Long Island Soccer Referee Association

A non-profit organization whose focus is on soccer referee education and training.

Spring Season End: June 28th

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Soccer Law Changes 2020 – 21

Announcement:  Next Monthly Meeting – May 13th via Zoom Webinar

NY Club Open League Elimination Games

For Open League games whose Level contain the folowing – “(Elim Rd)”. 

The game must have a winner.

Extra time and penalty shootouts will be used to produce winners at ELIMINATION STAGES (R16, QF, SF, Finals). If a match is tied after regulation, two 5-minute overtime periods for U9-U12 and two 10-minute overtime periods will be played for U13 and older in their entirety. Teams will have a 5-minute break before the first overtime. After the first overtime period, teams will change sides, with no break, and play the remaining overtime period.

If the match is still tied after the two overtime periods, then penalty kicks (FIFA rules) will determine the winning team.

Game Fees:

Games have gone up!!

Please look at the tab below to make sure you have the right information going into a game.

Missing Arbiter Emails?

If you are not receiving emails from Arbiter,  this is due to Arbiter blocking your email. Arbiter does this because at some point an email to you did not go through. Click on the button below for the procedure to unblock your email.

Game Reports

All game reports will be entered via Game Report Entry System from this site.

Supplemental Reports

Supplemental reports must be written for all red cards, injuries and unusual situations. You must use the USSF Supplemental form.

Critical Information

Referee Assault Procedure:

If you felt you were assualted during a match, you must follow this the procedure that is in the Referee Information below.

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting: May 13th 7:30 PM EST

The meeting will help via Zoom. Please use the link below to register.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qqw8x8l9R56x62pJGFOyaQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Next Board Meeting: May 10th via Zoom at 6:30 PM

April 8th Meeting Recording can be found by clicking the button below:

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About LISRA

The organization serves its USSF registered Soccer Referee members in professional soccer and community matters. LISRA has set high standards for its members and for itself, as it continues to provide the finest refereeing services in the nation. LISRA officials stress sportsmanship and instill a character-building value system among players and spectators as they adhere to the high standards of the USSF Code of Ethics for referees.

Through the years, LISRA has always focused on its original purpose…to service the needs of the youth of Long Island. It is in that context that LISRA has provided several important leaders in the officiating community, many of whom attained recognition at the local, state, national and international levels.

Referee Information

2021 Referee Recertification will begin soon!  Recertification has changed significantly as ENY is solely responsible for the recertification process.  As part of the recertification you must attend a 4-hour class at which point you will receive your 2021 badge upon completion.

Please go to the following link to start the process https://enysra.gameofficials.net/public/class/classSearch.cfm?classTypeID=3425

Once you have selected the class you want to register for please logon to gameofficials and follow the instructions for payment and to take the mandatory 25 question test.  As a reminder if you are 18 years or older you must have taken and passed the Safesport learning course before being allowed to attend the class.  YOU WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE CLASS IF YOU HAVE NOT PASSED THE SAFESPORT REQUIREMENTS.

You can access the online training by following the link http://safesport.org/authentication/register?token=ee57337f-31f9-421d-b095-82fc8c8c4c41. It is about 90 minutes in length and is free utilizing access code YC3E-6P5G-YYIL-CS2M.

How are assignments done?

To get assigned to game you will need to register with the various referee assigning systems for the leagues in your area. LISRA can help you identify what system you need to be in and who the assigners are.

The assigners use a lot of differnt criteria when decising what referee should be assigned to a particular game. These include:

  • Experience – how many years you have refereed and the types of games you have done.
  • Temperament – how well you handle heated games.
  • Age – your age versus the age of the players.
  • Coaches Ratings – these are provided by the coaches after every game you do. The assigners will look how both coaches saw the game.

The following is the procedure that MUST be followed in the event of an assault on a referee:

  • If the game is in progress, the referee IMMEDIATELY terminates the contest. Under NO circumstances is the game to be completed.
  • If a person with a pass (coach/player/trainer) was involved, and the referee can safely do so, display the red card. Again, if safety permits, after retaining the offender(s) card(s), the referee may return the others unless local rules require the referee to retain all passes (using an intermediary is a good method to avoid any further problems). However, even if the referee cannot display the red card or retain the passes, a Supplemental Game Report still is to be submitted detailing the assault and the misconduct (dismissal/send off).
  • If contact was of a nature that a crime was possibly committed (physical assault i.e. being struck, bumped, pushed, or spat on), the referee is to contact local law enforcement immediately and fill out a formal complaint at the venue. This way, any witnesses who can support the referee’s story will be on record with the police as well.
  • As soon as possible (preferably the same day) the referee is to contact the president of your local referee association, the SRA (Joe Brosi) Email:sra@enysreferee.org, the SYRA (Lee Suckle Phone: (516) 351-5799 Email:lee@suckle.net), and the ENY State Association President (Adult Game: Sal Rapaglia Phone: (917) 371-5188 Email:shopgirlar17@aol.com – Youth Game: Richard Chistano Phone: (718) 343-6619 Email:rchristiano@enysoccer.com). Contact Should be preferably be by phone.
  • Fill out a USSF Referee Game and Supplemental Report and submit to the proper State governing body (ENYYSA, ENYSASA) for the match. Be clear and complete, but calm and unemotional. Make NO recommendations or suggestions as to what you feel should be done. Simply state the facts. Be sure to send copies to all three individuals in step listed in Step 4.
  • Await contact by either by the SRA or State office about further proceedings. Be sure to proceed with any charges with local law enforcement.

Please note that these are ENY State Requirements and must be followed!!

Becoming a Grassroots Referee

A referee’s journey begins at the Grassroots level. U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referees are qualified to officiate competitive, small-sided or recreational youth matches and amateur adult matches.

For access to the course follow he following link: How To Become a Referee

Game Reports will be entered here!!

Long Island Junior, NY Club Soccer (NYCSL in level) and NY Club Open League

Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
U20 2 x 45 $84 $43 #5
U19 2 x 45 $84 $43 #5
U18 2 x 45 $84 $43 #5
U17 2 x 45 $84 $43 #5
U16 2 x 40 $74 $38 #5
U15 2 x 40 $74 $38 #5
U14 2 x 35 $59 $31 #5
U13 2 x 35 $59 $31 #5
U12 2 x 30 $49 $26 #4
U11 2 x 30 $49 $26 #4
U10 2 x 25 $46 $24 #4
U9 2 x 25 $46 $24 #4

City Youth League (CYL in level)

Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
U12 2 x 35 $59 $31 #4
U11 2 x 30 $49 #4
U10 2 x 30 $49 #4
U9 2 x 30 $49 #4

North Atlantic EDP (USYS in level)

Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
U18-19 2 x 45 $90 $45 #5
U17 2 x 45 $90 $45 #5
U16 2 x 40 $80 $40 #5
U15 2 x 40 $80 $40 #5
U14 2 x 35 $70 $35 #5
U13 2 x 35 $70 $35 #5

LISRA Programs

Big Brother/Sister

Big Brothers and Sisters is program where experienced referees are paired with new referees to help them with their game management and mechanics.

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Scholarship

LISRA awards scholarships to a few students every year. The student or their parents must be a member of LISRA to qualify.

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Training Camps

Between seasons, LISRA will be providing training camps to work on physical conditioning and game mechanics.

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Tournament Assignments

Most tournaments on Long Island will use the LISRA staff to assign referees. These referees are members of LISRA.

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Laws of the Game Review

The Laws of the Game are always changing and some require interpretation. This review is a monthly video conference to review the proposed and latest changes to the Laws of the Game.

Video Training

Video of game situations are put together to allow members to sharpen their skills.

Personal Training

Physical conditioning is very important in managing soccer games. To that end, LISRA is putting together weekly workouts to help referees get and stay in shape.

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