U6 & U8 Divisions - All home teams must provide a center referee for the match that they are playing. The referee can be a parent on the team or a relative that is qualified. It is not recommended that the coach referee the match. If the coach is the only option for that game, please allow the assistant coach or parent to coach the team for that match. No assistant referees are required for U6 & U8 matches, but are allowed when a youth referee is centering the match. If no referee can be found to cover a match, a forfeit for the home team will occur.
U10 & U12/14 Divisions - In the Fall, to ensure sufficient referee coverage, we need each team to provide at least 2 referees per week. Each completed referee assignment will earn the team 1 point. Each team can earn a maximum of 3 points per week. Referee points can be accumulated by providing both center referees and assistant referees. The hardest position to fill is the referee and it is the most crucial position to have a fair and equitable match. As a coach, it is your responsibity to ensure that your team is providing the necessay referees each weekend.
Check to see if your team has met its referee requirements.
Since games can occur on both Saturdays and weekdays, the3 points can be accumulated on days that the team doesn't actually play. The 3 points can be accumulated on any day of the week that games occur.
To create a fair an equitable match, a referee is not allowed to referee the same game that their child is playing in. In addition, a referee cannot cover a match in the same division that their child plays in. If we have a shortage of referees on any given day, the referee tent may wave this rule to secure a 3 man referee crew.