Information for Referees

Information for New Referees

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Referee Assault/Abuse

What is Referee assault?

Referee assault is an intentional act of physical violence at or upon a referee.

This includes, but is not limited to the following acts committed upon a referee: hitting, kicking, punching, choking, spitting on, grabbing or bodily running into a referee; head butting; the act of kicking or throwing any object at a referee that could inflict injury; damaging the referee’s uniform or personal property, i.e. car, equipment, etc.

What is Referee abuse?

Referee abuse is a verbal statement or physical act not resulting in bodily contact which implies or threatens physical harm to a referee or the referee’s property or equipment.

Abuse includes, but is not limited to the following acts committed upon a referee: using foul or abusive language toward a referee that implies or threatens physical harm; spewing any beverage on a referee’s personal property; or spitting at (but not on) the referee.

What do I do if I am the victim of referee assault or referee abuse?

In a youth game:

Referees shall transmit a written report within 48 hours of the incident to 

 to the State Referee Administrator (Email: sra@ilsoccerrefs.org) and the Illinois Youth Soccer Assocation (Email: gus@uniparts.net)

In an adult game:

Referees shall transmit a written report within 48 hours of the incident to the State Referee Administrator (Email: sra@ilsoccerrefs.org) and the Illinois State Soccer Association (Email:  ILStateSoccer@gmail.com

 

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YSSL Young Sportsmen Soccer League

IWSL Illinois Womens Soccer League

ISSA Illinois State Soccer Association 

IYSA Illinois Youth Soccer Association 

CIYSL Central Illinois Youth Soccer League

ILLOWA Illiowa Youth Soccer 

SLYSA   St Louis Youth Soccer Association 

LDE      Liga Premier de Chicago

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