If you are interested in being a Ref for the Bondurant Soccer Club, please contact our Director of Referees at mark.feld7@gmail.com.
Update from Iowa Soccer - re-certification for 2020
Referees who were registered as a Grade 9, 8, or 7 in 2019 will register as a Grassroots Referee in 2020.

1. Complete the Grassroots training required for renewal at https://learning.ussoccer.com/referee/.

2. Take an online 25 question quiz based on the 2019-20 IFAB Laws of the Game. A score of 100% is required. If you miss any of the questions, you are taken back to the ones you marked incorrect and given another chance.

3. View the 2020 Introduction to Safe and Healthy Playing Environments online presentation. This is a 30 minute Recognize to Recover (R2R) presentation that focuses on Concussion Awareness, Emergency Action Plans (EAPs), Heat Stroke, Cold Weather Playing Conditions, and Lightning Safety Procedures.

4. All referees age 18 and older will be required to complete 2020 SafeSport Training - a 90 minute module (30 minutes if you completed SafeSport last year).

IMPORTANT: US Soccer developed the Safe Soccer framework within which all participants in the soccer community, including referees, will play an active role in creating an environment free from emotional, physical and sexual abuse. It is a comprehensive program of policies / process, screening, education / training, reporting, monitoring and enforcement designed to help you detect and report abuse, respond to it, and prevent future occurrences.

5. All referees age 18 and over will undergo a mandatory Background Check and must pass the check before being registered for 2020. The cost is anticipated to be $30 and will be good for 2 years.

The first 4 requirements above will appear under the "Assignments" tab for an IA - Online 2019-20 Grassroots Referee Recertification Module to reside in the Learning Center. You will pay your $55 registration fee online by credit card when you signup for the module. All 4 assignments plus a Background Check must be completed in order to be registered for 2020.
Certification or Re-Certification as a referee

In order to become a referee, you must take classes in person and online and be at least 13 years old. More details and class sign up can be foundhttp://www.iowasoccer.org/become_a_referee/


If you are needing to re-certify as a referee, there are a few ways to satisfy your continuing education requirements.  They are: 

1) A great event called the Terry Vaughn Referee Academy each spring.  
2) Free online modules.

Referee Meeting Notes


- U7/8: Four 10-minute quarters

- U9/10: 25 minute halves

o U9/10 only: GKs must play out with their hands or drop to their feet. No longer able to punt the ball. Defense must retreat to the halfway line

· U11/12: 30 minute halves

o U11 and under, no intentional heading allowed. If there is an infraction, indirect freekick

· U13/14: 35 minute halves

· U15/16: 40 minute halves

· U17+: 45 minute halves

o All games will have a 10 minute half-time unless the teams want to play earlier (with the exception of U7/8)


· Offside rule applies at U9 and up. If you don’t have 2 ARs, find a parent/sibling to help out

· You can now play the ball backwards right from a kick-off. The kicker may stand in the opposing teams half

· Equipment:

o Wear black shorts/black socks/referee jersey (Try to have all referees wearing the same referee jersey color if possible. I would recommend having yellow as the primary and green as a secondary. Other colors can be added over time.)

o You will need a whistle/R&Y cards/score sheet/coin/stop watch/flags for ARs

o You may need to place corner flags if you’re refereeing the first game on that field. If you are refereeing the last game, please pickup the corner flags and put them in the concession stand. Corner flags aren’t needed for U8/U7.

· Please arrive 30 minutes prior to kickoff to ensure the game starts on time. We want to make sure games stay on schedule.

· Be sure to introduce yourself to the coaches prior to the start of match. Make sure everyone is on the same page (heading rules, offside rules, substitutions length of quarters/halves, etc.) This will also help build rapport before the match begins.

· Be sure to keep a level head. It can be tough when coaches/parents/players are getting on your back about calls but remember to stay calm and if needed stop the game and have a calm conversation about what is going on. As always, reach out to me if you ever need anything or have any questions.


· Mark Feld – 515-314-6875 / mark.feld7@gmail.com

· Thank you for all you do for the sport of soccer and for the Bondurant Soccer Club!

Rules for soccer

Rules of the game can be found here: http://www.theifab.com/document/laws-of-the-game

Or there is an IFAB app you can download to your phone