Referees Corner

Referees and Referee Scheduling

All district, in-house & interlocked scheduled games (with the exception of U5/6/7 & U8) will have a referee supplied by NCUSC. All referee assignments will be done by the Referee Coordinator. NCUSC will be responsible for compensating the assigned referees for their time.

THE REFEREE SCHEDULER/COORDINATOR IS (click name to send email):

Sue will be responsible for scheduling referees based on the weekly Home Field/Game Schedules. The referees will be sent to the fields for the scheduled game times. Any changes to games must be communicated to Sue, BY TELEPHONE, with sufficient time for her to cancel or move a referee accordingly.

IF ALL COQUITLAM FIELDS ARE CLOSED, SUE WILL AUTOMATICALLY CANCEL ALL REFEREES

IF CERTAIN FIELDS ARE CLOSED, SUE WILL AUTOMATICALLY CANCEL THE REFEREES FOR CLOSED FIELDS, UNLESS THE GAME HAS BEEN RE-ASSIGNED TO A DIFFERENT FIELD BY THE FIELD COORDINATOR. IN THIS CASE, SUE WILL REASSIGN THE REFEREES ACCORDINGLY.

If you have to cancel your game, FOR ANY REASON, it is your responsibility to contact Sue, so she has sufficient time to cancel the referee, and thus save the referee costs for the cancelled game. Any team failing to do this will have one(1) “mulligan”. A second incident will have to be paid for from team funds, or referees will not be assigned for future home games.

For exhibition (friendly) games where the team is requesting a referee in attendance, the team official is required to contact the Referee Coordinator with sufficient time to have a referee assigned & scheduled. Each team will have up to one (1) exhibition game with a referee paid for by NCUSC. If a team wishes to have more than one (1) exhibition game with a referee, it will be the responsibility of the team officials to pay the referee directly. The fee for the assigned referee, for exhibition (friendly) games will be in accordance with the Club Referee payment schedule and will not exceed what the Club would pay for their time. The Referee Coordinator will advise of this fee at time of booking and the scheduled referee will be notified that the amount to be paid will be reimbursed by the home team official.

NCUSC HAS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ABUSE OF GAME OFFICIALS
Any coach, player, parent, or other spectator FROM NCUSC who abuses a game official, in any way, will be dealt with severely under this ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY.

This includes physical abuse, or threat of physical abuse, verbal abuse, foul or abusive language, attempting to influence calls in any way, or attempting to influence how a referee calls a game.

It is NCUSC’s right to remove anyone from the Club, who abuses a Game Official. The Club, District, or B.C. Soccer, all have the right to make teams/Clubs post monetary performance bonds. Should this happen, it will be the Team’s responsibility to pay such bonds or any fines incurred.

Please remember, we have many young referees who are trying their best, and who are learning to referee by officiating non-competitive games. We expect a positive environment for them to work in.

Any positive feedback or criticism of a non – competitive referees performance should be directed to the Referee Scheduler/Coordinator.

All competitive referees are carded, registered, and take a yearly refresher course. Please make sure you are as refreshed on all Rules of the Game before criticizing the referees performance.

FAIR PLAY TO ALL!