Long Island Soccer Referee Association

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

Spring Season Ends: Jun. 23rd

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Memorial Day Tournament

Announcement:  Next Monthly Meeting will be held at the Huntington Hilton on June 13th @ 7:00 PM

Cancelled Game Fee Request Procedure

Criteria For LIJSL Games:

  1. Game was cancelled under 2 hours of the schedule start OR
  2. Game was a forfeit less than 48 hours prior to the schedule start.
  3. The game was not cancelled due to weather or Covid.
  4. All team members must submit a USSF Supplemental form with a description of the circumstances and send to LISRA Referee Office ([email protected]).

Criteria For NYCSL Games:

  1. Game was cancelled with in 5 days of the schedule start.
  2. The game was not cancelled due to weather or Covid.
  3. Submit the online form, which can be found here.

Criteria For USYS Games:

  1. Game was cancelled with in 7 days of the schedule start.
  2. The game was not cancelled due to weather or Covid.
  3. Submit the online form, which can be found here.

    Red Card Filing Procedure

    If you gave a RED CARD during a game, you must follow the following procedure.

    1. Fill out the USSF Referee form.
    2. Fill out the second page Supplemental and describe in detail the things that led up to the red card. FACTS ONLY.
    3. Email the saved PDF file to 

    Membership Dues

    The amount of annual dues has been reduced for the calendar year, 2024.

    This was announced at our December meeting! Please see below.

    LISRA Membership Dues are do. The dues are used to support the following:

    • Arbiter with all of the assigning functionality
    • LISRA Staff that is always ready to answer your questions
    • Referee Development and Education Programs
    • This website and back office systems that are used to load and update the league schedules
    • Scholarships for Members and their Families
    • And more….

    Please select the type of member you are click the BUY NOW button.

    If the payment is for a referee that is not the payee, please enter their name in “Instructions to merchant” on the payment page.

    LISRA Members (21 and Older) – $95 + $5 Processing Fee

    LISRA Associate Members (Under 21) – $40 + $5 Processing Fee

    NY Association Members – $55 + $5 Processing Fee

    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

    Game reports are dependent on the league.

    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:

    June 13, 2024 7:00 PM

    General Membership Meeting will be held at:

    Huntington Hilton, Salon A/B

    598 Broadhollow Rd, Melville, NY 11747

    See you there.

    Next Board Meeting: June 10th at 6:30 PM

    2024 Elections

    Seven (7) Directors will be elected at the June Monthly Meeting.

    Current Directors up for election:

    • Scott Abel – Gate Keeper of Technology
    • Marty Foeppel – Recruitment
    • Al Giorgianni – Finance
    • Tom Murphy – Webmaster
    • Eugene O’Neill – Legal Counsel
    • Rex Rosefort – Historian – Advisor Non-Profit
    • John Sengelaub – Director of Instruction

    New candidates for Director: 

    • Eric Elgar
    • matthew ilardi
    • Gus Koldorff
    • Joe Pagano
    • Neal Smith

    Only people that are in attendance of the June meeting may vote for for any 7 of these people.

    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

    It’s time for us to begin the 2024 Referee Recertifying Process. Below are step by step instructions. Once completed, you will receive an email from US Soccer stating that a new license has been added to your profile in the U.S. Soccer Learning Center along with a PDF of your license. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
     
    You must do this only on a computer and NOT a phone.

    1. Open a browser and go to https://learning.ussoccer.com/
    2. Log into your account, if you forgot your password then follow the instructions to reset it.
    3. Once logged on, click on the REFEREE PROGRAM button
    4. From the top menu, click on the drop down courses and click on available courses.
    5. From there, look to the left side and choose GRASSROOTS RECERTIFYING REFEREES
    6.Click the RED button GO TO COURSE LIST
    7. Make sure that the HOST is set to Eastern New York State Referee Committee
    8. The 2024 Referee Recertification course should be listed and you can click on the link or the registration button.
    9. You must register and submit payment information using a credit card.

    The course should be $80

    You may have to renew your safe sport videos if they are about to expire

    You will do the 50 question test and have to get 50 questions correct to pass.

    If you need to stop in the middle of taking the test, make sure you click the SAVE button otherwise you will have to do it again.

    There will be a live field session soon where you must register to show up and watch a presentation by ENY where you will be handed your 2024 badge.

    This was done back in 2019 before the pandemic, so you have to WAIT until ENY announces the sessions.

    We would suggest to complete this as soon as you can during the down time before the learning center is overwhelm with multiple sessions.

    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:[email protected], and the SYRA (Cheyrl Aronson Email:[email protected]).
    • 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

    Long Island Junior Soccer League

    Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
    U17-18-19 2 x 45 $110 $55 #5
    U16 – 15 2 x 40 $100 $50 #5
    U14 – 13 2 x 35 $90 $45 #5
    U11 – 12 2 x 30 $65 #4
    U9-10 2 x 25 $55 #4

    North Atlantic EDP, New York Club and CYL

    Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
    U17-18-19 2 x 45 $110 $55 #5
    U16 – 15 2 x 40 $100 $50 #5
    U14 – 13 2 x 35 $90 $45 #5
    U12 2 x 35 $65 #4
    U11 2 x 30 $55 #4
    U9-10 2 x 30 $55 #4

    ECNL

    Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
    U17-18-19 2 x 45 $120 $60 #5
    U16 – 15 – 14 2 x 40 $110 $55 #5
    U13 – 12 -13 2 x 35 $100 $50 #5
    U11 – 12 2 x 30 $90 $45 #4

    ELITE 64

    Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
    U17-18-19 2 x 45 $100 $75 #5
    U16 – 15 2 x 40 $90 $65 #5
    U13 – 14 2 x 35 $80 $60 #5
    U11 – 12 2 x 30 $70 $40 #4

    ENY State Cup

    Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
    U17-18-19 2 x 45 $105 $60 #5
    U16 – 15 2 x 40 $100 $50 #5
    U14 – 13 2 x 35 $85 $45 #5
    U11 – 12 2 x 30 $75 $40 #4

    GA

    Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
    U17-18-19 2 x 45 $95 $65 #5
    U16 2 x 40 $95 $65 #5
    U15 2 x 40 $85 $55 #5
    U15 – 14 – 13 2 x 35 $85 $55 #5
    U11 – 12 2 x 30 $70 $35 #4

    NEAL

    Age Group Duration Middle Game Fee AR Game Fee Ball Size
    U17-18-19 2 x 45 $100 $60 #5
    U16 – 15  2 x 40 $90 $50 #5
    U14 – 13 2 x 35 $80 $50 #5
    U11 – 12 2 x 30 $60 $30 #4
    1. Criteria For LIJSL Games:
      1. Game was cancelled under 2 hours of the schedule start OR
      2. Game was a forfeit less than 48 hours prior to the schedule start.
      3. The game was not cancelled due to weather or Covid.
      4. All members of the team must submit a USSF Supplemental form with a description of the circumstances and send to LISRA Referee Office ([email protected]).

      Criteria For NYCSL Games:

      1. Game was cancelled with in 5 days of the schedule start.
      2. The game was not cancelled due to weather or Covid.
      3. Submit the online form, which can be found here.

      Criteria For USYS Games:

      1. Game was cancelled with in 7 days of the schedule start.
      2. The game was not cancelled due to weather or Covid.
      3. Submit the online form, which can be found here.

      Referees that are assigned games in which they must travel a minium of 30 miles to their first game will receive a travel stipend of $30. The fees are submitted to each league monthly and checks are sent from the LISRA office.

      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.

      Learn More

      Scholarship

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

      Learn More

      Training Camps

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

      Learn More

      Tournament Assignments

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

      Learn More

      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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