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This page is designed to provide links to most information you will need to as Team Admin in the Nebraska League. We will expect you to respect the game, your opponent and the referee. We expect you make sure your parents and spectators act in a responsible manner at all times.

Referee Evaluation Form - Mobile App Form - Evaluate your referee crew after every game. We want your positive and negative experience form your game. Do it from your phone, tablet or computer.

Team Handbook

2018 Spring Season Information

"How to..." Guides - Train/Remind how to do functions for your team 
Rules - Coaches/Team Game Day Version - Coming Soon - Review Complete Rules if Needed - Rules that Team Admins should review for game day.

Rules - Complete Version 

Weather Safety Plan  

Alliance Sportsmanship Program

Video on Demand

Training Exercise Library 

Coaching Education Pathways






Weather Safety Plan:

Welfare and Safety. The welfare and safety of the players, referees and coaches shall be the primary concern of all persons affiliated with Nebraska State Soccer. The physical and mental wellbeing of the players and the referees shall take precedence over all other matters at all times.  

a. Lightning Safety

Before an event, organizers should listen to the latest forecast to determine the likelihood of thunderstorms. If thunderstorms are forecast, organizers should consider canceling or postponing the activity. Once people start to arrive at an activity/event, the guidelines below should be followed.

b. Stopping Activities/Events

In general, a significant lightning threat extends outward from the base of a thunderstorm cloud about 6 to 10 miles. Therefore, people should be in a safe place when a thunderstorm is 6 to 10 miles away. League Representatives, Site Supervisors and/or Referees can stop the activity/event. Team Staff should get the attention of the Referee if they witness any of the criteria within the Safety Plan. Here are some criteria used to stop activities:

1. If you see lightning or;

2. If you hear thunder.

c. Seeking Safe Shelter

No place outside is safe in or near a thunderstorm. If an activity/event is stopped get participates, spectators and personnel off the fields and complexes as soon as possible and send them:

    1. Home if you are canceling the activity/event.

    2. To a hard-topped metal vehicle with the windows closed. Avoid contact with metal in the vehicle and try to keep away from windows. Await further instructions for resuming activities/events.

    3. To a substantial building with wiring and plumbing are the safest places. Buildings and schools offer good protection.

Once inside, stay away from windows and doors and anything that conducts electricity such as corded phones, wiring, plumbing, and anything connected to these. Await further instructions for resuming activities/events.

d. Resuming Activities/Events 

Because electrical charges can linger in clouds after a thunderstorm has passed, wait at least 30 minutes after the last site of lightning or sound of thunder before resuming activities.

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