All coaches must complete an Iowa Soccer Association disclosure before the team roster can be approved and player passes can be printed.
For our U8 teams when using non-certified referees, each team is to supply 1 adult to ref the game. Each need to have a whistle and a stop watch. They both run on half the field on opposite sides and angles. If they have a Certified referee, then no other adults are needed. The Certified referee runs the games as a center referee and makes all calls.
For U10, and U12 CVYSA Recreational league matches, the home team coach is responsible for arranging for a referee for the match. So how do you find a referee?
First, look to your team. Do you have a willing parent? The Cedar Valley Soccer Officials Association can answer questions and provide training for parent referees. Contact your Community Referee Director for more information.
Second, there are many certified youth officials that are looking for matches to work. Contact your community Referee Director and they will help you keep these young referees busy. ***Please remember that uncertified youth are not allowed to referee any match at any level at any time. *** Uncertified youth can be on a line, but they can not be a center referee under any circumstances.
Third, click on one of emails above to contact a list of potential referees for your age group. When a referee replies indicating that they wish to work your match, please provide them with your team name ( like CF10R ), the date, time, and location. It is the referee's responsibility to have the assignment made in the Arbiter.
If parent's do not volunteer and a certified referee cannot be located, a coach from each team should referee one half of the game.
At U14 and U19, your community referee director will work to assign certified crews to your matches. Due to the large number of matches and the small number of referees, it is not always possible to find an available referee. If there is no referee available the coaches should agree on one or three individuals to call the match. if no parent volunteers are available, each coach should referee one half.