Important Reminders

Important Reminders

Review and Confirm the Rules Before Each Game: It is your responsibility to review this chart and confirm BEFORE each game with the coaches or home team representative for non-conference, inter-conference, or private middle school scholastic games the rules governing the particular game.

Game Reports: MWSRA Game Reports must be filed within 3 days following game date (e.g.; Saturday game entered by Tuesday night). All yellow/red cards and serious injuries must be entered into your MWSRA game report. Report red cards to your assignor within 24 hours.

Potential Head Injuries/Concussions: When a potential head injury occurs, stop play and call the coach and/or medical trainer onto the field. Do NOT attempt to treat or evaluate the player, even if you are a medical professional. Have the coach safely remove the player from the field and follow appropriate league procedures for head injuries and substitutions.

Inclement Weather Cancellations: For MSI & CYO games, call or look at website within 1 hour before your initial game time. For Adult Soccer Leagues, call appropriate phone numbers within 90 minutes before the start of first game.

Team Sportsmanship Liaison for CYO & MSI: Both CYO & MSI now require a TSL (Team Sportsmanship Liaison) to be assigned and participate in the coin toss before the game.

MSI Classic Player Cards Policy: Cards and team roster must be reviewed by referee either before the game or at half-time.  Referee the entire game and allow non-carded players to play the entire game.  If any players’ cards are not provided to the referee, enter in your report (a) a red card to the coach, (b) select the “Other” category and (c) add in the remarks section an explanation (i.e.; player number and last name, or entire teams cards were missing).

Request for Referee Name(s): If requested by teams before a game starts; not required to provide once a game begins.

NFHS -JV & Middle School Overtimes: Vary by county (JV Montgomery County 2-5 sudden victory; (Howard 1-5 minute; PG no overtime).