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Mohawk Valley
Soccer Referee Association

Next Meeting(s):

General Membership:

Date: Date Sunday, June 7, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: St. Thomas Parish Center
  • All Members
  • Prospective Referees
  • Business Meeting

Referees Note:
If you are unable to attend this meeting, please send your request to be excused (with reason) to not later than 2 days before meeting.

Hot Info:

New Soccer Referee Classes

Classes are now being organized. Probable dates are April and early May, evenings or Saturdays (avoiding April 10-12). We NEED more referees in MVSRA, so if you are interested in becoming a soccer referee, please E-mail us now so we can contact you with Class Registration details as soon as they are available.

Members, please spread the word and help us recruit prospective referees!

Local Dues Payment for 2020

You are encouraged to pay your local MVSRA dues 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 2020" 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:

ENY Registration for 2020

Registration is now open for 2020. It is done on-line at the ENY Game Officials Site.

After you log in, find the Main Menu at the left side of the screen and click "Courses". On the page that opens, select "Referee Courses". The 2020 Recertification Course has three sessions. You must complete the first two on your own prior to attending the third in person. The first session involves verifying your personal information, paying the registration fee, registering for the in-person training at a date/location of your choice, and taking a 25-question test. The second session is the SafeSport training. This takes about two hours to complete, and can be done in several sittings. If you have already completed SafeSport, enter the session anyway and you will immediately be asked if you have already completed it and have your certificate. When you have completed the first two sessions, attend the Recertification Training session you signed up for. Remember to bring your SafeSport certificate.

Remember to also pay your Local Dues as outlined above.


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2020: (Unless noted, all 2020 meetings will be at St. Thomas Parish Center)
ExecCmte, Tuesday, January 14, 6:00 PM
Thursday, February 27, 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 19, 6:00 PM — CANCELED
Sunday, May 3, 6:00 PM — CANCELED
Sunday, June 7, 6:00 PM
Sunday, July 19, 6:00 PM
Thursday, August 20, 6:00 PM
Sunday, November 15 Time TBD. This is expected to be a 4-hour late afternoon session, combining the MVSRA mandatory annual meeting and Recertification Training that will prepare our referees to recertify for 2021.

ExecCmte, Thursday, January 17, 6:00 PM
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

Enter Your

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.

Uniforms and
Referee Gear:

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)

Score Soccer

Law Five Soccer Referee Equipment

Soccer Superstore USA

Game Reports

and other

Useful Forms:

Pre-Game Conference

Game Reporting Procedures for MVSRA Referees --

  • CNYJSA Games:
    — 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 PDF version
    and, if needed, blank Supplemental Report:
               MS Word version or PDF version
    Save game reports under a filename structured like:
            League – Game# – Ref Initials,
    for example,
            CNYSSL–54321–ALD     or     RSSC–54321–KW

    (USSF report forms dated 2012 are still current.)

    — CNYSSL Reports – See CNYSSL League Info to report Red Cards the SAME NIGHT as the game. Send normal game reports as attachments to
    — RSSC Reports – Send as attachments to
    — All other Reports – Send as attachments to
  • 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
         — Injury
         — Spectator Interference
         — Any Other Incident requiring an explanation or a drawing
  • SEND-OFFs: Send the cards you kept ASAP to the address listed below:
    Mike Fornino
    11 LinDale Ave.
    New Hartford, NY 13413
    Pat Tooley
    126 Ford Drive
    N Syracuse NY 13212
    Frankie Conestabile, Jr.
    Rising Stars Soccer Club
    P.O. Box 423
    Rome, NY 13442
    Thruway League:
    The Thruway League
    c/o NYS West Youth Soccer
    P.O. Box 1247
    Corning, NY 14830
  • Click for the PDF:   Ref Assault Procedure thumbnail

CNYSSL Score Card

MVSRA Expense and Service Voucher


State Cup and Challenge Cup (ENY). Visit
      2019 ENY State Cup Rules

Region 1 Cup Championships. Visit

Gettysburg, PA: Visit Gettysburg Youth Soccer Club.
      Battlefield Blast in Aug

Redeemer Cup, Proctor Park, in June: Visit Redeemer Cup.


The Thruway League

CNYSSL — Liaison: Bill Bailey.
     — League Info


Rising Stars Sports Center — Liaison: Dave Lemire
     — RSSC Game Info
     — RSSC Outdoor Game Info
     — RSSC 2017-18 Indoor Rules

     — AYSO Area 3E
     — AYSO National Rules & Regulations

Special Links:

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 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
  • Dissent
  • 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. 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

MVSRA Bylaws

Eastern New York Soccer Referees

US Adult Soccer Association

USSF (US Soccer) New and Improved!


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President –  Kit Hutchinson
Vice President –   Mike Popowski
Secretary –   Glen Bahr
Treasurer –   Joe Stanco
Assignor –   Kevin Waters
Registrar –   Bill Bailey
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