TriValley Soccer Referee Association


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Boys D1 Final 2-28-2015                                             



 NCS Playoff Pairings and Results for all 4 Divisons

2017 Referee Contract
2 pages - fill out both pages

Welcome to the 2017-18 Season 

Welcome to the
TriValley Soccer Referee Inc.

2016 FROM NCS:
It is illegal to fly a drone over an athletic event (game/scrimmage) being played outside, or inside of a gymnasium. 

NCS has requested that associations instruct their officials to leave the field of play upon completion of the game. 
The coaches are responsible for the conduct of their teams during the post-game handshake. 
NCS does not want the officials to participate in this activity. 

MVAL JV Girls play 35 minute halves
MVAL JV Boys play 40 minute halves
Washington JV Boys only have a black jersey for home and away games


Please be sure to confirm your phone numbers, especially cell phones.
To aid the assigning process, make sure you have set your Travel correctly.
Mileage charts based on ZIP codes are available on

Update your information on the assigning web site - ArbiterSports
Please be sure to confirm your phone numbers, especially cell phones.
Mileage charts based on ZIP codes are available on

Unofficial League standings can be found here:  STANDINGS

A Chart of comparison of 2017 NFHS Rules/NCAA Rules/FIFA LOTG by NISOA can be found under FIFA Differences
Not all of the FIFA LOTG changes may be noted.
This is also found in the 2017 Rulebook but it is very small type.
For a summary of the rules covering substitutions go HERE.

Procedures for a Possible Concussion

It is strongly recommended that all officials look at the Concussion Course at
While it is primarily directed at coaches, the information is very useful. You will have to sign up but there is no charge.

Regarding possible concussions:
In the games you are doing, there are usually two options;
Option 1: "Coach, your player is exhibiting signs which might be consistent with a concussion, your player will not be allowed back on the field today."
Option 2: "Coach, come and look at your injured player."

If you have an incident where there is head to head, head to ground, head to goalpost, or arm to head contact and a player is on the ground, possibly holding his head and rolling around, approach the player, who would normally be deemed to be injured, and evaluate the situation.

1) If the player is or has been unconscious for any period of time, no matter how short, 
you must go with Option 1.
2) If that does not apply, go with Option 2. 
Call the coach on, he can evaluate the injured player's condition. 
Note: He is looking at an injured player at this point, there is no issue of a concussion.  However, if during his examination of the player or as the player is leaving the field, you see any signs of possible concussion, such as dizziness, confusion, lack of concentration, lack of coordination, lack of balance, etc., you will move immediately to Option 1.
3) If the player was simply removed as an injured player, the coach will decide if the player can return to the match.  If, however, the player does return and you see signs that make you think the player is not "normal" in behavior, you can always go to Option 1.

Remember that not all contact with the head results in a concussion.
Remember your stoppage at the time was for an injured player.  Simply deal with the injured player issue. 
You have not and are not to examine the player.
Option 1 comes into play only when a player starts to exhibit signs which are apparently evident to the official as an informed observer.

For the 2017-18  season
there are three issues that need to be followed
at all levels, for all games, again.

Talk to the head coach prior to every match.
Ask - "Are all of your players properly equipped?"
"Do you have any questions about uniforms or equipment?"

NO 100% Inspection of Shinguards!

#2) Inspect the players and indicate any problems to the coach or
captain prior to the match. Do it informally, but do it.

#3) Make sure correct substitution procedures.
Players must be at the halfway line prior to the dead ball,
except for replacing carded players, injured players,
or after goals and half way time.

If you see lightning or hear thunder, clear the field, move to a protected area.
Game is NOT to resume until there has been 30 minutes from the last occurrence of lightning or thunder.

There is a NFHS recommendation that teams be placed on the same side of the field.
The Rules do allow teams to be on opposite sides of the field,
in which case, they should not straddle the halfway line.
The decision on bench placement is up to the host school.
All teams have been made aware of the recommendation.

A Chart of comparison of 2017 NFHS Rules/NCAA Rules/FIFA LOTG by NISOA can be found under FIFA Differences
Not all of the 2017 changes to the FIFA LOTG are included.
This is also found in the 2017 Rulebook but it is very small type.

Tri-Valley Soccer Referee Association  (TVSRA) assigns referees to High School Soccer Matches in the East Bay Athletic League (EBAL) and the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL),  members of the North Coast Section (NCS) of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).

Tri-Valley Soccer Referee Association trains experienced soccer referees in the Soccer Rules of the National Federation of High School Associations.

Games and assignments

  • Declines and Accepts

  • Availability

  • All posted on our Assigning web site

On you can find:

Contact Information

Assignor            Terry Broderick
Telephone         925-846-8034
Snail Mail address
        PO Box 1781, Pleasanton, CA 94566
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