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Connecticut State Referee Program

Connecticut State Referee Program

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Connecticut State Referee Program
705 North Mountain Rd
Newington, CT   06111

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Tel: 860-919-0850

Email: info@ctreferee.net

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Pre-Game Instructions

  • Determine experience if you are unfamiliar with your Referee "teammates"
  • Emphasize teamwork, eye contact, cooperation
  • Discuss handling of substitutions
  • Discuss responsibilities for determining direction of throw-ins, goal kicks, and corner kicks in the Referee's area and the AR's area
  • General positioning: offside position, Follow the Ball to the Goal Line
  • When to raise the flag for offside
  • Goal situations: good goal, offside by the shooter, offside by a non-shooter, ball enters goal and rebounds onto the field
  • Assistance required on fouls in and out of the penalty area
  • Incidents behind the Referee’s back … how to handle them … when to raise the flag
  • Pre game assistance: check nets, count players, take up position, unfurl flag when ready to start
  • Half-time and end of game responsibilities
  • Post game Referee team assessment
  • Pre game will vary based on experience of the Referees and level and age of the players --- Do it every time!
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