Mini Referees will find the latest version of the Rules governing the World's game. This includes Rule 8 - The Retreat Line.
Here are the links to the current Rules:
IMPORTANT INFO FOR REFEREES
U9: 2 x 30 minute halves (*EMSA modification)
U11: 2 x 35 minute halves (*EMSA modification)
U13: 2 x 40 minute halves
U15 – U19: 2 x 45 minute halves
U9 & U11: Size 4 ball
U13 – U19: Size 5 ball
NUMBER OF PLAYERS:
U9: 7 v 7 minimum number of players is 5
U11: 8 v 8 minimum number of players is 6
U13 – U19: 11 v 11 minimum number of players is 7
ID CARDS TEAM OFFICIALS:
Coach, assistant coach & manager all need cards for U9 to U19.
Cards must be presented prior to game start otherwise team official cannot be in the technical area for the entire game.
No other forms of ID are accepted for team officials.
Card can be shown on an electronic device.
ID CARDS PLAYERS:
U9 and U11 Community player do not have ID cards.
All U13 to U19 Community players must have a ID card. All Premier players must have a ID card.
They have until the end of the game to produce their card, if they don’t produce it and they have played the game please mark a note on the game sheet.
No other forms of ID are accepted for players.
Card can be shown on an electronic device.
OUT OF DISTRICT ID CARDS:
EMSA will accept out of District ID cards from St. Albert, CASA, Sherwood Park, Battle River, Grande Prairie and Tri County. Please see attached memo for photo examples.
CHECKING ID CARDS:
When you view the player card and compare it to the player on the game sheet, please put a check mark or tick mark in the column on the left hand side of the game sheet that says “Referee Check Cards”.
For team officials just place a check mark or tick mark beside their name.
If players or team officials are marked on the game sheet but are not present at the game have the coach or manager cross off that person’s name.
Bench attendants must be marked down on the game sheet in the bench attendant section.
Bench attendants do not require a soccer ID Card but must show some sort of government issued photo ID.
Only one bench attendant per game is permitted.
NUMBER OF OFFICIALS IN TECHNICAL AREA:
Teams are permitted to have a maximum of four (4) officials in the technical area.
If a team uses a bench attendant, that attendant is included in the max 4 permitted.
One of the four persons allowed in the technical area must be the same gender as the team.<br)
All teams must provide a referee liaison for each game.
Teams have a 15 minute grace period to provide a liaison otherwise the game is defaulted.
The name of the liaison must be marked down on the game sheet.
They must wear the bright yellow lanyard and tag.
Game sheets are different this year. They only have three copies instead of four.
White copies go to the home team, pink copies go to the visiting team, gold copies are for the referees to keep for reference.
If you notice that information is missing from the game sheet, please pass it back to the coach and ask that they fill in the game sheet properly.
The Home team is responsible for sending the game sheets to the EMSA office.
If a team has a player listed as a trialist, they need a trialist form for that player to be eligible to play.
The form must be presented to the referee prior to the trialist playing.
The trialist does not require a player card.
All trialist forms from BOTH teams must be given to the home team at the end of the game as they need to be submitted with the game sheets.
Please ensure all yellow and red card infractions are noted on the game sheet in the appropriate columns.
Reports must be sent to the EMSA office by 1pm the day after the game please.
Club/Premier reports to: email@example.com
Community U13 – U19 reports to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cc your email to support@beaumontsoccer.
If a team official inquires as to the length of the suspension that they might receive, please refer them to the EMSA office. Do not give out any estimates on how long you think a player or coach that was ejected may be suspended for.
Beaumont field lining crews will be lining the fields once a week this season. Due to the weather and the traffic on the field the markings aren’t always perfect. As the season is so short please do your best to get the games in even if the field lines are not ideal.
GAMES HALTED DUE TO WEATHER:
If you have to stop a game due to inclement weather and you are not able to wait out the storm passing to resume play, please indicate on the game sheet how many total minutes of the game were played.
"Game was cancelled/suspended at minute _XX_ due to lightning. The score was X to Y in favour of Team Z" Do not put the score in the boxes on the gamesheet for any incomplete game. The outcome of the match will be determined by EMSA.
LOCATION OF TEAMS/SPECTATORS ON FIELD SIDELINES:
For EMSA League play, teams will sit on opposite sides of the field from one another.
The spectators of a team should sit on the same side as their own team but will be separated from their team by the center flag.
The home team will have the choice as to which side they prefer.
We do realize several fields in the City or surrounding areas do not allow teams to be set up this way. In this case, the referee has final say on how the teams and spectators will be set up.