Rules for Self-Assign
idea is that you NEVER leave a single game out there
no one else will likely want to take.
any given day, a field may have 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 games on it
Two games on the field – you take both of
the field has 3 games on it, you take all three
the field has 4 games on it you have three choices:
a. Take all four
b. Take the FIRST two
c. Take the LAST two
If the field has 5 games then...
a. Take the first three or the last three
b. Take the first two or the last two
c. Take all 5 ("Iron Man" award!)
If there are 6 or 7 games then take as many as you want but don't leave the
first (early) game nor
the last (late) game and don’t leave a "game in the middle" either.
the idea is that you
NEVER leave a single game out there
one else will likely want
*These rules all
“disappear” the evening before any still-open
point, take whatever you
How Referee Ranks Work
Every game is assigned a rank which is a measure of the level of
difficulty for that game. G2 (U8) game is easier to do than a High
School Rec game. So the G2 game has a lower rank than does the HS Rec
And how it applies to self-assign
Similarly all referees have a rank (actually, two ranks - we'll get to
that) which defines the assignor's perceived level of game that the
referee is capable of working. Referees have two ranks - one for the
level of games that s/he can work as the Center (or Solo) Referee and
another for the level of games s/he can work as an Assistant Referee.
New youth referees - with no game history - are assigned the easiest
games to work. For THJSL these are the G3 (3rd Grade) games. It turns out
that the G2 (2nd Grade) games are actually more difficult: new coaches,
new parents, new players - these need a referee with some experience.
As the referee works more games and gains both experience and confidence the
assignor will raise the referee's rank(s) so they can work higher level
you log on to OregonSoccerCentral you will find some games with green
plus-sign icons and some with little emall icons. Those with the green
plus signs are the ones you can self-assign: your rank is equal to or
greater than the rank of that assignment. Click on the plus sign and go
through the short self-assign process.
The positions with the
email icon are ranked higher than your rank for that assignment.
Clicking on the icon lets you send a request to the assignor for the
game. NOW - THIS IS
you need to provide some good reason you think you can do the game. The
assignor has your rank set too low - so you need to explain why you
think it is too low. (If all you add to the note is "I want to do this
game" I'll just hit the "Delete" button on your email.)
Turning Back Games
you sign up for games and then turn them back you are NOT released from
those games until the Referee Assignor takes you off those games. That
means you can't take some other games - you are still locked into the
first ones. So be careful if you're turning back one set of games in
hopes of taking a different set. By the time the Referee Assignor gets
you released from the first set, the new set might be already taken by
another referee. If that happens, then you might be out of luck because
someone else will have taken your original games!