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Our office will be closed this week if you call the office please leave a message and we will call you back each morning between 9 and 10 am you can also send us a email at Bigcountrysoccer@gmail.com. We are trying to get Rosters done  and coaches found for any team that needs one. 

New Referee Training

 

If you are at least 13 years old and interested in becoming a referee for Big Country Soccer, we will be hosting a field session in Abilene on Saturday, February 20th from 9 am-12:30 pm at our fields on the west side of Wylie High School. 

 

You will need to register online at https://ntxreferees.omgtsys.com/

Create an OMS account and in the "I want to" dropdown box select "Register for a Clinic or Fitness Test". The type is "Referee - Entry Grassroots hybrid". The number is "SA-103-0221-EHGr".

 

There is a fee for the certification and you will need to complete the online training sessions BEFORE the field session on the 20th.

 

If you have any questions, you can email the Soccer Office at bigcountrysoccer@gamil.com or contact Wes Witemeyer our Referee Assignor/Instructor at witemeyer@acu.edu or 325-668-4592 (cell).

Big Country 5 V 5 Bash

February 20th 2021

To register please email the office at bigcountrysoccer@gmail.com

5 v 5 Guidelines:

  Minimum of 5 players; maximum of 9 players per team

  Every team is guaranteed 3 games

  Games are 30 minutes-two 15 minute halves

  Home team must provide game ball: U6-U8 will use a size 3 and U9-U19 will use a size 4.

  Away team must change jerseys with color conflict

  Goal keepers are permitted outside the box, but cannot use their hands outside the box

  No Punting from goal keepers

  No offsides

  Unlimited substitutions on a dead ball situation

  Kick-ins on the side

  Goal-kicks and corner kicks

  All kicks are indirect. Opponents must be 5 yards from ball on all re-starts.

  Kick offs can go backwards.

  Fields are 35 x 50 yards, keeper box will be 10 x 20 yards

  All players must sign waiver prior to playing

  3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss

  Winner in each age division will get a medal

  Goals are 9 x 15 or 9 x 12

  Penalty kicks are 6 yards

  Red card disqualifies player from the remainder of tournament

  

 Tie-Breaker

  Head-to-Head

  Goal Differential

  Number of goals scored

  PK Shootout (5 shooters for PK), if still tied go to sudden death shootout

  If the score is tied in elimination rounds, the game will go straight to penalty kicks.

  5 shooters from the penalty shot (6 yards).  If still tied, game goes to sudden death shootout.

 

                Dates to Remember 

February 15th and after Coaches should start calling 

February 27th First Game 

April 17 Last Game 


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Referees

BCSA is always in need of additional referees! Becoming a referee is a fairly simple process! 

HOW TO GET STARTED:

1.    Requirement - you must be 13 or older

2.    Sign up for a GRASSROOTS COURSE (takes approximately 4-5 hours to

complete. The first part of this course is done online (in the comfort of your home). Please complete this course within a 5 day (or less) period of time once you sign up. There will be a deadline when the course will be closed.

Once it is closed, you will not have access to it.

3.    Once you complete your grassroots online portion of the course, you

will automatically be enrolled in the GRASSROOTS FIELD SESSION. This second part of the course is done IN PERSON. This session will be 3.5 hours.

 

Note: you must complete your grassroots online course a minimum of 72 hours before your grassroots session is scheduled to start.  If you haven't completed your grassroots online training 72 hours prior to the start of the field session, you will be removed from the field session. We will need everyone to have completed the training so they can focus on field training information.

 

Understand, that the Grassroots Referee course is a two-step process:

GRASSROOTS COURSE (done online) GRASSROOTS FIELD SESSION - done in person at a specific venue. You must complete BOTH in order to be registered as a 2021 USSF Referee

 

To sign up for a clinic go to https://ntxreferees.omgtsys.com 

 

Click on New Member Registration

Once you complete the requested information Click on - FIND CLINICS

In the drop-down menu Click on - Entry - Never been a USSF Referee before

 

Click on the Abilene option - Click on the word - Register

 

To start the online sessions - click on the words - ONLINE SESSIONS Be sure to remind future referees, that all of the online sessions MUST BE COMPLETED a minimum of 3 days prior to the start of the in-person field session.

You can book rooms immediately by clicking on the link.

Abilene Hotel Reservations

BCSA Hotline/Rainout Number

 

 

 

 

 

Or Call 325-238-3999

Contact Us:

Big Country Soccer Association

473 Cypress Street, Suite 212

Abilene, TX 79601

PHONE: (325) 676-1447

FAX: (325) 676-1448

EMAILBigCountrySoccer@gmail.com

Office Hours

Our office is located at 473 Cypress St, Suite 212, Abilene, TX 79601 inside the Wagstaff Building.

The BCSA office hours are from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm from Monday through Friday. Please feel free to come in and see us if you have any questions.

   You may also contact the BCSA President Mike Brooks at 325-370-2436 or email the office at bigcountrysoccer@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.