Batavia Referee Unit Policies & Procedures

Definition of a “member in good standing”

  1. member must be registered with USSF
  2. member must not owe any fines or dues to Rochester Referee Unit
  3. member must not be under suspension by the Rochester Referee Unit

Meeting attendance

  • Attendance is required for two out of three business meetings
  • Attendance is required for one of the league specific meetings. If you only referee youth games, then one of the RDYSL meetings is required. If you referee both youth and Adult, then one each of the RDYSL and RDSL meetings is required.
  • Failure to attend the league specific meetings will result in no game assignments for that league
  • Failure to meet the overall attendance requirement will result in down rating. (Not to be confused with downgrading – you will maintain your grade, but be assigned younger level games)

Registration requirements

  • Take a written test. Please note the State Referee Committee has set the policy that Emeritus referees must take the refresher test for the level of play they wish to officiate. If an Emeritus referee wants to officiate at the Adult level, he/she must pass the State Referee refresher. If an Emeritus referee wants to officiate at just the youth level, he/she must pass the Entry Referee refresher.
  • Fitness test for grades 5, 6 and 7 or anyone wishing to be considered for assistant referees for the adult leagues.
  • Consistent with the written test, the State Referee Committee has set the policy that Emeritus referees must take the fitness test for the level of play they wish to officiate. If an Emeritus referee wants to officiate at the Adult level, he/she must pass the State Fitness test. If an Emeritus referee wants to be an AR for the Adult level, he/she must pass the Grade 7 Fitness test. If an Emeritus wishes to only officiate at the youth level, he/she does not need to take the fitness test.
  • Check in the amount of $35 (grades 7 and 8) or $55 grades (5 and 6) made out to NWNYS.
  • Completely filled out registration form (please turn in all copies, you may pick up the up the pink copy at a subsequent meeting.)
  • Complete list of all games completed in affiliated leagues from September 1 of the prior year to August 30 of the present year. Minimum information required for this is date of game, the two teams playing, level of competition and whether you were the referee or assistant referee.
 

Assignment fines and no shows

Game Returned Re-Assignment Fee
24hrs or less before game $10
2 days or more before game $5
No Show Game Fee + $5

Game Starts and Grace Period

  • Collect the game fee prior to starting the match
  • No game fee = no game
  • When 7 players are dressed and passes checked – start the game. Once the game has started, no names may be added to the roster
  • Report all late starts in your game report. Note which team was late and the cause, if known
  • If 15 minutes past the start of an Adult game, attempt to collect your late fee at the game. If there is resistance in collecting the late fee, don’t make a scene, just report it in your game report.
  • If after 30 minutes from the scheduled start time, a team does not have 7 players – collect your fee, go home and write up your game report