Teams who have Referees and Assistant Referees can get Ref Points
Team standings will be substantially affected by Ref Points
Referee training and certification must be completed PRIOR to officiating games
Effective as of Aug 4, 2010
Just as players play games to earn Game Points and move the team they are Affiliated with up in the standings, Referees and Assistant Referees officiate games to earn Referee Points and move teams they are Affiliated with up in the standings. Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams in Fall Rec Regional Pool Competition. Teams that have Affiliated Referees and Assistant Referees assigning Referee Points to them will have a much better chance of winning an award than teams that do not.
Referees and Assistant Referees must be affiliated with a team in order to assign Referee Points to it. With the exception of Youth Referees officiating to award points to their own team, affiliation must be by birth or marriage.
Referee Points are used only during Fall Rec Regional Pool Competition; they are not used during the Fall Rec Regional Playoffs or any time after that until the next Fall season starts.
To qualify as a new referee you must have accomplished the following after the end of Fall Rec Regional Pool Competition of the previous year:
Teams can accumulate a maximum of 1 Referee GAME Point per Game Week.
Teams can accumulate the following maximums per Fall Rec Regional Pool Competition:
Maximum of 8 Referee GAME Points and/or Referee ADVISOR Points.
Maximum of 2 Referee BONUS Points from either a new referee or badge upgrade
Total Max of 10 Referee Points allowed.
A Game Week is Sunday through Saturday. The dates shown in the online Schedules are usually the last day of the Game Week because most games are played on Saturdays.
Submit a 'valid' Match Report:
NO 'valid' match report, NO points!
It is extremely important that you clearly understand what a Team Designation is and how to properly write it on a match report. A Team Designation is a Gender, U-Level, dash, and Team Number combined into one alphanumeric identification (i.e.: GU10-15 or BU14-8). The team number can easily be found by:
Any conflict regarding referee points must first be brought to the attention of the appropriate Division Coordinator who will then follow the proper channels. Coaches are not to directly contact the referee point administrator.
Any conflict regarding the interpretation of these Referee Points Guidelines shall be resolved by the Regional Commissioner and such determination shall be binding on the parties. If the Regional Commissioner determines that any provision in these Referee Points Guidelines is unenforceable or otherwise invalid, such determination shall not affect the remainder of these Referee Points Guidelines. In lieu of declaring any provision in these Referee Points Guidelines unenforceable or invalid, the Regional Commissioner shall have the authority to modify any such provision to the extent necessary to make such provision valid and enforceable.
For information on how to become a Referee or Assistant Referee visit our New Referees page, or contact the Regional Referee Administrator at RRA@tustinayso.org.
Tustin AYSO provides training to become a certified referee or assistant referee to individual's age 12 and older. The referee training course consists of 2 sessions, which complies with AYSO National requirements, which includes Safe Haven training. Arrangements to take the course must be made in advance with the Referee Administrator. The region, at no cost to the trainee, provides referee training and uniforms.