And Now for the Girls-Today’s Agenda Professionalism Concussions Mercy Rule 2 Man Mechanics and Positioning Assistant Referee Area of Patrol The Girls High School Game
Professionalism: Pre-Match Contact Referee contacts crew/partner 48 hours before match Assistant Referee contacts crew/partner 24 hours before match if no contact is made by Referee Regional Supervisor gets a call if AR does not hear from Referee 23 hours and 59 minutes before kickoff
Professionalism: Pre-game Arrival Get to the field ON TIME. You must be on the field DRESSED at least 15 minutes before any match that begins before 6PM. You must be on the field DRESSED at least 30 min. before any game which begins at 6:15 or later If you can’t get there on time DECLINE THE GAME.
Professionalism-Addressing the Players Do not address the players with “Sweetie”, “Darling” or “Honey” Treat the players with the respect you would expect from them
Professionalism: Work Rate Are you staying with the second to last defender or are you ball watching? Are you hustling into the corners opposite of your AR? PERCEPTION IS REALITY
Professionalism: ”Off Duty” Attire When you get the rosters from the coaches, what are you wearing? Are you in full uniform? Are your socks pulled down? If you finish a JV game and are watching the Varsity game, are you still in uniform?
Concussions Are you checking the balls before the game….to make sure they are not too hard? Females tend to like less air in the ball Keep in mind the early part of the season is COLD
Mercy Rule Question: Team A scores its ninth goal with 4 minutes left in the first half of a NCHSAA game. Is the game over? Question: Team A scores its ninth goal with 5 minutes left in a NCHSAA game. The coaches both agree they want to keep playing. Can you grant the wishes of the coach?
2 Man System There is nothing wrong with going into both halves of the field Who is responsible for time keeping at places where there is not a scoreboard? Where does the TRAIL referee stand during the taking of a corner kick?
2 Man Positioning Bonus Question: Who calls a throw in when the ball is on your touchline in the opposite half?
Assistant Referee Area of Patrol You are an ASSISTANT REFEREE, not an INSISTANT REFEREE When thinking about raising the flag for a foul, consider “DOES THE REFEREE NEED THE FLAG (Ex. Is he or she caught on a counter-attack?) or “DOES THE GAME NEED THE FLAG (Ex. A player punches the ball away from the goal)?”
Assistant Referee Area of Patrol AR Green=Good area to assist referee if foul is needed Yellow=Good area to assist referee is foul occurs and game needs it Red=Only raise flag if you feel the game will lose control, an improper goal occurs, or a team is cheated out of a goal
The Women’s Game http://www.aol.com/video/soccer-mean-girl-player-slams-opponent-in- head-with-ball-twice/517532463/?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main- bb%7Cdl19%7Csec1_lnk1%26pLid%3D231780 http://www.aol.com/video/soccer-mean-girl-player-slams-opponent-in- head-with-ball-twice/517532463/?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main- bb%7Cdl19%7Csec1_lnk1%26pLid%3D231780 http://www.wect.com/category/240209/video?autoStart=true&topVideo CatNo=default http://www.wect.com/category/240209/video?autoStart=true&topVideo CatNo=default http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GWDyMlo4D6E
Summary as we Prepare for Spring 2013 Treat the girl’s game with the same respect on and off the field you would treat the men Get to the field on time so you can inspect the field and BALL PRESSURE to prevent concussions Be cognizant of the mercy rule Call fouls but do so only in your area if need Be Fair to the game we all love