Emergency Referee Phone Numbers
All referee's are required to carry the following phone numbers with them at all times;
These numbers should only be used for game-day emergencies or to notify WYSA of changes in referee schedules. If you are unable to referee a scheduled game please notify the appropriate person.
I'm glad you are interested in working for Westlake Youth Soccer this fall, and would love to have you join our family of referees. For those of you who are new referees, trained for WYSA's young 3v3 games, we will try to give each of you some opportunities to try your hand at refereeing. If you like it enough, we'll be glad to help you grow to become USSF certified referees, where you will find more games to referee than you can possibly handle. Once you are a USSF certified referee, I will always be able either to use you for WYSA games or refer you to other assignors with games close by. I look forward to working with each of you. I think you will have fun working with us--and earning some money along the way!
The assigning procedure is a little different between the WYSA 3v3 referees and the USSF certified referees, but basically it works like this:
First, I need to know a week or so ahead of time, when you are available for what time frames the following weekend. For example, for the games that start on the weekend of Saturday, February 25th, 2006, I need to know:
01) What is the earliest time you can work. This is the earliest time you can show up for a game, keeping in mind that you need to show up for a game about 15 minutes to 30 minutes before the game starts.
02) What time you need to be finished by. This is the time you need to be completely finished refereeing, allowing yourself time to get to where you are going next, such as to your own soccer game.
03) What your experience level is. This means letting me know if you've been doing the 3v3 games for Cindy Ferguson, how long you've done that. If you are a USSF certified referee and haven't worked with me before, I'd like to know what assignors you have worked for, and what ages and levels of games you have done.
04) What your contact information is: Name; Email Address; Phone Numbers; Mailing Address (for checks); your birthday (so I can keep track of your age each season); your type of training or badge (WYSA 3v3; USSF 10, 09, or 08).
Games are assigned
Second, the assigning process works like this:
Each week by about Monday or Tuesday night, WYSA confirms all the games, game times, and fields with me. By then, I know who is available for what time frames, experience, etc., because any referees interested in working on the coming weekend will have already contacted me. To let me know about your availability, you can email me (at this address, email@example.com) or you can call me at 447-8463 and leave a message on the machine. If you need to reach me during game time or any other emergency, you can try my cell phone, 970-5276.
On Wednesday or Thursday evening, as soon as I have the confirmed game schedule, I call or email the interested referees to offer what games I have available for them. In the case of the 3v3 referees, we have a lot of new referees this season, so I will be working hard to make sure everybody gets their fair share of these games!
Keep in touch,
Westlake Youth Soccer Referee Assignor