Cold weather ref attire

When the weather conditions are predicted to be cold, please feel free to wear long pants (solid black preferably) and a long-sleeve black t-shirt or sweatshirt (layer appropriately) under your ref jersey. You can also wear a black stocking cap and gloves if desired. Dress to stay warm with the unpredictable weather we have been having.  For more info:  US Soccer Guidelines

Open games for MONDAY
MON 5:30 PM BSC 05 ENSA 131347 13G1ST D AR2
MON 5:30 PM CAP 05 ENSA 102931 10G 3RD D Referee
MON 5:30 PM CAP 06 ENSA 92818 9G3RD D Referee
MON 5:30 PM KSC 01 CYSL 8140 14G1 AR1
MON 5:30 PM KSC 01 CYSL 8140 14G1 AR2
MON 5:30 PM MISS 5 CYSL 6246 12G2 Referee
MON 5:30 PM PAP 14 ENSA 93024 9G4TH D Referee
MON 5:30 PM PIUS 14 CYSL 7134 14B1 AR2
MON 5:30 PM SSP 2N CYSL 3529 10B2 Referee
MON 5:30 PM TQP 04N CYSL 3527 10B2 Referee
MON 5:30 PM TQP 08 ENSA 131838 13B2ND D AR2
MON 5:30 PM TQP 11N ENSA 102828 10G2ND D Referee
MON 5:30 PM TQP 12 ENSA 131514 13B1ST D Referee
MON 5:30 PM TQP 12 ENSA 131514 13B1ST D AR1
MON 5:30 PM TQP 12 ENSA 131514 13B1ST D AR2
MON 5:30 PM WHK 1N CYSL 3131 9B1 Referee
Open games for TUESDAY
TUE 5:30 PM CAP 05 ENSA 101740 10B 3RD D Referee
TUE 5:30 PM CAP 06 ENSA 91518 9B1ST D Referee
TUE 5:30 PM DIS 5 ENSA 111819 11B 3RD D AR1
TUE 5:30 PM DIS 5 ENSA 111819 11B 3RD D AR2
TUE 5:45 PM PAP 06 ENSA 102837 10G2ND D Referee
TUE 5:30 PM PAP 08 ENSA 131528 13B1ST D AR1
TUE 5:30 PM PAP 08 ENSA 131528 13B1ST D AR2
TUE 5:30 PM PAP 12 SARPY 228494 11/12UG AR1
TUE 5:30 PM PAP 12 SARPY 228494 11/12UG AR2
TUE 5:30 PM PAP 16 ENSA 143567 14B2ND D AR1
TUE 5:30 PM PAP 16 ENSA 143567 14B2ND D AR2
TUE 5:30 PM PIUS 10W CYSL 4223 9G2 Referee
TUE 5:30 PM SPR 03 ENSA 112931 11G3RD D Referee
TUE 5:30 PM SPR 03 ENSA 112931 11G3RD D AR1
TUE 5:30 PM SPR 03 ENSA 112931 11G3RD D AR2
TUE 5:30 PM SSP 2N CYSL 4323 10G2 Referee
TUE 5:30 PM SSP 3N CYSL 5150 12B1 Referee
TUE 5:30 PM TQP 11S ENSA 92824 9G3RD D Referee
TUE 5:30 PM TQP 13 CYSL 8233 14G2 Referee
TUE 5:30 PM WHK 1S CYSL 4638 10G1 Referee
TUE 5:30 PM WHK 3 ENSA 112953 11G3RD D Referee
TUE 5:30 PM WHK 3 ENSA 112953 11G3RD D AR1
TUE 5:30 PM WHK 3 ENSA 112953 11G3RD D AR2
Open games for WEDNESDAY
WED 5:30 PM BSC 05 ENSA 151226 15/16G1ST D AR1
WED 5:30 PM BSC 05 ENSA 151226 15/16G1ST D AR2
WED 5:15 PM LAV 03 ENSA 171165 17-19B1ST D Referee
WED 5:15 PM LAV 03 ENSA 171165 17-19B1ST D AR1
WED 5:15 PM LAV 03 ENSA 171165 17-19B1ST D AR2
WED 5:30 PM TQP 11N ENSA 91520 9B1ST D Referee
WED 5:30 PM TQP 11S ENSA 101718 10B 3RD D Referee
Open games for THURSDAY
THU 5:30 PM BSC 05 ENSA 143531 14B2ND D AR2
THU 5:30 PM KSC 01 CYSL 7145 14B1 AR1
THU 5:30 PM KSC 01 CYSL 7145 14B1 AR2
THU 5:30 PM LAV 06 ENSA 121845 12B3RD D Referee
THU 5:30 PM LAV 06 ENSA 121845 12B3RD D AR1
THU 5:30 PM LAV 06 ENSA 121845 12B3RD D AR2
THU 5:30 PM LAV 10 ENSA 101726 10B 3RD D Referee
THU 5:30 PM LAV 10 ENSA 101726 10B 3RD D Referee
THU 5:45 PM SPR 04 ENSA 91733 9B3RD D Referee
THU 5:30 PM SSP 1N CYSL 5158 12B1 Referee
THU 5:30 PM SSP 2N CYSL 3322 9B3 Referee
THU 5:30 PM SSP 3N CYSL 6130 12G1 Referee
THU 5:30 PM TQP 03 ENSA 151039 15/16B 1ST D Referee
THU 5:30 PM TQP 03 ENSA 151039 15/16B 1ST D AR1
THU 5:30 PM TQP 03 ENSA 151039 15/16B 1ST D AR2
THU 5:30 PM TQP 12 ENSA 131522 13B1ST D AR1
THU 5:30 PM TQP 12 ENSA 131522 13B1ST D AR2
THU 5:30 PM TQP 15 CYSL 6145 12G1 Referee
THU 5:30 PM WENC 10 CYSL 4317 10G2 Referee
THU 5:30 PM WHK 2N ENSA 102716 10G1ST D Referee
THU 5:30 PM WHK 2S ENSA 101518 10B1ST D Referee
Open games for FRIDAY
FRI 5:30 PM KSC 10 CYSL 4129 9G1 Referee
FRI 5:30 PM PAP 12 SARPY 228467 11/12UG Referee
FRI 5:30 PM PAP 12 SARPY 228467 11/12UG AR1
FRI 5:30 PM PAP 12 SARPY 228467 11/12UG AR2
FRI 5:30 PM TQP 10 CYSL 8129 14G1 AR1
FRI 5:30 PM TQP 10 CYSL 8129 14G1 AR2
FRI 5:30 PM TQP 13 CYSL 7227 14B2 AR1
FRI 5:30 PM TQP 13 CYSL 7227 14B2 AR2
Tournaments

I will be scheduling the following tournaments this season.  If you are interested in working any of these tournaments, please send me an email and I will be in touch closer to the tournament dates.

Socctoberfest (Boys) - Oct 26 & 27 (LaVista)

Changes & Clarifications to Laws of the Game for 2019/20

VERY IMPORTANT - please review

2019/20 Laws of the Game – Changes and clarifications
Changes
• Yellow and red cards for misconduct by team officials
• A player being substituted leaving the field of play at the nearest point on the boundary line
• At a goal kick and a free kick for the defending team in their own penalty area
Team Officials
If any coach, assistant coach, athletic trainer or representative of the team on the sidelines is
found to be guilty of misconduct but the referee cannot distinguish who committed the infraction,
the highest-ranking team official will receive the Yellow/Red Card.
Substitutes
Anyone who is being substituted needs to leave at the closest point of the touchline/goal line. If the
halfway point is the closest point, please go off there.

ENSA & CYSL request that all substitutes enter and leave the field of play at midfield on the team bench side.

If you are injured or the safest point to exit the field is not the nearest, then the referee will indicate so and you can leave at the halfway point.
This change is trying to eliminate the practice of wasting time by substituting a player who is on
the opposite side of the field.
Goal kick
In the past, the team taking the goal kick could not touch the ball until it had left the penalty area.
Now, a player from the team in possession may reside in or enter the penalty area and touch the
ball as soon as it is in play. For the ball to considered be in play it must have been kicked and clearly
moved. This change is meant to speed up the play of the game.
Does this change affect the buildout line?
No, the spirit of the build-out line is still in effect in that players on the team not in
possession must move behind the buildout line until the ball is considered in play. The ball
is considered in play when it has been kicked and has clearly moved. Players for the team in
possession of the goal kick may choose to position themselves inside the penalty area. If a
team chooses to take a goal kick or free kick quickly, they are doing so at their own risk as
the normal build out line rules still apply.

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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.

 

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Latest Omaha, Nebraska, weather conditions and forecast

CLUB PASS INFO - very important

ENSA & CYSL have both approved the use of “club pass” this season. 

The easiest way to think of a club pass is to think of it as a shared pass for one game. I’ll try to break it down more for pre-game:

  • Coaches should bring a copy of their team roster – only their team roster (you can keep the roster)
  • Check player/coach passes against the roster for primary and secondary players registered to that team
  • Any player that was placed on that team with a club pass will have “club pass” noted next to their name OR their name may be a handwritten name with “club pass” noted next to it (in CYSL games only) (If ENSA game no handwritten names are allowed so file a no pass report.)
  • “club pass” noted players will not have a paper pass or digital pass for you to review
  • All of the above are allowed to play
  • When filing your game report – note any missing player passes (for primary and secondary players) AND all players using a club pass “club pass”. ALSO file a no pass report for any missing player passes or handwritten CP players.
  • League and NSSA officials will follow-up by confirming that all players marked as “club pass” are registered players to another team in that club

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Username/Password

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).

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.

Bench personnel

Only coaches with passes are allowed on the bench side.  I've had several reports with too many "coaches" with no passes lately.  Here is the policy for ENSA.  CYSL  has a similiar policy.

6.12 Team Bench Supervision

At all age groups and divisions, a coach, manager or team official must supervise an ENSA team at all times at the Team Bench Area. Coaches, managers and team officials are required to provide the Referee with a coach’s pass certifying that the coach, manager or team official is currently rostered with the team or club. If by expulsion or emergency, a team does not have a coach, manager, or team official to supervise ENSA team during a ENSA match, then only one adult from the spectator side shall be permitted to sit with the team. That person’s name will be recorded and reported by the Referee in the game report.