As a Referee, you have the responsibility to issue red cards when they are “earned” by the players. The bottom line is that if you do not want to issue red cards when required or complete the required paperwork after issuing a red card, you should not be a referee.
As the Referee, it is a requirement that you fill out a USSF Referee Report which is available as PDF fillable form and send it to our Member-at-Large within 24 hours of issuing any red card (send-off) in any of your matches or anytime there is a serious injury or any time you terminate a match.
Instructions on using the SSBRA Fill-in Referee Report:
- Download the PDF fillable USSF Referee Report to your desktop.
- Open the form from your desktop and complete your report by filling in the appropriate fields.
- Save it back to your desktop with your name and report date in the filename, e.g. 2017-09-12.msiconduct_report.Mike_Bigelow.pdf.
- Click here to generate an email to the Member-at-Large, attach the saved form and send the email. Note: Using this approach, you can reopen the form to edit if required.
- The Member-at-Large may help you with the wording if needed and will send the final version to the appropriate league as required as required by that specific league.
- If you were required to pull a player of coach ID card, the MAL will provide you with the information required for you to send in the USSF Referee Report and the ID cards to the appropriate authorities.
Notes from Coast Soccer League, Southern California Development Soccer League, and SSBRA regarding pre-printed match reports (aka team rosters) and USSF Referee Reports (used for Red Cards and serious injuries)
- ALL send-offs and cautions are documented on the pre-printed match report (aka team rosters) supplied at the field by the home team, whether or not a supplemental USSF Referee Report is filed. All Red cards (including 2nd cautions) and serious injuries require a USSF Referee Report to be generated and submitted to the SSBRA Member-at-Large.
- Each league has different requirements for when player ID cards must be confiscated and sent into the leagues with the USSF Referee Report. For example;
- CSL and DSL require the Referee to confiscate and send in a Player or Administrator Pass for Referee Assault and Violent Conduct.
- PSL requires the Referee to confiscate and send in a Player ID card for any Red card.
- A USSF Referee Report is also required for any and all terminated matches.