PROCEDURES FOR ACCYSL REFEREES

VERY IMPORTANT Please read carefully ! It is your responsibility to know the regulations and procedures ! Watch for updates as the season progresses.

REMINDER #1 Before each game, check in the players and make sure the number on their jersey is the same as the number on the game card roster.

REMINDER #2 If you send off someone be sure to get names and phone numbers of the assistant referees. Your send off report should be factual and clearly written. For examples see www.area4referees.org, sendoff reporting.

GAME ASSIGNMENTS

(1) You can only sign up online for games within 18 days of game time and no later
than 12 hours before game time.

(2) No online cancellations with 36 hours of game time.

(3) You can only sign up online and in advance as CR for at most 3 games in a row on the same field on a given day. But, for example, if you are an AR at the field and there is no CR at game time, you may do the CR assignment. Another example is where nobody is assigned online to the game, and you happen to be there. Then you may be the CR. Remember to file your 72 hour report as explained at Referee Pay.

VERY IMPORTANT As a paid referee you are expected to be professional in all respects. Last minute cancellations are very bad for everyone. In particular, youth referees are expected to discuss assignments with their parents and coaches in order to plan ahead and meet commitments !

TEAM LEVEL CLASSIFICATIONS

Teams are classified as Recreational or Competitive, and the Competitive teams are ranked in increasing order as Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Premier, NPL. Our referee pay scale at Referee Pay uses the three classifications Rec, Div 3, Div 1 where

Rec = Recreational
Div 3 = Copper,Bronze
Div 1 = Silver, Gold, Premier, NPL

RULES, REGULATIONS , PROCEDURES

Games on ACCYSL fields are classified as follows:

(A) ACCYSL (Rec up to U12)
(B) ACCYSL + JLYSL (Rec up to U12, ACC/JL)
(C) D4 REC (Rec from U14 – U19)
(D) CCSL (Div 3, CC)
(E1) NORCAL PREMIER REGIONAL (NC, Regions 3 and 4)
(E2) NORCAL YOUTH PREMIER (NSP)
(E3) NORCAL NATIONAL PREMIER LEAGUE (NPL)
(E4) NORCAL STATE CUP (“Cup” written in green at left side of game on schedule)

FINDING A TEAM To verify the league or organization for which a team plays, go to Competition Schedules . Alternatively, login to MySoccerLeague.com, go to Select League To View and choose ACCYSL, then scroll to bottom of page to Competition Schedules.

IMPORTANT Three of the most basic things are how to handle games cards (aka match reports), what to do when a red card is given, when substitutions are allowed. Please read the information below and go to the websites listed to read the Rules for each organization. Also, the websites have the names of teams and their level of play.

(A) ACCYSL

(1) Website Go to http://www.accysl.org, Referees ( youth rules, getting paid, etc). Also, check out About Us ( policies). Another way to see ACCYSL rules for teams is this:

(a) Go to www.mysoccerleague.com, Schedules
(b) Choose ACCYSL under Select League and hit GO
(c) Under Competition Schedules , select the team level (for example, U-10G)
(d) Then go to Instructions To Teams

(2) Match Reports , Player Passes Home team provides paper match report for checking in players. Must be signed by home and visiting coaches. Winning coach keeps paper match report until end of season . Home coach if tie game. This is new. So old brown game cards are OK for first several weeks of season.

NO PLAYER PASS = NO PLAY

Also, there MUST be at least one team official ( coach , assistant coach, team manager ) present with a pass in order for the game to be played.

ACCYSL In-House Recreational Spring Play

During the Spring season a registered player with a valid CalNorth (CYSA) pass may play on any team of the same age group or older. Girls may play on boys teams, but boys may not play on girls teams.

Teams are advised to follow the developmental spirit of Spring. Guest players may participate. But they should not be given preferential playing time at the expense of regular recreational players who are officially on the team.

(3) Red cards

Referee keeps the player/coach pass and mails it together with the match report and 24-hour send off report to

Steven Morrison
2023 Hearst Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709

You may also scan and email the player pass, match report and 24 hour report to accyslscheduler@zoho.com. Remember to mail the player/coach pass to the above address.

Note 1 Notify Steven Morrison at accyslscheduler@zoho.com that there has been a send off.

Note 2 For the send off form and examples of how to write the send off report , go to www.area4referees.org, sendoff reporting.

(4) Substitutions

An unlimited number of players maybe substituted for either team at any stoppage of play with permission of the referee.

(B) ACCYSL + JLYSL

Some of the games will be on ACCYSL fields. Everything is the same as for (A) except for send off reports.

(1) Fill out 24 hour send off report, scan and email to discipline@jlysl.org
Then mail the player or coach pass to

Robert Davis
88 Portsmouth Rd
Piedmont , CA 94610

This is the strongly preferred option.

(2) If you have trouble scanning/emailing the send off report, mail it and the player or coach pass to the above address. Remember 24 hours !!

(C) D4 REC

(1) Website Go to calnorth.org . For Rules and Regs, go to

https://issuu.com/calnorth/docs/teammanual1516_v3_070115/51?

Also go to www.mysoccerleague.com. Either Login or choose Guest Login. Under Select League choose District IV Recreational Playing League. Then hit the GO button.The address for send offs is below.

(2) Game Cards / Match Reports

The winning coach (or home coach in the event of a tie) must mail the game card ( aka match report) to the Results Secretary by Monday following the match. Until Results Secretary info is set up , coaches should mail game card/match report to

Ray Suey
16845 Hallmark Court
Castro Valley, CA 94552

NO PLAYER PASS = NO PLAY

Also, there MUST be at least one team official ( coach , assistant coach, team manager) present with a pass in order for the game to be played.

(3) Send Offs

Referee keeps the player/coach pass and the match report. The referee mails the pass, the match report and 24-hour send off report to

Ray Suey
16845 Hallmark Court
Castro Valley, CA 94552

The 24 hour send off form is available at available at www.area4referees.org, sendoff reporting.

(4) Substitutions Same as in (4) of (A)

(D) CCSL See Note 1 below

(1) Website Go to http://www.calnorth.org.

For Rules and Regs , go to

http://calnorth.org/documents/

(2) Match reports

The home team shall provide the match report and roster for team check in. The home team posts the score online after the game.

NO PLAYER PASS = NO PLAY

Also, there MUST be at least one team official ( coach , assistant coach, team manager) present with a pass in order for the game to be played.

(3) Send offs

CCSL Referee Send-Off Reports

Do not keep the player/coach pass. Give it back to the team once the reporting information has been gathered. To file the 24 hour send off report, follow instructions at

http://calnorth.org/ccsl-referee-procedures/

Game Incident Reports

If your game is abandoned, terminated early or you have any other incident that should be reported to your CCSL Referee Administrator, go to the link just above and submit the details on the Game Incident Report Form.

(4) Substitutions Same as (4) of (A).

(E1) NORCAL PREMIER REGIONAL

(1) )Website Go to www.norcalpremier.com. To find the
referee procedures, rules, and team handbooks for (E1) thru (E4) consult the links

www.norcalreferees.com
www.norcalreferees.com/rules_of_competition

(2) Match Reports

(a) Teams must give opposing team and referee a roster 20 minutes prior to the beginning of each game. Max of 18 players (14 for U11 and below) may be dressed for a game.
(b) The NorCal Game Card (aka Match Report , printed sheet of paper) is to be given to the Referee by the home team before the game. It is to be filled out and signed by the Referee and each teams coach. The home team will keep and file the game card for future possible reference. Note the maximum game day roster size for each playing level and do not allow more than the allowed number to be checked in and play.
(c) Check players and coaches/managers against their US Club passes.

NO PASS = NO PLAY

Also, there MUST be at least one team official ( coach , assistant coach, team manager ) present with a pass in order for the game to be played.
(d) Check players’ equipment.
(e) No Guest Players. Only players on the printed rooster may play, no handwritten names.
(f) Return player passes to teams. DO NOT keep the passes of any sent-off players or team officials.

(3) Send Offs
Submit the 24 hour Send Off Report online at the website

www.norcalreferees.com/sendoff

Do not keep the player/coach pass.

(4) Substitutions

An unlimited number of players maybe substituted for either team at any stoppage of play with permission of the referee.

(E2) NORCAL YOUTH PREMIER

Referee information is the same as for (E1). The teams in (E1) and (E2) are different. Scheduling is found on the NorCal website under Leagues where there are the Regional teams and the Youth Premier teams.

(E3) NORCAL NATIONAL PREMIER LEAGUE

Referee information is the same as for (E1). Remember:

(2) MatchReport. Only 18 players(14 for U11 and below) may be dressed for a match. Period between halves is 10 min.

(4) Substitutions Same as (E1) with additional conditions: First half, no re-entry; Second half, one re-entry. There will be one re-entry per half for an injured GK (no field player re-­entry).

(E4) NORCAL STATE CUP

Same referee information as in (E1). In particular, there are unlimited substitutions as in (E1). Only 18 players (14 for U11) may be dressed for a game.

In the U9-U13 age group player pass policy is as follows :

(1) As in (E1) No Pass = No Play applies to individual players, even if their name is on the roster.

(2) If a whole team is missing player cards because of an accident, human error, or an Act of God, the game should be played with pictures taken of all of the players. An incident report should then be sent to NorCal Admin with the pictures of the team so that NorCal can decide if the game results should be confirmed.

UPDATES

Note 1 CCSL guest players and more

CCSL Guest Player Policy

Guest players may be used per the Cal North Guest Player Policy (PIM 09-3) with exceptions stated below. PIM 09-3 includes these provisions:
1. The Guest player must be rostered on a team within the same registration league as the team on which the player will be guesting.
2. The soccer age of the guest player must be the same soccer age or younger than the age group of the team on which the player will be guesting.
3. The credentials for the guest player must be from the same season as those being used by the team on which the player will be guesting.
4. The coach of the borrowing team must have in his/her possession the player’s approved member pass and the current Cal North Membership Form (Form 1601) for the guest player with the medical release and the hold harmless section signed in original ink by the parent or guardian or by the guest player if the player has reached eighteen (18) years of age.

CCSL Specific Guest Rules:
1. The maximum number of guest players allowed is three (3) per match.
2. A player may be on a Match Report (including guest play) for a maximum of two matches per day.
3. Players on the roster of a U10 and younger team may guest play on any team in any Division at their soccer age or older.
4. Players on the roster of a U11 and older team may guest play at the same Division or higher (e.g. a player rostered on a bronze team may guest play on any bronze or higher team at the player’s soccer age or older).

Age Group Match Day Roster (including guests)
8v8 teams
U9-U11, 14 Players

11v11 teams
U12-U15, 18 Players
U16-U19, 18 Players