REFEREES

Game Day Procedures

Check-In
  1. Collect the Match Card from the Home Team and perform check-in from the displayed players. PLAYERS MAY NOT BE WRITTEN ONTO THE MATCH CARD.

  2. A valid laminated FYSA pass MUST BE presented for ALL players and coaches.

Post-Game
  1. Enter the final score on the Match Card.

  2. If any Red Cards were issued enter them on the Match Card and fill out a Supplemental Report.

  3. Sign the Match Card, take a photo or phone scan, and return it to the Home Team Manager or Coach.

  4. Monitor the teams while leaving the field.

Game Follow-up

If any Red Cards were issued they MUST be reported to GCF within 48 hours. Supplemental Report Forms are linked below. Fill a Supplemental Report and send it and a copy of the Match Card to redcard@gcfsoccer.com.

Referee Pay Scale

AGECENTERAR 1AR 2TOTAL
9U-10U$50NANA$50
9U-10U$40$20$20$80
11U-12U$50$25$25$100
13U-14U$60$30$30$120
15U-16U$70$35$35$140
17U-19U$80$40$40$160
If paying by cash, please have the correct denominations of $10s and $20s to be split for Assistant Referees

Red Card Procedure

When you give a red card you are required to note it on the Match Card (Game Report and submit a Supplemental Referee Report. No exceptions. You may enter them into GotSoccer but you still must submit the forms. This is a GCF and FYSA requirement.

  1. Fill out the Match Card and Supplemental Report at the field.

  2. Take a phone photo or scan.

  3. Send both to redcard@gcfsoccer.com.

You will only keep the player/coach pass in the case of referee abuse. Mail it, along with the match card and supplemental report, to Matt Hutchinson, 1262 Lake Francis Dr., Apopka, FL 32712

FYSA Heading Rule

211.4 HEADING RULE

Deliberate or accidental heading is not allowed in 11U and below games. If a player deliberately or accidentally heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense.

If the deliberate or accidental header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the nearest point to where the offense occurred. (1) Heading is allowed in games 12U and older without limitations.

For players in 12U and 13U, heading training should be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes per week with no more that 15-20 headers per player, per week. (2) Heading is only allowed by players that have turned 11-years-old. If a 10-year-old is playing in a game, he is not allowed to head the ball, and it is the responsibility of the coaches and club to make sure this is clearly communicated prior to each game.