Why be a Referee?
No soccer game sanctioned by California Youth Soccer League or US Club can be played without a referee licensed by the United States Soccer Federation. TPSC trains and helps anyone interested to become a licensed referee. Also we need qualified referees to insure player safety and to promote play in accordance with the Laws of the Game.
For adults, refereeing provides an opportunity to:
Promote player safety.
Contribute to the community and children’s teams.
Lend maturity to the competitive (and often emotional) environment in which games are played.
Be a role model.
Learn a new skill and the Laws of the Game.
For younger people (under 18), refereeing provides an opportunity to:
Earn money ($10-$40 depending on age group and classification of game).
Develop decision making skills.
Develop confidence and maturity.
Learn the Laws of the Game.
- An opportunity for Community Service.
TPSC Referee Coordinator is Alexa Garratt. Referee Assignor is Kim Stibich. You may reach both at: firstname.lastname@example.org
** Read: Advice for New Referees
Sign Up for Games (Online)
Licensed Grade 8 or Grade 9 referees may request to be assigned to officiate games for the TPSC recreational and competitive leagues. Games will be asssigned through our referee assignor site.
- First make sure that your referee license is current. Your badge should say 2016 or 2017. If you are not current, make sure you renew your license every year at http://www.cnra.net/registration/grade-8-registration-renewal/
FOR REFEREES NEW TO GAMEOFFICIALS.NET
- Go to www.gameofficials.net
- Click on NEW OFFICIAL? in the left side menu bar
- Enter the Group Number 1129 and the Access Code 1129 and click CONTINUE
- Complete the new user sign-up form. Make sure you enter the following in MY INFO: your mailing address, your social security number, your email address, your cell phone number, your USSF ID numbers (from your Referee Registration). You will NOT be paid unless your profile information is complete.
- You may create your own username and password when you are done.
FOR REFEREES WHO HAVE A GAMEOFFICIALS.NET ACCOUNT ALREADY
- Log in to www.gameofficials.net
- Click on MY ASSIGNORS
- Click on JOIN NEW GROUP
- Enter the Group Number 1129 and Access Code 1129 and click CONTINUE
FOR ALL REFEREES
- This is YOUR job. YOU took the course. YOU passed the test. Take responsibility for your personal and professional schedule. If your parent is signing you up for games online, it is still YOUR responsibility to show up for work. Make sure you check your assignments frequently. Write to me when you have questions or issues. I want to hear from YOU. Parental oversight is also welcome and even necessary at times but parents, please remember that this is your child's job.
- Make sure your MY INFO page is all filled in
- Add in your availability for the weekends, and/or, request games for games that you can work.
- If you are requesting games, REMEMBER that you should only request games that you are qualified for in terms of age and experience!! If you have never been a center referee, please email me and we can send a referee mentor to support you on your first center ref assignment. If you are a first year referee, please look to sign up for recreational games needing an AR to start.
Getting Assignments to Officiate TPSC games:
Once you have registered with GameOfficials.net, log into your account and choose make sure your “IDENTITY” has Tiburon Peninsula Soccer Club chosen.
- Set your availability, either by month, day or hours within a specific date.
- You must be "Available" in order to see potential game assignments on that day or time.
- Take care to be accurate. If you say you are available ALL DAY, but have your own soccer game at 10:00am, you may be placed in an assignment that you cannot fulfill. This is your responsibility to manage, not TPSC's.
Once you have set your availability, you can "Self-Assign" yourself to games. Self-Assigning really means that you are REQUESTING a game. It does not mean you are actually assigned to work that game yet.
- View future games by day, week or month.
- If a game still needs a referee, it will appear GREEN in the right column under "Officials."
- Click on "Request Game."
- You may request up to 4 games on a given day.
- You are not assigned to work that game until you receive confirmation from the TPSC Referee Assignor.
- Once you've requested a game(s), the Assignor will decide if it is an appropriate game for your experience level and age. But, please do not request games that you are not qualified for.
- If you are assigned to a game, you will receive a notification about the assignment.
- YOU MUST ACCEPT/CONFIRM THAT YOU WILL WORK THE GAME!
- Upon logging back in, you will see a message box in the top, right corner showing you have "Unaccepted Games." Click on this.
- You can see the games that are being offered. Click ACCEPT and then SAVE.
- If you DECLINE a game, you need to explain why. Repeatedly declining games may result in fewer offers of future games.
- If you fail to ACCEPT a game within 48 hours of being offered the assignment, the Assignor may remove you from that game. The program automatically removes you after a period of no response so please accept or decline in a timely manner.
- Once you have ACCEPTED a game, you will receive a confirming notification and a reminder a few days before the game.
You can set your own preferences about how to receive notifications, changes and reminders about your assignments.
- Under "Personal Information" you can set communication preferences.
- Specify if you prefer to receive emails or texts about your game assignments.
- Save your preferences.
To receive payment, you must enter your Social Security number under "Personal Information."
Referee Cheat Sheet
We have teams playing in many different playing leagues with many sets of modified rules.
TPSC holds at least one entry-level course each year. You can check the www.cnra.net website for information on local courses. You will need to renew your license each year and pay a renewal fee. You can only do this via the www.cnra.net site.
There are many other local referee courses in the area each spring and summer. If our own dates don’t work out for you, you can often sign up for courses with our sister leagues in Mill Valley, Central Marin, Dixie (San Rafael) or others. All approved courses are listed on the CNRA website! Just look for Entry Level, Grade 8 Referee Courses in the West Region.
Safety Note about Goalposts!
Since 1979, there have been 27 deaths in the United States alone from goalposts that have fallen over on players. DO NOT USE unanchored goalposts. Period! Before practice and games, make sure that the posts are anchored/staked/weighted to the ground. If you find goalposts that are not anchored for games, let the club know immediately.
Please read the document on concussion protocol. click HERE
Dear Parents, Coaches, Managers:
The TPSC is responsible for providing referees for all of our Competitive Division home games. Failure to do so will result in forfeiting the match. For obvious reasons, it is important that we train as many people as possible to become certified referees!