NW Youth Soccer Association: Referees

 

FIFA - USSF Certification And Re-Certification Courses

For a list of Federation International Football Association - United States Soccer Federation Level 9 Entry Level and Level 8 Bridge Level referee certification courses along with Level 9 and 8 re-certification courses, all referees must re-certify annually, go to following link:
www.michiganreferee.org

 

 
NWYSA Rules And FIFA Laws

NWYSA Rules
Go to website's Game Rules Page and review each division's rules as they differ slightly between the divisions

FIFA Rules
Go to following link: 
http://www.fifa.com/development/education-and-technical/referees/laws-of-the-game.html

 

 
Educational Handouts

Go to website's Handouts Page

 


Testing

A Referee:  http://areferee.com/soccer.php

Soccer Referee USA:  http://soccerrefereeusa.com/index.php/referee-testing
United States Soccer:  http://www.ussoccer.com/referees/resource-center/online-training

 
Gear

Needed
* Official Referee Shirt  [Preferably Gold or Black]

   - If You Do Not Have A Shirt A Loaner Will Be Provided Until A Shirt Can Ordered For You With A Portion Of Your First Week's Pay
* USSF Patch  [If Certified]
* Black Shorts
* Black Socks   
* Cleats
* Red And Yellow Cards  [If Assigned To U12 And U15 Games] 
* Watch  [Must Not Be A Phone]
* Whistle

Allowed
* Solid Black Hat
* Solid Black Jacket  [Must Be Worn Under Shirt]
* Solid Black Sweatshirt  [Must Be Worn Under Shirt]
* Solid Black Gloves
* Solid Black Sweatpants

* Clear Rain Jacket

Optional
* Linesmen Flags

Vendors
* Epic Soccer at 888-269-2440 or
http://soccer.epicsports.com/cat/18/referee.html
* Final Decision at 1-877-661-9881 or
www.finaldecision.net
* Official Sports at 1-800-782-2614 or www.officialsports.com
* Sator Soccer at 888-887-2867 or https://www.satorsoccer.com/Soccer-Referee/departments/23/

 


Pay And Pay Date

   
Pay

* Under 4/5/6 One Referee Games:  $10 Per Game & $15 Per Game If USSF Certified


* Under 7/8/9 Two Referee Games:  $10 Per Game & $15 Per Game If USSF Certified
* Under 7/8/9 One Referee Games:  $15 Per Game & $20 Per Game If USSF Certified


* Under 10/11/12 Three Referee Games:  $15 Center / $10 Linesman Per Game, $20 Center / $15 Linesman Per Game If USSF Certified
* Under 10/11/12 Two Referee Games:  $20 Per Game & 25 Per Game If USSF Certified
* Under 10/11/12 One Referee Games:  $25 Per Game & 30 Per Game If USSF Certified

* Under 13/14/15 Three Referee Games:  $20 Center / $15 Linesman Per Game, $25 Center / $20 Linesman Per Game If USSF Certified
* Under 13/14/15 Two Referee Games:  $25 Per Game & $30 Per Game If USSF Certified
* Under 13/14/15 One Referee Games:  $30 Per Game & $35 Per Game If USSF Certified

Pay Date
* Day of the game, in cash, a picture ID must be shown at first assignment to confirm identification


Pre-Game And Post Game Procedures

Pre-Game
* Perform safety check of field and equipment
* Review division rules
* Pre-game check-in,

   - Under 4/5/6 and Under 7/8/9 Teams, both teams at the center circle
   - Under 10/11/12 and Under 13/14/15 Teams, in front of each team’s bench
* If only referee for Under 10/11/12 and Under 13/14/15 game, 
    - Request a volunteer club linesman from each team to assist you  [limit calls to ball leaving field]   


Game
* Start on time
* Move with play, do not be stationary
* When needed be heard, voice and whistle
* Be instructional, especially with Under 4/5/6 and Under 7/8/9 players
* If asked to explain call, do so briefly
* Keep careless, reckless and excessive force under control from the start of the game
* Keep score, to include scoring players


Post Game

* Oversee teams handshake to insure Good Sportsmanship
* Remind coaches to pick-up their trash and team items
* Preform trash sweep on and around fields
* If last game of the day pack-up field equipment, benches, flags and tents


Assignments
* Will be sent at the beginning of each week

 

 




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