U10-U14 coaches, assistant coaches, referees, and assistant referees: Please take a minute to see how game cards are to be properly filled out.
Note that we have made an addition to the game card in order to record teams meeting their referee assignments.
Game cards are used to record the result of matches and to determine which teams satisfied their referee assignments. It is therefore very important for coaches and referees to completely, properly and legibly fill out game cards. Referees should also be sure to turn in the game cards to the Referee Tent at the conclusion of the game.
Before game day, coaches should prepare their game card. Coaches can either write them out by hand by using the pre-printed individual cards, or use a spreadsheet or PDF file to assist them in printing their cards on cardstock.
Just prior to the start of the match, the Assistant Referee will typically take possession of the game card and keep it for the remainder of the match, denoting goalkeepers, substitutes, and goals scored for each quarter. At the conclusion of the match, the three referees will print their names and the teams that they are working for.
New for the 2015 Fall Season
Please note that on our downloadable game cards, the back side has two checkboxes for each referee:
- Uniform - The referee was in full referee uniform, including socks
- Certified - The referee is certified
If you are using stock game cards, referees should include the following codes after their name and team when signing the game cards:
- U - The referee was in full uniform
- C - The referee is certified
If this referee information is not recorded on the game card, it will be assumed that the referee assignment was not met. To avoid penalties against the team, coaches and referees need to be sure this information is recorded.