Managing adults at a youth game can be difficult. Always be polite. Two coaches have been suspended this season due to sideline behavior.
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.
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, sideline behavior.
U8-U10: Subs: Talk to the coaches before the game and agree to sub at quarters. It ensures that all players play 3 quarters of the game as required by JUSA rules. Also, No punting at U8-U10.
Call the U8-U10 games tight. Parents rather have whistles than worry about flow of the game.