Covid regulations for referees

In regards to COVID-19, referees MUST wear a mask to their games. It is no longer mandatory for referees to wear them during play, but we do have to wear them before the game, during game breaks, and afterwards.

Due to COVID there is no Spectator and Player sides of the field, instead there is Home side and a Visitor side. The Home team and their spectators all sit on one side of the field, and the Visitor team and their spectators sit on the other side of the field. DO NOT let the spectators sit behind the players, the team gets one half of the touch line, the spectators get the other half. So it should look like something like this...

Home Team
Home Spectators

Visiting SpectatorsVisiting Team

I know it can be confusing, feel free to email me at [email protected] with any questions!


Premier plays a little differently than normal SAY games, they play their games in HALVES, not quarters like SAY games do. Other than that, they play in a similar manner that SAY games do, such as enforcing the Build-Out Area and Offside. Below is a chart canoe used as quick guide to help you, but if you have any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected].

U825min halves4Passeryesyes
U925min halves4Wingyesyes
U1025min halves4Wingyesyes
U1130min halves4Strikeryesno
U1230min halves4Strikeryesno
U1335min halves5Kickeryesno
U1435min halves5Kickeryesno
U1535min halves5Kickeryesno

2020 Referee Training

Welcome back everyone! It is that time of year again, start dusting off your rule books, because it time for some training! :D

For all NEW Referees
Due to the concerns caused by Covid-19 we will be holding our training seminar online this year. This virtual class will be Monday July 27th at 6pm. To attend you will need access to the free app called Zoom. You can download it to your phone, or access it online at I will send out an email with the meeting code the day of the seminar. Listed below are some links that you can use to help study/prepare for the class! [:

- 2020 Referee Training Powerpoint This is the presentation that I will be going off for the online class. Some of you may recognize it from last years class, but it has been amended for the 2020 rule changes that SAY implement this season!
- SAY Online Training SAY offers a great online training program where you can even take practice quizzes to help you remember the information. My Powerpoint is more of an overview of the rules, where SAY's gets more detailed about it. You can also find a link here that gives you a list of the rule changes that start this season.

For all RETURNING Referees
The online training is not mandatory for you, but you are more than welcome to join! If you choose to not join in on the online seminar, I recommend looking over the rule changes that SAY implemented this year, you can find a PDF listing it all out under the SAY Online Training link above.

For ALL Referees
There will be a recertification test that everyone will have to take. The test will be held Friday July 31st at 6pm at Clearcreek Park. It will be held outside where we can social distance. Due to concerns over Covid-19 I will also need everyone to sign/bring this Covid-19 Waiver.

As always, feel free to email me at [email protected] with any questions or concerns!

State Certifications

Here are the links for all of the certifications that the state requires us to have.

Only applies to Referees 18 AND OLDER:
- Background Check (must be completed every two years)
- SafeSport (please email me at [email protected] for the access code)

Applies to ALL REFEREES:
- Concussion Certification, (must be completed every three years) click on the 'Launch the Course' icon on the right side of the screen (under the image of the laptop)
- - - Some people have been having issues with the CDC website, if you are one of those people, then you can also get a certification from the NHFS Concussion Training, just hit 'Order Course' once you have selected Ohio as the state
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest Video, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Hand-out, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Acknowledgement Form


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