U.S. Soccer

Procedures The PreGame Conference

When working games as part of a referee team, it is important that each official be consistent when applying the Laws of the Game and managing the behavior of players and coaches. The referee team must also be fully aware of the need to communicate with one another quickly, clearly and accurately. In order to support these objectives, referees are expected to conduct a pre-game conference before every game, regardless of the level of competition or the experience of the officials involved.