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 early Jan 2021
*** 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 2021 Re-certification Process
All referees who were certified for 2020 are automatically certified for 2021. If you were not certified for 2020 and want to become certified for 2021, please follow the instructions below.
- 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.