Becoming a Certified Referee. To referee games for the Club, you must be a USSF certified referee. There are two entry level referee certifications (Grade 8 and Grade 9). Once certified, annual recertification is required to keep your license active. The KSRA website provides additional information on referee certification (www.kyreferee.com). You can click on the following links for upcoming course information on Grade 8/9 Referee Courses and Recert/Bridge Courses.
Getting on the Referee List. The Referee Assignor maintains a list of referees interested in officiating games for the Club. If you would like to be added to the Club's list of referees, you will need to Register in gameofficials.net.
Referee Assignments. The Referee Assignor schedules and assigns all referees for games on CCNSC fields. Gameofficials.net is used by the assignor to manage the referee assignment process.
Referee Availability. Each week referees indicate their availability to referee games by updating their availability in Gameofficials.net. The availability for weekend games needs to be updated by Monday at 5 pm before the weekend games to be played on Saturday, or Sunday and updating their weekday availability by Thursday at 5 pm for games to be played the following Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Assigning Referees. The Referee Assignor assigns games based on their level of certification, experience, and feedback received on their performance. Each week the Referee Assignor works through a host of variables on game times, locations, age, gender, level of competition and assigns referees based on Club needs and referee availability. Individual game assignments will be emailed weekly and will need to be accepted or declined.within the given time period.
"No Shows" Referees still get paid when one or both teams are a "No Show". To get paid, the center referee must complete the Team No Show Form. The Referee Assignor will distribute payment to referees who are owed ref fees for a team that did not show up for a game.
Pay Scale and Game Modifications Please print the Pay Scale and Game Modificiations document so you can use as a reference when you are officiating.
USSF Game Report. Referees must complete USSF Game Report if you eject a coach or player from a game or if there is a serious injury during a game. The referee is responsible for completing the report within 48 hours.
Feedback On Referees. Coaches and referees are encouraged to provide feedback to the Club to help us help our referees improve or simply to call out a job well done. Send email with feedback to the Referee Assignor and the Head Referee. Include the date and time of the game, the field number, and the teams involved so that we can match the games with the referees.