__ I have read the: __ LYS In-town rules __ Travel 6v6 rules __ Travel 8v8 rules __ Laws of the Game __ Wear correct referee uniform, Shirt (Gold w/ black stripes), solid black shorts, black socks, black footwear __ Ref bag, ref watch, 2 whistles, red\yellow cards, flags, pencils, pens, flip coin, water __ Get to the field at least 15 -30 minutes early! __ Don’t socialize before game, Do not play with game ball __ Check the field. Make sure the goals are anchored. DO NOT play the game if goals are not secure. __ Know which colored lines you are using, for fields with multiple colors __ Introduce yourself to both coaches. __ Game sheet – fill out completely – (your name, date, time, team colors, final score, Div 1 or 2) __ Have both coaches sign the game sheet, no rosters needed for intown __ No one allowed behind the goal area __ Team Check-in - Line players up in a straight line and check the following: __ Shin guards – All players must have them covered by socks. They cannot play without shin guards. __ Cleats – No metal spikes, sneakers are okay. __ Jewelry - No jewelry rope bracelets, necklaces, earrings, studs, etc. medical tags can be taped to body __ Don’t tell them to take jewelry off, just say they can’t play in the game. __ No hats with a hard brim, no hard casts __ Tell the kids to be careful not to push, trip or slide tackling and to stop when they hear the whistle __ Ask the coaches if they have any questions. __ Coaches and players on 1 side, all fans on the opposite side, everyone is 3 feet from touch lines. __ IMPORTANT - Start the game on time as there is usually another game immediately following. __ When making the call – explain your call, speak loud for kids coaches and fans to hear. __ Substitutes must come in from the center line __ Use you hand signals! Know the mechanics for direct kick, indirect kick
Make sure you look and act like a referee and look professional!
Please let me know of any issues with coaches, players or parents – I need to know ASAP
All In-town game sheets are handed or sent via email or snail mail to:
Scott D. Houle
Leominster Referee Director
50 Washington St.
Leominster, MA 01453
Home: 978-840-4686 Cell: 978-502-3974