What are game reports?
There are 2 types of game reports. There is an Arbiter game report where you enter the score for the
match,mark if the crew showed up on time and any pertinent comments about the game (such as injuries, cautions or send offs). Then there is
a USSF Referee Game Report and USSF Supplemental Game Report which you MUST fill out if you had any send offs (Red cards to players or
dismissing a coach). The referee also fills out a USSF Supplemental report for injuries
What information should I include in the report?
You will need to include the following information in the USSF Referee Report:
- 1. The Home and Away team names
- 2. The score
- 3. The league, Division, Age group and Game number
- 4. The referee crew names (and grades if you know them)
- 5. All cautions (yellow cards). You MUST include the player's Name and ID and the reason
- 6. All send-offs (Red cards or coach dismissals). Again player's/Coach's name, ID and reason
- 7. Sign the form by entering your name and e-mail address
- 8. Fill out the USSF Supplemental report
Check out these sample reports
Sample USSF Referee Game Report
Sample USSF Supplemental Game Report
Do Assistant Referees (ARs) have to fill out a game report?
Yes, but only for Violent Conduct offenses. ARs MUST fill out a USSF Supplemental Game Report for any send off involving Violent Conduct
even if the AR did not witness it
Where can I find the reports?
Reports in pdf format that can filled in or in word format can be found under the Resources tab on our website
Who do I send the reports to?
You MUST email the reports to the SYRA and cc the SRA within
24 hours of the game. ASA rules state within 48 hours, but we require the reports within 24 hours.
What if I need help in filling the report, who do I contact?
You can contact your assignor, a mentor or the SYRA.
Sample Referee Reports
In the (XX) minute, (Name), (Number) from (team) committed (SFP, VC, etc) against (opponent Name), (Number) from (team).
I showed the player the Red Card and sent him off the field. No substitution was permitted for the dismissed player.
The player left the field without further incident. Play was restarted in a (Penalty Kick, Free Kick) for (team).
In the (XX) minute, I heard the whistle blow and saw the referee show (Name), (Number) from (team) the red card. I did not witness what exactly
happened. Player (name) left the field without further incident.