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Training and Rules



A reminder- THERE ARE NO EAR RINGS (REGARDLESS OF AGE), BRACELETS, NECKLACES ALLOWED FOR ANY PLAYER- Except Medical Alert items . On the same note Referees should be following the same guidelines- No ear rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc.



Any questions- Call me. 513-315-7191

Earl Bruce


EXISTING/ PAST REFEREES-MEETING TO BE HELD AT MONROE CROSSINGS SHELTER! (Updated 3/19/19)

If you have Refereed Monroe SAY in the last 2 seasons Spring 2018 or Fall 2018- I will be holding a 1 day "Update" course/meeting before the season begins. This will be more of meeting with added discussion about the build out line and couple of other "hot topics" including game request procedures. 

I am going to hold 4 meetings to try to meet with as many people as possible. YOU ONLY HAVE TO ATTEND 1 MEETING.

If you are an EXPERIENCED REFEREE 3+ years (not seasons) and can not attend one of the dates and wish to Return as a Ref in Monroe this spring please reach out to me directly at [email protected] or text/call me with your name and contact information to 513-315-7191 and I can discuss with you individually..

If you attended or are attended the new Referee class in spring 2019 you do not need to attend this meeting.

Dates of Meeting: Remember you only need to attend 1!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday March 19th 6:00-7:15
Wednesday March 20th 6:00-7:15
Wednesday March 27th 6:00- 7:15
Saturday March 30th 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM


Thanks,

Earl

Listed Below is the Outline of the Information Covered in the 1 day class! (updated 3/27)

Outline Monroe Say 1 day meeting Spring 2019

 

Professionalism

 

            Uniform (NO MORE OLD GOLD), Timeliness (Show up early to games), Ear Rings (NO EAR RINGS! Refs and Players!)

 

Safety

 

            Weather, Field Conditions, Player Equipment, Concussion Certification, (Everyone) Risk Management if 18 or older.

 

Game Day Protocol- Start of game establish control- Coin Toss to start Games- Talk to Coaches

 

SAY Season runs 4/6-End of May

 

Instructional/Candy - $10 , 6- 8 minute QTRS  Flexible

Passer - $15- 10 minute Qtrs- IDFK All Fouls, Build OUT Line

Wings- $20-  12 minute QTRS- OFF-Sides PKS, etc., Build out Line

All others $25- 15 minute QTRS- “Standard Soccer”  Except no Heading in Strikers- This is last season of Striker 11-v-11

 

SAY PREMIER (Still 2Refs- Off-sides all levels, No pass back to keeper)

 

7-v-7 (U-10) 2/25 halves size 4 ball $20

            9-v-9 (U-12) 2/30  halvessize 4 ball $25

            11-v-11  2/35  halves size 5 ball $30

 

Contact & information

 

#1) www.monroesoccer.net (Ref Tab)

#2) [email protected] (start new e-mail DO not simply respond to mass one)

#3) DO NOT CANCEL-Within 96 hours of game CALL EARL!  513-315-7191

 

Process to Request Game:

-        e-mail [email protected]

     

-       List your name, game number  Phone number date you are requesting- Request multiple games, everyone is requesting games- I  try to assign at least 2 games  when possible. Spring has less games!

-       Joe Referee 4/6 game #5,8,10   4/13 games #17, 20, 25- list for entire season.

OVER REQUEST IF YOUR SCHEDULE CAN HANLDE IT!!!! DO NOT ASSUME YOU WILL GET GAMES THEN NOT REQUEST OTHERS.  I will assign games quickly.

 

IF IN DOUBT ABOUT ANYTHING CALL OR TEXT EARL BRUCE 513-315-7191

 

Build OUT Line (also Called Off-sides Line) Passers, Wings, Premier U10 and under

 

 

 

SAY RULE BOOK LINK (PAGE 28-29) Explains all the details.

 

https://bsbproduction.s3.amazonaws.com/portals/4141/docs/soccer%20rule%20book.pdf

 

1)   Short Version Summary- The defense has to get back behind the line (should be blue this year) On ALL GOAL KICKS, DEFENSIVE FREE KICKS Within the Build-OUT AREA and must be at least 8 yards away from ball. AND whenever the Goalkeeper has possession of the Ball.

2)   The defense must stay behind the Blue line until the Ball is put back in play

a.     Goal Kicks and free kicks with in the Penalty area- When the ball leaves Penalty area

b.     On free Kicks outside the Penalty area- When ball is kicked and clearly moves

c.      On goalkeep possession –

                                               i.     Ball is placed on the ground and kicked

                                              ii.     The goal keeper releases the  ball by rolling it into paly

                                            iii.     The goal keeper releases the ball by throwing it into play.

3)   If a team crosses the line prematurely (encroachment)the penalty is an indirect Free Kick from that spot.

4)   Goal keepers are NOT ALLOWED TO PUNT OR DROP KICK! WHEN A BUILD OUT LINE IS ON THE FIELD.

 

Off-sides-

 

The Build Out line is now the Off-sides line. The attacking team can only be off-sides in the attacking third of the field. No off-sides in Passers!













Concussion Training Required
All Referees are required to complete concussion certification this is both a SAY requirement as well as state law. The training is FREE, and takes less than an hour. Please complete prior to August 25th (Opening Day) and provide Earl Bruce a copy of your certificate. The link to the recommended training is https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61129/concussion-in-sports

Pay per game
Candy & Instructional - $10
Passers - $15
Wings - $20
Striker/Kicker - $25. 
Premier FC - U8 to U10 $20 / U11 and U12 $25 / U13 and up $30 (For Premier each side pays half)

For Instructional and Candy games, each coach will pay you $5. There is only one ref per game. For Passer games there will be two referees assigned to each game. Each coach will pay $15. So one ref gets $15 from one team and the other ref gets $15 from the other team. For Wings, Strikers and Kickers, the home team pays the full amount for both referees. 

Candy & Instructional rules
Play six 8 minute periods. 3 players from each team on the field at once. No goal keepers. Please ask the coaches before the game if they want to switch sides each quarter or half!!!, follow the coaches LEAD. Some think it is too confusing for the players, talk to the coaches and do what is best for the players. One coach from each team allowed on the field to help organize. If the coaches agree to only play 3 or 4 or 5 periods and not the recommended 6, that is fine. If they want more than 3 players on the field at once that is fine. 2 minute breaks between periods. Keep the game on time and have FUN with the kids! 

Passer Rules
Four 10 minute periods. Switch sides After EVERY QUARTER- this is not negotiable!!! No off-sides but also no cherry picking at the far end. Allow two attempts at a throw in before other side gets it. All fouls result in an indirect kick. No penalties. (Move ball to outside box for restart in place of penalty). Normal substitution rules apply. No coaches allowed on field. 
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