GUIDELINES FOR REFEREES AND FIELD MONITORS
Referees: You will be asked to score teams on conduct of Players (50 points), Coaches (25 points) and Spectators (25 points). Here are the specific guidelines on the key issues:
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
|Players||uniforms/ appearance||neat; tidy; clean, shirts generally tucked in at all times, no jewelry, watches, hard hair ornaments; GK uniform not in conflict and change available if in conflict with other team|
|Players||cooperation with officials||immediate response to signals; polite and pleasant; absence of complaint or dissent; thanks referees at the end of the game; no foul language addressed to referee; substitutes sit at center, preferably wearing jacket or sweatshirt; substituted players report to A/R promptly and exit promptly at quarters|
|Players||courtesy to opponents||clean play; applauds the other team at the end of the game; polite to the other team; no foul language addressed to other team or its supporters|
|Players||courtesy to own team||no foul language or disagreement addressed to coach, teammates, spectators or self|
|Coaches||cooperation with officials||accepts and supports referee calls, especially questionable ones; helps officials with controlling the game and the sidelines; team is ready to play so that time is not lost at beginning of each half; does not gather players at sideline at quarter breaks; substitutes ready at quarters|
|Coaches||line-up cards properly completed||player number order, including absent players; captains designated; goalkeepers and substitutions not designated (this should be marked by the A/R)|
|Coaches||positive coaching and encouragement||positive, i.e., applauds good plays and constructive comments about play; appropriate tone of voice and body language - very important: the players often dont understand but they hear the tone; no negative comments or questioning of why players did something wrong|
|Spectators||cooperation with officials||absence of dissent and active support for referees, absence of calls for red/yellow cards|
|Spectators||remaining 2 yards off the line||A/R does not have to ask for this; spectators stand outside the 18 yard lines|
|Spectators||encouragement without coaching|
Specific guidelines on scoring:
Players can receive up to 50 points; Coaches up to 25 points; Spectators up to 25 points
Very low scores are for abnormally poor compliance; very high scores are for outstanding conduct. Don't blindly hand out 50s or 25s.
Do not lower a category score solely on account of a red or yellow card. Yellow and red cards result in automatic 10 and 50 point deductions, respectively, and will be dealt with by tournament officials.
In addition, field directors have 5 discretionary points that they may deduct based on conduct at check-in and at other times before and after games.
A copy of these guidelines has been provided to every coach and they will be explained at first check-in.
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