All Referees Must Follow These Requirements
Referee Uniforms: All referees must wear the same color uniforms. Norwell referees are required to wear black shirts, black shorts, and black socks.
Games Times: Referees must arrive 15 minutes before game time and ready. All games must begin and end on-time. If teams arrive late, the games should be shortened to end game on-time. No exceptions.
Fields and Goals: Referees must check field prior to game and make sure goals are secure.
Grades 1&2 (U8): Size 3
Grades 3&4 (U10) and Grades 5&6 (u12): Size 4
Grades 7&8 (U14) and Up: Size 5
U8 (1st & 2nd Graders): 50 minutes that may be played in 25 minutes per half or 12 minutes per quarter (ask coaches’ preference).
U10 (2nd & 3rd Graders): 60 minutes (30 minutes per half)
U12 (5th & 6th Graders): 60 minutes (30 minutes per half)
U14 (7th & 8th Graders): 70 minutes (35 minutes per half)
Offsides: Offsides must be called for all games starting at the U10 (Grades 3&4) and up. Let’s use the fall season to teach offsides for the U10 players.
Goalie Distribution: For U10 and U12 CYSL games only: no goal kicks, punts or throws from the kicker go over the halfway line before bouncing or touching a player on their own defensive end.
Coaches & Parents: Norwell Soccer and CYSL has a zero tolerence policy. Referees do not confront coaches or parents who cause problems, notify a responsible parent on the field and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Players play, coaches coach and parents parent.