2016-17 Area Play-Off RefereeCoach Guidelines (FINAL)

Congratulations to our Referee Award Winners for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 Seasons!!


Youth Referee of the Year: Alysson Bautista

Rookie of the Year: Jason Stout

Female Referee of the Year: Wendy Allen

Male Referee of the Year: Phil Ockelmann

Referee's Corner

Signing Up for Matches:

To enter the scheduling site go to www.arbitersports.com and log in. 

  1. On the Main tab, make sure the “Ready To Be Assigned” checkbox is checked.
  2. On the “Schedule” tab there are three options (Calendar, Self Assign, and Master Schedule).
  3. The “Calendar” tab shows you all the games you have signed up for.
  4. The “Self Assign” tab is where you actually sign up for matches. 
    • Filter by Date, Site, and Level (U10, U12, U14, etc.) to get a list of available Games when you click Search.
    • The list includes Game Number, time and slots available (filled slots will no longer appear).
    • To sign up for a Game, find the slot you want and click the “Go” Icon on the far right column.  You will then get a message saying that you have “successfully” assigned yourself for either a Center, AR1 or AR2 slot.  If you want additional slots, just repeat the same process.
  5. The “Master Schedule” tab shows you every Game loaded in Arbiter.
    • All of the Games are listed by Dates and times.
    • Click the “View Slots” button and you will see all of the Games with their assigned Referees. 

If you need to back out of a game for any reason, send an email to the RRA (Jonathan Hebben: refadmin@ayso17.org) that includes the Game Number you wish to be Unassigned from.

Referee Training:

AYSO offers Referee Training throughout the year, and becoming a Referee is a great way to help our kids get the most out of their soccer experience, and assist your team to complete its Referee requirements:

  1. U8 teams are required to provide a referee for their home games. Contact your Coach for details.
  2. U10 to U14 teams are required to obtain Referee Points, as identified in the U10-U14 Referee Point System below.

Upon successful completion of the Basic Referee Course, our RRA will provide each newly minted Referee with a uniform, whistle, and other items needed to successfully Referee a Game. The Region will also provide on-going Mentoring and assistance to our NEW Referees throughout the season.

In addition, the following actions are required for all Referees:

  1. Take the Safe Haven course, which is available on-line at www.AYSOtraining.org. (Only required once)
  2. Complete a current Year AYSO Volunteer Form in Blue Sombrero.
  • If you are a NEW AYSO Volunteer, you must print it and have it verified by a Region 17 Board Member.
  • Returning Volunteers simply need to update their Volunteer Form.

Upcoming Classes:
(TBD)

Referee Resources:

AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness Training
http://www.ussoccer.com/referees/laws-of-the-game.aspx
http://www.asktheref.com
http://soccerrefereeusa.com/index.php/become-a-referee
Referee Forms (Referee Report (Misconducts and Injuries), Incident Report, etc.)

 U10-U14 Referee Point System:

In the competitive divisions (U10 - U14), each team will be required to supply Referees for the total number of games they play, plus 5 (usually ~ 20 – 22 Games need to be covered by each Team’s Referees).  These Games include the “practice” Games and the “competitive” Games.  Referee Points can ONLY be earned by Certified Referees.  Additionally, Referee Points can ONLY be earned from Games Refereed in Divisions U10 – U19.  U8 Games will NOT earn your Team any Referee Points because Teams in that Division supply mandatory Referees for those Games.  Each Game Refereed as either a Center (CR) or Assistant Referee (AR) in the U10 – U14 Divisions will earn your Team 1 point in the standings.  An extra point can be earned for Refereeing Games in Upper Divisions.  See EXTRA Referee Point section below.

Referee points will be added to your Team’s standing points ONLY during the competitive phase of the season; not to exceed your competitive Game total and based on the number of Games Refereed.

For example, Team X plays 8 “practice” Games and 7 “competitive” Games; for a total of 15 Games.  After adding the (5) extra Games, Team X is required to supply Referees for 20 Games.  When we start keeping standings in Games 9-15, once Team X has enough Games Refereed to cover the 8 “practice” Games plus the (5) extra (total of 13), each additional Game Refereed, up to 1 per “competitive” Game (7 games, in this case), will result in 1 “Referee Point” added to Team X’s standing.  Teams get 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, plus 1 point for each “Referee Point.” So, if a Team wins their first Game and has already Refereed 15 Games, they will earn 3 points for the win, plus 1 “Referee Points,” for a total of 4.

Sample Standings:                       

                        Win    Loss      Tie     Ref Pts      Total

Team 1              6        0          1          0            19

Team 2              5        2          0          7            24

Team 3              4        3          1          7            20

Team 4              3        3          1          4            14

Even though Team # 1 had the best record, the lack of Ref Points puts them in 3rd place, behind teams with inferior records, but who collected the maximum Referee Points.

Please be aware that AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, each Referee must declare which Team(s) he / she is Refereeing for.  If you declare more than one team, you must tell us how you want us to split your points (i.e. 50/50, 25/75, etc.).  You ARE ALLOWED to later change that split ON A GOING FORWARD BASIS, but ONLY amongst Teams you initially declared.  The deadline for declaring Teams is October 1st.  No changes will be honored after October 1st.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Referee Points will ONLY be earned from Games Refereed in Divisions U10 – U19.  U8 Games will NOT earn your Team any Referee Points because Teams in that Division supply mandatory Referees for those Games.  Each Game Refereed as either a Center or Assistant Referee in the U10 – U14 Divisions will earn your Team 1 point in the standings.  An extra point can be earned for Refereeing Games in Upper Divisions.  See EXTRA Referee Point section below.

EXTRA Referee Point:
Referees will earn 2 points for a each Game Refereed in the U16 or U19 Divisions.  Please ensure you have the appropriate Certification to Referee in each division.  For Example, Basic Referee (U10 & U12), Intermediate Referee (U14), and Advanced Referee (U16 & U19).  Exceptions can be made, but ONLY with prior RRA Approval.