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The USSRC site is dedicated to guide, effectively communicate to, inform and update referees of all levels within the state. It is designed to provide a common point of reference to the vast collection of resources available to soccer referees. The resources are focused on supporting the common goals of professionalism, training, growth and service to the game.



Provide Your RefPay Details to Adult League For Payment

Please update your RefPay Details in LeagueMan, the Adult League Management System. Use the following instructions to do so:

  1. Log into Adult Sytem (Click Here to log in )
  2. Click on the main menu item Referee , sub menu RefPay Details
  3. This action should bring up 1 row of data with your name and email address
  4. Under the Actions column (far right column), click on the pencil looking icon to put the system into edit mode. You may need to scroll to the right depending on the width of your browser to display this column
  5. In edit mode, fill in your Refpay Username and Refpay Account Number
  6. When done, be sure to save it by clicking on the floppy looking icon, (top icon) in the Actions column


All Youth Referees Must Be Registered In Affinity And Refpay

ALL REFEREES MUST BE REGISTERED IN AFFINITY AND REFPAY to be assigned games and get paid. The instructions below are for anyone who is still not set up with RefPay, or with Affinity or have not updated your profile in Affinity with your RefPay username and account #.


A.) If you already have RefPay and Affinity accounts, you simply need to update your Affinity account profile with your RefPay username and account number

To update your profile:

  1. Go to http://uysa-referee.sportsaffinity.com/reg
  2. Login using your username and password (reset password if needed)
  3. Click the Edit button under "My Info"
  4. Fill in the RefPay username (same as Arbiter RefPay Username)
  5. Fill in your RefPay account # (same as Arbiter RefPay Account #)
  6. Click "Save Changes"
Here is a YouTube video showing how to Update Your Affinity Referee Account http://youtu.be/6b7pxPmEcO4
(If the edit process doesn't work correctly, call Holly at 801-307-5150)


B.) If you do not have a RefPay account, you first need to set one up
(If you have any problems in the process call RefPay Support at 801-576-9436)

A couple of key things to do prior to setting up a RefPay account
  1. Have a email address that is unique to you and not shared with any other family member thatís a referee.
  2. Have your Social Security Number (or Equivalent) ready along with your bank account info ready in case you use associated payment option (see info below on Payment Options)

To set up a RefPay account:
  1. Go to www.refpay.com
  2. Click on "Sign Up Today"
  3. Select " Sports Official" and click "next"
  4. Fill our registration information (this also provides info for 1099)
  5. In Step 5 (in RefPay) you be asked if you want to have your funds automatically transferred into your bank account when they become available. If you click yes, every time funds are transferred RefPay will charge you a convenience fee of $1.50. However, you can manually log in and transfer funds free of charge as another option. If you want the free option click "NO"
  6. In Step 7 you will need to setup your own username, password and pin number
  7. Another option for payment is through transferring funds to a Debit Card for a one-time cost of $3.95. Select this option if you want the debit card.
  8. Your games are not assigned through Arbiter so select "No" and ignore the following screen.
  9. Select the Terms and Conditions and youíre done.
  10. You will be taken to your home page. From here go to "Accounts and write down your username and account number for setting up an account in Affinity.


C.) If you are a brand new referee and/or have never been in the Affinity system, you need to register with Affinity:
  1. Go to www.uysa-referee.sportsaffinity.com
  2. Click "Begin Registration"
  3. Complete the registration
  4. Make sure to fill in the RefPay username (same as Arbiter RefPay Username) and your RefPay account # (same as Arbiter RefPay Account #)
  5. Once you have done so email Holly Gundred at hgundred@utahyouthsoccer.net and let her know you are registered!


D.) Referees must file report to get paid
  1. To ensure prompt payment, Center Referee is required to fill out a game report within 24 hrs.
  2. Assistant Referees can check on game report 24 hrs. after the match and if not completed, can enter scores themselves and confirm the referees
  3. If a report is not completed, no fees will be paid for the match.
  4. To report match results, log on to www.
  5. Match report includes:
    1. Score and a record of who scored the goals
    2. Misconducts (includes explanation in comments)
    3. Confirmation that the referees assigned the match showed and participated
The following video shows the game reporting process: http://youtu.be/5mh-U2ShVMw

E.) To transfer funds to your bank account, RefPay Debit Card or by check:
  1. Go to www.refpay.com
  2. Sign in
  3. Select "Transfer" tab on left
  4. Select payment option
  5. Fill out the request form


Hand Shake Policy

In an effort to help eliminate issues concerning referee abuse, coaches and players being sent off after a match is concluded and to improve sportsmanship overall, the following procedure has been approve and is to be followed in all UYSA matches, effectively immediately.

1-After the coin toss and before taking the field, the officials and players (subs can be included) will line up on the field. The referee will notify the home team captain to lead his team down the line and shake the official's and opponent's hands. Once this is done the visiting team captain will lead his team down the line to shake the official's hands. Starters will then take their positions on the field for the opening whistle. This can take place at the half-line with teams on the same side of the field or in the center of the field if teams are on opposite sides.

2-At the end of the game the officials will move off the field and conduct a brief post-game review. Teams may then participate in any post-game demonstration of sportsmanship they wish such as lines of teams shaking hands, individual show of sportsmanship, etc. Game officials WILL NOT participate in these activities and may only observe from a distance. Only those players and coaches wishing to show good sportsmanship to the officials should approach them following the game

3- The authority, responsibilities and duties of the referees will still be in effect until the referee has left the field area and any post-game misconduct should be dealt with per Laws of the Game. Also, should the situation warrant, referees are encouraged to vacate the area to avoid confrontation with coaches, players or spectators who insist on confronting referees in an abusive manner.


UYSA REFEREE POINTS OF EMPHASIS AND REMINDERS

GAME REPORTS
Game reports are due to be entered in Affinity within 24 hours of the game. If you need help logging in to Affinity please call us at 801.307.5150.

If for any reason, you are unable to post a game report after you have successfully logged on, email your report to hgundred@utahyouthsoccer.net. This should only be the exception and not your normal mode of reporting.

When entering cautions, red cards, or ejections - please make sure you are choosing the correct type of red card. A Violent Red Card will now result in a 2 game suspension for the player - all other red cards will result in a 1 game suspension.

When a coach is ejected you must choose the option EJECTION - Coach. A coach who is ejected for any reason will now be suspended for 2 games (new policy) - if you choose a different ejection option the coach will only be taken off the roster for one game. (which is incorrect) Again, all other ejection options are for players - make sure you choose EJECTION - Coach for any coach ejections.

PLAYER PICTURES
Remember, we have a strict No Picture No Play rule. Do not allow a player to play if his picture is not on the roster (even if his name appears on the roster). Same rule applies to coaches, no picture means the coach cannot be in the technical area.

FIELD REQUIREMENTS
We have a new procedure to regulate what to do if the away team complains that the field requirements do not conform to UYSA policy. (The field policy is below.) In summary, if there are no nets, corner flags or if the coach is unhappy with the size of the field or goals or the lines on the field, either the home team will fix the issue or the visiting coach will decide whether to play or not. (Note: He/she does not have to play). If the coach decides to go home, report the game as "Abandoned" and collect half game fee from the home team coach. If the visiting coach decides to play, have both coaches sign the game day roster (in the signature area in top right hand corner), play the game and then note the field concern in your referee report - You must note the concern in your report. UYSA will then have a representative look in to the claim and handle what to do next on their end.

      4. Field Requirements

a. By the scheduled match time, the field should be appropriately marked per the laws of the match and meet the size requirements of these policies. The visiting Team may waive this requirement and consent to play the game as is.
b. Failure to have nets and corner flags in place prior to fifteen (15) minutes after the starting time of the match will result in a forfeit to the home team. The visiting Team may waive this requirement and consent to play the game as is.
c. In the event that a visiting team arrives at a field where the field requirements are not met, a visiting team official must request that the referee note the visiting team's opposition to playing on the field PRIOR to the start of the game. Both coaches will sign the gameday roster in the signature box to verify that the complaint was made aware to both parties. The game will be played.
d. At the conclusion of the game, the referee will report the visiting team's complaint on the referee report. A visiting team official is responsible for reporting the non-compliant field to the state office via phone call or email within 24 hours of the kick-off stated in SOMS.
e. Once collaborated with the referee report, a third party will review the complaint &/or field for compliance. If the field is found to be noncompliant, the game will be replayed at the visiting team's field of choice within 14 days of the original game or prior to the end of the season, whichever comes first.


Game Day Roster Rule
Each coach is only required to bring 1 gameday roster to each game. There is one exception to this rule, however - if a team makes a change to their roster within 24 hours of kickoff they are required to bring 2 copies of the gameday roster to the game (1 for the ref and 1 for the other coach). Gameday rosters are available to print 24 hours before kickoff. If a coach adds a player and does not bring 2 copies of the roster, the player(s) that is added will not be allowed to participate in that game.

A Game Day Roster is required by both teams at check in before each game. If a roster is not provided by both teams the game will not be played and will result in a forfeit against the team that did not bring their roster. A team who does not provide a roster cannot use the opposing team's roster to try and get the game played.

Referee Fees
If a team shows up to a game and the opposing team does not show, the team will pay their half of the referee fees to referees.

If the full referee fees are paid before a game, and one or more referees do not show up, the referees remaining will return the appropriate amount of fees to the teams.

Goal Safety
All Goals must be anchored before the game starts. If the goals are not anchored and secured the game will be abandoned. The referee will determine if the goals are anchored and secured before the match. The home team is responsible for making sure all goals anchored.

Jersey and Sock Color
Home teams are supposed to wear Dark jerseys and visiting teams wear Light. Teams must wear a jersey and sock color that distinguish themselves from each other. If they do not, the referee will require the home team to change one or the other or both as the situations requires.


Ask, Tell, Dismiss

It's important for officials of all levels to know how to effectively deal with coaches and other team officials who behave poorly during a game. Watch the updated video, Ask, Tell, Dismiss, to learn more about U.S. Soccer's recommended approach for taking action towards team officials who fail to conduct themselves in a responsible manner. Click Here to watch video.


Refereeing Youth Soccer Games?

Remember, all referees who work youth games must be set up in the UYSA online referee program. Please contact the Utah Youth Office ( www.utahyouthsoccer.net ) between 9 AM and 4 PM to get set up with a user name and password.

The following YouTube videos will help refresh your memory on how to accept or score a game:

Accepting games as a referee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ykrjso6Ekc&feature=youtu.be

Game scoring recording
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTu5llECITo&feature=youtu.be


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