Games Needing Referees
Referees are reminded that to be considered for any of these available assignments, they must be actively engaged in the following Daily To-Do activities.
- Update Arbiter calendar daily
- Blocks for next week are due Thursday
- Check Arbiter schedule daily
- Read all assignor emails daily
- File game reports within 48 hours
Additional Information about Available Assignments
If you are interested in one or more of these available assignments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as quickly as possible. These assignments tend to go very fast and are often filled on a first requested, first assigned basis. Referees who regularly volunteer to pick up available assignments are appreciated by the assignor. It is also a good way to get your name in front of the assignor frequently.
There are approximately 250 games each week and over 400 available assignments during the soccer season. More assignments are available during the spring season than there are during the fall season due to high school soccer. However, for the same reason, there are fewer referees who can fill the available assignments during the fall season.
The relationship between a referee and assignor is that of a partnership. Each of the partners has a specific set of duties and obligations. For the referee, this entails showing up for each assignment on time and ready to go with knowledge, tools of the trade and professional dress. It also includes items like those set forth in the bulleted list above in the Reminders section. For the assignor, it includes evenly distributing available assignments to referees qualified to handle a particular match. It also includes an obligation to the leagues to fill all of the available assignments each week during the season. As partners, referees assist the assignor in fulfilling this last obligation.
If you ever have questions, please make sure you have reviewed the videos available on the Videos page, checked the articles on the Frequently Asked Questions page, as well as checking the support materials published on the Arbiter Sports website.