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Fall 2020 - due to Covid-19 will be announced later this summer.

 

LOTG Amendments - Effective JUNE 2020

There are a number of minor changes and clarifications.

Summary of changes can be found here

 

Practical Guidelines for Match Officials

   Important information found in IFAB 2019-2020 LOTG

    Found on pages 193-222 - check it out!

 

Spring 2020 - Genesisis Referee Program - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

                    Ref in Training will be held in Lancaster this spring.

                    It will be a 3+ hour course to include field work at the Lancaster Community Center.

                    Classroom will be held on          9-11:30am.  

                    Field training will be held          1:30-3:00pm.

                                   If interested, please contact Maria Mpelkas - jmpelkas@yahoo.com

 

LOTG Amendments - Effective JUNE 2019

A number of changes are in effect for Fall 2019

Summary of amendment changes found here

 

 

CONCUSSIONS - POLICY (March 2017) 

If the referee believes a player may have sustained a concussion, the player will be told to leave the match and may not return to play. Players, coaches and parents must NOT dispute the decision! NVYSL referees have received concussion education and have been instructed to err on the side of caution.  Concussions may occur even without a direct blow to the head and symptoms may not be immediately apparent. You can review the concussion training at the following:        

                                                                       http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/Headsup/training/index.html

NVYSL Grade 5/6 and lower games, heading will result in an IDFK.

 

All referees should view the video entitled "Ask, Tell, Dismiss" found here. (August 2015)

 

     This is the method the NVYSL wants to adopt to help referees deal with poor conduct by coaches. 

     The display of cards is only for the players. 

     However, as a last resort you may display cards if you feel your message to the coach has not been fully understood.

 

 

Current Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer Referee info can be found at: Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer Organization

 

 

Other referee facts or upgrading info found at: Massachusetts Referee State Committee

 

 

Please contact NU assignor or NVYSL assignor for higher level games