At ALL Palo Alto AYSO games, each team will give the Referee (or an Assistant Referee) an Official Lineup Card which gives the team name and number, coaches' names, and the name and jersey number of each player. For games assigned through our system, Referees may print the "Game Card Package" on their Referee Main Page.
- During the game, record each player's goals scored (all divisions except kinder) and quarters played (except for U16 and U19, where free substitutions are used and time monitors track playing time). See below for detailed instructions.
- After the game, promptly and accurately enter the game card information. The game score will be used to compute the current division standings (for those divisions that keep standings), and each player's quarters played and goals scored will be additional information used to form balanced teams next season. See the "Enter Game Card Information" section below.
Before Going to the Match
Obtain Game Cards (Lineup Cards)
For U8-U10, assign yourself to the referee team (U12 and higher are assigned by the referee coordinators).
Then, for all referees, go to your Referee Main Page and print your Game Card Package. You can also print your Game Record Package (also known as the Match Record) for recording data in your data wallet.
When you greet the coach before the game, expect to be handed a similar Game Card that will be easier to write on and may contain updated data on absent players, injuries, and jersey numbers. Consolidate your data to a single card before the game.
Accurate game cards are necessary to get the match going on time and to make sure data is properly captured during the match. So, coaches and refs back each other up in making sure Game Cards are ready to go.
At the Match
Before the game: check team in
During the game: record game information
After the Match
Enter Game Card information
For games in divisions U8 through U19, the Referee must enter the game card information online, preferably, within 24 hours after the game. For the Madison League, enter all data except quarters played data, since the Madison League uses free substitutions.
The data entered, "quarters" played and goals scored by each player, helps to ensure that AYSO's "Everyone Plays" policy is being observed and will also be used next year in the team formation and balancing process.
For games in the fall U16 and U19 divisions playing in the Madison League, the Referee collects the playing-time sheets kept during the game by the Time Monitors, and mails them in the pre-stamped envelope provided by the teams' coaches.
Coach Certification Required
(email@example.com for info)
Each coach must be certified to the level of his division, or higher. Coaches should be directed to the http://clinics.ayso26.org page for instructions on getting certified.
*Note: An error was made in the coach instruction page and coaches were misled to think U8 certification was sufficient for the U9 division. Coaches may therefore have only have U8 for the 2012 Fall Season for the U9 division. They should be encouraged to get U10 Coach online, regardless.