Referee Scheduling Page - Fall 2014

 

Click here for the Referee Scheduling Page

UPDATE: We are using a new Referee Database. You must create your account individually. None of the previous accounts are active in the new system. Please log onto the page above and create a username and password. Once your account is approved and activated, you will be able to sign in for games.

Use the link above to sign up for matches during the season. Matches become available 1 week prior to the scheduled game day. You are prevented from canceling any assignments 1 days prior to scheduled game day.

If there are no assignments left to sign up for on the scheduling page, please arrive to the fields dressed and ready to referee on game day. If there are no assignments available, you may sign in for credit.

Fall 2014 Referee Requirements

 

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.

AREA Qualification

 

U6 & U8 Divisions - Our U6 & U8 teams do not hold standings and these divisions do not advance to AREA Playoffs.

U10 & U12/14 Divisions - Depending on the amount of teams in these divisions and the number of spots available to Region 50, 1 or more teams in each of these division has the possibility to advance to AREA Playoffs in January of 2015. In order for teams to advance, they need to meet a minimum number of referee assignments throughout the Fall 2014 season.

The minimum number of referee assignments required for any team to advance is 22 POINTS by the conclusion of the regular season and the region playoffs. As stated above, no more than 3 points can be accumulated on any given week, including Saturdays and weekdays.

Check to see if your team has met its referee requirements.

Referee Positions

 

Center Referee (1 Point towards referee requirment) - The center referee is the sole individual in charge of the match. In addition, they

  • Checks that a regulation ball is used and that the players wear shin guards and do not wear jewelry.
  • Act as timekeeper and keep track of the score.
  • Stop the match, suspend or abandon it, if the rules are broken or if a player is seriously injured.
  • Warn players or punish them with red or yellow cards for repeated or serious offenses.
  • Stop the match if team officials or the sideline behave irresponsibly and endanger the welfare of the players. 
  • Report after the match on any disciplinary actions that might be required at the referee tent.

Assistant Referee (1 point towards referee requirment)- Assistant referees are tasked with assisting the center referee with the game. In addition, they

  • They notify the center referee when the whole of the ball leaves the field of play.
  • They notify the center referee which team is entitled to a corner kick, goal kick or throw-in.
  • They notify the center referee when a player may be penalized for being in an offside position.
  • They notify the center referee when misconduct or any other incident occurs out of the view of the center referee.
  • They notify the center referee whether, at penalty kicks, the goalkeeper moves off the goal line before the ball is kicked and if the ball crosses the line

Clubs Linesman (0 Points towards referee requirment) - For any game that a full referee crew is not obtained, clubs linesman's may be used. Each team will need to provide 1 clubs linesman to cover their match. The only job of the clubs linesman is to indicate to the center referee if the ball has gone out of play or not. The club linesman is not to indicate direction of the throw in, off sides infractions, fouls, etc. It is the center referee's sole discretion to make calls during the match.