Referees are eligible for assignments based on two criteria. First, a referee cannot center a game for an age group that is older than two years younger than their age. So, if you are 13 years old you cannot center an age group older than U11. Second, you must satisfy the below criteria for game expertience. Note that these are the minimum criteria and achieving the required number of games does not automatically advance you to the next level of eligibility.
- Level 1 - U9/U10 Centers or U11/12 ARs
- Level 2 - U11/U12 Centers or U14 ARs - requires a minimum of 1 season refereeing, at least 10 games and permission of the Director of Referees
- Level 3 - U14 Centers or U16/U19 ARs - requires a minimum of 2 seasons refereeing, at least 20 games (of which at least 6 must be U12 centers) and permission of the Director of Referees
- Level 4 - U16/U19 Centers - requires a minimum of 4 seasons refereeing, at least 30 games (of which at least 10 must be U14 centers), minimum age 18 and permission of the Director of Referees
Any questions about eligibility for assignment at any level should be directed to the VYS Director of Referees, not the Referee Assignor.
When Round One of signup closes,
The referee assignor will make assignments based on experience and fairness. The goal is to get every referee at least 10 games if that’s what they want to work.
If there are siblings, parents or friends that would like to work games together, please email in advance and the referee assignor will do her best to respect those wishes when assigning. Please remember that many, many referees will request the same games. The referee asssignor can only choose one referee per position. Those decisions will be made on experience and fairness.
To request a game assignment, login to MySoccerLeague.com. An open/unassigned game will have an I’d Like It button that you select to request that game. After you request a game, you will receive a follow-up e-mail confirming whether or not you have been assigned that game.
If you are not assigned a game, it is most likely because several referees requested the same game and the Referee Assignor assigned it to just one of them. The Referee Assignor distributes assignments as fairly as possible.
If a game is open/unassigned and you do not see an I Like It button, try removing your date of birth from your user profile to get the button to appear. If you are still having a problem, please contact the VYS Referee Assignor for assistance.
If you did not request a game that was assigned to you by the Referee Assignor, then you MUST login to MySoccerLeague.com to accept/decline that game assignment as soon as possible. If you do not accept the assignment by Tuesday midnight before the game, that game will be returned to the open games list.
Questions? Please contact the VYS Referee Assignor.