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KICK-OFF PROCEDURAL CHANGE: Previously, Law 8 required that all players must be in their own half of the field of play. The 2017/18 IFAB modifications to the LOTG state that the player taking the kick-off may now stand in the opponents half of the field. This change was made in order to facilitate a backward pass on the kick-off if desired.


URGENT: If the referee believes a player may have sustained a concussion, the player will be told to leave the match and may not return to play. Players, coaches, and parents must not dispute such decisions! NVYLS 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. 


All referees should view the video entitled "Ask, Tell, Dismiss" found here: 

This is the method the NVYSL recommends to help referees deal with poor conduct by coaches. The display of cards is only for the players.

Many other helpful videos from US Soccer are available on their YouTube channel: 

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Referee Contacts
NVYSL Referee Director
John Carver
(978) 448-3991
NVYSL Referee Assignor
Daniel Beauregard
Referee Paymaster
John Carver
(978) 448-3991
Athol Referee Assignor
Steven Ringer
Ayer-Shirley Referee Assignor
Linda Cournoyer
Berlin Referee Assignor
Becki Blanton
Bolton Referee Assignor
Lisa Shepple
(617) 686-3656
Boylston Referee Assignor
Jenny Giolas
Chair City Referee Assignor
Jay Theberge
Clinton Referee Assignor
J.B. Dunne
(508) 726-0869
Fitchburg Referee Assignor
Rebecca Gallo
Groton-Dunstable Referee Assignor
Gerard Stelzer
Harvard Referee Assignor
Austin Franklin
Hudson Referee Assignor
Sandra Maiuri
Leominster Referee Assignor
Ruben Seyde
(978) 400-8834
Littleton Referee Assignor
Pat Stearns
Lunenburg Referee Assignor
Dave Kumlin
Maynard Referee Assignor
Tom Hesbach
Nashoba United Referee Assignor
Maria Mpelkas
Oakmont Referee Assignor
Dan Beauregard
Pepperell Referee Assignor
Brian LaCourse
Stow Referee Assignor
Paul Morgan
Townsend Ashby Referee Assignor
Christine Sundberg
Tyngsboro Referee Assignor
Deidre Moran
(978) 649-4161
Westford Referee Assignor
Paul Pickersgill
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