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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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).