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Recreational Soccer

Points of Emphasis

SOCCER SEASONS: Spring 2010 through Fall 2007 — Listed By Descending Calendar Year

FALL 2009

FOULS/MISCONDUCT

age group appropriateness – player safety needs; triffing offenses; and violent conduct – serious foul play

OFFSIDE

concentration and focus and assistant referees must be in position

 

 

 

 

 

 POINTS OF EMPHASIS – SPRING 2009

 

NO GAME, PRACTICE, OR SCRIMMAGE CAN BE STARTED UNTIL PROPERLY ANCHORED GOALS ARE SECURED.  IF A GOAL IS UNABLE TO BE PROPERLY ANCHORED, THE ACTIVITY ON THAT FIELD SHALL BE ABANDONED IMMEDIATELY.

 

GAME MANAGEMENT
pre-game discussion & equipment check
half-time adjustments
post-game recap
crew communications on the pitch
mechanics – positioning – signals
sidelines – coaches – parents
PLAYER MANAGEMENT
dissent – language – actions
players going into the opponent’s goal to get the ball after a goal
substitution procedures
FOULS – MISCONDUCT – OFFSIDE
age group appropriateness – player safety needs vs trifling offenses
violent conduct – serious foul play
assistant referee — must be in position
PROFESSIONALISM
personal appearance (clean uniforms, shoes, no jewelry)
personality and presence
game reports – administration – availability
POINT OF CLARIFICATION FOR USING A WHISTLE ON SUBSTITUTION
The use of the whistle is not required to signal or authorize the start of a substitution and to bring players on to the field.  HOWEVER, once the substitution has been completed and you are ready to resume play, then a whistle is needed to indicate to all the players that play is restarting.
POINTS OF EMPHASIS
FALL 2008
 

GAME MANAGEMENT

pre-game discussion
crew/player communications during the match
mechanics – positioning/signals

use/variation of whistle
PLAYER MANAGEMENT
 
violent conduct
serious foul play
dissent – language/actions
substitutions
 
FOUL RECOGNITION – interpretation & application of the laws
consistency – DSC & throughout the game
age group appropriate – U-19 / U-9, player safety
use of advantage
gamesmanship
PROFESSIONALISM
personal appearance, hair, jewelry, cell phones
uniforms
attitude toward coaches / sidelines / players
concentration/focus – 2nd to last defender
fitness – work rate, mobility, training regimen

                                               FLAG MECHANICS

1.  When not being used to signal, the flag is held straight down at the side closest to the field or to the referee (usually, this means in the left hand, unless running up the touchline toward the midfield line).

2.  To signal, STOP (don’t signal while moving), face the field, and raise the flag deliberately.  Don’t snap it, don’t rush it, don’t make it vigorous.  Make it a careful, deliberate, calm signal.

3.  Use the signals/arm positions described in USSF’s “Guide to Procedures” — plus any other signals that the CR specifically asks in the pre-game discussion that you to give.

4.  Always make eye contact with the CR before dropping any flag signal or going past the first part of any flag signal that involves more than one action.  In other words, make sure that the CR has seen and acknowledged your flag signal before you stop signaling.

5.  Hold any flag signal that involves the ball leaving the field until the referee sees it.  Get the CR attention if necessary.  Hold an offside signal until the referee sees it, waves it down, or the ball is clearly controlled by the defense (or leaves the field in favor of the defense).

6.  Hold any flag signal for any serious foul or misconduct until the referee sees it (get the referee’s attention if necessary) — unless the referee explains in the pre-game that it should be done differently.

NOTE: If referees have questions or need clarifications about these topics discussed at the Fall 2008 SYA Soccer Referees’ In-Service Training Meetings, please contact George Molessa, SYA Referee Commissioner by email at gmolessa@comcast.net

 

SYA SOCCER
FALL SEASON REFEREE KICK-OFF MEETING
AUGUST 30, 2007
 
POINTS OF EMPHASIS
 
1. GOALS / GOAL POSTS
 
IF THEY ARE NOT ANCHORED/SECURED, DO NOT START THE MATCH !!
2. PLAYER UNIFORMS
COMMON SENSE…IT’S HOUSE/REC LEAGUE SOCCER
PUT ANY DISCREPANCIES IN YOUR GAME REPORT
3. SPORTSMANSHIP – CLEAN IT UP
LANGUAGE, GESTURES, DISSENT, TAUNTING, BENCHES
4. INTERPRETATION & APPLICATION OF THE LAWS
FOUL RECOGNITION, ADVANTAGE, GAMESMANSHIP, TACTICS,
TIME WASTING, COURAGE, IMPARTIALITY
5. GAME MANAGEMENT
 
PRE-GAME, COMMUNICATIONS WITH CREW / COACHES, SIGNALS, PLAYER MANAGEMENT
6. PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE
         
UNIFORM, ATTITUDE, PERSONALITY
7. FITNESS
 
WORK RATE, MOBILITY, TRAINING REGIMEN
NOTE: If referees have questions or need clarifications about these topics discussed at the Fall 2008 SYA Soccer Referees’ In-Service Training Meetings, please contact George Molessa, SYA Referee Commissioner by email at gmolessa@comcast.net

 

PROFESSIONALISM
personal appearance (clean uniforms, shoes, no jewelry)
personality and presence
game reports – administration – availability
POINT OF CLARIFICATION FOR USING A WHISTLE ON SUBSTITUTION
The use of the whistle is not required to signal or authorize the start of a substitution and to bring players on to the field.  HOWEVER, once the substitution has been completed and you are ready to resume play, then a whistle is needed to indicate to all the players that play is restarting.

 

 POINTS OF EMPHASIS – FALL 2009

NO GAME, PRACTICE, OR SCRIMMAGE CAN BE STARTED UNTIL PROPERLY ANCHORED GOALS ARE SECURED.  IF A GOAL IS UNABLE TO BE PROPERLY ANCHORED, THE ACTIVITY ON THAT FIELD SHALL BE ABANDONED IMMEDIATELY.

 

GAME MANAGEMENT
pre-game discussion & equipment check
half-time adjustments
post-game recap
crew communications on the pitch
mechanics – positioning – signals
sidelines – coaches – parents
PLAYER MANAGEMENT
dissent – language – actions
players going into the opponent’s goal to get the ball after a goal
substitution procedures


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