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2012 Referees

 

Barry McArthur

JYSC is honored to have one of the top referee trainers in the country as part of our team, Barry McArthur.  Moving to Florida four years ago, Barry started his referee career in Long Island more than 30 years ago where he was a Member and Director of the Long Island Soccer Referees Association.  During his tenure there, Barry rose to USSF level 5 and 6, and he handled club games for youth clubs, adult leagues, high school, colleges and U23 in the Metro New York area.  In addition to his referee duties, Barry trained new referees and assistant referees, handled the field training of recruited teenage refs from clubs and towns throughout the area, and handled all referee complaints received from Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) coaches…which amounted to 300 referees for 960 competitive matches each week!

Barry’s duties did not stop there, however.  He also coordinated with the state on all referee assaults and was the LIJSL Committee Member for 6 years on all red cards and rules infractions involving players and coaches. Meanwhile, Barry was a licensed coach and lead 4 LIJSL teams for more than 15 years.

And now JYSC has the privilege of drawing from Barry’s years of experience.  He began his Certified Referee Training (CRT) for JYSC last year, and continues to work with the JYSC referee staff to help make it the top in the state.  Barry is currently a Certified USSF State Referee Emeritus – level 15.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Barry, stop by one of the games this spring and shake his hand.  But make sure you don’t interrupt his gentle but focused instruction of his young referees.

Important new rule for penalty kicks
Subject: Managing Feinting by the Kicker at a Penalty Kick or Kick from the Mark

 

Date:  July 8, 2010
            In response to requests for clarification of its earlier guideline on deception at the taking of a penalty kick, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) published a circular in 2010 outlining the circumstances in which a player taking a penalty kick may act to deceive the
goalkeeper by performing a “feint” between the time the referee signals for the kick to be taken and when the ball is considered to be “in play”. This memo provides in summary form those clarifications, followed by several points of emphasis to assist referees in managing the process.
A.    On a penalty kick, if the kicker performs an illegal deception after the referee has blown the whistle for the kick to be taken and before the ball is in play:
 
OUTCOME OF THE PENALTY KICK
PUNISHMENT
GOAL              NO GOAL
 


             
 
KICK IS
RETAKEN 1
 
INDIRECT FREE
KICK FROM THE
PLACE WHERE THE
INFRINGEMENT
OCCURRED
 
 
CAUTION 2
 


 
1Another teammate of the original kicker may take the kick if a retake is ordered
2If this is a second caution, the kicker is sent off and shown the red card
NOTE: If a player from the defending team also violates Law 14, the penalty kick is   retaken regardless of the outcome.
 
B.     On a kick from the penalty mark (as part of a tie-breaking procedure), if the kicker
performs an Illegal deception after the referee has blown the whistle for the kick to be taken and before the ball is in play:
 

OUTCOME OF THE KICK FROM THE MARK
 
PUNISHMENT
GOAL
NO GOAL
 
 
KICK IS
RETAKEN1
 
KICK IS COMPLETE
NO RETAKE 2
 
 
CAUTION 3

 
1 Another teammate of the original kicker may take the kick if a retake is ordered.
However, a replacement kicker must be still meet the requirements of the rules governing “Kicks from the Penalty Mark”that no eligible player can kick an additional time until all eligible players have kicked. If no teammate is available who meets this requirement, the original kicker must kick the retake. 
 2The kicker is, however, credited with having taken the kick and may not kick again until all other eligible teammates have kicked the same number of times.
 3 If this is a second caution, the kicker is sent off and shown the red card (the opposing team does not                    “reduce to equate”)     
Referees are reminded that they must still monitor other actions by the kicker which might also violate law 14 (or the kicks from the mark procedure). For example, the kicker must not take such a long time, convoluted run to the ball that, in the opinion of the referee, this action delays the restart of play; the kicker must not run past the ball and then back up before kicking; and the kicker must not make a hand or arm gesture which, in the opinion of the referee distracts or deceives the goalkeeper.
The team “Illegal deception” used above with respect to penalty kicks or kicks from the mark refers to the action of the kicker described in USSF’s “memorandum 2010”: 
This would include clearly stopping and waiting for a reaction by the goalkeeper before taking the kick
or similar clear hesitation after the run to the ball is complete and before kicking the ball into play. In                        
other words, once the kicker has reached the ball, the kick must be taken without hesitation or delay.
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ANNUAL RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS

This is the first time that FSR is placing the Federation mandated five (5) hour in-service training for annual recertification online. The overwhelmingly positive response from last year's 2 hour modules necessitated that this year FSR experiment by placing the full five (5) hours requirement online with only the testing to be done in a classroom environment. This offers the majority of our members (referees grade 09 and 08) the opportunity to complete their annual recertification from the comfort of their own environment.

  • When an individual registers for the 2011 badge year recertification, that member will be directed to the online general recertification modules which must be completed in their entirety. A personalized certificate will be issued by the system upon completion and must be brought to the classroom.
  • The 100 question written test will be given by the administrator in the classroom and reviewed by the instructor once completed and graded by the administrator. The administrator will also record the written test grade and sign the member's certificate.
  • In order to recertify for 2011, all referees including emeritus, assignors, assessors and instructors, regardless of grade, must complete these general online recertification modules. Referees from grade 07 and higher, all assignors, all assessors and all instructors, have additional requirements that must be met. These additional requirements have not changed over the past years and as a reminder they will be summarized in the "Introduction" module. However, if you still have questions, please contact your ARA.

Following last year's split online and classroom recertification process, it became evident that the members wanted the ability to budget and manage their time much more efficiently. By placing all five (5) hours of the mandated annual recertification online and require only that the written testing be done in person, the process offers to referees grade 09 and 08 the best possible personal flexibility to complete their requirement.

The administrators will schedule the classroom written test portion for referees grade 09 and 08 as appropriate space is offered and becomes available. Referees grade 07 and higher, all assignors, all assessors and all instructors should already be registered to an appropriate course in order to complete their additional requirements.

Who Must Take This Online Module

Anyone who requires annual recertification, regardless of badge type or grade, must take and complete this online five (5) hour program. This means all referees including emeritus, assignors, assessors and instructors, regardless of grade. This is a "must do" for everyone before any member attends the classroom testing or any further classroom or fitness required portion.

 Why Do I Need To Take This Online Module

All assignors, assessors and instructors need to be aware of the information all referees are being exposed to and offered as part of their annual recertification. For referees grade 09 and 08, this five (5) hour module is a Federation minimum requirement for in-service training and annual recertification. For all other referee grades, it is a basic requirement which will be supplemented by additional classroom instruction, fitness challenge and written testing.

Where Do I Find This Online Module

Remember, FSR members have to meet all of the requirements applicable to their badge and grade before they are eligible for annual recertification.

If you want to access these five (5) hour general recertification modules and begin the process before you register online for a recertification class, or if you have already registered for one, please "CLICK HERE"and follow the instructions contained in our web page and within the "Introduction" module. You do not have to do all modules at once. The system is smart enough to know (if you use the same computer) who you are and where you have left off so when you return, the system will offer you the opportunity to start over or continue. Remember, you must use the same computer to complete this process, otherwise you may have to start from the beginning each time you log on from a different computer.

If you wish to register first, then continue to read and access the registration and the online modules via the link at the bottom of this page.

After you read this page in its entirety , click the link at the bottom. You will be taken to the FSR secure site where you will follow the instructions to register for your annual recertification. You must personally register, no one else can do it for you.

What Do I Do After I Complete This Online Module

The last slide of the last module has all of the instructions you need to follow. Be aware that these modules must be 100% completed, that is, both the slides and the narration must be completed 100% on each module before the system allows you to proceed to the next module. All modules are sequenced by FSR and can not be changed. The last slide of the last module contains instructions for printing the completion certificate. A certificate will be printed only for the person who initially loged in to the system. As with any other educational requirement, annual recertification is an individual responsibility. After you print your certificate of completion, go back to the secure FSR web site and complete your registration for the course you chose by answering the appropriate questions. When the page comes up asking you if you completed the general recertification online course, simply answer "Yes" and the system will continue your registration. Don't forget to pay the required fee online or mail it to your administrator.

What Proof Is There That I Completed This Online Course

You do not have to do anything else other than complete all modules as required, print your completion certificate and return to the FSR secure web site to continue your registration for the classroom testing or completion of your additional requirements for your annual recertification . If your administrator or FSR ever needs to confirm your access and completion of this general recertification module, they are able to do so.

Remember, when you have completed this general online module, go back to the secure web site, complete your registration for the recertification class and your testing and make the required payment.

Thank you for supporting our sport, see you in class.

General Information for Referees

Click On Any Title To Open Or Download The Object
Titles And Descriptions Of "How To-Do" Flash Videos
How To Obtain A Username & Password For The Secure Server   A short flash video describing how to obtain a "username" and "password" for the new secure server
How To Find Any Course   A short flash video describing how to find any course offered through FSR to referees, assignors, assessors and instructors
How To Register For Any Course   A short flash video describing how to register for any course offered through FSR to referees, assignors, assessors and instructors
How To Return To A Course You Have Previously Registered For   A short flash video describing how to return, find the course you have previously chosen and complete your registration
FOR ASSIGNORS ONLY
How To Find & Contact Referees
  A short flash video describing how to find any grade referee anywhere in the State and communicate with them
     
Titles And Descriptions Of Forms
USSF Game Report
(Complete, Word version)
  The complete USSF Game Report, including Supplemental page, in Microsoft Word format, for online use
USSF Game Report
(Complete, .pdf version)
  The complete USSF Game Report, including Supplemental page, in Adobe .pdf format, for download use
USSF Supplemental Report   This is the second page only, just the supplemental report
USSF 4th Official's Log   The complete 4th Official Report and Log
Substitution Cards   A Microsoft Word document with four (4) substitution cards per page, raedy for use
Expense Reimbursement   The form to be used by all FSR members in requesting reimbursement. When downloaded and completed, the form needs to be emailed to the appropriate administrative individual
     
Titles And Descriptions Of Documents
USSF
2010 Information For New Referees
  A USSF document addressing the immediate needs and concerns of a new referee, regardless of age
USSF
Cautions & Send-Offs
The 7 & 7 in English
  The most current document, in English, listing all cautionable and send-off offenses. A must have for every referee
USSF
Cautions & Send-Offs
The 7 & 7 in Spanish
  The most current document, in Spanish, listing all cautionable and send-off offenses. A must have for every referee
USSF
2010 Memorandum of Law Changes in English
  The 2010 Memorandum on all Law Changes, in English
USSF
2010 Memorandum of Law Changes in Spanish
  The 2010 Memorandum on all Law Changes, in Spanish
USSF
2007 Advice To Referees On The Laws Of The Game
  Another must have for every referee. A document intended to provide referees, assistant referees and fourth officials with the official interpretation of the Federation on the Laws of the Game
USSF Directive
Managing The Technical Area
  The USSF 2009 Directive on managing the technical area
USSF Directive
100% Misconduct
Red Card Tackles
  The USSF 2009 Directive on addressing 100% misconduct red card tackles
USSF Directive
Assistant Referee Involvement
  The 2009 USSF Directive on when and how an assistant referee should be empowered to participate in game critical decisions
USSF Directive
Contact Above The Shoulder
  The 2009 USSF Directive dealing with general guidelines and types of contact above the shoulder
USSF Directive
Dissent
  The 2009 USSF Directive addressing dissent
USSF Directive
Free Kick & Restart Management
  The 2009 USSF Directive on the basic requirements of managing free kicks
USSF Directive
Game Disrepute &
Mass Confrontation
  The 2009 USSF Directive on defining, understanding and management of players behavior
USSF Directive
Intentional Handling Of The Ball
  The 2009 USSF Directive dealing with several key criteria referees should use to determine whether contact between a player's arm or hand and the ball constitutes a foul
USSF Directive
Injury Management
  The 2009 USSF Directive assisting the referee in identifying "seriously injured players" and the procedures for dealing with them

USSF
Managing Feinting by the Kicker at a Penalty Kick or Kick from the Mark

  A 2010 FIFA clarification adopted by USSF on deception at the taking of a penalty kick. This memo clarifies and adds emphasis points to assist referees in managing the process
USSF
Obvious Goal Scoring Opportunity
The 4 Ds
  This is the September 2002 USSF Memorandum detailing the elements that must be present in order for a player to be sent-off for an OGSO
USSF
2008 Additional Instructions Guidance
  A document offering additional instructions and guidelines to referees and assistant referees
Titles And Descriptions Of Booklets And Manuals
FIFA
2010 Laws Of The Game
  The brand new FIFA manual on the LOTG which includes a section on Interpretation of the LOTG (per FIFA) and Guidelines for Referees
USSF
Referee Assignor Course Manual
  The complete manual provided to every new assignor prior to their entry course
USSF
2010 Laws of the Game
English
USSF
2010 Laws of the Game
Spanish
USSF
2010 Referee Administrative
Handbook
 
 
Brand new manual, provided to every new referee. You can download it from here. This is the English version
Brand new manual, provided to every new referee. You can download it from here. This is the Spanish version
This is the current referee administrative handbook. Download by clicking the link/title on the left
 
Titles And Descriptions Of Educational Media
Classic Offside Scenario
(paper)
  A USSF Memorandum dated May 2007 addressing the events of an MLS play. It belongs with its video below
Classic Offside Scenario
(video)
  This is the video that belongs with the above USSF Memorandum
Offside Issues
(paper)
  A USSF Memorandum dated October 2007 addessing the elements of offside
Offside Issues
(video)
  This is the video that belongs with the above USSF Memorandum
GK Ball Control
(paper)
  A USSF Memorandum dated December 2005 assisting referees in understanding and correctly applying the Law regarding when a goalkeeper has the ball in control, supported by two (2) videos, below
GK ball Control
(video England)
  Both of these videos belong with the above USSF Memorandum
GK Ball Control
(video Bahrain)
  Both of these videos belong with the above USSF Memorandum
2009
Week In Review
  This is the complete USSF "Week In Review" 2009 Project including all summaries of instruction, position papers, memoranda and directives. The link will open a new browser window with the project's home page; from this page the viewer controls access to all information
Titles And Description Of Administrative Memos & Directives
FSR
2010 Course Brochure
  A tri-fold summarizing all courses available through FSR. A must have for all administrators as a handout in anticipating questions
FSR
2010 Complaint Procedures
  This is the current FSR procedures on initiating a complaint against a certified and registered referee, assignor, assessor or instructor
FSR
Procedures On Having Skipped A Registration Year
  Detailed procedures an administrator need to have when faced with the question "I did not certify last year, what do I do now ?"
FSR
Referee Emeritus
  A short document clearly explaining what a referee emeritus is and the restrictions associated with that registration
USSF
Game Priority Of Referee Assignments
  A page extracted from the USSF Administrative Handbook
FSR
2009 Assigning Program Policy
  This is the FSR Policy on referee assignment
FSR
Assigning Youth Games
  A short directive as to when referees are availble to be assigned to youth games
     
FSR
Old Forms Page
  If you can not find what you need on this page, this is a link to the old FSR page
     


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