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GSYSL Referee Responsibilities and Code of Ethics

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Game Time Arrival

  • Referees should arrive at the field 30 minutes before game time
  • To inspect the field,
  • Check in players and
  • Discuss pre-game procedures.
    Pre-game procedures are important to insure you are all on the same page and working as a team.

Team Check In

  • All matches the referee will check in teams based on a “Stamped State Roster” and “USYSA Player Cards
  • All Coaches who wish to remain on the team side line as a coach MUST provide the referee with a USYSA Coaches Pass provided by the GSYSL League Registrar or be listed on the “State Roster”.

Return ALL player cards at the end of the game



Amended Substitution Rule

  • On a Throw In
  • If both teams have substitutes at the center line, both teams' substitutes may enter the field of play on either teams throw in.
  • Players must be at the center line prior to the stoppage in play.
  • Under no circumstance should players enter the field of play directly from the bench as a substitution

NO "HIGH SCHOOL 2 PERSON REFEREE SYSTEM"

  • No 2 person Referee system should be used on anny USSF/GSYSL game.
  • If only 2 referees show up for a game there will be a Center Referee and and AR. The AR must work the same side of the field both halves. *PAYMENT IS FOR 2 REFEREES, THE CENTER AND THE AR not 3.
  • If there is one referee there is incentive pay for doing the game alone. See the payment schedule on the web site.
  • The referees, if shorthanded MUST ask the coaches for a "Club AR. Any patched referee who helps out and takes a position as an AR is entitled to payment, the preference is that they be in uniform.

USSF Forms

  • Are to be filled out for cautions / ejections or injuries only. One copy goes to NHSRC State Referee Administrator (SRA) at SRA@soccernh.org and the other to the league referee assignor at leagueassignor@granitestatesoccer.com.
  • Player cards taken for ejections MUST be sent to the league referee assignor immediately Steve Lewis 5 Ferncroft Dr. Nashua, NH 03063.

Game Score Submissions

  • All game cards for U11 and above MUST BE SUBMITTED Online by the Center Referee
  • Referee ONLINE GAME CARD SUBMISSION is MANDATORY. Game Score submission Instructions
  • ALL GAME CARDS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITHIN 24 hours of your game.
  • Be sure to report your scores PROMPTLY and ACCURATELY as the are tied to the STANDINGS.

Game Issues

  • Any problems with coaches, parents, fields, NO Show Referees or other issue MUST be reported on the game card AND be sent on separate e-mail to leagueassignor@granitestatesoccer.com ASAP


Missing Document Report

  • This report should be used for teams with missing paperwork. Referees should print copies of this form and have available at each game if necessary.GSYSL Referee Missing Document Report

Professionalism

  • You are being paid to do a job. That job requires that you come to the field dressed properly.
  • LOOK PROFESSIONAL...SHIRTS TUCKED IN, SOCKS UP, NO JEWELRY, NO STRIPES ON YOUR SHORTS, UNDERSHIRTS SHOULD BE BLACK and SHOES SHOULD BE BLACK. *Referee crews should wear matching shirts at all times.
  • Be aware of the Goal Keepers shirts for the teams you referee. You should not wear or the keeper should not wear the same colors, if at all possible. Referees should adjust first, if you cannot, ask the keeper, this is not mandatory but should be accommodated whenever possible.
  • GSYSL Refeees should have at least one alternative shirt.

ENJOY the game

  • Have fun and protect the players


DON'T FORGET TO SUBMIT YOUR SCORES


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