To be assigned to Ref USA Indiana in house Rec games in Avon, Brownsburg, or Pike Township please email Ana
To be assigned to Ref USA Indiana Tournament games for Indy Burn Cup, Pike Fest, Fusion Fall Classic email  Ray Sahm
To be assigned to Ref USA Indiana hosted travel games for MRL, ISL, ICL, IPL, WCSSF email Keith Mitchell

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

Tuesday 9/6/16 Rec Ref Draft, Sportzone, 6601 Coffman Road, 7p-8p, bring personal schedule with dates for you to ref.

Rec & Junior Referee Pre-Season Training Session, Mary & John Geisse Soccer Complex snack bar area.

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.  Referee Information

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.  Referee Information

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.  Referee Information

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.  Referee Information

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.

Referee Library
Tips Week 1 
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)
Offsides Fully Explained
Indiana State Referees RECERT AND NEW COURSES Information
Player Equipment & Jewelry

USA of Indiana Recreation League Rules of Play

Notes for Coaches Meetings

How to Ref Boring Games: Click here to read complete article

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!”

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 – 99 Mandatory water breaks, 5 min shorter halves
100 – 105 Mandatory water breaks, 10 min shorter halves
105+ 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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