Mad River Youth
MRYSL Fall Referee Contract
MRYSL offers the undersigned the opportunity to referee matches during the youth soccer season. To begin doing so, the following contract must either be filled out online, or can be downloaded and delivered to MRYSL.
Checks will be mailed to address on this contract no later than November 15th
By signing below, you are attesting to the following:
- I understand the importance of the CYSA scorecard and recognize that I may not receive payment for my services if the card is not properly filled out and/or turned in on time.
- The undersigned accepts this offer and agrees to abide by the following guidelines and policies.
- If you have a grade 9 license, you may referee rec games only. If you have a grade 8 license, you may referee rec or competitive games.
- I understand the duration of this contract is from August 1st to July 31st, and that a failure to abide by the guidelines and policies of MRYSL may result in the early termination of this contract.
Please keep the following guidelines for your reference
Game Day Part 4 — Officials(Referees)
General MRYSL Rec Referee Guidelines and Rules
- Arrive at field 30 minutes prior to start of match.
- Always check field for hazards.
- Goals must be anchored down. If not anchored no game will be played.
- Games MUST start and end on time.
- If necessary, shorten game halves to end game on time.
- Calculate end time by adding game duration to the scheduled start time.
- Regardless of how many players are available, the game should be played, even as a smaller sided game.
- MRYSL Game Policy if one of the teams are short a full side.
- Option 1: The team that has enough players will agree to play short so the sides are equal.
- Option 2: For recreational league games, the team that has enough players will agree to lend players from its side to the side that is short so both sides are equal. Especially important if one side is very short and the other side is flush with subs.
- THIS POLICY IS MANDATORY FOR REC GAMES– A MRYSL REC COACH MAY NOT REFUSE TO LEND PLAYERS OR REFUSE TO PLAY SHORT IF THE OTHER TEAM IS SHORT.
- At no time will any player that is not on either team’s roster be allowed to play in the game.
- Shin guards are mandatory and must be worn under socks. Player without shin guards will not be allowed to play.
- All jewelry must be removed, including earrings and bracelets except medical id bracelets. No taping -- they must be removed.
- No player will enter the field of play without the acknowledgment of the referee.
- Unruly spectators are the coach’s responsibility. Coaches and or spectators can be ejected from the field area for infractions. Talk to coaches if problem arises before the problem gets out of hand. Spectators are not allowed on the team side or team area of the field. MRU games (competitive): only authorized persons with a pass are allowed on the team side.
- Closely monitor VULGAR/TRASHY language and yellow card the player(s) or eject the coach; this behavior will not be tolerated by the league.
- If a red card is issued to anyone during a game, a send-off form MUST be filled out and reported within 24 hours to your Referee Coordinator. Same thing goes for a coach who has been red carded or ejected.
- The official CYSA scorecard shall be filled out entirely for all rec games (except U8). For NorCal games (MRU teams U-13 and older), please check website for info on game cards.
- Tie scores stand, unless the rules of the playing league or tournament provide otherwise.
- All coaches and players should honor the game by shaking hands with the opposing team and referees at the beginning and conclusion of the match.
- All referees should familiarize themselves with MRYSL's Game Day Respect policy, linked online at our website.
- In accordance with USSF rules, if there are not two ARs available, the center ref may request each coach to provide a lines person who may only call whether the ball is out of bounds and possession