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SM AYSO Region 20 Referee Scheduling Procedures
Santa Monica AYSO Region 20's referee scheduling procedures are as follows:
U5 and U6
In U5 and U6, parents referee the games in which their children play. During the 1st three weeks of play in U5 and U6, the "team" splits into two "mini-teams" which play against each other. Therefore each team must provide a referee (and ideally 2 assistant referees on the touchline).
During the subsequent weeks of play in U5 and U6, the "team" splits into two "mini-teams" which player against another team's "mini-team". Therefore each team must provide a referee (and ideally 2 assistant referees on the touchline) for each of the simultaneous games for their players .
U7 and U8
In U7 and U8, parents referee the games in which their children play.
In U7, the home team is to provide a center referee and one assistant referee; while the away team is to provide the other assistant referee on the touchline.
In U8, The home team is to provide a center referee and two assistant referees on the touchline.
In U10 matches, parents do not referee the games in which their children play.
In U10, the home team provides a three-person ref squad to officiate the game immediately preceding theirs on the same pitch. If you are the home team for the first game of the day, you'll provide a ref team for the last match of the day on that same field.
Note: The Clover "Pit" field will usually host a GU10 game at the end of the day each Saturday, after hosting nothing but BU10 games for most of the day. The home team of the BU10 game that plays first on the field that Saturday is responsible for providing referees for that GU10 game at the end of the day.
In U12 matches, parents do not referee the games in which their children play.
In U12, if your team is the home team, please provide two or three referees (both AR's is ok) for the game immediately proceeding your child’s game.
If you are the home team for the first game of the day, you'll provide two or three refs for the last match of the day on that same field.
In U14 matches, parents do not referee the games in which their children play.
In the U14 divisions, the GU14 games and BU14 games will share Airport Park Field, and alternate in how their blocks of games take place. So one week, all the GU14 games will be the first three games of the day on Airport Field, while BU14 plays all the later games. The next week, all the GU14 games will the last three games of the day on Airport Field while the BU14 plays all the early games.
So the scheduling procedure is this:
- Home team of the second game in that division (that is, in GU14 or BU14) will provide two or three referees (two ARs is okay) for the first game of day in the division.
- Away team of the division’s second game will provide two or three referees (two ARs is okay) for the division’s last game of the day.
- Home team playing last game of the day will provide two or three referees (two ARs is okay) for the second game of day.
How to Self-Schedule in Region 20
It's easier than ever to schedule yourself as a referee in Santa Monica AYSO Region 20. Just follow these simple instructions.
Here's what you do:
- Go to https://inleague.ayso20.org/
- Log in using the email address and password you originally used when you registered as a referee this season (i.e., the Fall 2015 Season).
(If you haven’t already registered as a Referee for this season, follow our instructions here)
- After you’ve logged in, click on the “Referees” tab on the right side of the page, then click on “Referee Schedule Signup.”
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you don’t see “Referee Schedule Signup,” then click instead on “Activate Referee Functions” to finalize your referee registration. After clicking on "Activate Referee Functions," check the box indicating you wish you to referee in Region 20 this season.
- After clicking on “Referee Schedule Signup,” you’ll land on the “Referee Assignment Requests” page. Click on the DATE button, then the DIVISION button, and then the “CHANGE DATE VIEW” button to refresh the page with your selections.
- You’ll see a grid with all the games on that day in that division. (The HOME team will be listed first.)
- Next, click on the open assignments for Center referee or AR (Assistant Referee). If you make a mistake, or later decide you can’t referee that game, then click on “Remove Request” on the right side of the page.
- Finally, click on “Submit Assignment Request.” Repeat these steps often to sign up for more games.
That’s it! You’re now scheduled to referee that match, and as you do so, you’ll be earning valuable referee points for your team.
When you can schedule yourself
One of our biggest problems we face is that some of these referee assignments are grabbed before the responsible team can sign up for them. So we ask that unless you are following the scheduling procedures listed above as "Santa Monica AYSO Region 20 Scheduling Procedures," do not assign yourself to games that might otherwise be officiated by the teams responsible for supplying referees to that match.
If you are a team that’s supposed to be supplying referees, please sign up for assignments by 9AM on the Thursday before weekend games.
If by 9AM on Thursday before a weekend’s slate of games there are still slots available, any qualified referee can take them.
Who’s qualified? It goes like this:
- U6 referees can referee U5 and U6 games only
- U8 referees are qualified to center referee at U8 and below
- Basic referees are qualified to center referee at U10 and below
- Intermediate (and pending Intermediate) referees are qualified to center referee at U12 and below
- Advanced (and pending Advanced) referees are qualified to center at U14 and below.
- Basic referees are qualified to assistant referee at the U14 level and below, but should be experienced and comfortable officiating at the U12 and U14 level.
If you are going to miss a scheduled assignment, you must go back into the system and “remove” your assignment by clicking on the “remove request” button next to your assignment. There’s nothing worse than everyone thinking all the ref assignments have been fulfilled, only to arrive at a game and find that referees are missing and are not honoring those assignments.
If the "remove request" radio button is locked out, please email the Regional Referee Administrator, email@example.com, to remove your request directly.
If you end up substituting for a no-show ref, make sure that you legibly print your name on the game card of the match. (We do not have game cards in U5, U6, and U7 however). That way you’ll get credit for the match. Also, go to the “Referee Credit for Past Games” link on the "Points Program" page under the “Referees” tab, and fill out the form to request credit for the match.
REFEREE SCHEDULING FOR 2015 PLAYOFFS, PRELIMINARY ROUNDS (FIRST WEEKEND OF PLAY)
Here is the 2015 Playoff Scheduling Policy for Referees for the first weekend of play only:
- In U10, the home team (first team listed on the schedule) supplies two referees and the away team supplies one referee for the U10 game immediately preceding theirs on the same pitch, regardless of gender. The U10 teams playing the second-to-the-last game of the day supply two of the referees for the last game of the day. The home team for the second-to-the-last game of the day and the away team for the second-to-the-last game of the day each supply one assistant referee for the last game of the day. The final center referee slot in the last game of the day is open to any qualified volunteer.
- In U12, the home team supplies one referee and the away team supplies one referee for the game preceding theirs. The U12 teams playing the second-to-the-last game of the day supply two of the referees for the last game of the day. The home team for the second-to-the-last game of the day and the away team for the second-to-the-last game of the day each supply one referee (either the CR or one of the ARs) for the last game of the day. In U12, all center referees need to be, at minimum, Intermediate referees or pending Intermediates (that is, referees who have taken the Intermediate course and are awaiting the Intermediate observation). Any exceptions to this policy must be cleared first by the U12 Division Referee Coordinators.
- In U14, where there are fewer games, each team in the playoffs must fulfill two U14 referee assignments on both Saturday and Sunday of the opening weekend, for a total of four assignments. These assignments are not necessarily “married” to the games immediately preceding or following your team’s game, but it is probably more convenient to schedule your assignments that way. All requests to center referee matches in U14 need to be personally requested by contacting the Regional Referee Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Assistant Regional Referee Administrator (email@example.com). You may not AR or CR your own child’s game. In U14, all center referees need to be, at minimum, Advanced referees or pending Advanced referees (that is, referees who have taken the Advanced course and are awaiting the Advanced assessment). Any exceptions to this policy must be cleared first by the U14 Division Referee Coordinators.
***Please, please, please sign up for these required assignments right away as we need to get a sense of what games are covered as soon as possible.***
Teams that do not meet their above-mentioned playoff obligations will not advance in the playoffs.