Date: Sunday, April 7, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: St. Thomas Parish Center
- All Members
- Prospective Referees
- Business Meeting
- Training — Remember: You need 5 hours of training during the year to re-register!
If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your request to be excused (with reason) to
Secr@mvsra.org not later than 2 days before meeting.
New Soccer Referee Classes —
Classes will begin on Saturday, April 6:
Dates: Saturdays - April 6, April 13, (NOT April 20), April 27, and May 4
Time: 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
Location: Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc., 9882 River Road, Utica NY
Cost: $180 (includes course, 2019 registrations, and 8-piece uniform package)
Confirm: Please confirm that you plan to attend these sessions. Send E-mail to the MVSRA Referee Trainer.
Fee Payment: Please submit the class fee on-line here.
Referee Assault Procedures from ENY —
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Local Dues Payment for 2019 —
You are encouraged to pay your local MVSRA dues ($50 for 2019) on-line here using PayPal or a credit card. (This is in addition to the ENY fees you paid when you registered — see "Referee Registration for 2019" below.) When you attend at least 4 of the 6 MVSRA meetings plus the mandatory November meeting, half of your 2019 dues will be refunded to you. Click the link here and a new window will open that explains the process to pay your dues:
Referee Registration for 2019 —
Registration is now open for 2019. It is done on-line only. Registration after December 31, 2018 will have late fees applied. ENYSRA has provided three documents to guide you in the process:
- Step-by-Step Re-registration Guide – on-line registration guide for existing users of GameOfficials.net. Refer also to the ENY Registration Help Handout.
- ENY Registration Help Handout – points you to the proper course to sign up for, registration fee to be paid, and recertification test to be taken.
- 2018 Step-by-Step New Registration Guide – on-line registration guide for new users of GameOfficials.net. Explains setting up your user name and password, and how to register for referee courses for new officials or for upgrade from grade 9 to 8 or from grade 8 to 7. There are also courses for Instructors, Assessors, and Assigners.
Passing grade for the tests is 80%, and you are allowed five attempts to pass. Questions are shuffled each time.
The Referee courses are primarily for new users. However, an existing official — one who already has a USSF ID# — who has been away from officiating for more than two years must re-take the course. At the conclusion of the course, that person is classified a "returning official," rather than a "new official".
The ENY fees for courses are:
- Grade 9 - $140
- Grade 8 - $170
- All Bridge courses (9 to 8, 8 to 7) - $85
To confirm that you are properly registered, simply return to the ENY Game Officials Site and log in. You should see confirmation of your registration on the next page. In the Notes, it should say, "Met Requirements".
When you have completed your registration, please notify our Registrar@mvsra.org.
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2019: (Unless noted, all 2019 meetings will be at St. Thomas Parish Center)
ExecCmte, Thursday, January 17, 6:00 PM (Charlie's Pizza)
Thursday, February 21, 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 7, 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 6:00 PM
Sunday, June 9, 6:00 PM
Sunday, July 7, 6:00 PM
Thursday, August 22, 6:00 PM
Thursday, November 14, 6:00 PM
Thursday, April 5, 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 6, 6:00 PM
Sunday, June 10, 6:00 PM
Sunday, July 22, 6:00 PM
Sunday, August 19, 6:00 PM (cancelled)
Thursday, December 6, 6:00 PM
IMPORTANT: Dues must be paid to be eligible for games.
For the outdoor season, our Assignor needs your availability for weekends, as well as weekday evenings. You may simply block all day when you are not available on a weekday evening. While you may indicate nonavailability as far in the future as known, please be sure that your calendar is always up-to-date for the next two weeks.
For RSSC indoor, please see guidance in Notes.
The "official" ENY supplier is Final Decision. To order at special ENY prices, please call (877) 661-9881 and ask for Kevin.
Official Sports International (probably the most popular)
Law Five Soccer Referee Equipment
Soccer Superstore USA
Game Reporting Procedures for MVSRA Referees --
- CNYJSA Game:
— Submit reports on-line from the CNYJSA Web Site. On the Menu, select “Online Forms”, then “Referee Reports”.
— (Written reports may also be required.)
- CNYSSL and Other Games
— Download blank Generic USSF Game Report:
MS Word version or
and, if needed, blank Supplemental Report:
MS Word version or
Save game reports under a filename structured like:
League – Game# – Ref Initials,
CNYSSL–54321–ALD or RSSC–54321–KW
(USSF report forms dated 2012 are still current.)
— CNYSSL Reports – Send as attachments to CNYSSL-GR@mvsra.org
— RSSC Reports – Send as attachments to RSSC-GR@mvsra.org
— All other Reports – Send as attachments to GR@mvsra.org
- For all games:
— USSF Guidance for Game Report Writing PDF version
— All Game Reports are due within 48 hours after the game. RSSC Game Reports are due by the end of the day of the game.
— Place the following information in the body of all game report Emails:
♦ Game Number
♦ Game Date
♦ Number of Cautions
♦ Number of Send-offs
♦ Number of Dismissals
♦ Other Issues
- Supplemental Reports.
If you include a Supplemental Report, mark your email as "High Importance" or "Priority".
A Supplemental Report is required for any of the following incidents:
— Send Off
— Team Official (coach, assistant coach, manager, etc.) Dismissal
— Spectator Interference
— Any Other Incident requiring an explanation or a drawing
- SEND-OFFs: Send the cards you kept ASAP to the address listed below:
11 LinDale Ave.
New Hartford, NY 13413
126 Ford Drive
N Syracuse NY 13212
Frankie Conestabile, Jr.
Rising Stars Soccer Club
P.O. Box 423
Rome, NY 13442
The Thruway League
c/o NYS West Youth Soccer
P.O. Box 1247
Corning, NY 14830
Click for the PDF:
CNYSSL Score Card
MVSRA Expense and Service Voucher
State Cup and Challenge Cup (ENY). Visit http://www.enysoccer.com/.
2018 ENY State Cup Rules
Region 1 Cup Championships. Visit http://regioni.usyouthsoccer.org/.
Gettysburg, PA: Visit Gettysburg Youth Soccer Club.
Blue-Gray in May
Battlefield Blast in Aug
Redeemer Cup, Proctor Park, in June: Visit Redeemer Cup.
The Thruway League
CNYSSL -- Liaison: Bill Bailey.
Rising Stars Sports Center --
RSSC Game Info --
RSSC 2018 Outdoor Game Info --
RSSC 2017-18 Indoor Rules. Liaison: Bjorn Solli.
AYSO Area 3E --
Rules & Regulations --
AYSO Expo PPT & Video Files on Officiating
Laws of the Game:
Current LOTG are available from the IFAB web site — Laws of the Game (LOTG). The LOTG document includes "Modifications to the Laws," "Law changes," Practical Guidelines for Match Officials," etc.
Referee Library. This library at SoccerRefereeUSA.com has current copies of many other resources you may need, including:
- Match Reporting:
- USSF Referee Report
- USSF Supplemental Referee Report
- USSF 4th Official Game Log
- Kicks From The Penalty Mark - Score Sheets
- Other Documents related to the Laws of the Game:
- Advice to Referees
- Guide to Procedures
- 7+7 Cautionable and Sending Off Offenses
- Offside Made Easy
- Information For New Referees
- USSF Referee Assault/Abuse Policy
- "The Rectangle" - new USSF alternative to "Diagonal System"
- USSF Directives:
- 100% Misconduct
- Assistant Referee Involvement
- Contact Above the Shoulder
- Free Kick and Restart Management
- Game Disrepute and Mass Confrontation
- Game Management Model-Flow Risk Taking Game Control
- Handling the Ball
- Injury Management
- Managing the Technical Area
- and Much More
Test Your Knowledge of the Game. SoccerRefereeUSA.com has over 40 timed quizzes with references to the answers in LOTG, ATR, GTP, INT, etc.
Law 14 Checklist for Kicks from the Penalty Mark. This checklist of responsibilities, guidelines, and procedures is provided as a useful single source of guidance for referees who need to conduct the process of Kicks from the Penalty Mark. Kicks from the Penalty Mark scorecard
4th Official Procedures -- Managing the Technical Area.
Game Management for Referees - What's a ref supposed to do: A USSF handbook on how to apply the LOTG
Code of Ethics for Referees and USSF Referee Code of Ethics training
Physical Fitness Test
Eastern New York Soccer Referees
US Adult Soccer Association
USSF (US Soccer) New and Improved!
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