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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 (physical or digital allowed) (see sample below)

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.

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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.



USYSA Heading Policy 

Adopted April 23, 2022 - page 7


All Players aged 10 years of age and under shall not head the ball directly from the air in any match or competition, nor shall these players practice heading the ball in any organized team setting.  If a player age 10 or younger deliberately heads the ball in a match, the referee shall award an indirect free kick to the opposing team at the spot of the infraction. If the heading occurs within the penalty area, the referee shall move the ball outside the penalty area and award an indirect free kick to the opposing team.

Players age 11 and age 12 shall be permitted to head the ball in any match or competition. These players may practice heading the ball in an organized team practice or skill session, but coaches shall monitor this practice so that no single player heads the ball more than 25 times per week, regardless of setting.

Players age 13 and older shall be permitted to head the ball in any match or competition and these players may practice heading the ball in an organized team practice or skill session. 


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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Coaches Card  

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