Have a great winter and don't forget to RECERTIFY. Info is on www.nebref.org
Penalty Kick Restart - Please read
What do you do if a penalty kick is awareded and the kicker scores a goal but a teammate of the kicker infringes (enters the Penalty Arc or the Penalty Area, prior to the ball being touched by the kicker)?
The Law states:
"If the referee gives the signal for a penalty kick to be taken and, before the ball is in play, one of the following occurs:
"A teammate of the player taking the kick infringes on the Laws of the Game:
-if the ball enters the goal, the kick is RETAKEN.
Comments - we need comments
REFEREES - please send comments when you have an issue with a coach, player or spectator. We need to track these teams for unsportsmanlike behavior. You are our eyes and ears at the field. We need your feedback. You may be able to deal with a situation in an appropriate matter, but we still want to track such behavior. We want to be proactive. Thanks for your help.
SSP Locked Gates
If you are officiating at SSP (69th & Harrison) and find the gates locked, please call me at 597-2426 to get the combination. Thanks for your help. You are not responsible to lock the gate after your game.
Lightning - please be safe
If lightning is determined to be within five (5) miles (using the one mile for each 5 seconds between lightning and the thunder), the game shall be delayed by the referee. If there is 30 seconds or less between lightning and thunder, the game should be suspended immediately and cover should be found in an enclosed location. The game may resume 30 minutes after the last thunder is heard. If not, the game shall be terminated.
Please note: When a game is suspended or terminated - all players - spectators and referees should vacate the field and take appropriate cover.
No jewelry is allowed. Medical bracelets and medallions are to be taped with the shield exposed. Attached is a Position Paper that speaks to the issue of "Jewelry"
Jewelry Position Paper
Goals Must be ANCHORED
Several fields have had goals that were not safe because they were not anchored properly. This is a player safety issue and goals must be anchored. If the goals are not anchored. Call the game. File the report. DO NOT stay a referee a scrimmage! If you file the report, you will be paid. Never hesitate to call 597-2426 if you have any questions.
Hoping for cooler weather - but if the hot weather continues - PLEASE allow water breaks - ONE or TWO (at a natural stoppage of play) in each half of the game. Keep the clock running during these water breaks also. Players and REFEREES need to stay hydrated. Be sure to tell coaches in the PRE-GAME about the water breaks.
A reminder from ENSA - coaches should:
• Place teams on the same north or west sideline, seated on team bench if provided.
• Place all spectators on opposite sideline, seated in the bleachers if provided! (not along the sidelines)
Referees - please do not allow parents or coaches anywhere but the specified areas.
ARs must file game reports
Assistant Referees are asked to file a game report for each game - just as the center referees are required to file a game report.
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