TVSRA Assigning web site.
Read the WCISOA qualifications
REQUIREMENTS for Applicants to work High School games.
It is recommended that you CONFIRM ALL GAMES. Call the school by noon for 3:30/3:45 games, if it has rained in the last 48 hours. Some schools play in all weather conditions, others cancel at the first drop of rain. Remember that rain in San Ramon does not mean rain in Fremont.
MVAL JV games are usually played when it rains, except for Mission which has poor drainage. Most MVAL Varsity league matches, except for Newark, Moreau Catholic, and James Logan, are played at Tak Fudenda Stadium at Washington High School. Most JV matches are at the home school field, some are at Tak. The JV matches are those that are most likely be rained out due to wet field, Confirm Them. TAK is an all weather field. James Logan plays on artificial turf and usually plays in all weather. Make sure you confirm MVAL matches not played at TAK. Moreau Catholic and Newark Memorial play on grass and can get rained out. All EBAL teams play on all weather fields and are seldom rained out.
EBAL & MVAL teams have set starting times for league matches but any non-league match may have a different time.
Confirm all MVAL non-league matches and all JV matches for field conditions in the case of weather.
On weekends, keep your eye on the Assigning web site.
High School Rules allow the awarding of an Indirect Free Kick when the game is stopped for injury.
The IFK is awarded to the TEAM with possession. Do not wait for the ball to go out of play before stopping play when a player is injured. Err on the side of caution when an injury occurs.
When a player is injured, that player MUST leave and may be substituted for. As soon as the referee determines a player is injure, the player will have to leave.
A player who is bleeding, has an open wound, or excessive blood on a uniform, MUST leave the field.
Casts and splints are allowed IF:
Face masks are allowed IF:
A player exhibiting signs which might be consistent with a concussion, may NOT reenter play
Temporary goal posts MUST be anchored or counter balanced.
No jewelry is allowed. This includes bands or ribbons worn for adornment. Hair control devices are allowed, if necessary. Medical or
In all cases, any item which the referee deems unsafe is not allowed.
All referees will be covered by an insurance policy purchased by TVSRA, through NISOA. The insurance is issued on an annual basis.
Referee Authority - begins 15 minutes prior to the match and end as the referee leaves the area of the field. Referees are to leave immediately.
Game Reports - The Report is filled out on the assigning web site: ArbiterSports.com
Send Off Reports - Use the On-line form from this web site, it can be reached by a link on the Match Report on ArbiterSports.com NCS has a specific policy concerning send offs. When you issue a Varsity Send Off, I may ask you some questions to clarify the NCS interpretation. Reports all send offs for all levels of play. Cautions for Varsity players are recorded on the Caution Summary. Complete this information in your Match Report, listing team, name, and number. The Caution Summary (Card File) allows officials to see which players in a match may require additional management skills. [TOP]
Incident reports - when any unusual occurrence happens, such as medical assistance is called, or a bench clearing happens, ALWAYS, call me so I donít hear from the AD first, then Use the On-line form from this web site, it can be reached by a link on the Match Report on ArbiterSports.com ARs may want to fill out their own version, for reference. [TOP]
In the High School area, especially, school colors have special meaning and their appearance on an official can give the wrong impression. Try to remember what the school colors are for each team. Example, if you are doing an Amador game, even if Amador is the home team wearing white and you just got that spiffy purple warm up jacket from your last FIFA assignment, it would be extremely unwise to wear it to the Amador game since their school colors are purple and gold. Parents and players see these clues and read things into them, don't give them the opportunity. Of course, the standard color for officials is the USSF gold, no one would have a problem with that color. If you do a Foothill game, and the Foothill colors are Blue and White, and they are wearing the white home colors, wearing the USSF Blue referee shirt might give someone the wrong impression. Remember that the home school staff is likely to be wearing Blue. Use common sense but don't put yourself in a hole before the game starts.
JV matches are considered training matches. Apply all safety and playing rules. Other details, such as uniform color, may waived. Note: Report all cards and include a Sendoff report if issued. REFEREE UNIFORMS - NF Rules do not specify Shirt style or color. The Rules require that the referee change if there is a conflict with a team uniform. TVSRA Policy is that the USSF Gold is the primary uniform. Any other regular soccer referee uniform, or any color may be used, all referees must wear the same uniform. (NF rules specify socks with 3 white bands - no USSF logo socks.) [TOP]
BADGES - these are not USSF sanctioned games. The USSF badge is not appropriate to wear. A TVSRA badge is supplied. [TOP]
All EBAL teams now play at home on All Weather fields. Still, watch the schedule, there can be changes to the early, non-league games. (See SCHOOLS for maps to these locations.)
MVAL teams, except Newark and Logan and Moreau will play League varsity matches at Tak Fudenda Stadium at Washington High School. JV matches will be played at the home school. Logan plays Varsity games on artificial turf, no cleats. Logan JV may be on grass or on turf. [TOP]
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