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2023 TEAM REFEREE Guidelines
(updated 7/13/2023)

Our games cannot proceed without referees. A game without referees is unsafe and fails to teach our players the proper aspects of the game. To ensure games are staffed with trained referee teams ALL teams (except 6U) must provide at least one designated team referee (2 or 3 eases scheduling). Encourage your parents to become referees! We will train them!

U7/U8 Referees:
This year, EACH team's referee will referee half of each of their team's matches. The team referees will decide for themselves who is the first-half referee and who is the second-half referee.
Each Referee will handle game cards for their own teams, recording scores, substitutions, and goalkeeper "quarters". Referees will also keep a separate record of goals scored in a match wallet, check the game cards to see that they match, sign the game cards, and turn the game cards in to the referee tent.

Team Referee Points Policy

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to see the Team Referee Points for U10 – U14 teams, plus Extra teams.
This list is usually updated within a few days after each week's games.

To provide incentives for teams to provide team referees, team referee points will be included in determining which teams receive trophies and/or advance to Area Playoffs.

CORE 10U-14U Referees:
The Team Referee System, follows a “provide-what-you-use” approach. In other words, each week, every team “uses” 1.5 referee resources per game (3 referees per game divided by two teams).
Referee points are no longer added to team game points earned in the Division Standings. They will be included with the standings for informational purposes.

Teams will receive points for referee volunteering as follows:

  1. Teams can earn a maximum of 16 referee points during the season.
  2. Maximum accumulated team referee points during the season is limited to "X + 5", where X is the Week Number (yes, I am a Math person). This allows teams to catch up on referee points during the season but it also prevents front-loading. Referees are needed every single week.
  3. Referee points can be earned by as many different referees as you have representing your team (limited by the two rules above).
  4. A team must earn at least 11 referee points during the season to qualify for area playoffs and to be awarded trophies.
  5. A referee will earn 2 points for their team for completing a Center Referee assignment and 1 point for completing an Assistant Referee assignment. We encourage referees to "work the center." We will train you!
  6. If all referee positions are filled for a particular Saturday, 1 referee point will be earned to referees who sign up for a “stand-by” spot and show up to stand by (see below).
  7. Referee points can also be earned by referees during Region 9’s Adult League and Extra League games that play on Sundays. These spots require more experience, though. Every effort should be made to fulfill your points on Saturdays.  However if all slots are full on Saturday, Sundays are an option.

Important: Team Referee Points will be updated each week. After two weeks, these referee points become final. If there are any challenges to the published referee points, those challenges must be raised with the referee staff no more than two weeks following the week in question

Extra Team Referees (suspended for 2023):
Every Home Extra Match has three experienced referees from our Region's referee pool. 
Therefore, on weekends when each Extra team is home, that Extra Team will fill three referee spots at 10U/12U/14U/Extra/Standby matches. (Not U7/U8.)

AYSO United Team Referees:
AYSO United teams "pay back to the Region" by volunteering as referees.
Steve Brown will provide the requirements of the teams.

Stand-by Spots:
Stand-By Spots are opened once all other similar slots are filled.
There are three stand-by spots for each U10 math time. The "center referee" spot on The System is not only for center referees.
Signing up for a Stand-By Spot is worth 1 Referee Point.
Stand-by Referees shall stay at the tent and be available as needed for the whole time the spot requires. Needs can include:
  Filling in for a referee who doesn't show.
  Filling in for a referee who gets injured.
  Being responsible for tent administration when Staff is away.
  Getting more ice and water from the Snack Shack.
  Handing out water for referees at their halftimes.

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