Welcome or welcome back to Vienna Youth Soccer. We are looking forward to another great season and you referees are part of what makes VYS such a well run organization.
PLEASE READ THE REFEREE GUIDELINES PRIOR TO ONLINE SIGNUP.
ALSO REMEMBER WHAT GRADE YOU ARE CERTIFIED FOR: GRADE 9 IS LIMITED TO U-14 AND BELOW HOUSE AND MAY ONLY AR TRAVEL GAMES UP TO U-14 (however that will only be allowed after the referee has significant experience at the house level).
All new referees must complete ONE mentoring session before they may begin to referee games for VYS.
- April 13, 8:00 am , at Idylwood
- April 14, 3:30 pm , at Nottoway
You will be watching a game with our mentor.
- Please come in full uniform with all your gear.
- Please let the referee assignor know which session you will be attending. You are required to stay through the entire game. Attendance will be taken.
The first round of Referee Signup will start at midnight (12am) on April 4th to midnight (12am) April 5, 2013. Signup will NOT be on a first come; first serve basis so don’t bother staying up until midnight to request games. You can request 8 games in the first round of signup. More details can be found under the referee guidelines.
DO NOT MAKE ANY REQUESTS BEFORE APRIL 4TH.
POSTED GAME SCHEDULES
Please do not request more than 6 games and please do not signup prior to April 4th. You may go to MSL to look at the schedule. House games are currently posted, however, the schedules may change. ODSL, SFL and HSGL games will be posted once they are sent to me.
Once sign up closes, I will start assigning games. If receive an email saying your request has been declined, you may select another game. You may select a new game each time you are declined. You should never have more than 6 games requested at one time. Therefore, for games that your request is accepted you may not request another game until the second round of sign up is opened.
Assignments will be made based on experience and fairness. My goal is to get everyone 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 I will do my best to respect those wishes when assigning.
As it is in everyone’s best interest to have referees work two consecutive games, priority will be given to referees that request two games in a row. You are limited to two games in a row unless you request to work more games and I say it’s ok.
Please don’t leave holes in the schedule. By this I mean if there are six consecutive U10G games, you should either request games 1 & 2 or games 3 & 4 or games 5 & 6. If you request games 2 & 3, for example, you will likely not get the assignment.
Please remember that many, many referees will request the same games. I can only choose one referee per position.
I know this may seem confusing, especially for those of you new to VYS. I would again ask you to review the referee guidelines prior to April 4. Feel free to ask questions, I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
VYS Referee Assignor