Message from Rick about CYSL games

Rick Sedrel is now scheduling for CYSL -  contact him at 402-490-6231 or

Here's a message from him and please contact him if you are interested in helping with the CYSL games - starting 8/29.

The CYSL soccer schedule for Fall 2020 has finally been posted in GameOfficials. We will no longer be using the site for game assignments.

Next, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Rick Sedrel (pronounced SEE-drel) and I have been involved with Nebraska soccer since 1994 as a coach, referee, referee mentor, assignor, and instructor. Mary Gene Wepfer has stepped back from assigning after many years of excellent service to the leagues and to the referees. She will be assisting me, helping me learn the ins and outs, the odds and ends, and some of the magic she did in working with referees and leagues for so many years. For that, I am grateful.

Like so much that has gone on this year, CYSL has modified things to try and make soccer work. CYSL is requesting that referees wear masks covering noses and mouths at all games, on and off the field.

Any game held at Mary Our Queen, all referees, players, and spectators are mandated to be masked before, during and after games, on and off the field. This is not up to the referees to monitor for compliance; however, I will expect our referees to comply with this requests. There should be someone from the school or parish to monitor this.

CYSL does not allow slide tackling at any age. If a player is on the ground going for the ball, call it for dangerous play and award a DFK to the opposing team.

As schedules have just come out, we have an immediate need with games starting on Saturday the 29th, where we have 17 games on the slate.

I look forward to working with you this season. If you need to reach me, I may be reached at 402-490-6231 or at


Any questions regarding certification should be directed to:

Brittny Seem

Nebraska Referee Development Program




Info on working NYSL games:

Jason Francois
Director of Assignments
C 402-208-3682


Info on working CYSL games:

Rick Sedrel

CYSL Referee Scheduler

C 402-490-6231

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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.