New Procedure for Signing Up for Entry Level Referee Courses


Effective immediately, anyone signing up for an Entry Level Referee Class must do so through Game OfficialsWhile a list of upcoming courses will still be displayed on our Instruction Sign-up page, actual signup for the class must be done using Game Officials.  If you sign up for the class using the sign-up available on that page, you will be asked to do so again using Game Officials.  The URL/address for a list of course types is:

https://arksoccer.gameofficials.net/public/class/classSearch.cfm

This is a list of the different types of courses available to the general public.  Follow the instructions to see specific courses being offered.  If you see a course you want to sign up for, click on the “New User?” link on the left.  Once you create an account, you will be able to sign up.

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2015 Registration


NEW REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR 2015 ARE NOW IN EFFECT.

THE NEW REGISTRATION WEBSITE IS

arksoccer.gameofficials.net

YOU WILL PAY YOUR REGISTRATION FEES, DO ONLINE RECERTIFICATION COURSES AND TAKE THE 2015 TEST FOR YOUR GRADE.

YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH INSTRUCTIONS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

DO NOT USE ARKSOCCER.NET AND DO NOT SEND CHECKS TO THE PO BOX.

 

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Top Regional Assistant Referees


At the recent US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Championships, the following were voted Top Assistant Referees for the Tournament.

Matt Bahsoon, Jose Lara, Brian Menz, Mariano Mendez, Justin Hoppe.

Jose Lara was also chosen to represent Region III in the upcoming US Youth Presidents Cup National Championships.

Congratulations !!!

Photobomb courtesy of FIFA Referee Chris Penso and daughter Piper !!!

 

 Top Regional Assistant Referees

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2014 Registration


If you cannot remember your log in to register for 2014, please contact Lawrence Hale @ lawrence.hale@gmail.com

 

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Arkansas Young Gunz


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Bill Nelson, State Director of Assessments presented the Young Gunz Program to the membership at the recent US Soccer Referee Program Workshop.

Young Gunz, The Arkansas Young Referee Development Program is enjoying it’s 10th Anniversary.

Blake Kibbons, Jonesboro, who just recently represented Region III at National ODP Tournament in Phoenix, AR, will be new the Young Gunz Advisor to the State Referee Committee.  A Big Thank You to Jason Rector, National Referee, for his years in this position.

The following referees are the 2014-2105 Young Gunz members:

Ali Ihmedan
Erick Axxe
Matt Bahsoon
Alex Burroughs
Travis Crain
Justin Hoppe
Jose Lara
Mariano Mendez
Brad Shurley
Matthew Peterson
Delilah Wright
Cody Dare
Samantha Tucker
Josh Madison
DeShun Beard
Charlie Partin
Jon Pendergrass

 

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Brant Turner, elected as ASSA Referee Commissioner


Congratulations to Brant Turner, Arkansas State Referee Committee SRA !!!

He was elected as Referee Commissioner at the recently held Arkansas State Soccer Association AGM.

As Referee Commissioner, Brant will serve as Referee Committee Chairman. He will also remain as SRA.

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2014 ONLINE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS


Grade 9, Grade 8 Online Re-certification.

Here’s how it works:

Send in payment to ASRC, PO Box 13006, Maumelle AR 72113.

Make sure you note either your USSF Identification Number or who is
re-certifying with your payment. If are currently 18 years of age or older,
you must include $5 for the background check. When payment is
received, you will get an email telling you to start the process. You just
need to log in to the referee database (www.arksoccer.net/referees),
update your record (contact information) and recertify. If you do not
know or remember your username and password, send an email to Lawrence Hale at lawrence.hale@fisglobal.com or Terrence McEvoy at crnkitup71@netscape.net.

As always, if you have any questions, contact Jared Peeler, ASRC Secretary/Treasurer at jaredpeeler@yahoo.com or Terrence McEvoy, SYRA at crnkitup71@netscape.net.

2104 Registration Fees

Grade 9  $50

Grade 8  $50

Over 18, $5 ASSA Background Check Fee

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Donate Old Soccer Gear


A mission trip is scheduled to go to Nayrobi, Kenya.  Please consider donating old soccer gear to give to the kids in Kenya.

All donations should be dropped off by June 17 at:

The Summit Church
660o Crystal Hill Road
North Little Rock, AR 72118
501-758-4822
http://www.thesummitchurch.org/

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Pre-Match Responsibilities ***UPDATE***


**********Update**********

Rosters are now required for ALL L1 and L2 matches.

If a team cannot provide a roster(any format), the match MUST NOT be played.  If the game is an ASSA sanctioned league game, the home club will still pay you for the game in the event the match cannot be played due to a team not providing a roster.

Acceptable forms of a roster are:  1)  Paper, ASSA approved  2) PDF of a roster printed thru the teams Gotsoccer account  3) Player list with pictures thru the teams got soccer account on a smart phone.  Do not take possession of someone’s phone, have the owner scroll thru the list while you the check in the players.

 

Now that the Fall Season is upon us, it’s also time to review the Referee Pre-match responsibilities.

Pre-Game

Arrive early, 30-45 minutes prior to game time.

Look Professional

Field Inspection

  • Markings
  • Holes, glass, rocks, debris, etc.
  • Goal Inspection Checklist- It is mandatory that all referees, during the pre-match field inspection, follow this checklist.

PRE-MATCH SOCCER GOAL SAFETY CHECKLIST

  • Are anchors in place and secured properly to the goal and ground surface?
  • If anchor bags are being used, are they in good condition?
  • Are anchor bags adequately filled with aggregate (sand, rock, gravel)?
  • Are anchor bags placed over the base of the goal frames at the back corners?
  • Is all connecting hardware, such as nuts and bolts, in place and secure?
  • Has the structural integrity of the goal been compromised?
  • Are welds cracked?
  • Are corner joints secure?
  • Is the goal on a level surface?
  • Do sharp edges exist in any part of the goal and net attachment

system?

If you as a referee are concerned over the safety of the goal, it is your responsibility to have this remedied prior to starting the match.  If your safety concern cannot be remedied, then you are not to start the match.  Notify the authority of that competition (club, tournament, etc) of your concerns.  DO NOT start the match.  The Arkansas State Referee Committee and the Arkansas State Soccer Association will back you 100% if you cannot start a match due to safety concerns.

  • Nets (secured, no holes/gaps)
  • Corner flags
  • Ball

Introduce yourself to the Coaches & Team Managers

Check players equipment

  • Team Uniform:
  • Shirt, Shorts, Shoes, Socks, Shinguards
  • If thermal shorts are worn, they must be the same color as the shorts
  • Shin guards must be under the socks.
  • Goalkeeper’s shirt must be distinguishable
  • Nothing dangerous (in your opinion)
  • No jewelry, watches, earrings

Team check-in

Team Rosters and Player Passes

Prior to every match it is your responsibility to check the following:

  • Level 1 (Rec): Rosters
  • Level 2 (Rec): Rosters
  • Level 3 (Classic): Rosters and Player Passes.
  • Adult (7 v 7):  Rosters and Player Passes, if the league requires Player Passes
  • Adult (11 v 11):  Rosters and Player Passes, if the league requires Player Passes

It is the Coaches responsibility to show up with a State Roster and  Player Passes (if required, see above).

DO NOT PLAY the match if a team does not have a State Roster and Player Passes (if required, see above)

DO NOT allow someone to play if they are not on the State Roster and do not have a Player Pass (if required, see above)

Coin Toss

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Referee Pre-Match Responsibilities


**********Update**********

Level 1 and Level 2 Rosters are delayed until October 1.

During this time, make sure that you remind the coach that if an unregistered person plays in the match, there is NO insurance coverage.  If there is an injury, no one is covered.

Beginning October 1st, rosters are required from each team.  If 1 team did not have a roster, do NOT referee the match but you will be paid.

Acceptable forms of a roster are:  1)  Paper, ASSA approved  2) PDF of a roster printed thru the teams Gotsoccer account  3) Player list with pictures thru the teams got soccer account.  Do not take possession of someone’s phone, have the owner scroll thru the list while you the check in the players.

 

Now that the Fall Season is upon us, it’s also time to review the Referee Pre-match responsibilities.

Pre-Game

Arrive early, 30-45 minutes prior to game time.

Look Professional

Field Inspection

  • Markings
  • Holes, glass, rocks, debris, etc.
  • Goal Inspection Checklist- It is mandatory that all referees, during the pre-match field inspection, follow this checklist.

PRE-MATCH SOCCER GOAL SAFETY CHECKLIST

  • Are anchors in place and secured properly to the goal and ground surface?
  • If anchor bags are being used, are they in good condition?
  • Are anchor bags adequately filled with aggregate (sand, rock, gravel)?
  • Are anchor bags placed over the base of the goal frames at the back corners?
  • Is all connecting hardware, such as nuts and bolts, in place and secure?
  • Has the structural integrity of the goal been compromised?
  • Are welds cracked?
  • Are corner joints secure?
  • Is the goal on a level surface?
  • Do sharp edges exist in any part of the goal and net attachment

system?

If you as a referee are concerned over the safety of the goal, it is your responsibility to have this remedied prior to starting the match.  If your safety concern cannot be remedied, then you are not to start the match.  Notify the authority of that competition (club, tournament, etc) of your concerns.  DO NOT start the match.  The Arkansas State Referee Committee and the Arkansas State Soccer Association will back you 100% if you cannot start a match due to safety concerns.

  • Nets (secured, no holes/gaps)
  • Corner flags
  • Ball

Introduce yourself to the Coaches & Team Managers

Check players equipment

  • Team Uniform:
  • Shirt, Shorts, Shoes, Socks, Shinguards
  • If thermal shorts are worn, they must be the same color as the shorts
  • Shin guards must be under the socks.
  • Goalkeeper’s shirt must be distinguishable
  • Nothing dangerous (in your opinion)
  • No jewelry, watches, earrings

Team check-in

Team Rosters and Player Passes

Prior to every match it is your responsibility to check the following:

  • Level 1 (Rec): Rosters
  • Level 2 (Rec): Rosters
  • Level 3 (Classic): Rosters and Player Passes.
  • Adult (7 v 7):  Rosters and Player Passes, if the league requires Player Passes
  • Adult (11 v 11):  Rosters and Player Passes, if the league requires Player Passes

It is the Coaches responsibility to show up with a State Roster and  Player Passes (if required, see above).

DO NOT PLAY the match if a team does not have a State Roster and Player Passes (if required, see above)

DO NOT allow someone to play if they are not on the State Roster and do not have a Player Pass (if required, see above)

Coin Toss

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