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Norcal Premier Referee Rules Outline

Referee Information

Referee Game Day Procedure

Fall/Winter/Spring League Match Check In:

1. Receive Game Card from Home Team.

2. Receive US Club Rosters from both teams with 18 (14 for U11 and below) out of 26 players allowed to participate. Players not participating should be crossed off. Players may be written on the roster but they must have a current US club player pass.

3. Check Player and Coaching Passes for both teams. All players must be registered with the club they are attempting to play on. You may have players from other teams in the same club but NO GUEST PLAYERS FROM OTHER CLUBS ARE ALLOWED.

Norcal State Cup Match Check In:

1. Receive Game Card from Home Team and all approved Norcal State Cup Rosters. All Norcal State Cup game cards and rosters must have the Norcal Seal to be accepted.

2. All eligible players must be printed on the game card. Only 18 (14 for U11 and below) of the 26 players are allowed to participate. Players not participating should be crossed off. Players may not be written on the roster even if they have a pass with the club. NO GUEST PLAYERS ARE ALLOWED. All eligible players must be listed on the roster

3. Check player passes making sure every player listed on the roster has a current US Club player pass. Coaches do not need to be listed on the official roster but do need a coaches pass with the club they are coaching.

4. Ask if a winner is needed for the match or if a tie stands. Please see Rule 209 for tie-breaking procedures.

League/Cup Post Game:

1. Both coaches, or managers, sign the game sheet following the game.

2. If no red card is given the home team holds onto the game report until the end of the season.

3. If a red card is given, see red card procedure as this requires immediate action from the center referee and manager.

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Important Match Rules for Referees

Rule 208 Game lengths

U9

 

play - 2x25 minutes | 10-min. halftime | size 4 ball | Numbers of players-

U10

8v8 | Field size: Length: min. 50 yds / max.of 90 yds long - Width - min. of 35

yds/max.of 60 yds wide -14 player game day roster - one referee

play - 2x25 minutes | 10-min. halftime | size 4 ball | Numbers of players-

U11

8v8 |Field size: Length: min. 60 yds / max.of 90 yds long - Width - min. of 40

yds/max.of 60 yds wide -Preferred U10 goals however will allow regulation

goals provided both are the same size - 14 player game day roster - two

referee's

play - 2x30 minutes | 10-min. halftime | size 4 ball | Numbers of players-

U12

11v11 | Field size: Length: min. 90 (100 yds), max.120 m (130 yds) Width: min.

45 m (50 yds),max.90 m (100 yds). Regulation goals - 8'h X 24w - 18 player

game day roster - three referee's

play 2x35 minutes | 10-min. halftime | size 4 ball | Numbers of players -

U13-U14

11v11 | Field size: Length: min. 90 (100 yds), max.120 m (130 yds) Width: min.

45 m (50 yds),max.90 m (100 yds). Regulation goals - 8'h X 24w - 18 player

game day roster - three referee's

play 2x35 minutes | 10-min. halftime | size 5 ball | Numbers of players -

U15-U16

11v11 |Field size: Length: min. 90 (100 yds), max.120 m (130 yds) Width: min.

45 m (50 yds), max.90 m(100 yds). Regulation Goals - 8'h X 24w - 18 player

game day roster - three referee's

play 2x40 minutes | 10-min. halftime | size 5 ball | Number of players

U17-U18

11v11 |Field size: Length: min. 90 (100 yds), max.120 m (130 yds) Width: min.

45 m (50 yds), max.90 m(100 yds). Regulation Goals - 8'h X 24w - 18 player

game day roster - three referee's

play 2x45 minutes | 10-min. halftime | size 5 ball | Number of players

Rule 209 Ties in Group Round

If a League or Norcal Cup Group game is tied after regulation, the tie stands and will be posted as a tie.

Rule 210 Playoffs for League/Cup

For matches that need a winner, the team with the most goals after regulation time will be awarded Champion. If the match is tied after regulation for u9-u13 teams, two full time 5-minute periods will be played. Teams will have a 5-minute break before the first overtime. After 5 minutes, teams will change sides, with no break, and play the remaining 5 minutes. For U14-U19 teams, two full time 10 minute overtime periods will be played. If the game is still tied after the two overtime periods, then penalty kicks per FIFA will determine the Champion.32

Please note: Please make sure you arrive for your game knowing if

the game can end in a draw or if a winning team is required.

Rule 211 Substitutions

A team may have no more than 18, or 14 if U9-U11, players eligible for each game. For a Norcal League Match teams must present a US Club roster to the referee at the beginning of each game. For a Norcal State Cup match teams must present the game card with the attached approved Norcal State Cup rosters. Substitutions are at the

1) prior to a kick-off

2) a goal kick

3) a throw-in

4) or after the referee stops play for an injury or yellow card

Unlimited substitutions are allowed but Norcal Premier Soccer reminds all coaches that it is their responsibility to handle their substitutions in a professional manner so as not to detract from the game.

refereeʼs discretion. A substitution can take place for either team at the following times:

Rule 212 Eligibility

All players and coaches must present their US Club Player Identification Card to the referee prior to the match. If the individual picture is not on the ID card and the card is not laminated, the individual will not be eligible for the match. All players must be named on the game roster presented to the referee at beginning of each game.

Players may only play for one Club, their club, during any Norcal Premier league game or Norcal Cup game

Individual teams may contain up to 26 players for the NorCal Leagues and Cups. There is no limit to the number of changes made to the roster for Norcal leagues

unless a transfer is approved by league office. All out of Club transfers must be approved through NPL. provided the players are active in the team’s club, or have not played for another club in the League and are not on that clubs US Club Roster. For Norcal State Cup, rosters are frozen at certain dates and players may only be used from the 26 player roster submitted to Norcal.

Only 18 of 26 players may be used for matches. The 18 players must be on the official game roster given to the match official and opposing team before the start of the game. The eight players not being played must have a line through their name on the roster.33

Players requesting transfer between two clubs or teams must serve at least a two week suspension before competing with new team unless otherwise approved by the league office.

Rule 400 Match officials

Match officials must be licensed Referees. The match officials shall consist of

the referee and assistant referees (AR1,AR2) except for U9’s may use one referee and club linesman. No match officials may have family members in the game they are working.

Rule 401 Assignment of match officials

Match officials shall be assigned and paid by the home team of each match.

Rule 601 Playing venues

The playing field used by each team must be lined according to FIFA standards with goals nets and flags. The goals of each club shall be to provide an enjoyable experience for the fans, players, officials and everyone involved with the staging of a soccer game.

Rule 602 Personnel on the bench

A maximum of 3 non-playing personnel is allowed on each team bench.

8v8 |Field size: Length: min. 50 yds / max.of 90 yds long - min. of 35

yds/max.of 60 yds wide – 14 player game day roster - one referee

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