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2023 Alliance League Referee Information

Important information for Referees officiating AYSO Alliance games:

Full 2023 Alliance League Rules: please read full rules prior to signing up for games

Sign up for games at (we are Section 2, Area D, Region 218)
All referees must be registered as a volunteer (see link below) and approved.

Summary of key information for Referees: 

1) Referees are to check team rosters and player passes before each game
- no guest players allowed
- maximum roster sizes (10U: 12 players; 12U: 16 players; 14U: 18 players; 1619U: 22 players)

 2) Length of halves (5 minute halftime)
- 10U games have 25 min halves
- 12U games have 30 min halves
- 14U games have 35 min halves
- 1619U games have 40 min halves

3) The Alliance league will utilize free substitutions in all divisions: Guidelines for managing free substitutions 
- Substitutions can be made by either or both teams at any stoppage of play with the permission of the referee.
- The substitute must be standing at the halfway line prior to the substitution request, except for injuries and after goals.
- Leaving player should leave at closest location prior to substitute coming onto the field
- Permission may be denied by the referee if:
1) the substitution request occurs just as the ball is being put into play;
2) the substitution adversely affects the team with the ball; or
3) a team requests a substitution but the substitute(s) are not ready at the halfway line.
- Coaches may substitute a cautioned player at their discretion and only at the time the player is cautioned. 
- Coaches are responsible for monitoring playing time in accordance with the AYSO philosophies

4) Age-specific AYSO rules:
- no heading at 10U or 12U
- no goalkeeper punting at 10U
- 10U games will utilize build-out lines

5) Incident Reports: Referees are required to file an AYSO Referee Report form for games with any cautions, send-offs (including coaches), or other incidents to their Regional Referee Administrator ([email protected]), within 24 hours after the conclusion of the game. 

6) Coaches from both teams are responsible for reporting game scores. However, referees should keep their game sheets in case they are contacted due to score discrepancies.

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AYSO members who are not related to specific teams, such as board members and referees who do not have a player in the fall season, should register to this program to complete their volunteer form, esignature and initiate their background check.

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P.O. Box 1602 
Davis, California 95617

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