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Pre-Game Responsibilities

Updated Monday March 28, 2016 by POB Soccer.

Pre-Game Responsibilities

Inspect the Field

  • Look for holes or depressions that could cause twisted or broken ankles and see if holes can be filled. All rocks, twigs, debris on the field should be removed.
  • Nets should be securely fastened to the goal posts and netting pulled back so as not to interfere with the goalkeeper.
  • Goal posts must be securely anchored to the ground. Sandbags on the frame towards the rear are acceptable. Posts don't have to be in the ground, but they must be anchored.
  • Corner flags are in place and are not dangerous to players (at least 5 ft high).
  • Entire field is properly lined.
  • If anything is needed, the home team is responsible for fixing field problems.
  • Any issues with the field should be noted on the game report.
  • Check in the Players:
  • Home team players/coaches should be checked first but it's not a requirement. You should start with the team that appears to be most ready for inspection.
  • Make sure that all jewelry, earrings, watches, etc. are removed. Medical ID must be taped to the player's chest or taped to the wrist with the info showing. (Earrings must be removed. Covering them with tape does not make them legal.)
  • All players must wear shin guards and socks must be pulled over shin guards.
  • Player's shirts are to be tucked in.
  • Check in players and coaches as per the requirements and the Rules of Competition for that league.