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

Congratulations to our Referee Award Winners for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 Seasons!!


Youth Referees of the Year: Alysson Bautista and Sebastian Barragan

Rookie of the Year: Doulan Reis

Female Referees of the Year: Gena Dix and Audra Narikawa

Iron Man: Alonzo Ramirez

Referee's Corner


To enter the site, go to www.arbitersports.com, and log in.  At the top of the main page is a box that says “Ready To Be Assigned.” Ensure this Box is checked.  When you have finished, click on the “Schedule” tab.  This opens up three options (Calendar, Self Assign, and Master Schedule).  The “Calendar” tab shows you all the games you have signed up for.  The “Self Assign” tab is where you actually sign up for games.  The “Master Schedule” tab shows you every Game loaded in Arbiter.

When you click the “Self Assign” tab, you will see a Filter.  You can Filter by Date, Site, and Level (U10, U12, U14, etc.).  A list of Games will populate once you click the search button.  Game Numbers are listed on the far left column, which will become important when contacting the Regional Referee Administrator (RRA).  If all of the positions are open, you will see a Center, AR1, and AR2 for each Game Number.  If you see that a particular Game only has an AR1 slot, that means the Center and AR2 are filled.  Once a spot is filled, it disappears from the list.  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.

If you want to see the entire schedule including all of the slots that are full, go to the “Master Schedule” tab.  All of the Games are listed by Dates and times.  Simply click the “View Slots” button and you will see all of the Games with their assigned Referees. 

If you realize that you have signed up for the wrong Game or a schedule conflict comes up and you need to back out of a game, you need to send an email to the RRA (Jonathan Hebben: refadmin@ayso17.org).  The RRA will need to know the Game Number you wish to be Unassigned from and that’s it.  Please consider your choices carefully before signing up, so the RRA doesn’t spend an unreasonable amount of time Unassigning Referees from Games.

Region 17 - Referee Training:

As the Fall Season kicks off, Region 17 will offer Referee Training for our Volunteers wishing to become Certified Referees.  Becoming a Referee is a great way to volunteer for our Region and to help our kids get the most out of their soccer experience.  It also allows your team to complete its requirement for providing Referees (at the U7 and U8 levels) and to obtain Referee Points (at the U10 / U12 / U14 levels).  Upon successful completion of the 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.

Please contact your Coach or Division Coordinator for details on U8 Referee Training.

The Safe Haven course is also a requirement for all AYSO volunteers, including Referees.  This course is a one-time course and is available on-line at www.AYSOtraining.org.  All Volunteers should take the Safe Haven course as soon as they realize they want to Volunteer for Region 17 in any capacity.  Lastly, all Referees must complete a current Year AYSO Volunteer Form.  If you are a NEW AYSO Volunteer, you must have it verified and signed by any Region 17 Board Member.  The AYSO Volunteer Form can be obtained through your eAYSO account.  Print (2) copies, sign it in Blue Ink, and submit to any Board Member.  Returning Volunteers simply need to update their Volunteer Form in eAYSO, sign via Electronic Signature, and submit through eAYSO.  You DO NOT need to submit a hard copy like in the past if using e-Signature.

Upcoming Classes:
(TBD)

Referee Resources:

AYSO CDC Concussion Awareness Training
Referee Forms
http://www.ussoccer.com/referees/laws-of-the-game.aspx
http://www.asktheref.com
http://soccerrefereeusa.com/index.php/become-a-referee

 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.