST be same color as stockings, a goal CANNOT be scored directly off a Drop Ball, Coaches MUST stay in their designated technical areas, U10 REC & Under - No Slide Tackles (Verbal Warning, 2nd time is a Yellow Card, 3rd time is a Yellow Card followed by a Red Card- for 2nd Caution).  Make sure you Print your name on York USA Green Card after the game.  Check on injuries after the game and ask the coach if player returned to the game; make note in Game Report

Thursday, March 3
YorkUSA (only) SlideTackle Rule Update!!!

York USA League Only:
U9 & U19 TRAVEL & REC --NO Slide Tackles Allowed. 
Call foul 1st time/Verbal Warning-Direct Kick,
2nd time/Yellow Card(USB)-Direct Kick,
3rd time/Yellow Card(then Red Card) for 2nd Caution-Direck Kick

Saturday, August 6
Substitution Rules

Substitution Rules are as follow:
YorkUSA = if team in possession is subbing, the other team may also substitute, unlimited
CPYSL = if team in possession is subbing, the other team may also substitute, unlimited
LANCO = if team in possession is subbing, the other team may also substitute, unlimited
PAGS = if team in possession is subbing, the other team may also substitute, unlimited
if team in possession is subbing, the other team may also substitute, unlimited
NO Substitutions on corners.  Injury is 1 for 1.  All Players MUST be at mid field. 
CUP Games = Check the current Sub Rules from EPYSA website as they vary! 

Monday, January 4
Player Passes - Parents/Spectators Sidelines

YorkUSA - Check Player & coach passes & return.  Players sit on same side as their parents/fans
CPYSL - Hold passes and return once game is finished.  Players sit on same side as their parents/fans. EJECTED/RED Card you must retain pass of coach or player and MAIL into CPYSL Office.
LANCO - Check Player & coach passes & return.
DELCO - Hold passes of coaches only and return once game is finished.  Player Checkin with passes not required by referees. Players/Teams sit opposite side of all parents/fans.
PAGS -  Hold passes and return once game is finished. Players/Teams sit opposite side of all
CUP Games - Check Cup website for current rules.

Wednesday, September 4
CPYSL Game Note (Field Condition)

If any CPYSL game is suspended in the 1st half due to weather or the field not being playable,
ALL Game Fess MUST be returned to both coaches.  Center Referee must File a Game Report and the League will mail out checks.  Please include address of your Assistant Referees.

Entry Level Referee Certification Course

To find upcoming New Referee Certification Classes visit:

Sunday, September 8
Letter from the father of a referee:

An Open Apology and a Thank-You

I have been thinking about emailing you for some time.  My son is a new ref - starting this past Spring.  I have had the opportunity to sit on the sidelines and watch him for several games.  It has been a interesting learning experience for me.  As a coach, I would often get frustrated with certain calls, and sometimes would let that frustration show through unkind words directed at a referee.  Listening to parents and coaches direct venom towards my son this past week during a Friendly Fest, where the games didn't count for anything, and this past Spring in U10 rec league tournament has opened my eyes.  To watch parents and coaches from our own club go after my son for ridiculous things has made me embarrassed for some of my prior behavior. Consider this an open apology from me to all refs.  I am sorry for anything I have ever said that was not said with respect.  Soccer is a game, and it is meant to be fun.  Refs cannot see everything, nor will they always make the right call, but at the end of the day it doesn't really matter.
What matters is showing everyone respect - the refs, the other coaches and players.  Perhaps if everyone had a child that was a ref, it would change a lot of behavior.  Thank-you to all the refs out there who spend their time on the weekends so my children can play a game.  And thank-you for all that you do.

PS - feel free to share as you see fit.  Hope it does not seem too weird to send this, but I felt compelled to do so.  I just wish wisdom would have come sooner rather than later for me.

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