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MANDATORY ASSIGNOR'S CLINIC JUNE 8, 2013
A mandatory State-Wide Assignor's meeting will be held in
Decatur, Alabama to address the newest administrative changes
proposed by USSF. This will constitute a bi-annual
recertification. The expectation is that every Assignor must
Date: June 8, 2013
Time: 1:00-5:00 PM
Location: Marriot Courtyard (1209, Courtyard Circle) Decatur, AL
Region III 2013
The Region III
President's Cup will be held in Decatur, Alabama June 6-9.
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After 12 years as our State
Director of Assessment, Lowell Frobish has resigned his
position. We wish Lowell all the best in his future endeavors.
SRC names Klaus Staefe as
Alabama's new State Director of Assessment.
There appears to be some confusion in the
use of “Club Linesman” when officiating sanctioned matches in
1. Club Linesmen are authorized to be used
if a Neutral Assistant Referee is unable to be assigned.
2. By footnote, the Club Linesmen is limited to calling in and
out of bounds. However, this is the only official on the field
with that limitation.
3. Both the Referee and the other Assistant Referee must
assume all of the duties and responsibilities assigned
by the Laws of the Game in Laws 5 and 6.
4. We must not make it a practice to limit the responsibilities
of the Neutral Assistant Referee. Both teams will receive the
advantage of the Neutral Assistant Referee (or the converse with
the Club Linesmen) for half of the match which is deemed fair
and equitable by USSF. (Full
With the State League Fall season in full
swing and many tournaments going on around the State, here are
some observations from informal assessments. Referees should
review this material in order to help them improve on their
Official Observations September
AYSA Rule 3:03:06 Conditions of Grounds and
1. The home club will be responsible for the condition of the
grounds, the proper field markings,
and proper equipment.
Nets and approved corner
flags are required;
No Corner Flags No game (Note: Bicycle flags are OK for AYSA
NEW D1 SUBSTITUTION POLICY
This is for D1 State League teams that are U15 & older:
If a player is substituted in the first half of play, that
player cannot re-enter the game again in the first half.
However, that player can play in the second half. If a player
is substituted in the second half, then that player may not
re-enter the match again.
In other words, NO re-entry in the 1st half AND no re-entry in
the second half. But, any player that was substituted in the
1st half CAN play in the second half.
A player that is substituted for in the second half can no
longer participate in the remainder of the game.
There are NO substitution or re-entry limitations for U13 & U14
D1 teams. These teams have unlimited subs.
There are NO substitution or re-entry limitations for D2 teams.
This league (all teams) have unlimited subs.
Recertification clinics have been scheduled
and registration for 2013 season has begun.
You will have until June 2013 to recertify for 2013. PLEASE NOTE THAT
IF YOU DOT NOT RE-CERTIFY BEFORE JUNE 2013 YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE
TO OFFICIATE FOR THE ENTIRE CALENDAR YEAR OF 2013.
The Alabama Soccer Association
requires a Background Check on ALL referees 18 years and older.
The background check is good for a 2 year period. The fee is
included in your yearly dues, so you do not pay when you do the
background check. We only want referees to
complete the background check every other year. More information
can be found on the Referees page