For 2020, Canada Soccer has specified that game sheets and match reporting be done using a system that does not involve passing of paper sheets between coaches and match officials. Therefore referees are required to use the following protocol for match reporting and paperwork for competitions administered directly by the NLSA (Provincial Youth League, Challenge Cup and Jubilee Trophy).
Coaches must have printed copies of their team's line-up with names and numbers, signed by the coach, available prior to the match at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled kick off. These will be made available to the referee to photograph without being handled by the referee. Facility organizers will need to make provision for this, with a table or other surface placed between the benches as the recommended method. If the referee does not have a cell phone capable of recording these images, then an assistant referee or field marshal may need to be responsible.
These photographs are for the referee's reference in match reporting. All teams should have entered their line-ups in the RAMP system and printed off the sheets for this.
Following the match, the referee must fill in a match report form on-line. There are specific forms for each competition, with links provided below. The form is a simple means of providing a basic match report, indicating which teams played, the referees, the score, goal-scorer and any cautions or dismissals. Reports should be made as quickly as possible after the conclusion of the match, and must be submitted within 24 hours. The form is also the official record that will be used to pay match fees.
If teams have used Ramp to provide their team sheet, and there are no additions or modifications made at the field, then the photographed match sheets do not have to be submitted, and are used simply for the referee to match player numbers to names for reporting goals and disciplinary measures.
If digital copies of game sheets or dismissal reports need to be submitted, the forms allow the upload of files, but only if the submitter has a Google account. As an alternative these can be e-mailed to the league commissioner (Damian Masterson- Challenge Cup; Bernie Manning - Jubilee; Judi Kelloway - PYL). Note that dismissal reports must be sent to the Director of Officials, Dave Liverman, as well.
Match report forms
Please note that all leagues should have a system in place for no touch game sheets and match reporting. Referees should contact their league for the protocol recommended.