Spring 2021 - Genesisis Referee Program
Course work: April 7, Wed @ 1:30pm @ Stow Comm Park Pavillion
Field work: April 11, Sun @ 3:00pm @ Stow Comm Park Pavillion
Google meet: to be determined - evening
Scrimmage: to be scheduled individually
If interested, please contact Maria Mpelkas - firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 -Grassroots Grade 8 Recerts and Entry Level Courses
Now on MassRef.net
IMPORTANT - MSRC Covid Guidelines for Spring 2021 here
All participants and spectators must wear masks and physical distancing will be practiced
LOTG 2020-2021 Amendments - Effective JUNE 2020
There are a number of minor changes and clarifications.
Summary of changes can be found here
Practical Guidelines for Match Officials
Important information found in IFAB 2019-2020 LOTG
Found on pages 193-222 - check it out!
LOTG 2019-2020 Amendments - Effective JUNE 2019
A number of changes are in effect for Fall 2019
Summary of amendment changes found here
Ask, Tell, Dismiss has been replaced with Ask, YC (caution) and RC (sending-off)
Team officials will now be shown cards. If the specific offender can not be identified, then the head team official will be shown the appropriate card.
CONCUSSIONS - POLICY (March 2017)
If the referee believes a player may have sustained a concussion, the player will be told to leave the match and may not return to play. Players, coaches and parents must NOT dispute the decision! NVYSL referees have received concussion education and have been instructed to err on the side of caution. Concussions may occur even without a direct blow to the head and symptoms may not be immediately apparent. You can review the concussion training at the following:
NVYSL Grade 5/6 and lower games, heading will result in an IDFK.
NEW US Soccer Initiatives for US Youth Soccer
U.S. Soccer Concussion Initiative (January 2016)
Specific changes to rules on heading for youth players. U.S. Soccer modifications to U10 games that intend to limit head injuries during soccer participation.
Subsitution rules will allow players who may have suffered a concussion during games to be evaluated without penalty.
Please contact NU assignor or NVYSL assignor for higher level games