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1 1 SABR Soccer Referees Orientation Sunday, October 19, 2008 Sugar Sand Park

2 2 Meeting Agenda Introductions and the SABR Organization Introductions and the SABR Organization SABR Web Site – “Referees Corner” SABR Web Site – “Referees Corner” SABR Soccer Season SABR Soccer Season Referee Mentoring Referee Mentoring Game Assigning Procedures Game Assigning Procedures Questions? Questions? Jamboree Assignments and Mentoring Sign Ups Jamboree Assignments and Mentoring Sign Ups

3 3 Introductions and Key Referee Contacts Tim Sharp/SABR Director of Referees Tim Sharp/SABR Director of Referees Brian Behrman/SABR Recreational Game Assignor Brian Behrman/SABR Recreational Game Assignor Arnold Shan/FSR DRA Arnold Shan/FSR DRA

4 4 Other Important Referee Contacts Name/Title Home PhoneCell Phone Lou Hecht Assignor Travel Games Walli Ali SABR Director of Boys Recreation Andy Meyer SABR Director of Girls Recreation Bill D’Addio SABR Director of Travel Fred Platt SABR Director of Fields Field Conditions Sand Bags and Lights

5 5 Now A Word from Our DRA! Arnold Shan

6 6 SABR Web Site – “Referee’s Corner”

7 7 SABR Web Site – Referees’ Corner Message from Director Message from Director Contacts for Referees, Web Sites and Information Updates Contacts for Referees, Web Sites and Information Updates 2009 Certification and Recertification Classes 2009 Certification and Recertification Classes Payment Schedules Payment Schedules Attendance, Preparation, and Attire Attendance, Preparation, and Attire Game Management and Unpaid Monies Game Management and Unpaid Monies Some Non-FIFA Rules Some Non-FIFA Rules Lightning Safety Lightning Safety

8 8 SABR Web Site – Referees’ Corner

9 9 Message from Director Message from Director Contacts for Referees, Web Sites and Information Updates Contacts for Referees, Web Sites and Information Updates 2009 Certification and Recertification Classes 2009 Certification and Recertification Classes Payment Schedules Payment Schedules Attendance, Preparation, and Attire Attendance, Preparation, and Attire Game Management and Unpaid Monies Game Management and Unpaid Monies Some Non-FIFA Rules Some Non-FIFA Rules Lightning Safety Lightning Safety Copies of Referee Presentations Copies of Referee Presentations

10 10 SABR Referee’s Payment Schedule Recreational League Age GroupRefereeAssistant Referee U9, U10$20N/A U11, U12 $28$16 U14 $34$18 U16, U18, U19 $40$22 For Recreational Games collect all money even if an AR is missing & contact and turn in to Mr. Behrman (see Contacts for Referees )

11 11 SABR Referee’s Payment Schedule Travel League Subject to League Policy - talk to assignor Age GroupRefereeAssistant Referee U9, U10$30$20 U11, U12 $34$21 U13,U14$44$22 U15, U16, U17, U18 $50$30 For Travel Games return money for a missing AR to the coaches.

12 12 ON TIME, BEING PREPARED and LOOKING PROFESSIONAL Attributes of a SABR Referee Attributes of a SABR Referee Keys to gaining the respect of the coaches, players and spectators Keys to gaining the respect of the coaches, players and spectators

13 13 Attendance Arrive minutes early before each game Arrive minutes early before each game If a referee does not show up, then please follow these procedures: If a referee does not show up, then please follow these procedures: Try to contact either Mr. Brian Behrman (Recreational) or Mr. Lou Hecht (Travel)Try to contact either Mr. Brian Behrman (Recreational) or Mr. Lou Hecht (Travel) If you cannot contact Mr. Behrman or Mr. Hecht or if he does not have a substitute available, you should see if there is another licensed referee in the area who can act as a linesman.If you cannot contact Mr. Behrman or Mr. Hecht or if he does not have a substitute available, you should see if there is another licensed referee in the area who can act as a linesman. Unless that referee just finished a game at the same level, you should still try to contact Mr. Behrman or Mr. Hecht before having that person step in.Unless that referee just finished a game at the same level, you should still try to contact Mr. Behrman or Mr. Hecht before having that person step in. Any such tardiness should be reported to Mr. Behrman or Mr. Hecht (see Contacts).Any such tardiness should be reported to Mr. Behrman or Mr. Hecht (see Contacts). If you cannot find a suitable linesman, then you can use a “club linesman” if the coaches agree. A club linesman may NOT be paid.If you cannot find a suitable linesman, then you can use a “club linesman” if the coaches agree. A club linesman may NOT be paid. If the scheduled linesman shows up after the game has started, they may take over for the “club linesman” with the referee’s permission.If the scheduled linesman shows up after the game has started, they may take over for the “club linesman” with the referee’s permission.

14 14 Preparedness Head Referee Head Referee Coin for starting gameCoin for starting game Working whistleWorking whistle Watch or stop watchWatch or stop watch Game report and pen or pencilGame report and pen or pencil Your red and yellow cards.Your red and yellow cards. Assistant Referee (Linesman) Assistant Referee (Linesman) FlagFlag All the above for Head Referee in the event you need to step in if the head referee does not show.All the above for Head Referee in the event you need to step in if the head referee does not show.

15 15 Attire Wearing the proper Referee Uniform Wearing the proper Referee Uniform Yellow shirtYellow shirt Black shortsBlack shorts Long black socksLong black socks Shirt must be tucked in for the entire duration of the game. Shirt must be tucked in for the entire duration of the game. We need to set an example for the coaches and players We need to set an example for the coaches and players

16 16 Time Management Time management of the soccer game IS the responsibility of the referee Time management of the soccer game IS the responsibility of the referee NOT the coaches… NOT the coaches… NOT the players and… NOT the players and… NOT the administrators. NOT the administrators. SABR works very hard to schedule as many games as possible to optimize the limited number of soccer fields, thus it is extremely important that you keep the games on time. SABR works very hard to schedule as many games as possible to optimize the limited number of soccer fields, thus it is extremely important that you keep the games on time. Delays due to injury, weather or other reason you deem appropriate can be made up by adding time at the end of the game at your discretion. Delays due to injury, weather or other reason you deem appropriate can be made up by adding time at the end of the game at your discretion. BOTTOM LINE: KEEP ALL GAMES ON SCHEDULE. BOTTOM LINE: KEEP ALL GAMES ON SCHEDULE.

17 17 Behavior On the Field Be decisive in your decisions Be decisive in your decisions Blow your whistle loud Blow your whistle loud Be a teacher to the younger players and explain the fouls/calls (U9/U10) Be a teacher to the younger players and explain the fouls/calls (U9/U10) Call your fouls with respect to the age group and gender Call your fouls with respect to the age group and gender

18 18 Non FIFA Rules Many are covered in your SABR Handbook Many are covered in your SABR Handbook Read the Handbook and print pages from the SABR Web Site – “Referee’s Corner” Read the Handbook and print pages from the SABR Web Site – “Referee’s Corner” Keep this information handy as a guide Keep this information handy as a guide

19 19 Length of Games, Size of Ball, Off Sides, and Free Kicks DescriptionU9 & U10U11 & U12U14U16, U18 & U19 Ball Size 4455 Max No. Players 6811 Min. No. Players 5677 Length of Halves 25 Minutes30 Minutes35 Minutes40 Minutes Free Kicks Indirect & Direct Opponents Distance on Free Kicks 6 Yards10 Yards Penalty KicksYes Referee Explains Foul to Player Yes No Retake Throw Ins (1)Yes No Off SidesNo Yes

20 20 Forfeit If one or both teams does not have the minimum number of players, then they have to forfeit If one or both teams does not have the minimum number of players, then they have to forfeit If the coaches want to play short-handed, please stay and referee the game (you are getting paid and we need to be there for purposes of safety) If the coaches want to play short-handed, please stay and referee the game (you are getting paid and we need to be there for purposes of safety) If a team’s coach does not show up, then they are not permitted to play – period! If a team’s coach does not show up, then they are not permitted to play – period!

21 21 Substitutes A team CAN substitute on their OWN throw in, NOT on the opponent’s throw in. A team CAN substitute on their OWN throw in, NOT on the opponent’s throw in. All teams MAY substitute: All teams MAY substitute: On either team's goal kick,On either team's goal kick, After a goal,After a goal, After a halfAfter a half After you stop the game due to injuryAfter you stop the game due to injury Water breaksWater breaks After the regular time of the game has expired if an overtime period is provided.After the regular time of the game has expired if an overtime period is provided. Players must be ready at the halfway line – please explain this to the coaches Players must be ready at the halfway line – please explain this to the coaches You may use discretion to not allow a substitution if the substitute is not ready to come onto the field You may use discretion to not allow a substitution if the substitute is not ready to come onto the field

22 22 Water Breaks Water breaks are REQUIRED Water breaks are REQUIRED Approximately mid-way through each half Approximately mid-way through each half No more 1-2 minutes to allow players to get a drink No more 1-2 minutes to allow players to get a drink Game clock is NOT stopped Game clock is NOT stopped Players must stay in the field of play Players must stay in the field of play Encourage players to get back on the field Encourage players to get back on the field No coaching No coaching

23 23 Injuries Both teams may substitute following an injury Both teams may substitute following an injury Only coaches allowed to attend to an injured player on the field Only coaches allowed to attend to an injured player on the field If a player is injured and cannot return, e- mail the Director of Referees: If a player is injured and cannot return, e- mail the Director of Referees: DateDate Team Gender, Age Group and Team Name (e.g., GU14 Revolution)Team Gender, Age Group and Team Name (e.g., GU14 Revolution) First and Last Name of the PlayerFirst and Last Name of the Player Nature of the InjuryNature of the Injury

24 24 Yellow Cards When a player is issued a YELLOW CARD the player must leave the field to allow for a “cool down” period and be substituted When a player is issued a YELLOW CARD the player must leave the field to allow for a “cool down” period and be substituted Player may re-enter game at the next opportunity the team can substitute Player may re-enter game at the next opportunity the team can substitute

25 25 Red Cards If you issue a RED CARD or ask a Coach or Spectator to leave the field for misconduct, be sure to report the incident via to your Assignor and the SABR Director of Referees. If you issue a RED CARD or ask a Coach or Spectator to leave the field for misconduct, be sure to report the incident via to your Assignor and the SABR Director of Referees. Include in your report the following information: Include in your report the following information: DateDate Team Gender, Age Group and Team Name (e.g., GU14 Revolution)Team Gender, Age Group and Team Name (e.g., GU14 Revolution) First and Last Name of the Player, Coach or SpectatorFirst and Last Name of the Player, Coach or Spectator Nature of the Misconduct or Red CardNature of the Misconduct or Red Card

26 26 Other Considerations Be sure to enforce the Technical Area with the coaches at the beginning Be sure to enforce the Technical Area with the coaches at the beginning ~10 yards on either side of the centerline~10 yards on either side of the centerline ~ 1 yard behind the touch line~ 1 yard behind the touch line Ask the coaches or SABR Administrators to ask their spectators to sit on the opposite side of the field Ask the coaches or SABR Administrators to ask their spectators to sit on the opposite side of the field Do Not engage with the spectators Do Not engage with the spectators Ask the coaches or SABR Administrators to help you manage the spectators Ask the coaches or SABR Administrators to help you manage the spectators

27 27 Lightning Safety 1.Use the “30-30 Rule” and Common Sense If you see lighting, check your watchIf you see lighting, check your watch If thunder occurs before 30 seconds, you need to have everyone get off the field and into a sheltered areaIf thunder occurs before 30 seconds, you need to have everyone get off the field and into a sheltered area Wait 30 minutes following the same 30 second rule before allowing players coaches and spectators back onto the fieldWait 30 minutes following the same 30 second rule before allowing players coaches and spectators back onto the field 2.Most fields have lighting detectors (except FAU/Henderson) When you hear the detector sound, have everyone get off the fieldWhen you hear the detector sound, have everyone get off the field Safe to return when you hear 3 short blastsSafe to return when you hear 3 short blasts NOTE: LIGHTING DECTECTORS HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO FAIL – IF IN DOUBT REFER TO NO. 1

28 28 Referees Need to Set the Tone for the Entire Season CONSISTENTLY enforce the “Rules of the Game”, “Non-FIFA Rules”, and “Other Considerations” CONSISTENTLY enforce the “Rules of the Game”, “Non-FIFA Rules”, and “Other Considerations” Establish themselves with the coaches, players and spectators as “In Charge” Establish themselves with the coaches, players and spectators as “In Charge” Be decisive and blow your whistle loud so everyone can hear it Be decisive and blow your whistle loud so everyone can hear it Have fun and let the players play! Have fun and let the players play!

29 29 SABR Soccer Season Starts with the Jamboree – October 25 th & 26 th Starts with the Jamboree – October 25 th & 26 th Regular Season Games – Friday, November 7 th through Sunday, February 15 th Regular Season Games – Friday, November 7 th through Sunday, February 15 th Playoffs, Tom Cup and Boca East/West Game – Monday, February 16 th – Saturday, March 7 th Playoffs, Tom Cup and Boca East/West Game – Monday, February 16 th – Saturday, March 7 th

30 30 Referee Mentoring Opportunity to help improve the skill sets of our younger referees Opportunity to help improve the skill sets of our younger referees Will take place at Sand Pines Park with the U9 and U10 Age Groups Will take place at Sand Pines Park with the U9 and U10 Age Groups Mentor is required to: Mentor is required to: Be certified for 2009Be certified for 2009 Be at least 17 years oldBe at least 17 years old Have at least 4 years experienceHave at least 4 years experience Willing to mentor during two games (~2 hrs)Willing to mentor during two games (~2 hrs) Qualifies for Community Service Hours Qualifies for Community Service Hours Sign up after our meeting Sign up after our meeting

31 31 Game Assigning SABR Referee Board - same system as last year SABR Referee Board - same system as last year Existing Referees Existing Referees Log in with your Username and Password from last year orLog in with your Username and Password from last year or Change profile to reflect your proper name as your User NameChange profile to reflect your proper name as your User Name New Referees New Referees Register by entering:Register by entering: User Name (Proper Name) User Name (Proper Name) Address Address Password Password Read the Agreement and click on Register Read the Agreement and click on Register

32 32 Game Assigning Games, Times and Fields will be displayed by Week (e.g., Week 1, Week 2, etc.) Games, Times and Fields will be displayed by Week (e.g., Week 1, Week 2, etc.) Weeks will be either Open or Closed Weeks will be either Open or Closed View the Open Week you’re interested in refereeing View the Open Week you’re interested in refereeing View the Age Group and the unassigned games you’re interested in refereeing View the Age Group and the unassigned games you’re interested in refereeing Click on Reply and type in what games and times your interested in refereeing Click on Reply and type in what games and times your interested in refereeing Brian will assign the games and you will be responsible to check on line for the games you have been assigned Brian will assign the games and you will be responsible to check on line for the games you have been assigned

33 33 Questions?

34 34 Jamboree and Mentoring Sign Ups Brian Behrman Tim Sharp


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