NEW JERSEY SOCCER ASSOCIATION STATE and NATIONAL CUPS
REFEREE INSTRUCTIONS
2016/2017 SEASON

MAIL REPORT TO:
NEW JERSEY SOCCER ASSOCIATION
P. O. BOX 9765
TRENTON N.J. 08650

Reports MUST be returned to the NJSA within 24 hours from the end of the game WITH ANY PASSES of the players EJECTED during the game.

EMERGENCY
All NJ State Cups
Carlos Pais
Tel. (908) 963-4120 (cell)

All USASA
National Cups
Carlos Pais
Tel. (908) 963-4120 (cell)

NJSA’s Office
FAX Tel. (609) 587-9265

STATE CUPSRefereeAssistant Referee
NJ MEN OPEN CUP$80$50
NJ WOMEN CUP$70$45
NJ MEN OVER-30$70$45
NJ MEN OVER -40$70$45
USASA NATIONAL CUPSRefereeAssistant Referee
MEN OPEN CUP$90$55
MEN AMATEUR CUP$80$50
WOMEN AMATEUR CUP$76$50
MEN OVER-30 CUP$76$50
U20/U23 CUPS$70$50 (Full game)
$40 (1h game)

PAYMENT: BOTH TEAMS WILL SPLIT THE TOTAL FEES OF THOSE REFERESS WHO OFFICIATE THE GAME: IF AN OFFICIAL IS NOT PRESENT AT THE GAME, THE TEAMS WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE TO PAY FOR.

END OF GAME:
Each game shall last twice 45 minutes.

For NJ STATE CUPS: At the end of 90 minutes, if the game still tied, PENALTY KICKS shall be taken according to FIFA rules to determine a winner (on a tryout basis for the 2016/2017 season).

For NATIONAL CUPS: Each game shall last twice 45 minutes.

At the end of 90 minutes, if the score is tied, the game will continue with a MAXIMUM of 2 overtimes of 15 minutes each.

After the 2 overtimes, if the score is still tied, PENALTY KICKS shall be taken according to FIFA rules to determine a winner.

GRACE PERIOD:
ALL CUPS: Travelling team is allowed 15 minutes.

No grace period for home team of any Cup, but allow finishing preparing the field if necessary, and reporting in your referee report.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
ALL CUPS: Each team is allowed up to 18 PLAYERS on the LINE-UP Sheet. If there are more than 18 players on the Game Line-up, YOU must make sure the team scratches any player name over the allowed 18 players before the game starts.

For NJ STATE CUPS there will be UNLIMITED substitutions: PLAYERS CAN RE-ENTER the game after being substituted.

For USASA NATIONAL CUPS: 7 substitutions and NO RE-ENTRIES are allowed. Once a player is substituted, he cannot go back into the game.

Substitutions must be made according to FIFA rules:
1. Can be made at ANY STOPPAGE of the game
2. Players must enter the field from the center line AFTER the player being substituted has left the field.

EJECTIONS:
Return passes of the ejected players to the NJSA office:
NJSA
P.O. Box 9765
TRENTON, NJ 08650

PLAYER PASSES:
ALL players must have a valid CURRENT SEASON pass.

If a player does NOT have a valid current SEASON STICKER, he shall be allowed to play but the pass must be CONFISCATED and RETURNED to the NJSA for verification. Please note this on your game report.

No player should be allowed to play without a pass UNLESS you are notified directly by the NJSA office, the State Cup Chairman, or his Deputy Commissioner or the NJSA State Registrar OR if his/her name is listed on the Official Game Roster.

If a team wishes to check the passes of their opposing team at your presence, you cannot refuse to do so and they shall be notified of any irregularity you find while checking the player passes.

TEAM OFFICERS:
All teams MUST present to you AT LEAST ONE Team Manager pass.

These passes are similar to the Player passes BUT they are on
WHITE PAPER with RED INK

These Officers passes must also be VALIDATED for the Current season.
Just like the players, all Team Officers will be listed on the Game Line-up
Each team must present to you the pass for AT LEAST ONE of those Team Officers. The Team Officer MUST BE PRESENT AT THE GAME.

Please mark on the Line-up, which Officer was present and showed the pass.

A player (that has a Player card) CAN ALSO BE a Team Officer (white card with red ink).

If a team DOES NOT PRESENT to you a current Team Officer pass, LLOW
the game to take place, BUT REPORT this in your game report.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Line-up must be received BEFORE the game starts: no player other than the ones LISTED shall be allowed to play.
2. As long as the player’s name is on the line-up before the game starts, he his allowed to participate in the game even if he shows up late.
3. Every player in the game MUST sign the game line-up sheet. Late arriving players MUST sign the game line-up sheet before they are allowed to play.
4. Each participating player shall have a unique shirt number ASSIGNED to him/her.
5. If a team wishes to check the opposing team’s passes, the referee WILL check the passes AT THE PRESENCE of such team’s manager or coach.
6. Only the players LISTED on the Official game line-up are allowed to play in the Cup game. You may be notified IN WRITING by the N JSA Office, or by the Cup’s Chairman or by his Deputy or by the State Registrar, that a player does not have a player’s pass, but is allowed to participate in the game. In this case such player will be allowed to participate provided that he shows some kind of identification (driver’s license, passport, etc…)
IF NO IDENTIFICATION IS AVAILABLE, HE SHALL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY.
7. Each team MUST present to the referee a Team Officer card before the start of the game, together with all the player passes of the participating players. You must report if a team does NOT present a Team Officer Card.
8. If for any reason the game is not played because only one team is present, DO NOT COLLECT from the team that is present. Get the names and addresses of all game officials and report in your game report. The Cups Committee will refund the proper amount.
9. BOTH TEAMS will split the cost of the total Referee and Linesmen fees that are ACTUALLY PRESENT at the game.
10. ONLINE REPORTS, EVEN FOR GAMES NOT PLAYED must be made immediately after the game. In addition, in case that there is one or more ejection, then a WRITTEN Reports MUST be MAILED within 24 hours from the scheduled game. You MUST return the Game LINE-UP sheet with your written report. You MUST RETURN ALL EJECTED PLAYERS CARD TO THE NJSA c/o CUP ARBITEER, not to the League of affiliation or to the team.
11. Report ALL injuries, no matter how small. You don’t have to give a diagnosis of the injury, just tell us that there was an injury and who was hurt.