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Referee Pre and Post Game Duties and Activities

Pre-Game

  • Arrive early

  • Check field and equipment

    • Markings
    • Holes, glass, rocks, debris, etc.
    • Goals (properly secured)
    • Nets (secured, no holes/gaps)
    • Corner flags
    • COVID Modifications :
      • All supporters sit to the side of their bench so there are no parents behind the Assistant Referees.
  • Introduce yourself to the Coaches & Team Managers

    • Learn their names and write them down
    • Be approachable (not flippant, cold or arrogant)
    • Request  Lineup Cards (aka Game Cards)
    • Remind Home Team Coach you will need 3 good balls, properly inflated
    • Home Team wears “pinnies” if both teams have same/similar color jerseys,
    • Home Team (and their spectators) on North (or West) sideline of field
    • Away Team (and their spectators) on South (or East) sideline


  • Check players equipment

    • Team Uniform:

      • Shirt, Shorts, Shoes, Socks, Shin-guards
      • If thermal shorts are worn, they must be the same color as the shorts
      • Shin guards must be under the socks (completely covered–safety issue)
      • Goalkeeper’s shirt must be distinguishable
      • If both teams have similar color jerseys, Home Team wears “pinnies”
      • Covid Modifications: Everyone is permitted to wear masks during play, but it’s not required. 

    • Nothing dangerous (in your opinion)

      • No jewelry, watches, earrings. No taped-over earrings. No rubber “friendship bracelets”
      • No casts or splints (even if padded)
      • Knee braces are okay, but only if padded and safe to all players (in your opinion)
      • Medical alert bracelets may be worn, but must be secured to the player with tape, cloth wristband or something similar that is safe.  The information must remain visible.


  • Brief Assistant Referees

    • Neutral AR’s:

      • Work as a team
      • Follow standard signals
      • Discuss non-standard signals

    • Club Linesmen:

      • Non-neutral
      • Explain expectations
      • Put at ease
      • Only call in/out of play
      • Raise flag straight up when ball has gone completely over the line.

    • Conduct coin toss
      • COVID Modifications: Captains salute or wave to each other - no physical contact

Post-game

  • Collect the game balls and return to owner.
  • Supervise team handshake
    •  COVID Modification: After the match, the players don’t shake/slap hands - they wave/applaud the other team from a distance.
  • Complete Lineup Card and Misconduct Report (if any).  Deposit in Field Box.
  • Congratulate referee team and seek feedback
  • If you are the last game of the day on that particular field, remind Parents of both teams to break down the field.

See Lineup Card instructions and Misconduct Report on the Referee Info & Resources page.

Pregame Conference

As leader of the officiating team, the referee must establish during the pregame conference how the team will work and cooperate. The referee (depending on his or her own level of experience) should tailor the pregame to fit the composition of the refereeing crew, including their likely varying levels of knowledge and fitness; the age, competition, and skill levels of the players; and the particular requirements of the competition itself. It is often useful for the referee to develop a checklist for topics to be covered in the pregame conference. The amount of detail would be tailored to the needs (see above) of the referee and the assistant referees (ARs).

The referee should encourage the ARs to ask questions during the pregame conference, just to ensure that they have understood what has been discussed and what they are to do.

Field Directory

Locations

Padua Park

4270 Padua Ave Claremont California United States 91711

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

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Padua West Field 1

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

Padua West Field 3

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

Padua West Field 2

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

Padua East

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

Griffith Park

1800 Woodbend Dr. Claremont California United States 91711

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

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Spring Field

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

North

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

South

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

La Puerta

2430 N Indian Hill Blvd Claremont California United States 91711

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

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North Field

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

South Field

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

Larkin Park

660 N Mountain Ave Claremont California United States 91711

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

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Larkin South (East Side)

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

Larkin North (East Side)

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

Larkin North (West Side)

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

Larkin South (West Side)

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

Lewis Park

881 Syracuse Dr Claremont California United States 91711

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

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Lewis East

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

Lewis West

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

Mountain View

851 Santa Clara Ave W Claremont California United States 91711

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

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South West

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

North West

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

South East

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

North East

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

North Middle

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

South Middle

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

Wheeler Park - Futsal Court

626 Vista Drive Claremont California United States 91711

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

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Field 1

(Last updated 03/30/23 at 11:11 PM )

NEWTON

15616 Newton Street Hacienda Heights California United States 91745

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 09:57 PM )

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Field 1

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 09:57 PM )

ROMS

1100 East Badillo Street Covina California United States 91724

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 09:57 PM )

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Field 1

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 09:57 PM )

OSP 2

2200 East Philadelphia Street Ontario California United States 91761

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 09:58 PM )

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Field 1

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 10:10 PM )

BONITA 2

1301 Grand Avenue Chino Hills California United States 91709

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 10:18 PM )

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field 1

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 10:20 PM )

WALNUT A

20101 Amar Road Walnut California United States 91789

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 10:20 PM )

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field 1

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 10:26 PM )

GAP

1301 Grand Avenue Chino Hills California United States 91709

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 10:20 PM )

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field 1

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 10:21 PM )

field 2

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 10:21 PM )

RML

6198 Citrus Avenue Fontana California United States 92336

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 10:35 PM )

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Field 1

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 10:35 PM )

Field 2

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 10:35 PM )

REDHILL

7484 Vineyard Avenue Rancho Cucamonga California United States 91730

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 10:35 PM )

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South Field

(Last updated 08/23/23 at 10:45 PM )

Grand Avenue Park

1301 Grand Avenue Chino Hills California United States 91709

(Last updated 09/04/23 at 07:32 PM )

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Field 1

(Last updated 09/04/23 at 07:32 PM )

Field 2

(Last updated 09/04/23 at 07:32 PM )

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