NEW FOR SEASONAL YEAR 2020-21 …
Please view the BIHYSA Referee Zoom Meeting from July 17th at 6:30 PM by clicking HERE
In order to be eligible to referee for the summer and fall seasons for BIHYSA, every referee will need to submit a signed COVID-19 waiver form. Please download the form below, sign and email back to James Rubis.
PLEASE READ OUR RETURN TO PLAY GUIDELINES FOR BIHYSA REFEREES BY CLICKING HERE.
COVID -19 form for adults (18 years or older) – HERE
COVID-19 form for youth refs (under 18) – HERE
IMPORTANT NEW IFAB changes to the laws of the game
for Fall 2020 Season:
The list below is an abbreviated review for those referees who have gone through the complete list of IFAB changes for 2020-21. If you are unsure of anything on the list below or need clarification, please click HERE for a more in depth description or look at the links below for the IFAB released versions of the modifications and complete updated Laws of the Game.
Overview of IFAB changes:
- Yellow cards (YCs) and warnings are not carried forward into Kicks from the Penalty Mark (KFPM).
- A deliberate handball by a defending player is considered a ‘deliberate play’ for offside.
- The boundary between the shoulder and the arm is defined as the bottom of the armpit (see diagram below, red is handball, green is no handball)
- ‘Accidental’ handball by an attacking player (or team-mate) is only penalized if it occurs ‘immediately’ before a goal or goal scoring opportunity.
- A goalkeeper can receive a Yellow Card (YC) or Red Card (RC) for ‘illegally’ touching the ball a second time after a restart (“double touch”).
- Any offense (not just a foul) which ‘interferes or stops a promising attack (SPA)’ should result in a YC.
- A player who fails to respect the required distance on a dropped ball should receive a YC
- If the referee plays advantage or allows a ‘quick’ free kick for an offense which ‘interfered with or stopped a promising attack’, the YC is not issued
- An offense by the goalkeeper is not penalized if a penalty kick misses the goal or rebounds from the goal (without a touch from the goalkeeper) unless the offense clearly affected the kicker.
- The goalkeeper is warned for a first offense, and given a YC for any further offenses
- The kicker is penalized if the goalkeeper and the kicker offend at exactly the same time
- A holding offence occurs only when a player’s contact with an opponent’s body or equipment impedes the opponent’s movement.
- A player’s position at a restart is determined by the position of their feet or any part of their body in contact with the ground, except as outlined in Law 11 – Offside.
- If at a goal kick or free kick, the goalkeeper ‘flicks’ the ball up and a team-mate heads/chests the ball back for the goalkeeper to catch, the kick is retaken. No disciplinary action is taken unless this occurs persistently.
Upcoming Referee TRAINING
US SOCCER HAS ADOPTED A NEW GRASSROOTS REFEREE TRAINING PROGRAM WHICH WILL AFFECT ALL REFEREE CLASSES AND RE-CERTIFICATIONS
New Grassroots Entry Level Class
Working on confirming a weekend in late August 2020
*** All referee are required to do the online course material through US Soccer Digital Learning Center (DLC).
All referees must register online for this course.
To register for the class:
- Go to https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/
- Sign up in the top right corner (or sign in if you have an account already)
- Go to Courses in the top left corner.
- Go to In-Person Courses and click on the registration next to the Big Island Course.
- Follow the instructions
USSF 2020 Re-certification Process
- Establish an account at the US Soccer Digital Learning Center
- If you are 18 or older, you must pass a background check (cost is $30 and is good for 2 years) AND take the SafeSport training through US Soccer.
- All referees must take the online Grassroots training and pass the online test.
- Lastly, everyone must pay the $45 fee to re-certify for 2020
For complete instruction on how to complete these steps please click “How to recertify 2020 – USSF” .
All Big Island HYSA Referees should familiarize themselves with FIFA Laws of the Game, USSF Laws of the Game, HYSA Team Manual and Big Island HYSA Rules and Regulations. A link to each of these is listed below.