Saturday/Sunday 11/18 – 11/19 – IMPORTANT INFO

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Signature, Intercity and U8 games tomorrow are regular season matches.
All U9-U12 and B14 Recreational matches are part of JUSA Cup.
Be sure to look on the referee schedule to see which type of JUSA Cup game you are doing: Elimination Game, Quarterfinal, Semifinal, Final
Full JUSA Cup rules are here. Highlights are below:

Minimum Play Time for JUSA Cup games

The most important thing to remember is that, just like in regular season, minimum play time rules are still in effect throughout JUSA Cup play.
ALL PLAYERS U-9 to U-10 MUST PLAY 3/4 OF THE GAME.

This is enforced by the referees by marking the players who sit out each quarter. Substitutions are ONLY made at the quarter breaks.

U-12 to U-19 MUST PLAY 1/2 OF THE GAME.

Referees should make a mental note of those players sitting out to start and make sure they get subbed in. If a player sits out the entire first half, remind the coach they must play the entire second half.

If a game goes to extra time, every player must play in at least one of the two extra time periods provided that both are played.
Game Duration

Elimination Games and Quarterfinals
U9/U10 games will have 20 minute halves (with quarter breaks)
U12/U14 games will have 25 minute halves
Semifinals and Finals
Regulation length:
U9/U10 games will have 25 minute halves (with quarter breaks)
U12 games will have 30 minute halves
B14 games will have 35 minutehalves
Referee fees remain the same as regular season JUSA Recreational games
Determination of a Winner
Elimination games and Quarterfinals go straight to Kicks from the Mark
Semifinals and Finals have up to two extra time periods with
GOLDEN GOAL

(first goal scored wins the game). If still tied, then proceed to Kicks from the Mark.
Extra time duration (each period):
U9/U10: 5 minutes
U12: 5 minutes
B14: 10 minutes
Kicks from the Mark

Reminder: For 7v7 and 9v9 games, the penalty mark is 10 yards from the goal line, not 12. And, these fields have varying size goal and penalty areas from the 6yd/18yd larger fields, so the penalty spot will not be equidistant between the two areas. You will have to step it off.

Fall Week 2 – IMPORTANT INFO

Be EARLY – This is the second week, but the first week for most teams. Many teams are new to some of the fields, there may be issues finding/unlocking equipment.  It’s better to sort that out at 8:30 instead of 8:55.

Referee Fees – ESPECIALLY G14
The Referee Fees document is here

NOTE: If you’re doing G14 games, these are part of InterCity this fall and the fee is $49 per team, not $42 per team like B14 Rec.

Player Cards & Match Reports

Recreational (“Rec” games in the “Type” column on the schedule):  No teams have player cards yet.  They should present medical release forms and a handwritten game card.
 
Signature (“Sig” games): All JUSA teams playing at JUSA fields tomorrow should have player cards.  I have no clue about the away teams.  There’s been zero communication from Cal South or the JUSA Signature Director.  The teams might be able to print the match reports online – I have no idea…
 
InterCity (“IntrCty” games): Only 2 JUSA teams have cards so far – I have no idea which two.  Some teams may be able to print the match reports from the online schedule, some might not.  Again, no communication from Cal South.

All of this is caused by the new concussion form that every player must turn in.  It’s been a major headache trying to get the forms turned in and just as hard to get them recorded in Cal South’s online registration system.  Until every player on the team has cleared the concussion form requirement, the team cannot be activated online and no player cards for any player on that team can be printed.  So, as you can tell, this is causing a major delay.   Without being able to activate the team (and the players on the team), the manager may not be able to print out a match report for Signature or InterCity, so that makes it even harder.

Bottom Line:   All I can tell you is that you’ll just have to let whoever shows up, play, as long as they have a medical release or a parent/guardian present, and they’re properly uniformed and equipped.

Supplemental Rules for 7v7 and 9v9 play
 
Again – CONSISTENCY is vital.  If you signed up for games, you had to pass a quiz, so you should know everything right?

Remember, NO BUILD OUT LINE ON 9v9 GAMES.  Some 9v9 fields may have had one erroneously marked on the field – IGNORE IT.  Goalkeepers can drop kick the ball in 9v9, players can ignore the line.

I do not want to start hearing coaches telling me that the Build Out Line is enforced differently every week.  There’s one interpretation and it’s very clear.

No heading in Rec U12 and below.  Heading is ALLOWED in Signature U12. Heading is not allowed in Signature U11 and below

U8/U9/U10 – QUARTERS – REC ONLY – NOT SIGNATURE
Remember, Recreational U8 through U10 play QUARTERS during regular season.

Quarter breaks are NOT a halftime.

Players should get a quick sip of water, coaches should make substitutions, referees should mark the players sitting out to make sure everyone plays 3 quarters, and then play resumes.

If you let the players go sit under a canopy or on their parents’ laps, you will waste 5 minutes trying to get them back on the field.

Put Equipment Away After Last Game
Make sure all equipment is put away after the last game at each field.

Fall Week 1 – IMPORTANT INFO

Be EARLY – This is the first week, teams are new to some of the fields, there may be issues finding/unlocking equipment.  It’s better to sort that out at 8:30 instead of 8:55.

I noticed a few referees on games over the summer with untucked jerseys. Tuck your jerseys in.   

Weather
It could get up to 92 tomorrow with 57% humidity.  Give short water breaks ON U12 and up games if necessary.  Games are still 90 mins. or 120 mins. apart, so give them back the time spent getting water.

U8/U9/U10 – QUARTERS
Remember, Recreational U8 through U10 play QUARTERS during regular season.

Quarter breaks are NOT a halftime.

Players should get a quick sip of water, coaches should make substitutions, referees should mark the players sitting out to make sure everyone plays 3 quarters, and then play resumes.

If you let the players go sit under a canopy or on their parents’ laps, you will waste 5 minutes trying to get them back on the field.

Goal Sizes
All 7v7 games use 6’x18′ goals

All 9v9 games should be using 7’x21′ goals, but fields may only have 6’x18′ or 8’x24′ available right now.  Use 6’x18′ instead of 8’x24′ if no 7’x21′ are available.  Vista del Verde and Bryant Ranch may only have 8×24 and Vista Del Verde still has an 11v11 size field (100 yards x 60 yards), apparently, instead of 80 yards x 50 yards.

All 11v11 games use standard size 8’x24′ goals


Referee Fees
The fee schedule is linked on the schedule website after you log in. Collect the correct amount.

Player Cards
No teams have player cards yet.

Coaches should have received the printouts of the medical release forms at uniform pickup.  Check the bottom for signatures and remind them to have the parent sign if there’s no signature.  Otherwise, they are useless if the parent is not present at a game or practice and the child needs medical attention.

Supplemental Rules for 7v7 and 9v9 play
If you signed up for games, you had to pass a quiz, so you should know everything right?

Remember, NO BUILD OUT LINE ON 9v9 GAMES.  Some 9v9 fields may have had one erroneously marked on the field – IGNORE IT.  Goalkeepers can drop kick the ball in 9v9, players can ignore the line.

I do not want to start hearing coaches telling me that the Build Out Line is enforced differently every week.  There’s one interpretation and it’s very clear.

All games this Saturday are Recreational so there’s NO HEADING U12 and below.

Put Equipment Away After Last Game
School starts next week so we want to make sure all equipment is put away after the last game at each field.  Last games are marked with notes in the schedule.

JUSA Fall Supplemental Rules 2017-2018

YOU MUST READ THESE DOCUMENTS FOR FALL SEASON:

JUSA Recreational Soccer 2017-2018 Supplemental Rules

JUSA Recreational Soccer 2017-2018 Supplemental Rules – Offside Interpretation

These documents cover the Build Out Line implementations for fall, include Offside Modifications related to the Build Out Line, and the no heading policies.



Build Out Line Offside Modifications
Offside Modifications for Build Out Line
At the moment that the ball is touched or played by a teammate, a player in the area between the Build Out Line and the halfway line cannot be deemed in an offside position.


Scenario 1
Scenario 1


Scenario 2
Scenario 2


Scenario 3
Scenario 3


Scenario 4
Scenario 4

JUSA Signature Friendship Tournament 2017 – Aug 5th/6th

BE EARLY, BE EARLY, BE EARLY 
 
Keep games on time.  There should be enough time between games – 40 minute games have 60 minute spacing, 50 minute games have 70 minute spacing, etc.
Allow water breaks if necessary or requested – AR’s should have sidelines prepared – make them quick…
 
Record scores on game card coaches have and return to them.  Sample attached.

Tournament Rules are attached.  Here’s a rundown:


U9 – 20 minute halves  (Final is 25, but only B9 has a final and NOCRA is covering)
U10 – 25 minute halves all games
U11/U12 – 25 minute halves (Final is 30 minutes)
U13 – 30 minute halves (FRYSC/NOCRA covering finals)
U14/U15 – 35 minute halves all games


No overtime in any games – straight to kicks for Semi-finals or Finals (designated on schedule).  No kicks needed if a Consolation game ties.


U12 games are 9v9 as they will be this fall.  U11 games continue to be 9v9 as they were last year.


BUILD OUT LINE – U9, U10 & U11 ( ** NOT U12 ** )
Using 10-second rule from last fall’s Signature League and JUSA Spring League.  Use your words if the team is close to 10 seconds – should be able to avoid the indirect free kick for violating 10 seconds.
No modification of offside for build-out line


HEADING – no heading U9/U10/U11.  U12 heading is okay as it’s a single-year division
Indirect Free Kick – move to top of penalty area if by defense in their own area.


Coin toss for side/kick-off


Quick equipment check – no need to check cards/medical releases


No casts

Law Changes 2016-2017

On Monday, our instructor Wayne Merrick started a multi-part series on the changes to the Laws of the Game for 2016-2017.  A PDF copy of Wayne’s Powerpoint presentation is available here.  It includes a summary of the changes to the 17 laws along with detailed analysis of the changes to Laws 1 through 4.  Changes to the remaining Laws will be covered in future monthly classes.

One major change is that the Laws are now published by the IFAB, not FIFA.  The IFAB is the organization responsible for maintaining the Laws so the publications are now branded with the IFAB designation.

An electronic version of the 2016-2017 Laws booklet, along with a publication covering analysis of the changes is available at http://www.theifab.com/

 

New Uniform Info

U.S. Soccer Federation Debuts New Referee Uniform from Official Sports International at NWSL Matches
The May 1, 2016 NWSL matches marked the debut of the latest version of the Official U.S. Soccer Referee Uniform. Officiating crews in Boston, Chicago and Seattle wore redesigned kits featuring the recently-launched U.S. Soccer Referee Program logo.

Official Sports International, the exclusive Referee Uniform Supplier of U.S. Soccer, incorporated direct feedback from referees at all levels during the redesign process. The new kit features a number of improvements including a sleeker design that is now available in both men’s and women’s cuts for the first time.

The uniform will be available to the referee community for purchase this summer in Pro and Economy versions. The uniform will be sold in five colors, with red, yellow and green available first, while blue and black will be released around the holidays. The current official jersey uniform style can still be worn during matches through 2018.

PRO offside test

The PRO (Professional Referee Organization) which assigns referees to professional soccer matches in MLS, USL, NASL, NWSL, etc. has released a training video they use for their assistant referees.

See how many you can get right: (Write down your answers. The answers are revealed half-way through as each clip is repeated with a pause at the time of the decision.)

Source:  http://www.proreferees.com/news-offside-test–pro-assistant-referee-training-camp.php