Referee Rules specifically for teams playing in the MYSL [rev 07/2016]

All family, friends, relatives and team officials must remain on the team’s side. Home team will have side preference.

  1. Where colors of uniform are similar, the away team must effect a change to colors that are distinct from those of the opponent
  2. Referees will check player pass cards beginning 2015. Managers should still be present with each team’s pass cards to assist the referee at check in.
  3. Risk management must be checked – there must be a physical risk management card, document or electronic document on a phone.  If there is no risk management that person may not be involved with coaching or managing at the game. Please write RM issues on the back of the game sheet.
  4. Referees may not tell a player he/she can’t play a match, if there is an issue that arises at the game, indicate it on the back of game sheet. For an example – player has no pass card and opposing manager challenges it.
  5. Player substitutions may be made, by either team, on any restart when the ball is out of play.

MYSL Referee Liaison