SPRING 2019 begins Saturday 6 April 2019
NEW POLICY (March 2017)
If the referee believes a player may have www.cdc.gov/concussion/Headsup/training/index.htmlsustained a concussion, the player will be told to leave the match and may not return to play. Players, coaches and parents must NOT dispute the decision! NVYSL referees have received concussion education and have been instructed to err on the side of caution. Concussions may occur even without a direct blow to the head and symptoms may not be immediately apparent.
NEW US Soccer Initiatives for US Youth Soccer
U.S. Soccer Concussion Initiative (January 2016)
Specific changes to rules on heading for youth players. U.S. Soccer modifications to U10 games that intend to limit head injuries during soccer participation.
Subsitution rules will allow players who may have suffered a concussion during games to be evaluated without penalty.
All referees should view the video entitled "Ask, Tell, Dismiss" found here.
NVYSL wants to adopt this resonse to help referees deal with poor conduct by coaches.
The display of cards is only for the players.
However, as a last resort you may display cards if you feel your message to the coach has not been fully understood.
Please contact NU assignor or NVYSL assignor for higher level games