ROLE OF THE MANAGER/COACH
PROCESS ROSTERS AND PASSES THROUGH CLUB REGISTRAR
SECURE FIELDS AND REFEREES THROUGH CLUB OR TOWN ASSIGNORS FOR HOME MATCHES
COORDINATE MATCH TIMES AND LOCATIONS WITH OPPONENTS – DIRECTIONS TO FIELDS; KEEP A RECORD OF EXHANGES WITH OPPONENTS
NOTIFY OPPONENTS AND REFEREES (TIMELY) REGARDING FIELD CLOSURES
ASSIST IN FIELD PREPARATION – SECURE GOALS, NETS AND CORNER FLAGS
PRESENT PASSES AND ROSTER TO REFEREE (REF KEEPS ROSTER) AT EACH MATCH
All matches between teams from separate clubs must meet these requirements:
- All Players, managers, and coaches must have current passes, laminated, stamped by District.
- All teams must have current rosters approved by District listing all players, coaches, and managers.
- Both of the above must be presented to the referee prior to kick-off; referee will keep rosters (make many copies). If passes or rosters are lost or missing, the team and coaches may sign-in (see district sign-in policy).
- A referee with current year USSF certification must officiate throughout the match.
Only persons whose names appear on rosters are permitted on the players' side of the field; all others are considered spectators and are restricted to the opposite sideline. No one is allowed behind the goal lines.
CONFIRM MATCH LENGTH & RULES WITH REFEREE PRIOR TO MATCH
PAY THE REFEREE PRIOR TO THE MATCH
ASSIST IN CONTROL OF SPECTATORS (INCL. PARENTAL COACHING)
When in the opinion of the referee spectators become disruptive, the referee may suspend the match and request that the coach or coaches restrain their respective fans/spectators. Coaches are duty-bound to assist in this process. If the referee is unsatisfied that calm is restored or believes that fair play is unlikely to resume, he/she may abandon the match and must file a report with the District. An investigation will follow and appropriate action will be taken.
REPORT SCORES TO LEAGUE DIRECTOR
DO NOT ENTER FIELD OF PLAY WITHOUT REF PERMISSION
PROTESTS ABOUT REFEREE QUALIFICATIONS, FIELD CONDITIONS AND ROSTERS MUST BE MADE PRIOR TO THE START OF THE MATCH
CANNOT DISPUTE REFEREE JUDGMENT, ONLY MISAPPLICATION OF LAWS
IF SAFETY OF PLAYERS IS JEOPARDIZED, WITHDRAW FROM FIELD
Coaches are responsible for the safety of their players. In the event that a coach believes that his/her players are not adequately protected from unsafe play or conditions, he/she is entitled to withdraw the team from the field of play. The referee must file a report with the District and an investigation will follow.