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Hello Referees,

Below is some important information. I strongly advise you to have these in your bag, along with your ECYSA handbook & Advice To ECYSA Referees manual. No idea how well they will copy and paste.

TEAM CHECK IN

Referees MUST check and retain the roster and I.D. cards of Coaches and Players prior to all ECYSA games. Player’s equipment shall be checked for conformation and safety.

 

·        The referee must allow a delay of a minimum of 15 minutes from the scheduled game start for player cards to arrive at the field.

o       If player cards are not presented 15 minutes past the scheduled start time, the referee can abandon the match, infill the game card with the abandonment and inform the referee assignor of the abandonment.

o       The Referee Assignor through electronic or verbal communication may authorize a referee to allow a player without a card to participate in a game.  The referee shall note the communication in the game report.

 

·        The referee must allow one half to be completed and the 5 minute half time for the roster to arrive at the field.

o       If the team roster is not presented by the scheduled start of the second half, the referee shall abandon the match, infill the game card with the abandonment and inform the referee assignor of the abandonment. But, you MUST have the player and coaches passes to START a match!

 

 

·        Coach/Assistant coach must be affiliated with Mass Youth Soccer and must have a valid ECYSA ID card stamped by the ECYSA Registrar and with a season appropriate sticker.

o       The ID card will only remain valid on a season-by-season basis with the appropriate season sticker.

o       Coaches are not required to be listed on the roster.

o       Any person with a valid ECYSA Coach’s ID card and season appropriate sticker is eligible to coach any ECYSA travel team.

o       If the person does not have a stamped and stickered valid ID card at any ECYSA sanctioned or recognized events (games, tournaments, exhibitions, etc.)

o       They will not be allowed to conduct normal coaching activities. Driver’s licenses are not acceptable for coaches cards. Coaches card from other Mass. Leagues are not acceptable.

o       They shall be told to go to the spectator side of the field and will be treated as a spectator. They shall not coach from the spectator side of the field.

o       The invalid ID coaching card will be retained by the referee or any other ECYSA official for submission to ECYSA.

§        Retained Coaches card shall then be mailed to

Referee Assignor Ben Reed

12 Middle St. #5

Gloucester MA, 01930

7. Rosters & Player Cards - ONLY OFFICIAL ECYSA LAMINATED AND EMBOSSED ROSTER FORMS

AND LAMINATED PLAYER CARDS FROM THE REGISTRAR WILL BE ALLOWED. HAND WRITTEN

NAMES, PHOTOCOPIED FORMS, HAND WRITTEN FORMS OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ROSTER

FORMS OR PLAYER CARDS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

provided, coaches may not alter the roster. The referee shall rule invalid a roster altered in any way,

other than to add player numbers. No game shall be played unless both teams have conforming,

unaltered rosters.

Other than writing player numbers in the space

a.

may be started with less than six (6) players per team. No U10 game may be started with less than five

(5) players per team. If any time the number of players drops to less than the minimums, the game will

be temporarily suspended. If the number of players cannot be brought up to the minimum in a

reasonable amount of time, the game shall be abandoned.

(*) No U14 or higher game may be started with less than seven (7) players per team. No U12 game

b.

to the referee prior to the start of the game. This roster will include:

(1) Player's names.

(2) Player's jersey number (handwritten on white tape if not preprinted).

(3) Registrar’s signature.

(*) Coaches will provide a completed, official, ECYSA pre-printed laminated roster with embossed seal

c.

(1) If the preprinted, laminated and league embossed roster is not presented prior to the start of the

game, the referee will allow it to be presented up to five minutes after the completion of the first half

and prior to the start of the second half. If not presented by this time, the game is to be abandoned by

the referee and the referee is required to send a report of the abandoned game to the league.

(2) The “grace period” for presentation of an official roster until halftime DOES NOT apply to I.D. cards.

8. Identification Cards

Notes:

a.

coach(es) to participate in the game.

participate.

allow a delay of 15 minutes from the scheduled game start for player cards to arrive at the field.

I.D. cards must be given to the referee prior to all ECYSA games in order for the player(s) andEach Player must have a card AND be listed on the roster toThe referee will keep the I.D. cards and roster until the end of the game. The referee must

b.

If a player/coach is ejected his/her I.D. Card will be kept and forwarded by the referee to the ECYSA Referee Assignor.

Thank You,

Ben Reed

USSF & ECYSA Referee Assignor