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2019-20 Changes to the Laws of the Game in varying detail

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Referee SafeSport Training

Referee Uniform Updates - 2019

2019 Spring Season Rule Changes

 

SafeSport Training

US Soccer Mandatory Training

US Soccer and the State Referee Program has mandated that every referee 18 years of age and older must complete the SafeSport training. You are required to complete this training no later than October 1 of this year.  There is no cost associated with this training.

If you will be turning 18 between October 2nd this year and June 30th of next year, you will have 30 days after you turn 18 to complete the SafeSport training.

SafeSport is the Olympic community’s initiative to recognize, reduce and respond to misconduct in sport. This online course will educate you on the common risk factors in...

2019 Referee Uniform

Authorized New Style Pro & Economy Jersey - 2 Stripe Socks

    

This year the new referee uniform is required.  The biggest change to previous uniforms are shirt and socks.  If you own the old 3 strip socks or old pinstripe and broad stripe shirt, they are no longer part of the official uniform and should not be worn. 

 

Each season I'm asked "What color shirt do I need?" - for all referees the basic uniform should be a short-sleeve yellow USSF jersey, black referee shorts (these are not player shorts), the two stripe USSF referee socks, black, or mostly black, shoes, and the badge of the...

2019 Spring Season Rule Changes

SFL Games (For NVSC Recreational U13 - U19)

 

Change: Goal Differential/Mercy rule - now requires a reduction in players starting at a four (4) goal differential, removing additional players as the goal differential increases and an automatic game termination when the goal differential reaches 8 goals. Once the game reaches an 8 goal differential (8:0, 9:1, 10:2, etc...), the referee should terminate the match.  Include in your report the game time when the match the was terminated 

 

Example: If you're 5 minutes into the 2nd half of a U14 game, the score is 9-2 and the winning team scores...

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