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Referee Upgrade Clinic

The Grassroots –> Regional Referee Upgrade Clinic (“Referee – UPGRADE”) has been scheduled. This is the required course in order to upgrade from GRASSROOTS to REGIONAL Referee. You must already be registered for 2020 before attending this clinic. This is one of the necessary steps if you plan to upgrade in 2020. Click here to view all of the certification requirements to become a Regional Referee.

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Sunday, January 19, 2020

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Howard Community College
Room HSB 150
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044

If you have any questions, please contact Bob Reath, SDI.

2019 – 2020 Law Changes

IFAB Laws of the Game changes for 2019-2020 went into effect June 1st, 2019. In Maryland, most associations (including MSYSA and MSSA) will be implementing them for their Fall seasons. Leagues starting in Maryland after August 1st should be playing under the new laws. This can be verified by your assignor.

This year’s Law changes are extensive. It is imperative that referees familiarize themselves with all of the changes. Here are links to a summary of the Law changes as well as a complete presentation of all changes and clarifications:

Summary of IFAB main Law changes for 2019-2020

MSR complete presentation of all Law changes and clarifications for 2019-2020