Open games for SATURDAY

SAT 4/29/2017 9:00 AM SVDP 10 CYSL 9B1 3123 R
SAT 4/29/2017 10:00 AM SVDP 10 CYSL 9B2 3226 R
SAT 4/29/2017 11:00 AM SVDP 10 CYSL 9G1 4125 R

OPEN Games through May 31

Heading in U11 and U12

The new playing rules for U11/U12 regarding heading may be confusing, but HEADING IS NOT PERMITTED FOR U11 games.

When the division is U11/12 or U12, there is always an opportunity to have a younger player on the team.  When checking player passes, be sure to note the ages of the players involved in the match.  When there are younger players in the match, the briefing before the game to the players and coaches should be that there is NO HEADING.  A referee cannot be expected to know or remember which players are not a true U12 player.  Referees should err on the side of safety. 

New Entrance to Papio Fields due to Construction starting 4/26

Click read more for map to the new entrance to the Papillion Soccer Complex.


Game length for combined divisions

The game cards have been corrected to reflect the correct game lengths as mentioned below:

14B 14/15D1 = 35 min halves

14B 14/15D2 = 35 min halves

14G 14/15D1 - 35 min halves

14G 14/15D2 - 35 min halves

NSSA Weather Policy

NEBRASKA STATE SOCCER ASSOCIATION (ALL LEAGUES) WEATHER PLAN      JULY 19, 2014                                                                                

Weather Safety Plan/Lightning Safety                                                                      

Before games are played, league organizers are listening and monitoring the latest forecast to determine the likelihood of thunderstorms. If thunderstorms are forecasted, league organizers will consider canceling or postponing the activity. Once people start to arrive at an activity/event, the guidelines below should be followed.

Stopping Activities/Events:

 In general, a significant lightning threat extends outward from the base of a thunderstorm cloud about 6 to 10 miles. Therefore, people should be in a safe place when a thunderstorm is 6 to 10 miles away. League Representatives, Site Supervisors and/or Referees can stop the activity/event. Team Staff should get the attention of the Referee if they witness any of the criteria within the Safety Plan. Here are some criteria used to stop activities:

1. If you see lightning or;

2. If you hear thunder.



ELECTRONIC PASSES - updated info

  • ELECTRONIC PASSES Electronic passes are being accepted for ENSA and CYSL as of now
  • Attached is a detailed explanation from NSSA on how the passes and rosters are designed – please take the time to review this info
  • If a coach doesn’t have electronic passes or can’t access them at game time OR doesn’t have paper passes – you will have to write down all the players and coaches – first and last names please – and file a NO PASS report 
  • If there are no electronic (or can’t access) or paper passes – then allow one adult on the team bench side to coach – but be sure to get the first and last name for the NO PASS report
  • PLEASE NOTE: Electronic passes now have the birthdate.  Please check birthdate in relation to division age as some teams have similar names.


Recertification for 2017

For information on referee recertification requirements for 2017 (all recertification is ONLINE for 2017):

Until you have recertified you will not be able to request games.

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Training for new referees

If you are a new referee, please consider training with an experienced referee mentor for two referee slots as a center referee on U9/10's and two slots as an assistant referee (AR) on U11/12's or U13/14's.  Look for "training referee" or "training AR" slots on the unassigned games.  After that you are encouraged to request games as referee or AR alone.  If you feel another training session is needed, please contact Mary Gene.


If you do not have a username or password, please "sign up to ref" and you will be notified of your username and password (they are not autogenerated once you submit your form).