Important Referee Instructions
- After each game, put your game cards in your FOLDER MARKED "GAME CARDS" located inside the ONSITE STORAGE BIN. If you need more ref cards, please ask your coordinator.
- U16 and U19 - These games are scheduled through the Area referee scheduler.
- U10, U12 and U14 - Ref's should be signing up for games using the Region 55 referee scheduler. Please do not sign up for your own child's game! Don't forget, earning referee points for your team is easy. You need only to do 1 center or 2 lines each Saturday to earn your teams required referee points.
- U6 and U8 - Home team supplies the referee, visiting team should supply the line persons. However, this is not mandatory! Please just have fun and keep the games safe and fair for the kids! If the home team referee is unavailable - any ref (visiting team) can step up and get the game played!
- Girls jerseys. It IS OK for the girls to roll up their jersey sleeves. Although a decision in Law 4 states that "jerseys must have sleeves," both USSF and AYSO do not agree with this decision and allow sleeveless jerseys on the field. The same holds true for teams that roll up their sleeves. This is perfectly legal. Also, velcro straps are allowed to hold the sleeves up provided that they have no metal clips and do not present and danger to themselves or other players on the field.
- We still have many referees signing up to ref their own teams games. Please do not sign up to Referee or be an Assistant Referee for your own team (or the team you are reffing for). This will only cause problems so let's nip it in the bud and end it now. We will begin to remove names from the referee scheduler if we see you signed up to ref your own teams game.
Region 55 will be holding special Referee Field Training clinics this Fall. This training program is designed for new Regional level referees, returning Regional level referees who have been reffing for 1 or 2 years, or for any Regional level referee who wants formalized field training that is unavailable in the Regional referee class.