Only Referee Assignors can schedule referees, even for friendly games.
With the exception of State Cup games, at least one week's notice is required to schedule a referee.
A maximum of 2 coaches and a trainer are allowed on the sideline with the players during the game.
Referees are State Certified. Please respect their calls during the game, even if you disagree with them. Any questions or feedback should be reserved until the end of the game. Do not harass a referee under any circumstances.
Should there be a question as to a referee's call that is not settled during the game, immediately call the assignor and file a report. If not resolved, the coach, player or parent should then address the President of the Newtown Soccer Club. If not resolved, the Newtown Soccer Club Board of Directors should be notified.
Coaches should call or email the Referee Assignor directly with any questions or feedback.
Notify the Referee Assignor if a referee arrives late to a game.
Payment - NEW SPRING 2016
Effective Spring 2016, referees will be paid by check, issued thru Newtown Soccer Club. Cash will no longer be distributed to coaches for referee payment. Referees are no longer required to sign any documentation.
Misconduct Toward a Referee
It is the coach's responsibility to control themselves, their players, and their parents. If a parent/coach issue persists, the referee is authorized to and will call the game. All such conflicts should be reported to the Referee Assignor immediately after the game by the coach and the referee.
Any player, coach, or manager who threatens a referee through a physical act or verbal statement, either explicitly or implicitly, shall be suspended for a period of at least three consecutive matches. The abuse suspension shall commence with the first match after which the individual has been found to have committed this act. Abuse shall include, but is not limited to: verbal and nonverbal communication which contains foul or abusive language and which implies or directly threatens physical harm; spewing a beverage on or spitting at a referee or the referee’s personal property.
Any player, coach, or manager who commits an intentional act of physical violence at or upon a referee shall be suspended without pay for a period of at least six consecutive matches. The assault suspension shall commence with the first match after which the individual has been found to have committed this act. Referee assault shall include, but is not limited to: striking, kicking, choking, grabbing or bodily running into a referee; spitting on a referee with ostensible intent to do so; kicking or throwing an object at an official that could inflict injury; or damaging the referee’s uniform or personal property (e.g. car, uniform, or equipment).
Please feel free to contact the Referee Assignor any time with questions or concerns. The referees are a great resource, and are in the process of learning their critical role. Only with your support, respect and helpful comments can they improve their skills and continue to love the game.