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The News items involving the Skagit Valley Soccer Referee's Association (as of Wednesday, April 16th, 2014).

HS - Please Read
The laws of the games (HS) say, and we have been ASKED by the coaches to. You MUST tell both coaches what yellow card or red card you gave BEFORE you restart the game. You do not need to tell them what happened. You need to tell BOTH coaches "Yellow for USB", or "Red for Foul and Abusive Language".
HS OverTime Rules
ALL JV - games do not have overtime - a tie is a tie
Varsity Varied Rules including Overtime.

Northwest Conference http://www.nwcathletics.com/index.php?league=1
Ferndale, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley, Anacortes, Bellingham, Blaine, Burlington-Edison, Lynden, Mount Baker, Sehome, Squalicum, Lynden Christian, Meridian, Nooksack Valley

Section 5. Pre-match warm-up. A minimum of twenty minutes shall be allowed for warm-up prior to the scheduled starting time. Visiting teams have access to fields no more than one hour prior to game time.

Section 6. Length of Matches. Conference play matches will be two (2) halves of forty (40) minutes playing time. When time is kept on a scoreboard, the scoreboard will be stopped at two (2) minutes. The referee on the field will keep the remaining time. His/her clock will be the official clock. There will be a 10-minute half time.

Section 8. Tie Games. Games can end in a tie.

Cascade Conference http://www.cascadeathletics.com/index.php?league=2&page=3700&school=0&sport=0&tab=1
Archbishop Murphy, Cedarcrest, Granite Falls, Lakewood, South Whidbey, Sultan, Coupeville, Kings

C. A minimum of twenty minutes shall be allowed for warm-up prior to the scheduled start time.

F. Two five-minute “sudden death” overtime periods will be played when a varsity match is tied at the end of the regulation play. If tie remains then a shoot-out will take place according to WIAA option of procedure for shootouts (60.4.1-1).

G. In case of darkness (which prevents the determination of a winner) the match will end in a tie.

WESCO http://www.wescoathletics.com/index.php?league=3
Arlington, Lake Stevens, Marysville-Pillchuck, Monroe, Snohomish, Stanwood, Cascade, Edmonds-Woodway, Jackson, Kamiak, Mariner, Everett, Glacier Peak, Lynnwood, Marysville-Getchell, Meadowdale, Mountlake Terrace, Oak Harbor, Shorecrest, Shorewood


B. Two forty-minute halves will be played with a five-minute halftime. The scoreboard will be the official time for varsity matches, including stoppage time.
C. A minimum of twenty minutes shall be allowed for warm-up prior to the scheduled start time.

F. Tie Matches – Two five-minute "sudden death" overtime periods will be played when a varsity match is tied at the end of regulation play. The match shall remain a tie if it remains tied at the end of the overtime periods.
G. A sub-varsity match, when tied at the end of regulation play, will remain a tie.
WOA Rules
High School Rules are now FIFA rules. Here is the WOA Soccer Modifications.

https://www.skagitrefs.org/files/WIAA-WOA_Soccer_Modifications.pdf More
WOA Rules - Law 4
High School Rules are now FIFA rules. Here is the WOA Law 4 Modifications.

https://www.skagitrefs.org/files/Law_4_Appendix.pdf More
YouTube Channel
We now have videos on You Tube.

It tells you how to use our website.

Thank you Chad for all of your hard work. More
Match Reports
Referees...After you work a match, you MUST file a match report. This is supposed to be done within 48 hours of the match completion. If you did not work an assigned match, you need to file a report anyway (list the reason in the "notes" list along with a comment, if needed).

For the recreational games, if you do not file your reports, you will NOT be paid for the match at the end of the season. We have been trying to send out reminders. But, ultimately, this is YOUR responsibility.

Remember, your pay depends upon the match reports.

Also...we are still seeing the 'comments' box being used for entries like..."muddy field", "Great match", etc. PLEASE only use this to report details of a match that did NOT go 'normally'.
SkVYSA Rules for Youth Matches
The Skagit Valley Youth Soccer Association Variations on the Rules are located on our website. These rules apply to youth matches played in our area. Click link to see it. More
Risk Management
click on link for RMA clarification from the State Referee Committee Chairman. More
Washington State Tournaments
Click on link to get a list of ALL Sanctioned Tournaments Within Washington State. More
Training Requirements
http://www.wareferees.org/

Lists the training requirements to re-certify as a referee this / next year. More
March Monthly Referee Meeting
Join us at the Skagit Soccer Referee monthly meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Held at the Burlington Senior Center.
Referee Pay
The board decided to have checked for rec soccer paid monthly from this point forward. We will have the checks brought to our regular monthly meeting held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Burlington Senior Center. Show up, you get it. If not, sometime later that month we will drop it in the mail.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Roger Herbaugh
President
Payment Problem
If you feel that you are missing some referee pay, please let me know via email. I will look into it.

Roger Herbaugh
President
Referee Documents
Great Website for Documentation and Manuals.
http://referees.glasasoccer.org/documents.php More
Training Credit
To get credit for training, you MUST preregister. Before you can preregister for our monthly meetings, you must read the following document and follow the steps. http://www.skagitrefs.org/files/HowToAddSupplementalTraining.pdf More
Entry Level Clinic for new Referees
SVSRA will be hosting an Entry Level Clinic (ELC) for new Referees. The classroom portion of the clinic will be held on Saturday, May 17th.

There is an On-Line portion of the clinic that MUST be completed at least two days prior to attending the classroom clinic.

Please read the flyer for all of the details. More