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Referee Procedure to Follow

  1. Confirm Game with Home Coach no later than 1 day prior to match. (CONTACT LIST CLICK HERE)

  2. Arrive at the game site promptly on time and in full uniform.  If your running late, Call the Home team.

  3. Check in with the Home/Away Coach and or Manager.  Go over details of game (duration, ball size, special rules pertaining to small side play) (See here for CJSL Game Day Reference Card)

  4. Collect Game Fee (CJSL Follows the ENY Referee fees as agreed upon by ENY and the Referee Assoc.)

  5. Collect CJSL Game Day Roster from both teams.

    • GDR/with Photo ID must have all relevant information filled out.  (Game details, dates, age group, Player #'s, Coach Signature)  See Sample Below. and can be in color or b&w copies.

  6. Check in Teams, Check Player Cards, Check Names, player pictures and Date of Births, Make sure birth year is age division appropriate, if it is NOT, that Players DOES NOT PLAY  NO Player Card - That Player Doesn't Play

  7.  Check Equipment. 

  8. Coaches Must SHOW their Coaching Card (see sample below) (NO COACHES CARD - NO GAME)

  9. At conclusion of game- verify score with both coaches, If any cards were given, please verify that players given cards are correct on the roster.

    Game Reports: (Please Read and Follow Below as Instructed) 

  • ONLY Submit Game Report and Supplemental to CJSL (click Button Above Submit Game Report- password Redcard), if your game had any game issues to report. (Ex.- Cards, No Shows, Coach or Parent Issues, Field Issues, Ref. Abuse, etc).

    NOTE- Any Referee Abuse Incident, must also be reported directly to ENYYSA.  Email them at:


  • Reports and any supplemental reports must be submitted no later than 24 hours after game.  Please make sure
    you properly report in your report, Game#, full player names, team names, player jersey #s, along with details on the incident/issue.

  • Game Reporting on Game Official website must still be done.

CJSL Game Day Info.


All games within this league shall be conducted under the rules of FIFA laws of the game as recognized by the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association and USYSA as well as all USYSA Small Sided Game Rules.

Playing field:

  A. Size: Limitations as to the size of the field, height of corner flags, goal measurements, and the required markings of the field are in accordance with the FIFA rules of the game. (For Small Sided Games specification we follow USYSA Recommended Guidelines)  See HERE for CJSL Age Group Guidelines

  B. Markings: The home club shall be responsible for visible, correct, and complete markings of the playing field.

  C. Maintenance of order: The playing field is to be protected against encroachment by the public. The home club is responsible for any disorders that may arise from insufficient protection and supervision.  Both teams should be on same side of field but opposite the fans.

Player Uniforms: 

Teams shall appear in uniform attire at all games. Players who do not follow this provision may be ordered off the field by the referee. He/She must order such player off the field if, in his opinion, the dress of the player may lead to errors in judgement. Where the colors of the two (2) competing clubs are the same, the home team must change or provide satisfactory identification marks. The home club shall not be penalized for loss of time when the colors conflict.


Intentional heading for 11 and under players.  CJSL will follow the USSF referee rules that are below.  

  • Players in Under-11 programs and younger shall not engage in heading, either in practices or in games. Referees have been instructed by US Soccer of the following rule addition in the Under-11 age group and younger:

  • When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. If a player does not deliberately head the ball, then play should continue.


Duration of games:
Games cannot be shortened more than ten (10) minutes under any circumstances. At all times they must  have two (2) equal halves.

Waiting period: 

There will be no waiting time for games under the jurisdiction of this league.  However in the spirit of sportsmanship  if both coaches and Referee agree they can allow up to 30 mins but no more for waiting time.


The referee shall have the right to shorten the intermission period between the halves, which should not exceed five (5) minutes, if the start of the game has been delayed or other reasons make it advisable. However, he/she must grant an intermission of at least five (5) minutes, if either of the competing teams requests it.

Minimum # of players, ball size, fees, etc... 

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Game Day Rosters and Player Cards for CJSL GAMES 

The CJSL Game Day Roster  (GDR/ID)  must be shown to the referee at all games.   This will serve as proof that players are registered properly.  Please check pictures and date of birth.  If any player is over aged that player cannot play in the game and must be crossed off the roster.  Teams can pencil in players, but must have player cards with them.

For every game teams must have 2- copies of their GDR/ID.

  • One Copy for the Referee

  • One Copy for the Opposing Team































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