Referee Authority:

Each game is run by a referee. The referee decides weather or not a play was legal or not. They are required to enforce the Laws of the Game and are the final authority on the field.

Referee Responsibility:

*Enforce the Laws of the Game
*Controls the game in co-operation with the AR's
*Ensures that the ball meets the requirements of Law 2
*Ensures that the players equipment meets the requirements of Law 4
*Keeps time of the game and the score
*Stops, suspends or terminates the match because of outside interference of any kind
*Stops the game if any player gets seriously injured or is endangered while down and makes sure he/she is removed from the field
*Allows the game to play on unless the ball goes out or to remove an injured player
*Any player bleeding from a wound leaves the field and may only return when receiving okay from the referee, who must be satisfied that the bleeding has stopped
*Takes action against team officials who fail to conduct themselves in a responsible manner and may at his discretion, expel them from the field of play and its immediate surrounds
*Acts on advice of assistant referees regarding incidents which he has not seen
*Makes sure that no unauthorized person enters the field of play
*Restarts the match after it had been stopped
Referees are not held liable for: any kind of injury suffered by a player, official / spectator or any damage to property of any kind.
If you have any questions regarding referees, you can email the Director of Competition Emily Hale grasspants@yahoo.com
Please remember that most of our referees are children, if you have an issue or a complaint - we ask that you refrain from arguing with the referee and instead, contact the Director of Competition.
Laws of the Game; Education & Technical:
https://www.fifa.com/development/education-and-technical/referees/laws-of-the-game.html
USSF Homepage: https://www.ussoccer.com/