Hello Everyone: It is going to be hot again. Please hydrate tonight and all day tomorrow. Check the schedule, you may be the only ref at the game or have a two man. We still have openings and JUSA Kids really appreciate everyone covering multiple games.
Water Breaks (schedule them!
We highly encourage you to schedule water breaks. If a player says he is thirsty, call a water break. Tell Coaches at the pre game that you will have water breaks.
JUSA Rec Cards
Cards are not required for JUSA Rec teams. Coaches should have the medical/registration forms. Not all JUSA teams have rec cards.
Be at the Game 30 min early!
Coaches and refs start calling me when they don’t see refs at their games. Be respectful and get there early. Talk to coaches in pre game about game duration and new laws.
Managing adults at a youth game can be difficult. Always be polite.
Here is the recommended procedure for handling irresponsible behavior.
3. Coach, irresponsible behavior is not acceptable. (Warning)
4. Behavior continues, issue a Yellow Card (Caution) to the Coach.
5. Behavior continues, issue a Red Card (Send-off) to the Coach.
If the spectators are acting irresponsibly, ask them once “Please.” Do not engage in any further discussion. If the behavior does not improve go to the coach and follow the above steps.
If you are no longer in control of the match, suspend it (Blow whistle 2 times), call the coaches together, away from everyone else (center circle works), explain to them they have a choice get control of their side or you will terminate the match (abandon is now used in the Laws) and report the incident to me.