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Referee and Mentor Ranking

[This page was last updated: Friday, September 12, 2014 12:29 AM ]

NOTICE (8/18/2014): The rankings listed below are from our Arbiter use. We have now moved to GameOfficals "GO" and a table of those ranks (which is done very differently in GO) will be available soon.


WHAT IS A RANKING?

In GO, rankings are called "difficulty". Leagues and referees are rank for four options below. Male/COED and Women as well as by Referee/Center or Assistant Referee/AR

Difficult/Rankings Refeee AR
Men/Coed/Boys 1 - 20 1 - 20
Women/Girls 1 - 20 1 - 20

GAME OFFICALS
RANK LEVELS
Up to and including:
1 u8-b-select
2 u14-b-rec
3 u10-b-(gold / premier)
4 u12-b-(silver / comp)
5 u13-b-(gold / premier)
6 u16-b-select
7 larpd women 
8 u14-b-(gold / premier)
9 u15-b-(gold / premier)
10 ossl coed
11 u16-b-(silver / comp)
12 u15-b-npl
13 larpd coed
14 u17-b-(gold / premier)
15 u18-b-(gold / premier)
16 men-low
17 u19-b-(gold / premier)
18 u18-b-npl
19 men-high
20 u19-b-npl


RANKINGS BY LEAGUE/BY AGE GROUP

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 to grow your skills and experience is available at the bottom of this page.

Fusion Soccer Club "FSC" Age Information
FSC
Age/ Self-Assign
Game Period Default Default Difficulty Min Ref Min AR
Length Length Crew Size (Male / Female out of 20) USSF Grade USSF Grade
U08-COMP  45 min  20  3 3  /  3  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U08-PREMIER  50 min  20  3 3  /  3  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U08-REC  45 min  20  3 1  /  1  9 - Rec Ref  9 - Rec Ref 
   Self-Assign
U08-REC-SOLO  45 min  20  1 4  /  4  9 - Rec Ref  9 - Rec Ref 
   Self-Assign
U08-SELECT  45 min  20  3 1  /  1  9 - Rec Ref  9 - Rec Ref 
   Self-Assign
U09-COMP  60 min  25  3 3  /  3  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U09-PREMIER 60 min  25  3 3  /  3  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U09-REC  60 min  25  1 1  /  1  9 - Rec Ref  9 - Rec Ref 
   Self-Assign
U09-REC-SOLO  60 min  25  1 4  /  4  9 - Rec Ref  9 - Rec Ref 
   Self-Assign
U09-SELECT  60 min  35  3 3  /  3  9 - Rec Ref  9 - Rec Ref 
   Self-Assign
U10-COMP  60 min  25  3 3  /  3  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U10-PREMIER  60 min  25  3 3  /  3  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U10-REC  60 min  25  1 1  /  1  9 - Rec Ref  9 - Rec Ref 
   Self-Assign
U10-REC-SOLO  60 min  25  1 4  /  4  9 - Rec Ref  9 - Rec Ref 
   Self-Assign
U10-SELECT  60 min  25  3 3  /  3  9 - Rec Ref  9 - Rec Ref 
   Self-Assign
U11-COMP  70 min  30  3 4  /  4  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U11-PREMIER  70 min  30  3 4  /  4  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U12-COMP  80 min  35  3 4  /  4  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U12-PREMIER  80 min  35  3 5  /  5  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U12-REC  75 min  35  3 2  /  2  9 - Rec Ref  9 - Rec Ref 
   Self-Assign
U12-SELECT  80 min  35  3 2  /  2  9 - Rec Ref  9 - Rec Ref 
   Self-Assign
U13-COMP  80 min  35  3 5  /  5  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U13-PREMIER  80 min  35  3 5  /  5  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U14-COMP  80 min  35  3 6  /  6  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U14-NPL  80 min  35  3 11  /  11  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U14-PREMIER  80 min  35  3 8  /  8  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U14-REC  75 min  35  3 2  /  2  9 - Rec Ref  9 - Rec Ref 
   Self-Assign
U14-SELECT  80 min  35  3 6  /  6  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U15-COMP  90 min  40  3 9  /  9  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U15-NPL  90 min  40  3 12  /  12  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U15-PREMIER  90 min  40  3 9  /  9  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U16-COMP  90 min  40  3 11  /  11  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U16-NPL  90 min  40  3 15  /  15  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U16-PREMIER  90 min  40  3 12  /  12  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U16-REC  90 min  40  3 6  /  6  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U16-SELECT  90 min  40  3 6  /  6  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U17-COMP  100 min  45  3 14  /  14  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U17-NPL  100 min  45  3 17  /  17  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U17-PREMIER  100 min  45  3 14  /  14  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U18-COMP  100 min  45  3 15  /  15  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U18-NPL  100 min  45  3 18  /  18  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U18-PREMIER  100 min  45  3 15  /  15  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U19-COMP  100 min  45  3 17  /  17  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U19-NPL  100 min  45  3 20  /  20  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U19-PREMIER  100 min  45  3 17  /  17  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U19-REC  100 min  45  3 8  /  8  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U19-SELECT  100 min  45  3 8  /  8  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign

LARPD Age Information

Age
Game Period Default Default Difficulty Min Ref Min AR
Length Length Crew Size (Male / Female out of 20) USSF Grade USSF Grade
COED-LARPD  70 min  30  2 13  /  13  n/a n/a
WOMEN  95 min  45  2 7  /  7  n/a n/a
   Self-Assign
WOMEN SOLO  95 min  45  1 7  /  7  n/a n/a
   Self-Assign

West Coast Soccer Club "WCS" Age Information

WCS
Age/ Self-Assign
Game Period Default Default Difficulty Min Ref Min AR
Length Length Crew Size (Male / Female out of 20) USSF Grade USSF Grade
U08-COMP  50 min  20  3 3  /  3  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U08-PREMIER  60 min  25  3 3  /  3  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U09-COMP  60 min  25  3 3  /  3  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U09-PREMIER  60 min  25  3 3  /  3  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U10-COMP  60 min  25 3 3  /  3  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U10-PREMIER  60 min  25 3 3  /  3  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U11-COMP  70 min  30 3 4  /  4  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U11-PREMIER  70 min  30 3 4  /  4  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U12-COMP  80 min  35  3 4  /  4  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U12-PREMIER  80 min  35  3 5  /  5  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U13-COMP  80 min  35  3 5  /  5  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U13-PREMIER  80 min  35  3 5  /  5  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U14-COMP  80 min  35  3 6  /  6  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U14-NPL  80 min  35  3 11  /  11  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U14-PREMIER  80 min  35  3 8  /  8  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U15-COMP  90 min  40  3 9  /  9  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U15-NPL  90 min  40  3 12  /  12  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U15-PREMIER  90 min  40  3 9  /  9  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U16-COMP  90 min  40  3 11  /  11  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
   Self-Assign
U16-NPL  90 min  40  3 15  /  15  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U16-PREMIER  90 min  40  3 12  /  12     
U17-COMP  100 min  45  3 14  /  14  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U17-NPL  100 min  45  3 17  /  17  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U17-PREMIER  100 min  45  3 14  /  14     
U18-COMP  100 min  45  3 15  /  15  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U18-NPL  100 min  45  3 18  /  18  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U18-PREMIER  100 min  45  3 15  /  15  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U19-COMP  100 min  45  3 17  /  17  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U19-NPL  100 min  45  3 20  /  20  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
U19-PREMIER  100 min  45  3 17  /  17  8 - Ref (R2)  8 - Ref (R2) 
 

 


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.