New Referee Informational Meeting

When:  7pm, Thursday February 22nd

Where:  NPHS Lecture Hall, Rm 265

There will be a brief meeting for any new, or 1st or 2nd referee.... or anyone on the fence thinking about becoming a soccer referee Thursday Feb. 22nd.  This is an excellent opportunity for any youth or adults looking to become involved in the game of soccer as a referee.  Parents of youth referees are strongly encouraged to attend as well.   We will be exploring all the common questions new referees typically have about becoming a referee.

This will be a very informal meeting designed to provide a platform for interested individuals to ask questions and get the information they need to prepare for becoming a soccer referee. There will be a brief presentation at 7pm followed by a Q&A session for the remainder of the evening.

Common questions of new referees:

How much will I make?

What do I have to do to become a referee?

Where do I buy a uniform?

How do I get paid?

When do I get paid?

How old do I need to be?

Do I need a background check?

Do I need to take concussion training?

How do I get games?

Can I referee tournaments?

How do I find a club's assignor?

What is an assignor?

Who do I contact with questions?

How do I log into game officials?

Where do I input my availability?

Why didn't I get assigned any games last season?

The list of question goes on and on and I am sure you each have a few more that I did not list here.  Whether you are still just thinking about the idea of becoming a referee or if you have already refereed a season but still have questions, please join us and take advantage of this opportunity to speak with other referees and learn from their experiences.

We will also be going over the new assigning system through the MNSRC website that is replacing Game Officials as our communication tool for assigning games.

All questions will either be answered at the meeting or we will follow up with you after the meeting via email with an answer.

Sincerely,

 

Ken Sulich

NPSC Referee Assignor

Referees are needed for the New Prague 2018 Fall Soccer season!

The New Prague Soccer Club continues to grow in numbers. With more teams playing in New Prague each year, we have an ever growing need for more referees. Please consider becoming a certified USSF Soccer Referee!   Both adult and youth referees are needed.  To prepare for the upcoming season, here are the steps each new referee will need to take:

  1. On the Minnesota State Referee Committee (MNSRC) website, pay your certification/ re-certification dues and complete your training.  Once certified, you will be able to begin requesting games.
  2. Order your referee gear (if on a budget, 1st year referees can get away with just buying a yellow short sleeve kit).
  3. Complete your your online Concussion Training through the CDC.
  4. Watch the MYSA video presentation on Team Check In and Game Reporting.  This is how you will check in teams before each game and then report all scores and incidents after your matches.  As we did last summer, the check in process will be done via a electronic passes and teams will no longer have physical player passes at the games.

Any questions can be directed to:

Referee Assignor - Ken Sulich (assignor@newpraguesoccer.com)

or

Referee Coordinator - Kris Beatrez (kbeatrez@gmail.com)

Referee Expectations and Policies

Being a referee is a great part time job that provides unique scheduling flexibility, great pay, and a chance to enjoy the outdoors while building your soccer skills and understanding of this great game. Referee experience looks wonderful on a resume, and you may have an opportunity to earn a letter of recommendation for your future endeavors. However, as with any job, there are responsibilities that go with the perks, and we must ensure we hold the highest expectations for all our referees so everyone can succeed.

Game Assignment Responsibilities

When you accept a game assignment, you are agreeing to cover this position on a given date and time. Expectations are that you arrive 30 minutes prior to kick off to check teams in and prepare for your game.  After the game, you are required to to report your game score and any incidents to the MYSA via their Affinity website.

We understand that your schedule can change you no longer may be able to cover your assignment.  Should you need to decline the position AFTER you have accepted it, you MUST notify the Referee Assignor as soon as possible.

No-Show Policy

  • First offense: You will be placed on game probation.
  • Second offense: You will not officiate with the club for the remainder of the season.

Sick Policy

If you are sick and cannot make your game assignment, you MUST notify the Referee Assignor in the morning. If you do not notify the Referee Assignor within a reasonable timeframe, it will be considered a 'no-show’.

NPSC is required to follow all rules as outlined in the MYSA Policy and Rules Manual related to the assigning and contracting of referees and assistant referees.  All referees must be assigned by a MNSRA certified assignor. 

NOTE:  Referees are independent contractors of the club and are not considered employees.  It is the referee's responsibility to re-certify annually.  

NEW Assigning System Now Open
Updated Jan 1, 2018

The new MNSRC assigning system is now open for registration. As referees, this year you will need to log into the MNSRC assigning system (Assignment on the referee menu) and register for New Prague Youth Soccer.  At our pre-season meeting, your assignor will provide further instructions as to how to get games through the SRC system.

Instructions for Assigning System

2018 New Prague Referee Pay

Age Group: Boys & Girls Center Referee AR#1 AR#2
U9, U10 $ 25.00 $               - $               -
U11, U12 $ 33.00 $23.00 $23.00
U13, U14 $ 39.00 $28.00 $28.00
U15, U16 $ 45.00 $34.00 $34.00
U17, U18 $ 60.00 $40.00 $40.00

 

(Referee payment will be via EFT in 2018!)