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1 Host: Joanna Doyle and Heidi Edwards Welcome to SFPAL!Host: Joanna Doyle and Heidi EdwardsAddress: 350 Amber DriveSan Francisco, CA, 94131Phone:
2 Evening Agenda PAL/Staff introduction-Who is PAL Partnerships -SFRPD -SF Vikings ,-MYSL ,Season Logistics- schedule, league start/ends, how to start the game, rule modifications, how to end a game, report scores, rainouts, fields, pay day etc.Responsibilities of refs, mentors and field marshalsQ&AHow to use PENSRAClosing
3 SFPALSFPAL is over 50 years old. Founded by SF police offices, SFPAL is where the men and women who protect the city link arms with the community to protect the city’s future, providing young people with four season of sports, a police cadet program and, most importantly, a new sense of possibilitiesWe are a non-profit, with staff that is made up of civilian, non-city workers. We exists based on donations for our participants, grants and the good hearted people out there, like the coaches who dedicate their time to the youth of SF. So we THANK the volunteer coaches the most, for putting in the time, care and energy to help an organization like PAL survive, even in these hard times
4 SFPAL We serve over 4,000 with the help of over 700 volunteer coaches! Sports include:Spring Soccer w/ partner SFRPDJr. Giants Summer Baseball w/ partner SFRPDSummer and Fall Tackle Football/Cheer/Dance w/ partner SFRPDFall Basketball w/ partner Boys & Girls Club (refs wanted)Year round JudoSoccer Success!Over 2,600 kids in 211 teams! That’s 105 games/weekend, WOW!
5 Who Are you? Popcorn style Share the wisdom Years you’ve officiated Why do you ref?Share the wisdomGet to know your officialsParticipate in the mentor programMandatory for all first time refsHelp out, be a mentor!
6 Season LogisticsSchedules- The schedule will be posted on the website the week of March 11thCan start self-assigning to games when we go live on PENSRAGames will start on Saturday, March 23rd! We will play until Sunday, May 19th. Weekends off are March 30th/March 31stBoth Saturday and Sunday games during the seasonFields are Beach Chalet, Crocker, Franklin, Grattan, Marshall, Mission Playground, O’Connell , South Sunset, Sutter, West Sunset
7 Season LogisticsHow do you start a game?Team must have the minimum number of playersU8-U11 -5 playersU12-U14 -7 playersTeam must have their CYSA player and coach passes- No passes, no play, NO EXCEPTIONYou must introduce yourself to the coaches, explain how you would like to communicate with them-at half time, during the game on throw in’s/corner’s etc?Ask for the game card from the HOME teamThe roster of both teams should be listed on the game card.Line up the players and check, player/coach passes, shirts, shinguards, shoes/cleats etc.No jewelry (except medical alert,) no casts/splits- NO EXCEPTIONYou’ll have a coin toss and once possession is chosen the game will start
8 Rules/Game Knowledge Division # of players per side during play (minimum)Size of Ball (Home team to provide game ball)What if the ref is a no-show? (forfeits see below**)What is an INDIRECT kick? (U8-U10)What is a DIRECT kick? (U11-U14)U87 (5)#3As long as both teams have CYSA player & coach passes with the PAL sticker, then you are still allowed to play. The HOME team will have a coach ref the 1st half and the AWAY team will have a coach ref the 2nd half.An INDIRECT is a free kick given to a team at the spot of the infraction (unless it happens in the goal box, see below.) The ball MUST touch another player (on EITHER team) before entering the goal.A DIRECT kick is a free kick given to a team at the spot of the infraction (if in the goal box a PK is given.) A goal will be counted if the ball is kicked directly into the goal. It does NOT need to touch another player for the goal to count.U98 (5)#4U10U11U1211 (7)U13#5U14
9 Offside, Free Kicks & Slide Tackling DivisionTimeSubstitution TimesOffside, Free Kicks & Slide TacklingU8min. halves6 and 13 minute marksNO offside. Indirect kicks. If a foul happens in the goal box, the ref will place the ball 5 yards back at the spot of the infraction. NO penalty kicks. Slide tackling allowed.U9-U102 – 25 min. halves8 and 16 minute marksYES offside. Indirect kicks. If a foul happens in the goal box, the ref will place the ball 10 yards back at the spot of the infraction. No penalty kicks. Slide tackling allowed.U11YES offside. Free (direct) kicks, penalty kicks from 12 yards. Slide tackling allowed.U122 – 30 min. halvesFree substitutions on your own team’s throw-ins, goal kicks and restarts (after a goal is scored, injuries and if a caution is given.)YES offside. Free (direct) kicks and penalty kicks from 12 yards. Slide tackling allowed.U13/U142- 35 min. halves
10 PAL League PoliciesRegistration- CYSA player, coach and assistant coach passes will be used for all age groups and must carry the PAL sticker. Without the PAL sticker on the CYSA pass, the player, coach or assistant is not eligible to participate. Please check that all your passes have the PAL stickerSideline- Only 2 coaches on the sideline during a gameGuest Coaching- A coach with a CYSA pass can substitute coach or guest coach to any team in their same home league. A guest coach who is suspended cannot participate. All guest coaches must fill out the guest coach registration form and be fingerprinted and cleared by SFPAL before they can guest coach for a team. They will present to you a confirmation with the PAL logo as well as their CYSA coaching (with PAL sticker) pass to show the are an eligible coach.Player participation- U8-U11 subs will be on a specific minute. U12-U14 will have free substitutions but it will be expected that ALL of your players who show up for games play at LEAST half the game4+ Goal rule- You must take a player off the field once the team is at a 4-0 advantage. If a team goes up 5-0, you must take another player off the field. If the opposing team scores and now it’s 5-1, then you can put one player back on. This continues as needed however, no team will go under the minimum players per side.
13 Uniform- Proper dress for all teams and players is required Uniform- Proper dress for all teams and players is required. Minimum requirements are SFPAL T-shirt worn on the exterior, shorts or pants, proper footwear and shin guards completely covered by socks. Have GK in a different shirt/pennyAll teams must wear SFPAL shirts on the exterior during games. If an individual player doesn’t have their SFPAL shirt they cannot play and must sit with the spectators, not with the teamNo jewelry, accessories or hard casts/splits may be worn during play. The only exception is if a child has a medical alert bracelet or necklace. They are allowed to wear it but it must be fully taped down to the body
14 PAL League Policies Cont. Ejections-Send off report and pass sent to SFPAL- 350 Amber Drive, SF, CA 94131Any player or coach ejected from a game will also be suspended for an additional 1-2 gamesEjections and poor sportspersonship could affect your participation in MYSL and SF VikingsVolunteer Line Judge-Calls the ball out of bounds for you so use themTake Back the Game Weekend-SFPAL will have a weekend where the players and official are the ONLY ones allowed to be vocal during the gameNo coach, parent, spectator or fan is allowed to talkOnly “golf” clapping is allowedThe only people allowed to be speak are the referee and the playersThis is for the players, it’s giving the game back to them. It’s for developmental purposes and just letting the kids play their gameTBTGW will be the weekend of May 4th/6th
17 How to End the Game?When the game is over, give back the coaching/player passes to the coachesWrite on the game card any additional information you need and keep it for your recordsThe teams should do a post game hi-5/handshakeExceptions for this is if a coach feels their team will not behave in a sporting mannerStart checking in your next game and get it startedReport your score at and give feedback about the game, coaches, field conditions etc. if needed
18 Report Scores HOW & WHEN TO REPORT SCORES: FEEDBACK: Scores must be reported by Monday 9am after your gameLog ontoClick on the “Report Scores” link. This will take you to our form to report scoresPlease make sure to fill in all required responsesIf you do not have access to the internet, please report scores on our office voice mail at (415)FEEDBACK:If you had a negative experience with a coach, player, parent or fan you must report it to SFPAL immediatelyUse the referee score report to do so. If it is urgent, you must also call the office at
20 RainoutsSFRPD has a rain-out link so you can conveniently check on your computer at home PAL has that posted on our websitePAL will NO longer do the rain-out hotlineIf you have the first game, and the field closures are NOT posted on the SFRPD website, you must go to the game to see if it is on, or off (SFRPD will post signs on the field.) Unfortunately, this will happen if you have the first game of the day
21 Rainouts Cont.If you are on a TURF field, the likely hood of your game being cancelled is almost NONEThe only time SFRPD will close a turf field is if the weather is extremely hazardous (constant lightning, extreme rain, etc.)If you are on a turf field and it is raining you will play
22 Rules for LightningIf at anytime you see a lightning flash you must stop the game immediately, find shelter and wait 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, if there isn’t a second flash of lightning, you may continue the game. However, if there is a second flash of lightning, you must call the game off and the score will stand as is.
23 Fields for Spring U8- Grass fields will include Grattan Playground A & B and Louis SutterU8- Turf fields will includeMission PlaygroundU9-U11-Grass fields will includeBeach Chalet 1C/D ,2A/B & 2C/DWest Sunset- A & BU9-U11-Turf fields will includeO’ConnellMarshallSouth Sunset 1, 2, & 3U12-Grass fields will includeBeach Chalet 3U12- Turf fields will includeCrocker 3U13/14- Grass fields will includeBeach 3U13/14- Turf fields will includeFranklin
31 Pay Scale and Experience U8- $20/gameU9-U11- $25/gameU12- $30/gameU13/14- $40/gameAge/Experience Requirements:U8- 1st yearU9- 1st yearU10 2 years+ and at least 13 years oldU11- 3 years+ or 2 years if at least 15 years oldU12- 3 years+ or 2 years of at least 16 years oldU13/ years and at least 17 years old
32 Pay Day!2 pay periodsThe week of April 15thThe week of May 20thPlease give us 7 business days to sort, calculate, cut and mail out checks. If you do not want us to mail your check, please call us ahead of timeKeep your game cards incase of a discrepancy on your paymentCommunicate with us. Do not hesitate to call or us during the season
33 Responsibilities of a Referee Assign yourself to the proper age divisionIf you’re a first time official you must sign up with a mentorShow up to your game early- 30 minutesCheck field for hazards, goals/nets secureCheck in players and coaches- no pass, no playStart on timeReport your scoreAdd additional comments and follow up with PAL via phone call if it’s urgentReport forfeitsLook like a ref, act like a ref- take ownership of the game, you’re the one in charge- use your voice, let the team know who’s ball it is, what the call is, throw in, corner kick etc.
34 Referee MentorGoal- To support our soccer youth referees to properly officiate the game. The Referee Mentor is the “instructional lead and support” during games to our youth and first year referees. The mentor is to provide assistance and guidance to the youth/first time referee before, at half time or during the gameRequired Skills and Experience:Must have strong communication skillsPositive attitude and a sense of humorKnowledge of the rules and regulations of soccer in a CYSA’s District 1Qualifications:Grade 8 license preferred orGrade 9 license with 3+ years officating with SFPAL/MYSL/SF VikingsMust have been a referee for PAL/ SF Vikings for at least 2 yearsExperience officiating games at the U8-U14 recreational levelPrior Referee Mentor a plus!Rate: $25/hour for U8 games and $30/hour for U9 games. Please inquire with Heidi Edwards, Program Coordinator at or
35 Field MarshalMission: To support our soccer youth and referees in enjoying the game in a sporting manner. The Field Marshal is the “go-to” person for information on game daysGoals: Be a resource for parents and coaches about field logistics, trash pick-up and appropriate sideline behaviorSupport our referees’ ability to officiate and players’ ability to play soccer by helping with crowd/parent/fan/coach management. This is particularly important for our youth refereesKeep games on scheduleRequired Skills and Experience:Must have strong communication and customer service skillsPositive attitude and a sense of humorKnowledge of the game of soccerQualifications:Knowledge of SF Vikings/SFPAL/MYSL/CYSA leagues a plusA certified CNRA Grade 9 or higher a plusPrior field marshal experience a plusMust be at least 16 years of ageRate: : $15/hour. Please inquire with Heidi Edwards, Program Coordinator at or
36 Additional SupportSFPAL wants to better support our referees! We will provide a mid-season check-in for officialsRoundtable discussion of what’s working for you, what’s difficult, trouble shooting with more experienced officials etc.Refresher clinic- if possibleMandatory for referee mentorsMid-Season check-in- Thursday, April SFPAL from 6:15pm-7:30pmAn RSVP for the event will be sent out on Monday, April 1st