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Referees

For the U8 games, they should referee them as normal but verify that each player is either an AYSO player or is an approved guest player (as indicated by the small AYSO logo sticker each should have on the front of their shirt). You may find guest players penciled onto game cards.

Referees may be called upon at the last minute to serve as Game Supervisors in which case they will do very casual refereeing.

Additional notes from Rosie:

Because it is SOCCERFEST#14! at JOHN MUIR
we will need experienced referees if possible at muir this saturday.

there will be a MIX of experienced and NEW players, so experienced referees who can help guide the players on field is critical.

REFEREES: CHECK in 30” prior to game time.  get the game card from soccerfest table.  all players on each team will have pinnies.  Buddies will be hand written on the game card. Inspect players 15” prior to game time. UK coaches will do pre-inspection.  If referees have back to back games, the Soccerfest Field Marshall or volunteer will inspect team for the referee

please RECRUIT CLUB LINESMAN who will help with throw ins.  IT WILL BE OK TO ALLOW PLAYERS TO RE-THROW THIS SATURDAY.  (for minor infractions, let it go)
ALLOW THE CLUB LINESMAN TO COVER THE ENTIRE LINE TO HELP WITH THROW INS AND ASSIST WITH CORNER KICKS.  THE Club linesman, please help direct the location of the throw-in and to help the new players with their throw in. THIS IS OK DURING SOCCERFEST SATURDAY!!!

The Referee: please vocally help the new players by instructing them during kick off and goal kicks.  (for minor infractions, let it go)

KAT/CLAIRE: PLEASE INSTRUCT THE COACHES TO HAVE CLUB LINESMAN PRE-ASSIGNED FOR SATURDAY.  Please ASK THE CLUB LINESMAN TO  CHECK IN 30” PRIOR TO GAME TIME for instructions at the soccerfest table.

COACHES AND REFEREES THIS SATURDAY: kick offs/ throw ins/goal kicks/ and corner kicks MUST BE SHARED WITH THE BUDDIES/NEW PLAYERS. Please instruct YOUR TEAMS THAT PLAYERS WILL TAKE TURNS FOR THESE SET PLAYS. (we do not want players arguing whose job it is to throw the ball in)
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