Soccer Club of Guilford

General Officials

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referee

SCOG Referee Coordinator Eugene(Geno) Mulone 203-980-5207
For questions, comments or request to referee, within the Guilford Soccer Club's organization, please phone the above number.

General Referee Guidelines & Equipment

Soccer referee with red card

What's In Your Bag?

When a referee arrives at a playing field, everyone who is already there, players, coaches, spectators, begin their speculation and assessment as to how this person will handle their match. They first notice his/her appearance: how does his uniform look? did he shave today? does he/she look lost, apprehensive? what's in the bag he/she is carrying? Few people, aside from other referees perhaps, actually go through this checklist consciously, but each has his own questions in the back of his mind.

If a referee shows up with no equipment bag, I have to wonder how well prepared he/she really is. I know that many refs, especially experienced ones who have to assist (run a line), know that they really don't need much, and in their experience, they seldom if ever have had to produce something other than themselves. But, what if ....?

It's my opinion that anyone assigned to a match, whether it is the middle or assistant, should arrive at the field and be fully ready to take charge of the match. This means with whistle, cards, flags, etc. For this reason, I always bring my full bag, no matter what the occasion. Here's what I carry to each and every game in which I participate:

Referee equipment: whistle & spare, watch & spare, cards, linesman flags, notebook, flip coin, pens/pencils.

Uniform: besides the one in which I am fully dressed with current registration badge, alternate jersey (sleeves seasonal), extra socks, black hat, gloves.

Other stuff: sun blocker, insect repellent, glasses cleaner, umbrella, first-aid booklet, law book, towel, water bottle full of something, a practice pinnie (in case there is a need to differentiate a goalkeeper's shirt), eyeglass strap, ball pump, and often a pair of shinguards (in case of player shortfall).

Most days, I don't need all of this equipment, but on some occasions I have needed them all. It becomes especially important when you travel to a tournament away from home and expect to do four or more matches. It goes back to the old saying: "Better to have and not need, than to need and not have." Players, coaches, spectators, and fellow refs are impressed when you can say, "Yeah, I have one of those," or "Here, borrow this one, it's an extra." It tells everyone that you take your position seriously and you are giving nothing less than your best, no matter what the competition. Remember, you only have one chance to make a first impression. What's in your bag?

What's in Your Bag was written by Phil Houk, the SECJSA Coordinator for Referee Development.

CJSA Definitions of Referee Assault

"Whenever it is alleged that any player, coach, manager, club official, or game official has assaulted a referee or official assistant referee, which assault shall amount to physical violence, the State Disciplinary Board shall have original and sole jurisdiction to adjudicate the matter".

  1. Referee Assault. Referee assault is an intentional act of physical violence at or upon a referee.
  2. Physical Violence/Personal Attack. Assault includes, but is not limited to the following acts committed upon a referee: hitting, kicking, punching, choking, spitting at or on, grabbing or bodily running into a referee; the act of kicking or throwing any object at a referee that could inflict injury; damaging the referee's uniform or personal property, e.g., car, equipment, etc.

CJSA Definitions of Referee Abuse

  1. Referee Abuse. Referee abuse is a verbal statement or physical act which implies or threatens physical harm to a referee or the referee's property or equipment.
  2. Foul Language/Verbal Threats. Abuse includes, but is not limited to the following acts committed upon a referee: using foul or abusive language toward a referee; spewing any beverage on a referee's personal property; or verbally threatening a referee.
  3. Verbal Threats. Verbal threats are remarks that carry the implied or direct threat of physical harm. Such remarks as "I'll get you after the game" or "You won't get out of here in one piece," shall be deemed referee abuse.

If you find yourself the victim of one of the above, take it seriously. Write it up, get witnesses names and addresses, and report it within 24 hours to your DRA or District Vice President if the DRA is unavailable. Let's all help put a stop to bad behavior in Youth Soccer.

Referee Duties

COLLECTING PLAYER PASSES AND TEAM ROSTERS

  1. Before all matches (competition, recreation, and friendly) each team has to give the Referee a CERTIFIED copy of their team roster.
  2. Referee checks player passes against the certified roster. Opposing teams have a right to see the other teams' passes as they are being collected.
  3. Collect passes for all travel games (premier, competition, and recreation) and for all age groups.
  4. Collect passes in all matches, INCLUDING FRIENDLY MATCHES!
  5. Collect coaches' passes.
  6. Any players not having player passes CANNOT PLAY!
  7. After the game, return player passes to the coach, EXCEPT any player receiving a red card. KEEP THE PASSES OF ALL PLAYERS SENT OFF (RED CARDED).

GAME REPORTS

  1. Each coach will provide the referee with a game report (post card) prior to the match.
  2. At the end of the match, complete the game reports (score and all players cautioned or sent off), sign the two cards legibly, and return to the coaches.

REFEREE REPORTS

Referees must report all of the following:

  1. All players receiving a Yellow or Red card.
  2. Any coach engaging in misconduct or dismissed from the game.
  3. Any game terminated before completion (include the reason for termination, i.e. weather, darkness, misconduct, spectator interference, etc.)
  4. Spectator interference or problems.
  5. Any team that does not show for a scheduled match. Please wait at least 30 minutes after the scheduled kickoff before abandoning the match.
  6. Extremely poor or dangerous field conditions.
  7. Any unusual problems.

MISCONDUCT REPORTS - YELLOW CARDS

  1. If a yellow card is given, the referee must file a Misconduct Report.
  2. Mail one copy to the District Vice-President and a second copy to the District Referee Administrator.
  3. All such reports shall be mailed within 24 hours of the match.

MISCONDUCT REPORTS - RED CARDS

  1. If a red card is given, the referee shall file two reports: a Misconduct Report and a Supplemental Report.
    1. What did the player do to be sent off?
    2. What action you took as a referee.
    3. How did the player respond to the red card?:
  2. When completing the Supplemental Report, please include the following information:
    1. Copy of the Misconduct Report
    2. Copy of the Supplemental Report
    3. Copy of the Team Roster(s)
    4. PLAYER PASS of any players sent off
  3. Send to District Vice-President
  4. Send to the District Referee Administrator: All of the above EXCEPT THE PLAYER PASS.
  5. All reports and player passes must be mailed within 24 HOURS of the game.

Guilford Soccer Referee Coordinator Hotline
203-980-5207

For questions, comments or request to referee, within the Guilford Soccer Club's organization, please phone the above number.
Connecticut State Referee Program
Connecticut Referee Web Site
www.ctreferee.org
This site will provide you with related clinics, news, rules and regulations that govern the referees in the State of Connecticut.

 

Referee Payment Information

League Game Type AgeGroup AssignedPosition Fee
In-House Rec IHR U08 - U10 Center Ref $30.00
Travel Comp Friendly U11 - U13 Center Ref $60.00
Travel Comp Friendly U14 Assistant Ref $25.00
Travel Comp Friendly U14 Center Ref $50.00
Travel Comp Friendly U15+ Assistant Ref $30.00
Travel Comp Friendly U15+ Center Ref $60.00
Travel Comp League U11 - U14 Assistant Ref $25.00
Travel Comp League U11 - U14 Center Ref $50.00
Travel Comp League U15+ Assistant Ref $30.00
Travel Comp League U15+ Center Ref $60.00
Travel Rec Friendly U10 Center Ref $60.00
Travel Rec Friendly U12 Center Ref $60.00
Travel Rec Friendly U14 Assistant Ref $25.00
Travel Rec Friendly U14 Center Ref $50.00
Travel Rec League U12 - U14 Assistant Ref $25.00
Travel Rec League U12 - U14 Center Ref $50.00

  • Games MUST BE accepted online within the clubs webiste. You simply need to accept by clicking the button in the notifications provided of your games by email or logging in at any time. No Game Accpetance could mean no payment.

  • Games cancelled on day of game by fields coordinator due to weather - Non-Paid Referee

  • Games cancelled on day of game On The Field by referee or SCOG coaching due to weather - Paid Referee by SCOG

  • Games cancelled after wednesday evening, and where a subsitiute game can not be provided - Paid Referee by SCOG

  • Games cancelled on day of game by other team and our fields are open - Paid Referee by SCOG. Rescheduled home game is paid by visiting team. Visiting team brings checks or arranges in advance with SCOG treasurer to reimburse SCOG

  • Checks in the Fall and Spring Seasons will be paid within a week of the last weekend of the month and where possible mid-month as well.

  • Checks issued and mailed by the club treasurer but not cashed by the referee will not automatically be re-issued. There is a $26 fee to cancel and reissue all checks from the check date through 6 months. After that you can ask that the check be reissued.

 

Please use the following link to obtain and fill out the Federal W9

Click Here for the W9

Return the W9 to the Club President, Vice President or Treasurer

 

The following information is being updated Fall 2018. Any reference to a website is the OLD site and most likely is not up to date.

This page assumes you are already a certified referee within CT. If you are not and wish to become a referee, please go to CTReferee.Net.

Please start by contacting the Soccer Club of Guilford Referee Coordinator. The current coordinator can always be by looking in the left hand menu of this webiste and clicking Board & Other Contacts. Once you have spoken to the Referee Coordinator, you must request from the SCOG Web Admin to be added to the SCOG system as a referee. AFTER speaking to the Referee Coordinator please send an email to SCOGWeb@gmail.com with subject Add Referee and an note in the body of the email of your intent to be added and your Full Legal Name.

Your member profile:

YOUR email address must be on your profile in the club website. If you are, or were, a youth player in the Soccer Club of Guilford(SCOG) your own email address must be on your profile to be able to login correctly and not have issues. Your parent(s) do not need to remove their email address unless they wish to do so. They do need to add your email with semicolon between yours and theirs. Additionally, it is best for last minute field changes or game cancelations to have YOUR mobile number on your profile. Please ensure you can login as yourself and execute these changes before the below.

If you are not a member yet and do not have a profile then please go to the registration page and signup as a member using the New Member Registration.

Ensure you can login?

If you can login to the club website already then move to "Second" below. If not then:

  • Go back to the club website www.GuilfordSoccer.org
  • Click the Edit My Account option in the left hand menu and then the 'Forgot Password" links.
  • On this next screen enter your email address then follow all instructions onscreen and in your email.
  • Once you are logged in for the first time, please follow the standard instructions below.

Required Minimum Steps

To setup and verify you know what needs to be done as a Soccer Club of Guilford(SCOG) Referee:

  • Go back to the club website www.GuilfordSoccer.org
  • Login using the "Edit My Account" option in the left hand menu.
  • Review the following from the left hand menu when you get a chance:
    • Referee Information. General information on that page.
    • Under Referee Information - Contact Information. This is the general contact page and it has the Referee Coordinators(Geno) cell phone. This is the best way to get in touch with him.
    • Under Referee Information - W9. Please download, fill out and return to the SCOG Treasurer. The email for the treasurer is SCOGTreasurer@GMail.com
    • Under Referee Information - Referee Fees
    • Under Referee Information - In-House Rec Game Rules. These rules are amended for each season.
    • Under Referee Information - Referee Schedules. THIS SCREEN WILL ONLY WORK IF YOU ARE FIRST ESTABLISHED AS A REFEREE IN THE SYSTEM. PLEASE SEE NOTE AT TOP OF THIS MESSAGE ABOUT CONTACTING THE REFEREE COORDINATOR. This is the screen you will log into if you had not already done so. It will have your past, current and future schedules. You must log into this screen to accept games, decline games and see your schedule. Once you accept a game we assume you will be there. If you do not accept then you do not get paid. We use this process to control the cutting of the checks. Also please use the grid to let Geno know when you are available. Read below the grid for instructions and make sure you click SAVE.

In-House Recreational Soccer(The little kids) - If you wish to officiate the In-House Rec(IHR) games you need to do the following.

  • If you wish to officiate the SCOG In-House Rec(IHR) games you need to do a review with the club president(SCOGPresident@gmail.com)
    • First go to Referee Information - In-House Rec Game Rules.
    • Print Three Copies
    • Review the rules
    • Email(SCOGPresident@gmail.com) me to setup a date and time to review them on the phone. Please provide some date and time ranges.