EPSARC is the Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association Referee Committee. Under the authority of US Soccer, EPSARC governs over referee administration, including registration, assessment and education. The committee is co-chaired by a representative of both the youth and adult association. Currently the committee is chaired by both sitting presidents of our two associations. Beginning in 2010, a policy was approved whereby referee fees would be established using government established economic indicators, the Consumer Price Index and the Mid-Atlantic CPI for Gasoline.
The fees for the 2018-19 seasonal year will be as follows:
League and Cup Fees
Please make note of this information. These fees will go into effect on September 1, 2018.
Visit www.epsarc.org to learn about becoming a soccer referee
Darrell Bohannon (Assignor) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Darrell for referee issues or concerns.
LANCO rules follow FIFA Laws of the Game with modifications for youth play regarding Field size, ball size and length of halves which are noted on the LANCO game card distributed at the mandatory meeting.
Of particular note are the following:
There shall be unlimited substitutions with the permission of the referee at the following times:
a. On a throw in, your own or your opponents throw-in provided they are also substituting.
b. Either team's goal kick.
c. Either team scores a goal.
d. At the beginning of the second half.
e. In case of an injury, substitution for the injured player is permitted but not required; the opposing team may also substitute one player if the injured player is substituted for. If injured players' coach comes on to the field of play to attend to injured player, said player must be substituted for.
f. If a player receives a dismissal (red card), that player must leave the field of play. Their team may not substitute for them at any time during that match. If the match goes into Sudden Death the team will play short one player from the allotted number based on their age group. The team may field a full team in its next scheduled match.
Substitutes must be waiting at the halfway line when the ball leaves play...All substitutions must enter the playing field from the halfway line with the permission of the referee. The referee may disallow a request for substitution if, in the referee's judgment, that request is intended to delay the play of the game.
All players, coaches and spectators are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the spirit as well as the letter of the Laws of the Game. Referees have been specifically instructed to run the matches according to this spirit and will act accordingly. DISSENT FROM PLAYERS, COACHES AND/OR SPECTATORS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED; CAUTIONS AND/OR DISMISSALS WILL RESULT. Players are encouraged to play all matches with intensity and desire. However, UNNECESSARY PHYSICAL PLAY, PARTICULARLY THAT WITH INTENT TO INJURE, WILL NOT BE TOLERATED; CAUTIONS AND/OR DISMISSALS WILL RESULT. Coaches are responsible for the actions of the team's players and spectators as well as their own actions.