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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON US SOCCER REFEREE PROGRAM FOR
For the 2015 registration year all National Candidates and
National Officials will be selected directly by the U.S.
Soccer Referee Selection Panel. National Candidates,
tracked as Referees and Assistant Referees, will be designated
as Grade 5 National Candidates for 2015. National Officials,
also tracked as Referees and Assistant Referees, will be
designated as Grade 4 National Officials for 2015.
The 2015 selection and certification process will be processed
in two phases, beginning with the administrative requirements.
The window for completing the administrative requirements will
open on Sept. 1 and close on Nov. 30. The
National Candidate and National Official 2015 Certification
Instructions document contains detailed steps that an
official will need to complete.
If you are planning to apply to be a Grade 5 National Candidate
or Grade 4 National Official for 2015, please carefully review
this document. Any questions regarding the registration process
in Salesforce can be directed to
Rachel Lawrence. Other questions regarding the National
Candidate and National Official 2015 Certification can be
Rachel Barron and Austin Holt
for being selected Alabama's Female and Male Youth Referee of
the year. You can read more in our
edition of our newsletter
MLS Assistant Referee Paul
Scott With Bill at State Referee Clinic (Jan 11, 2014)
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
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
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 2015 season has begun.
You will have until June 2015 to recertify for 2015.
Referees that attend a recertification clinic between 1/1/15 and
6/30/15 must pay a $25 late fee at the clinic. If you bring a check,
please make checks payable to SYRA. PLEASE NOTE THAT
IF YOU DO NOT RE-CERTIFY BEFORE JUNE 2015 YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE
TO OFFICIATE FOR THE ENTIRE CALENDAR YEAR OF 2015.
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