Referees and Coaches
Hanover Soccer Club provides refereeing services for all youth team games played in Steinbach.
Youth Soccer Referee Responsibilities
- Home coaches will provide a game sheet (in triplicate) to the referee with all players names on it. After the game, the referee keeps the top sheet, and provides the appropriate copy to the home and away coach.
- You should be at games at least 15 min. before starting time. All games start at 7:00pm unless otherwise arranged beforehand by the coach.
* U – 9/10 teams play 25 minute halves.
* U – 11/12 teams play 30 minute halves.
* U – 13/14 teams play 35 minute halves.
* U – 17 teams play 40 minute halves.
* The Head Ref fills out the game sheet.
* If there are no Assistant Refs, ask the coaches for volunteers to call in/outs.
- Drop off the game sheet
- Paycheques will be issued once every 2 weeks.
- Pick up cheques
- NO SHEET – NO PAYCHEQUE!
- Refs supply their own whistle and flags.
- Coaches have until 6:15pm to phone the Head Ref and cancel a game.
- The Head Ref has to phone the Assistant Refs and cancel.
- If coaches don’t phone before 6:15pm, refs will still be paid for that game.
- If game gets canceled, without notification from coach, fill out a paper with the date, soccer pitch, home team, age level, Refs names & coach name and write CANCELED.
- If the Ref cannot make a game, they should first try to find another Ref to sub for them, and then phone Dirk.
- If all the certified Refs are busy and cannot sub for you, ONLY THEN do you call an uncertified Ref to sub for you.
- The uncertified Refs are designated as ‘Assistant Only’ on the Ref List.
- If Assistant Refs can’t make a game, they should phone the Head Ref with the change.
- You should phone Dirk by 5:00pm if you cannot ref a game that night and you cannot find a replacement.
How to be a Club Coach
We are always looking for Coaches and Assistant Coaches for our teams. We run coaching clinics at the beginning of every season.
If you are interested in getting involved please contact Norm Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to be a Provincial Staff Coach
In order to be a future Provincial Staff Assistant Coach you will be required to have a Provincial B Licence as the minimum standard.
In order to be a Provincial Staff Head Coach you will be required to have a National B Licenceas the minimum standard.
Currently all Head Coaches of our U14 and U16 Male/Female are required to be National B Licence. The Assistant coaches are a minimum Provincial B Licence.
The Western and Canada Games Coaches (currently U17 and U18 Male Female) must all be National B Licence coaches prior to competition.
How to be a Provincial Coaching Clinician
All coaching clinicians need a minimum of a National B Licence; however you can have a Provincial B Licence to conduct any of the community coaching program courses but you must be approved by the MSA and CSA as a Learning Facilitator.
The Coaching Development Program, offers FREE Coaching clinics by the MSA local coaching facilitator, and Hanover Soccer Club Technical Director, Norm Anderson. These courses are national programs provided through the MSA to train coaches in drills and teaching techniques while introducing new coaches to coaching soccer.
We hope these clinics will help give the great number of volunteer coaches the skills they need to teach our kids the game, as well as making our program a fun, healthy pass-time for children.
We are also hoping to recruit assistant coaches for all our youth teams, so if you are interested in being an assistant coach please register for our free clinic and we will be happy to get you involved.
Please check back for upcoming Coaching Clinics this spring 2018. If you’re interested in these clinics please contact Norm Anderson at email@example.com and include your name, telephone number and email address, please also include the age group you’re interested in coaching.
If you would like to advance your coaching education here are some websites that have great information on coaching and the game.