Referee News


To be assigned to Ref USAi Rec games in Avon, Brownsburg, or Pike please email Ana

Rec & Junior Referee Draft (Information Meeting and Game sign-up):

Monday, April 13th at 7PM at Sportzone, 6601 Coffman Rd, Indy

Rec & Junior Referee Pre-Season Training Session
Friday, April 17th at 6PM
Mary & John Geisse Soccer Complex Concession Stand, 5525 Reed Road, Indy.

USA of Indiana Junior Refs (existing and all interested to become Jr Refs) Want to Ref USA of Indiana U6 to U8 games?  Become a USA of Indiana Junior Ref. USA of Indiana Junior Referee sign-up and Training Session is for those who are not licensed referees but would like to begin to ref.

Junior Referees should bring a copy of their own (player) schedule and the USA of Indiana game schedule (also available at the meeting). The USA of Indiana Game Schedule is posted on USA of Indiana website referee page.  Please contact Ana Gallagos-Adams with questions. Also email Ana with additional games you wish to ref.

Grade 8 and 9 (licensed) Referees: Want to Ref USA of Indiana U10-U12 Rec games? The USA of Indiana Rec Referee Draft There will be an info session prior to sign ups, required for all Referees. Ref attending the info meeting will have first chance to select games to ref. Referees should bring a copy of their own (player) schedule and the USA of Indiana game schedule to the draft. The USA of Indiana Game Schedule is posted on USA of Indiana website referee page.  Please email Ana Gallagos-Adams with questions.

Rec & Junior Referee Pre-Season Training Session Whether you have been a referee for a few seasons or you are brand new to refereeing, please mark your calendars.  We will meet there before moving to a field.  Please bring your whistle with you.  Licensed referees please bring your flags.  We will go over some specifics for each age group as well as overall areas to concentrate on.

Notes from the Field- From Dave Howard: USSF Assignor

Weather is a major consideration: You need to plan ahead and have the right gear to work in the cold and wet games.  Look up your local clubs web site to see if the fields are open or closed.

Food & Water: You need to plan ahead, bring food/snacks and water to every game!

Referee gear is important: During cool temps you can wear sweatpants, a hat and gloves. Your USSF shirt ALWAYS needs to be your last layer showing. Have your USSF patch on. Always pack a trash bag with your gear just in case the rains come and the fields are wet.

Always check the goals and the field before every game. Get the Player passes and or paperwork before kickoff. Also check how long you are playing each half. Do a pre-game with the other referees, so everyone is on the same page. Report any problems to the assignor after the game.

Week 1 Referee Information Grade 8 & Grade 9 How to Register with GotSoccer Watch 2 minute video of what parents should not do. Junior Ref Welcome (U5/U6 games) Indiana Youth Soccer RulesModified Regional League Playing Rules April 8, 2008

Referee Library

Offsides Fully Explained Indiana State Referees Information Player Equipment & Jewelry USA of Indiana Recreation League Rules of Play Notes for Coaches Meetings How to Ref Boring Games Not every game that a referee is assigned will be for teams whose ability is comparable to Barcelona or Manchester United. Over the course of a referee career, an official will be assigned games where the teams struggle to put three passes together. Many times, I have spoken to my officiating colleagues at halftime and the first words out of their mouths is, “This game is awful!” Click here to read complete article

Rules, Policy, Procedures

FIFA Laws of the Game AskTheRef.Com – A Soccer Rules Question and Answer Site USA of Indiana Recreation League Rules of Play *WIND CHILL, temp & wind 46 and higher No Change 45 lower Allowable Additional Clothing 40 and lower Shorten games/training 35 and lower Suspend game/NO training HEAT INDEX, temp & humidity Up to 89 Normal Play 90 – 99Mandatory water breaks, 5 min shorter halves 100 – 105Mandatory water breaks, 10 min shorter halves105+ Suspend play/NO training Check weather site for WIND CHILL and HEAT INDEX “feels like” information.  Even wind as low as 8 mph can make a sunny 40 feel like 35 and cause training to be canceled.


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