Las Cruces Soccer Referee Association General Meeting

Location: NMSU Gerald Thomas Rm. 200

Date: July 13, 2011

Raymond Burchfield called the meeting to order at 7:05PM. Minutes not posted from last
month’s meeting.

Gary Manley gave the Treasury report with a “no change/nothing new” to report.
Gina Gomez who is scheduling High School stated that the 1st game is August 16th and that if you need to contact her about High School soccer to use the following email: This is for High School soccer ONLY!

Gary Manley, who is no longer the assignor for the LCYSL, stated that Gina Gomez is now the assignor.

Tom Duttle, who is the new district referee, stated that by directive, there is to be no wearing of jewelry on the field, and this includes referees.
Also: the state will be holding their clinic on August 8th and 9th in Albuquerque at Brasher Hall. LCYSL wants to have a clinic on August 6th & 7th.

There was some discussion about the new “Arbiter” software system that will probably be used for scheduling of referees and that game reports must be submitted on time or the referee may be penalized monetarily.

Training: Nigel Holman. Extensive discussion on the importance of improving communication with the coaches. Why? Game goes better, it helps you, politics, and the common goal of providing a good game for all involved.
Pre-Game: Introduce yourself, check roster (coach should be on it).
During Game: Use of Non-Verbal Commands, substitutions, parent issues, injuries, explain decisions. The importance of physical fitness on the part of the referee to be in the proper position to see the play and in the case of an injury, to be able to check on the player quickly to decide whether or not play needs to be interrupted and then to catch back up to the play, while communicating non-verbally to the coach.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20PM