Self-Scheduling Rules and Guidelines for Fall Core Season

If you are already familiar with the self-scheduling Rules and Guidelines, and registered as a referee in InLeague, and registered/current with National (eAYSO–which you need to do every year)…  use the Referee Schedule Sign-up 

REFEREE SELF-SCHEDULING RULES and GUIDELINES:

5U and 6U Referee Volunteers

In 5U and 6U, parents referee the games in which their children play.

You don’t have to “sign up” on the self-scheduling on-line platform–just come prepared to jump in and have FUN!!!  Remember to wear your Yellow Referee T-Shirt (and whistle) so we don’t confuse you with one of the kids having so much fun out there!

During the 1st three weeks of play the “team” splits into two “mini-teams” which play against each other.  Therefore each team must provide a referee.

During the subsequent weeks of play, the “team” splits into two “mini-teams” which plays against another team’s “mini-team”.  Therefore each team must provide a referee for one of the simultaneous games for their players.

7U and 8U Referee Volunteers

In 7U and 8U, parents may still referee the same games in which their children play.  Isn’t that awesome?!

In soccer, usually there are three officials (at least) managing a game.  At these young age levels (7U-8U), however, the field is so small and the play so ‘casual/fun‘ that one official (Referee) is usually enough. That said, if you have plenty volunteers, recruit a couple Assistant Referees to run the touchlines–it’s good practice for them and makes it feel like a real game for the KIDS!

In 7U, the HOME team is to provide a center referee (and hopefully one assistant referee; while the away team can hopefully provide the other assistant referee). You don’t have to “sign up” on the self-scheduling on-line platform–just come prepared to jump in and have FUN!!!  Remember to wear your Yellow Referee T-Shirt (and whistle) so we don’t confuse you with one of the kids having so much fun out there!

8U Referees must be certified as a “Regional Referee”

In 8U, if your child’s team is the HOME team, please provide the official(s).  The home team is to provide a center referee and hopefully two assistant referees on the touchline. (Note: for 8U the Referees need to have “Regional Referee Certification“—they have to have taken the “Regional Referee Course.”)

  7U and 8U Referees: Please  use the Referee Schedule Sign-up to put yourself into a slot  

10U Referee Volunteers

In 10U parents may not referee games that their own child is playing in. Sorry 🙁

10U Referees must be certified as a “Regional Referee”

Please read the instructions below carefully before taking a slot.  Incorrect self-scheduling will result in your being removed from the schedule.

10U Referees: Please  use the Referee Schedule Sign-up to put yourself into a slot  

In 10U, if your child’s team is the HOME team, please provide  a three-person referee team to officiate the game immediately preceding the child’s game on the same pitch.  Note:  If your child’s is the “home team” for the first game of the day, you’ll need to provide the ref team for the last match of the day on that same field. (That’s just the way it has to go, sorry.)

For Example: The Clover “Pit” field will usually host a 10U Girls game at the end of the day each Saturday, after hosting nothing but 10U Boys games for most of the day.  The home team of the 10U Boys game that plays first on the field that Saturday is responsible for providing referees for that 10U Girls game at the end of the day.

Note: If you are NOT the “Home” team on that given day, you may NOT sign up for a time slot on the upcoming weekend until 9AM Monday morning. We want to leave the slots available to the HOME team’s referee volunteers, initially, so they can take those slots and work their way towards getting their required “15 points.”

Once Monday morning rolls around, any qualified referee can sign up for any game slot that is open for the upcoming weekend, and as many as they would like!

12U Referee Volunteers

In 12U matches, parents may not referee the games that their own child is playing in. Sorry 🙁

12U Referees must be certified as a “Intermediate Referee” to be the ‘Center Referee’ (or have taken and passed the Intermediate Referee Course). Regional Referees may be the ‘Assistant Referees’

Please read the instructions below carefully before taking a slot.  Incorrect self-scheduling will result in your being removed from the schedule.

12U Referees:  use the Referee Schedule Sign-up 

In 12U, if your child’s team is the HOME team, please provide (at least) two referees (both AR’s is ok) for the game immediately preceding your child’s game. Note:  If your child’s is the “home team” for the first game of the day, you’ll need to provide the ref team for the last match of the day on that same field. (That’s just the way it has to go, sorry.)

Note: If you are not the “Home” team, as a volunteer referee you may NOT sign up for a time slot for the coming weekend until 9AM Monday morning.  We want to leave the slots available to the HOME team’s referee volunteers, initially, so they can take those slots and work their way towards getting their required “15 points.”

Once Monday morning rolls around, any qualified referee can sign up for any game slot that is open for the upcoming weekend, and as many as they would like!

14U

In 14U matches, parents do not referee the games in which their children play.

14U Referees must be certified as an “Advanced Referee” to be the ‘Center Referee’ (or have taken and passed the Advanced Referee Course). Regional Referees may be the ‘Assistant Referees’ if comfortable at this level of play.

…  use the Referee Schedule Sign-up 

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:

  1. Go to https://inleague.ayso20.org/
  2. Log in using the email address and password you originally used when you registered as a referee this season (i.e., the Fall 2018 Season).
  3. (If you haven’t already registered as a Referee for this season, follow our instructions here)
  4. After you’ve logged in, click on the “Referees” tab on the right side of the page, then click on “Referee Schedule Signup.”
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. You’ll see a grid with all the games on that day in that division.  (The HOME team will be listed first.)
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

“OOPS, I need to cancel the slot I signed up for !!!”

If you are need to cancel/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 Assistant Regional Referee Administrator, arra@ayso20.org, and request to be removed from the schedule–it’s no biggy!!!   Don’t worry if it’s a last minute cancellation, we can usually get a replacement. (But please try not to be too last-minute.)

WHEN can you sign up for games ???      To review……

One of the problems we face (as schedulers) is that some of the referee slots are grabbed before the assigned/allowed/responsible HOME team can sign up for them.  So we ask that you do not assign yourself to games that are supposed to be be officiated by the team assigned/allowed/responsible for supplying referees to that match–the Home Team.  These volunteers are allowed/supposed to sign up for their designated slots by 9AM Monday for the upcoming weekend’s games).

Home Team Refereesthis means you need to be able to sign up for the slots early enough!!!  By Monday morning!!!

This may require some “planning ahead.”  I know our busy schedules are a “fluid” thing, but you will just have to work hard at this in order to get signed up (and collect those “points”).  In previous seasons, Home Team parents waited until late in the week to sign up for their slots—that makes my job, that of ensuring a full referee crew for each game, very difficult (and stressful). Trying to make sure 20-30 slots get filled, in the wee hours Thursday or Friday night, is no fun! So help me out and sign up for your slots early, my Home team friends.

Again, If you are the HOME team on a given weekend, you are supposed to be supplying referees for the game directly before your child’s game.  Note: if your child is on the HOME Team playing in the first game of the day on a particular field, you are responsible for signing up to referee the last game of the day on that field. Sorry.

Please sign up for those assignments by 9AM on the Monday before that next weekend’s game.

Come and Get It!!!    If by 9AM, on the Monday before the next weekend’s slate of games, there are slots available (and there will be), any and all qualified/certified/eAYSO-registered referee can take any open slot(s) they desire.

To Repeat: For referee volunteers representing the AWAY team,  please wait until 9AM Monday morning before signing up for referee slots for the coming weekend’s games.

  • WHO is qualified to referee the different age groups/divisions???

  • 8U Officials (those that have taken the “8U Official” course) are only qualified to Referee at 7U and below.  If you feel comfortable you may AR the 8U games as long as there is a Regional Referee as the Center Referee. You should not CR at the 8U division.
  • Regional (Basic) Referee– is qualified to CR (or AR) at 8U and 10U divisions. If you have taken the Intermediate Course and are working towards your upgrade, you can CR the 12U division games.
  • Regional referees may, within their comfort/skill level, AR at any of the older divisions (12U-14U) as well.
  • Intermediate Referee– (and referees that have taken and passed the Intermediate Referee course) are qualified to center referee at 12U and below.
  • Advanced Referee– (and referees that have taken and passed the Advanced Referee course) are qualified to center referee at 14U and below.

 

“HEY, I was at a game, a ref didn’t show, so I filled in for that slot !!!”

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 5U, 6U, and 7U however–but thanks so much for helping out!).   You can get credit for the match by going 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 PLAYOFFS, PRELIMINARY ROUNDS (FIRST WEEKEND OF PLAY)

Here is the Playoff Scheduling Policy for Referees for the first weekend of play only:

  • In 10U, the home team (first team listed on the schedule) supplies two referees and the away team supplies one referee for the game immediately preceding theirs on the same pitch, regardless of gender.  The 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 12U, the home team supplies one referee and the away team supplies one referee for the game preceding theirs. The 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 12U, 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 12U Division Referee Coordinators.
  • In 14U, where there are fewer games, each team in the playoffs must fulfill two 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 need to be personally requested by contacting the Regional Referee Administrator (rra@ayso20.org) or Assistant Regional Referee Administrator (arra@ayso20.org).  You may not AR or CR your own child’s game. In 14U, 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 14U 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.

Questions?:  Email rra@ayso20.org