Referees of Region 20, I want to welcome you to our website’s newest addition, “Region 20 Referee Corner.” Here you will find helpful tips on all aspects of managing the game, the players, the coaches, and the spectators. From time to time the Referee Department will upload “essays” on everything from the basics of preparing for a match to handling more complex (and stressful) scenarios you might encounter on the pitch. If there are any specific aspects of the fine art of refereeing that you would like covered feel free to reach out and let us know which areas of managing the game you might like clarified. Region 20 wants to help everyone involved in the volunteer referee program to feel supported and informed with the most up to date information (and commentary) on “The Laws Of The Game” as well as Region 20-specific rules and guidelines. Within our Region, we have a highly qualified pool of current and active certified referees with thousands of games worth of experience, including Certified Referee Instructors. We are very fortunate and proud of our seasoned referees, and equally proud of all of you who have stepped up to the plate for the first time in recent seasons.
One of the things we would like to accomplish with the “Referee Corner” is to review and explain the more germane/pertinent aspects of each of the 17 Laws that make up the LOTG and how each Law applies specifically to youth soccer, to the Region 20 AYSO program. I will review the LOTG one by one (for my own benefit, too) and will post a “summary” of each Law (as I complete them) in terms of it’s content and also mention how that Law should be used/administered/applied by those of you out there every weekend doing your best for the players, coaches, and parents of Region20! For the official website with the IFAB 2018/19 Laws Of The Game, go to this link.
Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have about refereeing (or situations encountered on the field). If there is a specific topic you want covered, do not hesitate to contact me directly at: email@example.com.
Please go back to the “Referee Info & Resources” item in the main “REFEREES” dropdown menu for many valuable links.
Look below for “essays” on the LOTG and other helpful topics and links for the New Referee.
See you on the pitch.
LOTG: Law 11–Offside
LOTG: Law 12–Fouls and Misconduct
LOTG: Law 13–Free Kicks
LOTG: Law 14–The Penalty Kick
LOTG: Law 15–The Throw-In
LOTG: Law 16–The Goal Kick
LOTG: Law 17–The Corner Kick
For the “newer” Center Referee, check out what you need in terms of “equipment” for your game at: For the New Referee–Prepping Your Gear for the Match
Pre-Match Conference: Important things to review between Center Referee and Assistant Referees: Pre-Match Conference with Assistant Referees
New Assistant Referees: new to the game and new to refereeing? Here’s how to succeed with your first few Assistant Referee gigs: Being a Great Assistant Referee
Filling out your Game Cards before, during and after the match: Game Cards–How to Fill Them Out
Great article about the challenges of being a FIFA referee from Marc Geiger’s perspective. Marc Geiger is one of the United States most accomplished soccer referees, and invited to the World Cup in Russia this summer. Enjoy?
AYSO Section One website for great Referee reference material found at: https://ayso1ref.com/resources/