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NCAA Officiatiating Bulletins
  • 10/15/2019

    It is imperative that Referees follow the correct process when an ejection for fighting or referee assault is issued.  Games have been protested because the referee crew failed to follow the proper on-field notification requirements.  The player(s), head coach(s) and official scorekeeper must be informed that an ejection for any fighting or referee assault offense; at the time the offense occurs.  The official scorekeeper once informed shall record on the official box score form, that an ejection for fighting has been issued.  
    A fight is defined as a deliberate strike or punch or an attempt to strike or punch another player, official, coach or bench personnel.  These acts include but are not limited to, kicking, head-butting, hair pulling or an open-handed strike if done deliberately and in a malicious manner.
    When determining a fighting offense vs a violent behavior offense referees should use the following considerations:
    -Complete disregard of the danger to opponent?
    -Puts an opponent in a dangerous situation?
    -Clearly endangering the safety of an opponent?
    -Shows clear malice?
    -Severity of Action / Length of suspension 
    Referee assault is defined as physical contact with game officials or any threat of physical intimidation or harm.  These acts include, but are not limited to, pushing, shoving, spitting, kicking, throwing at or attempting to make physical contact.
  • 10/8/2019

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  • 9/24/2015


    When deciding whether or not to caution for a tactical foul take the following into consideration:

    -Chance to score a goal
    -Distance between the incident and the goal
    -Number of defenders involved in the play
    -Location of defenders
    -Number of attackers involvedMore...

  • 9/23/2015

      The Referee should take the following into consideration in order to be in the best position for the game situation:

    1. Play Between Referee and AR
    2. Reading of the game; next phase of play
    3. Proximity From Play
    4. Angle of View
    5. View Blocked By Players

    General Positioning Recommendations:

    1. The best position is the position that allows the Referee to make the correct decision.
    2. The play should generally be
  • 9/23/2015

    When deciding Advantage the Referee should consider the following:

    Distance from the goal

    -chance to score a goal
    -chance of a promising attack


    -number of defenders
    -number of attackers

    Severity of the foul  - Does the foul warrant a caution or ejection?

    Atmosphere/Temperature of the match - Does your match control need the foul?

    Time of the match

    Possession of the ball

    Skill ofMore...

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