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Genesis Referee Program - Spring 2022

      Tentative schedule for Spring Course:

       Classroom course @ Lancaster Comm. Center 12 March - Sat

                    or 11 March - Friday (half day)

       Field course at Lancaster Community Center 19 March - Sat

                    or 18 March - Friday (PPD day)

   There will be one classroom course and one field course. The date will be dependent on the availability of those registered.

   Lancaster or Stow site will be dependent on Covid policies in place at the time of the course (whether it will be held indoors or outdoors)

       Scrimmages to be scheduled at the start of the season

To register - please email Maria Mpelkas at jmpelkas@yahoo.com


LOTG 2020-2021 Amendments - Effective JUNE 2020

There are a number of minor changes and clarifications.

Summary of changes can be found here


Practical Guidelines for Match Officials

   Important information found in IFAB 2019-2020 LOTG

    Found on pages 193-222 - check it out!


LOTG 2019-2020 Amendments - Effective JUNE 2019

A number of changes are in effect for Fall 2019

Summary of amendment changes found here



If the referee believes a player may have sustained a concussion, the player will be told to leave the match and may not return to play. Players, coaches and parents must NOT dispute the decision! NVYSL referees have received concussion education and have been instructed to err on the side of caution.  Concussions may occur even without a direct blow to the head and symptoms may not be immediately apparent. You can review the concussion training at the following:        


NVYSL Grade 5/6 and lower games, heading will result in an IDFK.


All referees should view the video entitled "Ask, Tell, Dismiss" found here. (August 2015)


     This is the method the NVYSL wants to adopt to help referees deal with poor conduct by coaches. 

     The display of cards is only for the players. 

     However, as a last resort you may display cards if you feel your message to the coach has not been fully understood.



Current Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer Referee info can be found at: Nashoba Valley Youth Soccer Organization



Other referee facts or upgrading info found at: Massachusetts Referee State Committee



Please contact NU assignor or NVYSL assignor for higher level games