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Assignment Expectations

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Q. What type of assignments can I expect as a new referee?

A. As a new referee you will be assigned U11 and U12 games as AR (Assistant Referee) your initial year of refereeing Q. How are assignments determined for experienced referees?

A. All referees are given assignments based on age, experience and the need for game coverage.

Youth referees are assigned games based on age and experience. Referees are assigned Centers 2 years below your age.  For example if you are 13 you will be assigned U11, if you 15 you will be assigned up to U13. If you are 15 with 3 years experience you will be considered for up to U14 assignments. There can be exceptions based on performance and evaluations by an instructor, assessor or mentor.

Q. What about AR assignments?

A. AR assignments are also based on age and experience.  AR's are assigned 1-2 years below your age (2 years your initial year of refereeing). With experience you will be assigned older age groups. There can be exceptions based on performance and evaluations by an instructor, assessor or mentor.

Typical Assignment Matrix - Youth Referees



AgeExpAssignmentExpAssignmentExpAssignmentExpAssignmentExpAssignment
120U11 AR
131U11 CR/U12 AR0U12 AR
142U12 CR/U13 AR1U12 CR/U13 AR0U12CR/U12 AR
153U13 CR/U14 AR2U13 CR/U14 AR1U13 CR/U13 AR0U13 CR/U13 AR
164U14 CR/U14 AR3U14 CR/U14 AR2U14 CR/U14 AR1U14 CR/U14 AR0U14 CR/U14 AR
175U15 CR/U15 AR4U15 CR/U15 AR3U15 CR/U15AR2U15 CR/U15AR1U14 CR/U14AR
186U16 CR/U16 AR5U16 CR/U16 AR4U16 CR/U16 AR3U16 CR/U16 AR2U16 CR/U16 AR

Assignment Matrix - Adult Referees



AgeExpAssignment
Adult0U12 CR/U14AR
Adult1U13 CR/U14 AR
Adult2U14 CR/U14 AR
Adult3U15 CR/U16 AR
Adult4U16 CR/U18 AR






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