NEW FOR 2019-20 … All adult referees must undergo HCAMP concussion awareness training and the new, US Soccer mandated SafeSport training. Both are done online at the applicant’s convenience, and certificates of completion must be emailed to the league in order to be assigned to games.
The link for the concussion awareness training (parent or coach mode) is: hcamp.info/hysa
The link for US Soccer’s SafeSport training is safesoccer.com
**** DO NOT PAY FOR SAFESPORT TRAINING THROUGH US SOCCER – IT IS FREE THROUGH HYSA ****
IMPORTANT NEW IFAB changes to the laws of the game
for Fall 2019 Season:
- Players may leave the field from the nearest point to where they are during a substitution.
- Coaches can and will be shown cards for cautions and send-offs. ASK-TELL-DISMISS
- Team who wins the coin toss can pick ball or direction.
- Drop balls inside penalty area are dropped to the keeper. Outside the penalty area, DB goes to player of last team to touch the ball, all players must be 4.5 yards away from the ball.
- If the ball hits the ref and goes to the other team, starts an attack or scores, then a DB.
- Hand Balls will be called, even if accidental, if… a goal is scored or a goal scoring opportunity is created after hitting an attacking players hand, the ball hits the hand of a player who has made themselves bigger, or if the hand is above player’s shoulders.
- Attackers are not allowed with 1 yard of a wall with more than two defenders. Violation at the time of the kick is an indirect free kick for the defending team.
- Goal kicks and free kicks from inside a penalty area are considered in play when the ball moves (the ball does not have to leave the penalty area to be considered in play) and opposing team must still be outside the penalty area.
- During penalty kicks, the keeper cannot be moving, nor touching the bar/posts/net, and must have one foot on the goal line when kick is taken.
Upcoming Referee TRAINING
US SOCCER HAS ADOPTED A NEW GRASSROOTS REFEREE TRAINING PROGRAM WHICH WILL AFFECT ALL REFEREE CLASSES AND RE-CERTIFICATIONS
In addition, all adult referees (18 years and older) must complete the HCAMP Concussion Awareness Certification and SafeSport training mandated by US Soccer.
New Grassroots Entry Level Class
August 17th (all referees), 12 to 7:30 PM
UH Hilo Athletic Dept. (the address has changed due to registrants from east side only)
*** 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 2019 Re-certification Process
All referees who were certified prior to July 1st, 2019 MUST complete their re-certification in order to referee in 2020.
THE RE-CERTIFICATION PROCESS IS ALSO CHANGING SO PLEASE BE PATIENT UNTIL THE DETAILS ARE POSTED. Below are the old requirements.
1. Attending a re-certification class (you must register first – see below)
2. Taking the online test for your grade (8, 7, or 6)
3. Paying your USSF registration fee for 2019.
*** Referees who just took the entry level class in August DO NOT need to complete these steps. They are welcome to come to the re-certification class, but there is no requirement for them this year.
USSF 2020 Re-certification Classes
We will be having our first 2020 re-certification class on
Sunday, July 28th @ Amauulu field from 2-5 PM
Randall Reyes, the State Director of Instruction (SDI) for Southern California, will be coming over to the Big Island to discuss the new IFAB changes. All of the new IFAB changes will be implemented in our BIHYSA fall season.
Online Test and Fee payment must be completed through
1. click on “re-certification (year to be certified for)”, pay your fees
2. Referees must also pass re-certification exams that are listed on Hawaii.gameofficials for Grade 8 or 7 or 6…
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.