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Referee and Mentor Ranking

[This page was last updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014 03:06 PM ]

HEADLINE: To manager the referee coverage based on the level of games and the current experience level of the referees adjustments to the younger to mid-age levels have been made. Current settings are seen below.


Read the information below to understand Referee rankings and how you can improve to be the best referee you can be.

WHAT IS A RANKING?

Referee rankings are how a referee is matched to the appropriate level of game that their skills and experience are currently well matched for. This means this is the level of game that our system currently will allow you to be self-assigned or direct assign to without the Assignor overriding the pre-set rankings.

Mentor information is available at the bottom of this page.

WHAT DOES THE RANKING CHART LOOK LIKE?

Each referee in LRA has a "Referee" (center) and an "AR" ranking. We do not rank differently for AR1 or AR2. The ranking one has for either position when matched to the table below will let the referee know what they are currently ranked to do games.

Youth

Ranking

Recreational

"previously Division 4"

Comp & Select

"previously RecPlus and Division 3"

Premier / NPL

"previously Division 1"

900

U5-U8

n/a n/a

800

U9, U10

n/a n/a

750

U12G

n/a n/a

700

U13, U14

n/a n/a

600

U13, U14

(U08-U12 5v5 solo)
U08, U09, U10
U08, U09

500

(U09-U10 solo)

U13, U14

U11

U10

400

U15, U16G

U12,U13

U11, U12

300

U15, U16G

U14

U13

250

U16B, U17G

U15

U14, U15G

225

U19G

U15

U14, U15G

200

U19G

U16, U17G

U15B, U16G

150

All

All

U16B, U17G

100

All

All

All

Note: Rankings for adult to not coorelate to those of the youth. This means that if one is ranked for one of the youth or adult leagues does not  mean that carries over to other leagues. Also, each league is unique in the requirements and needs for referee skills and experience needed. This means that the numbers for the youth league ranks do not directly match those used for the adult leagues.

ADULT

Ranking

EBMSL

(Men's 18+)

LARPD

(18+)

OSSSL

(30+, 40+)

500

n/a n/a n/a

400

n/a Women COED

300

n/a Women COED

250

Div 2 Women COED
225 Div 2 Women COED

200

Div 2 COED, Women COED

150

Div 1 COED, Women COED

100

Div 1 COED, Women COED

HOW DOES ONE KNOW THEIR RANKING?

If a referee wants to know their ranking, please contact the assignor. The assignor will let you know your Referee and then AR ranking. They are usually different as most referee's experience grow faster as an AR.

Example: Your ranking is a 300/225.

You can center up to:

300 U15, U16G U13, U14 U13

You can AR up to:

225 U19G U15 U14,U15G

WHAT DO THE LEVELS OF GAMES MEAN?

  • Game Levels are now "Recreation", "Comp" and "Premier". Over the last 1-2 years the playing programs that the league participates in as well as how those programs have changed required us to rethink how we ranking the games and thus the pay and referee rankings. In the recent years there have been 5 key different groups of teams: U9-U14 Recreation, U9-U14 RecPlus (sometimes call "Copper"), U16-U19 Recreation "Traveling House", U9-U19 Division 3/CYSA & NorCal "Bronze"; as well as U9-U19 Division 1/NorCal "Gold" and "Silver". The Division numbers originated through CYSA. More and more, the league is choosing to play in NorCal playing programs than in CYSA, but not 100%. So, we are now putting:

Premier = "Gold" and "Silver" level teams in NorCal; CYSA Division 1 type teams (two olders this year in Fusion)

Comp (for high competition) = remaining competitive teams: Bronze, Copper

Recreation = U9-U19 recreational games. U9-U14 uses modified CYSA rules as before; U16-U19 use CYSA rules.

  • "Select" (previously known as "RecPlus") - These games are now in the "Comp" level for referee rankings/pay. These games use the same NorCal rules at the Bronze team also starting this year so this change made a lot of sense.

  • We are assigned solo centers only (no ARs or club lines) on the U09-U10 recreational games. These games required an experienced center that can manage the spectators and coaches on these teams well as they learn the rules themselves as well as how best to conduct themselves at their child's game. Please make sure to be helpful in your feedback to the adults but be firm that they do not interfere with the real reason everyone is at the field...so those young children can learn the game while they practice it. Referees must be at least a 500 center for these games.

CAN ONE DO A GAME OUTSIDE OF THEIR RANKING?

The Assignor may override the set rankings when a referee is ready to try a game above their current rankings to grow. Such games would have more experienced referees and/or mentors also assigned to the game for support and feedback in this learning opportunity.

HOW CAN A REFEREE RANKING CHANGE?

LRA is a strong supporter that every referee strive to be the best referee that person is capable of being. We provide mentoring, continuous feedback, and work with a referee's personal goals and realistic level growth. Let us know where you want to head and we will support you as much as we can. Contact the Mentor Coordinator or Assignor on how we can support you.

A referee's ranking will change over time as one's own skills and experience grow at their own pace.


WHAT DO THE MENTOR RANKING COVER?

LRA takes mentoring and referee grow seriously. We make sure we have enough trained mentors above the normal feedback every referee should give and get. These special people are ranked with a Mentor ranking as their own mentoring skills grow, just like officiating on the field.

If you are interested in becoming and LRA Mentor or getting some mentoring yourself, contact the LRA Mentor Coordinator.

Division Mentor Ranking
All 100
U14-1, U16-4 200
U10-1, U14-4 300
U12-4 400

QUESTIONS?

If you have any issues with ranking or questions about the process, contract the LRA Mentor Coordinator directly at Mentor@livermorerefs.org.