Thank you for Volunteering to Coach!
As a coach you are responsible to know, understand and follow all rules, regulations and laws of the game
FIFA Laws of the Game
U12 Rule Book
U10 Rule Book
Raymond Minor Soccer Rules and Regulations
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and Parents of Westwind Soccer League players:
presidents and head referee of each town have met together regarding the 2018
Westwinds Soccer season. We would like the refereeing standards to be the same
for each town. Coaches have an important role in contributing to the
consistency of this standard. The following are some of the key points brought
up by the referees and presidents, where coaches will have a big impact on the
kids they coach, respect shown to the referee, and the overall quality of the
- Rules: Please educate yourselves on the rules of
soccer which can be found at http://www.westwindsoccerleague.com/rules-and-regulations/. There have been some changes to the FIFA Laws
in the last couple of years so please go through all of them.
- Game Sheets: We will be using game sheets, which is new to
our league this year, each coach is required to give to the referee a game
sheet, at the beginning of the game, listing each player and their number. The referee will return the game sheet at the
end of the game, please keep these for your records. Game sheets can be found by clicking the small pdf square beside your game on the online schedule (click on the age group above to see the online schedule for the age group).
The winning coach reports the score of the game to Karen Wilde,
- Technical Area: The technical area, where the players and
coaches remain for the entire game, is on the opposite side of the pitch from
the parents and fans. There is a designated area for the team, a substitution
box, and an area where the assistant referee can run the length of the pitch. ONLY
the team should be on this side of the pitch.
- Substitution: Substitutions can be made if the player is
standing in the substitution box at the centre line in the technical area.
Players on the field must come off first and then the subbing player can enter
the field. The AR will help notify the referee with this but remember that your
player may be standing there until the referee deems it a suitable time to
substitute. If you are subbing 3 kids, make sure all 3 are in the box.
- Timeliness: Games start on time. The referee will use discretion
but may start the clock if a team is not ready. The game will be a forfeit at
10 minutes late.
- Conner Flags: Flags do not get bent or come out of the
field for corner kicks.
- Goal Keeper Safety: Do not hurt the goal keeper. Read the rules regarding
“possession of the ball” with regards to the keeper. There have been some
issues where a keeper has been charged and we want to avoid this at all costs.
No contact at all can be made with the keeper and the attackers must play the
ball and not the player.
- Player Equipment: There are no earrings, headbands, rings, or
hard casts. Knee braces must be of soft materials.
- Respect: We would like to encourage you to be role
models for your kids and adopt an attitude of respect and gratitude for the
referees. At the end of a game it is expected that teams meet at the half line
and shake hands – including the referees hand. The referees are doing their
best to provide a safe and fun environment for our kids to play soccer. Please
- Referee Control: The referee controls the game and may use
her/his discretion in calling the game. Referees will make mistakes and will
not be able to see everything on the field. Please know this going in and teach
this to your team. It’s important that kids know it won’t be perfect. As
presidents of the Westwind Soccer League, we stand behind our referees; we will
not tolerate abuse or disrespect of referees by players, coaches, parents, or
- Dismissal: If a player or coach has been dismissed from
the game (red card, two yellows, inappropriate behavior by coach) there is an
automatic suspension of the following game.
Referees will report this to the presidents.
for coaching and we hope that you will help us implement a culture of good
sportsmanship with our young soccer players.
Brian Bohn – Stirling Twila Jensen – Raymond
Grant Zobell – Magrath Stacey Atwood –