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Soccer Referee Association

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Instructions to Referees In ENY Regarding Head Injuries/Concussions

For ALL ENYYSA (youth) games, the following is the directive effective 1/1/2016:

Whenever a player's head is injured, regardless of whether the collision was with an opponent, a teammate, or an object on the field such as a goal post, the safety of that player is of prime concern. There is no higher priority. Any youth player who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a game shall be immediately removed from the game and may not return. The player's pass will be retained by the referee and submitted with the game report.

Supplemental report will note: “Player removed from game due to possible head injury and was not allowed to return. Player pass attached to report.”

Next Meeting(s):

General Membership:

Date: Sunday, August 14, 2016
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: St. Thomas Parish Center
  • All Members
  • Prospective Referees
  • Any Non-Local Referees visiting our area
  • TBA …

New Referee Training Class:

Dates: Completed
Location: The Rising Stars Sports Center

Register: If you're interested in taking an Entry Level USSF Referee course, please send an E-Mail to MVSRA.


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Thursday, March 3, 6:00 PM -- Executive Committee Meeting, RSSC
Tuesday, March 15, 6-8 PM
Sunday, April 17, 6-8 PM CANCELLED
Sunday, May 15, 6-8 PM
Sunday, June 12, 6-8 PM
Sunday, July 24, 6-8 PM
Sunday, August 14, 6-8 PM
Monday, November 14, 6-8 PM

Monday, March 17, 6:00 PM -- Executive Committee Meeting, RSSC
Thursday, February 5, 6-8 PM (make-up test at 5 PM) (no quorum)
Thursday, April 16, 6-8 PM
Saturday, April 18 or 25, 9 AM-2 PM — Clinic
Thursday, May 21, 6-8 PM
Sunday, June 7, 6-8 PM (cancelled)
Sunday, July 19, 6-8 PM (cancelled)
(No fitness test)
Thursday, November 12, 6-8 PM
Saturday, December xx, 7-9 PM, at RSSC -- Make-up Test (TESTING IS DONE ON-LINE NOW)

Enter Your

IMPORTANT: Dues must be paid to be eligible for games.

AVAILABILITY (This links to The Arbiter and is not used for RSSC assignments.

Our Assignor needs your availability for weekends, as well as weekday evenings. You may simply block all day when you are not available on a weekday evening. While you may indicate nonavailability as far in the future as known, please be sure that your calendar is always up-to-date for the next two weeks.

Provide your RSSC availability to Assignor Eric Ventura via EMail.)

Uniforms and
Referee Gear:

The "official" ENY supplier is Final Decision. To order at special ENY prices, please call (877) 661-9881 and ask for Kevin.

Official Sports International (probably the most popular)

Score Soccer

Law Five Soccer Referee Equipment

Soccer Superstore USA

Game Reports

and other

Useful Forms:

Pre-Game Conference

Game Reporting Procedures for MVSRA Referees --

  • CNYJSA Game:
    — Submit reports on-line from the CNYJSA Web Site. On the Menu, select “Online Forms”, then “Referee Reports”.
    — (Written reports may also be required.)
  • CNYSSL and Other Games — Download blank Generic USSF Game Report:
               MS Word version or PDF version
    and, if needed, blank Supplemental Report:
               MS Word version or PDF version
    Save game reports under a filename structured like:
            League – Game# – Ref Initials,
    for example,
            CNYSSL–54321–ALD     or     RSSC–54321–KW

    (USSF report forms dated 2012 are still current in 2016.)

    — CNYSSL Reports – Send as attachments to
    — RSSC Reports – Send as attachments to
    — All other Reports – Send as attachments to
  • For all games:
    All Game Reports are due within 48 hours after the game.
    — Place the following information in the body of all game report Emails:
          ♦ Game Number
          ♦ Game Date
          ♦ Number of Cautions
          ♦ Number of Send-offs
          ♦ Number of Dismissals
          ♦ Other Issues
  • Supplemental Reports.
    If you include a Supplemental Report, mark your email as "High Importance" or "Priority".
    A Supplemental Report is required for any of the following incidents:
         — Send Off
         — Team Official (coach, assistant coach, manager, etc.) Dismissal
         — Injury
         — Spectator Interference
         — Any Other Incident requiring an explanation or a drawing
  • SEND-OFFs: Send the cards you kept ASAP to the address listed below:
    Mike Fornino
    11 LinDale Ave.
    New Hartford, NY 13413
    Pat Tooley
    126 Ford Drive
    N Syracuse NY 13212
    Frankie Conestabile, Jr.
    Rising Stars Soccer Club
    P.O. Box 423
    Rome, NY 13442
    Thruway League:
    The Thruway League
    c/o NYS West Youth Soccer
    P.O. Box 1247
    Corning, NY 14830

CNYSSL Score Card

MVSRA Expense and Service Voucher


Camden SC and AYSO: Saturday, July 11, 2015. Visit

State Cup and Challenge Cup (ENY). Visit

Region 1 Cup Championships. Visit

Gettysburg, PA: Visit Gettysburg Youth Soccer Club.
      Blue-Gray May 23-24, 2015
      Battlefield Blast Aug 29-30, 2015

Redeemer Cup, Proctor Park, June 6-7, 2015: Visit Redeemer Cup.


The Thruway League

CNYSSL -- Game Day What-Ifs and ENY Zero Tolerance Policy and definition of the Technical Area are here. Liaison: Steve Southwell.


Rising Stars Sports Center -- RSSC Game Info -- RSSC 2016 Outdoor Game Info. Liaison: Bjorn Solli.

AYSO Area 3E

Special Links:

Referee Library. This library at has current copies of everything you may need, including:

Match Reporting:
  • USSF Referee Report
  • USSF Supplemental Referee Report
  • USSF 4th Official Game Log
  • Kicks From The Penalty Mark - Score Sheets
Laws of the Game:
  • Laws of the Game (includes Interpretation of the Laws of the Game and Guidelines for Referees)
    2016-17 LOTG are available now at these links: 2016-17 LOTG or 2016-17 LOTG changes
  • Advice to Referees
  • Guide to Procedures
  • Amendments to the Laws of the Game
  • 7+7 Cautionable and Sending Off Offenses
  • Offside Made Easy
  • Information For New Referees
  • USSF Referee Assault/Abuse Policy
  • "The Rectangle" - new USSF alternative to "Diagonal System"
USSF Directives:
  • 100% Misconduct
  • Assistant Referee Involvement
  • Contact Above the Shoulder
  • Dissent
  • Free Kick and Restart Management
  • Game Disrepute and Mass Confrontation
  • Game Management Model-Flow Risk Taking Game Control
  • Handling the Ball
  • Injury Management
  • Managing the Technical Area
and Much More

Test Your Knowledge of the Game. has over 40 timed quizzes with references to the answers in LOTG, ATR, GTP, INT, etc.

Law 14 Checklist for Kicks from the Penalty Mark. This checklist of responsibilities, guidelines, and procedures is provided as a useful single source of guidance for referees who need to conduct the process of Kicks from the Penalty Mark. Kicks from the Penalty Mark scorecard

4th Official Procedures -- Managing the Technical Area.

Game Management for Referees - What's a ref supposed to do: A USSF handbook on how to apply the LOTG

Code of Ethics for Referees and USSF Referee Code of Ethics training

Physical Fitness Test

MVSRA Bylaws

Eastern New York Soccer Referees

US Adult Soccer Association

USSF (US Soccer) New and Improved!


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President –   Ed Kobos
Vice President –   Kit Hutchinson
Secretary –   Glen Bahr
Treasurer –   Joe Stanco
Assignor –   Kevin Waters
Registrar –   Chris Sheaffer
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