Regarding and Reporting Issues with Players, Coaches, Spectators and Parents
You are in control, and have the support of the Referee Director if selected to officiate an LNUSC game. That said, coaches should also respect and support the official. Sometimes we make bad calls, its part of the game. Sometimes players, parents and even coaches can become excited, emotional, and caught up in the game, so remember your training. Risk Managemetn is part of your job for yourown and player safety. Be understanding, courteyous, professional, and report incidents as soon as possible. While issues and incidents are rare within LUSC, they can happen.
ALL reportable issues and incidents should be reported as soon as possible via email or phone to the Referee Director (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of Player and Coach Development (email@example.com), and/or LUSC President (firstname.lastname@example.org). All reported incidents should be documented/recorded and communicated.
Player Issues: If a player of either team is shown a yellow or red card, please follow proper EPSARC game report protocols. At a minimum write down the team and age group, player number (name if possible from coach), describe the conditions of the game, the situation leading up to the incident, and the final outcomes. Report the issue outlined above using the LNUSC Incident Report
Coaches: While we follow EPSARC rules, we believe Coaches can get carded as well. If a coach is not respectible to our LNUSC philosophy or officials and warrants a card, write down the team and age group (name of coach if known), describe the conditions of the game, the situation leading up to the incident, and the final outcomes. Report the issue outlined above using the LNUSC Incident Report. If a coach does not assist with keeping control of their known players, parents or spectators, this is the same as not showing respect to the official. All coahes should have read the LAA Soccer Referee Coach Relationship and Expectations document.
Parents and Spectators: Officials can ask coaches to assist with keeping spectators and parents under control (as per the above). However, if the situation is workable and poses no risk to you or players, play the game out. Report the issue/incedent as a post game report with as much detail as possible. If there is any risk to you or players, remember your training. Stop the game, inform the coaches, and remove yourself from the situation. Immediately contact an LAA/LNUSC Board member and report the issue/incident using the LNUSC Incident Report.
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