Welcome to the opportunity to referee games in Arlington!

Arlington is a great location to work and has all types of games from U4-U19 Recreational, U11-U19 Competitive, Academy U7-U10, Adult games (Men's Div 1, Women Open, Coed, Over 40 & 50 Men)
Expect to work games each day you give availability with games on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

CURRENT USERS of GameOfficials.net

If you already have a login with another assignor or group in GameOfficials.net, please follow the following directions:

Login to your www.gameofficials.net account

Look at your 'Personal Info' in the left column

Click on 'My Assignors'

Select 'Join New Group'

Enter the 'Group/Assignor Number' and 'Group Access Code'

Group Number: 1448

Group Access Code: MICKEYJ

Click on 'Join Group'

Make sure your Personal information is up to date and add emergency contact info

Welcome to the opportunity to referee games for North Texas State Tournaments!  TOC, President's Cup, State Cup, ODP Regional and Southern Regional Premier League Games

CURRENT USERS of GameOfficials.net

If you already have a login with another assignor or group in GameOfficials.net, please follow the following directions:

Login to your www.gameofficials.net account

Look at your 'Personal Info' in the left column

Click on 'My Assignors'

Select 'Join New Group'

Enter the 'Group/Assignor Number' and 'Group Access Code'

Group Number: 1404

Group Access Code: NTXSA

Click on 'Join Group'

Make sure your Personal information is up to date and add emergency contact info

Since 2012 referees have been instructed that a head, neck, spine or facial injury is to be treated as serious. The referee must stop play and the player removed from the field safely for evaluation and treatment. Stoppage for such an injury must occur immediately and not be delayed, regardless of where the ball is.
In December 2015 US Soccer published "Concussion Initiative Guidelines" to increase awareness of how to manage head injuries and to spread that awareness to parents, players, coaches and referees. The online presentation from US Soccer, Concussions in Soccer Overview, is required for everyone.
See: http://www.ussoccer.com/Referees/Resource-Center/Online-Training/Grade-8-Referee-Course.aspx%20
In 2012, referees were provided with 9 "Triggers" to look for when confronted with a possible concussion event.

Those 9 triggers or signs, are:

1) Motor un-coordination

2) Loss of consciousness or lying motionless on field

3) Slow to get up

4) Unsteady walk

5) Falling to the ground

6) Grabbing or clutching the head

7) Dazed or confused

8) Blank or vacant look

9) Facial cut in association with any of the above

What has changed for the Referee in 2016 as a result of the Guidelines?

Health Care Professional (HCP) is defined as a Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) or a Certified Trainer (CT) . No other designation is under the HCP umbrella for this definition.

1)All players, including goalkeepers, who leave the field for serious injury, possible concussion, MUST be evaluated by a Health Care Professional (HCP) before being allowed to return to play (RTP)

2) Prior to the match referees must ask if an HCP is present. (A specific introduction may be needed if a League or Association has not already defined the procedure for requesting the HCP's services.)

3) Once the Referee determines that a player must be evaluated for a serious injury, with the possibility of concussion, there are two options if that player seeks to RTP.

a. The designated HCP present gives the player clearance to return and the referee may allow player re-entry at an appropriate time. (Allowing RTP does not mean that the referee crew should not continue to observe the player for any of the 9 triggers. Observation of any of the signs means play is stopped and the evaluation process/treatment starts over.)

b. Without an HCP present, if the player enters the field to RTP, the referee must stop play and require the player to again leave the field. (Do not deny re-entry because technically until the player steps onto the field, s/he is not again a player.)

Referees must know the local Rules of Competition for all affiliated games. For example, is there a form to be filled out by the designated HCP and presented to the referee allowing RTP? Even with a signed release the referee crew is still responsible to monitoring the behavior of the player for signs of possible concussion.

Regardless of the HCP requirements, the referee should include a report of any serious injury. Full details would include what was observed, time in the match and all actions taken. Specify whether the player did or did not RTP. Report if and when the player does RTP and any subsequent decision to require the player to leave the field again.

Referees,

  • I've gotten a lot of comments and photos from the referee feedback page this season regarding the safety of the players.
  • Specifically goal keepers. 
  • This weekend, let's focus on calling challenges on keepers early to prevent injuries.
  • Be proactive and in the position to make these decisions. Safety of players should be our number one concern.
  • Look for clips to the heals after ball has been played and watch for elbows hitting above the shoulders.
  • Don't be afraid to call it, and if necessary issue a card.
  • If a coach or player disagrees with this approach, simply say, keeping the players safety at the forefront is your priority.

REFEREE HEALTH AND SAFETY (from ussoccer.com website)

As part of U.S. Soccer's commitment to health and safety, our medical and
referee experts have prepared the following recommendations for the referee
community and incorporated them into our referee education materials.

In the interest of health and safety, U.S. Soccer recommends that match
officials practice the following skin care guidelines:

Consider wearing sunscreen daily on areas of exposed skin.
Apply skin protection factor (SPF) of 30 or greater 15 minutes prior to
being exposed to the sun.
At a minimum, reapply every 2 hours or more frequently if sweating
extensively.
Take advantage of halftime to reapply

Caps may be worn so long as the cap does not endanger the safety of the
official or the players.
The cap should be consistent with the referee uniform and not conflict with
the uniform colors worn by either team. The cap may not bear any commercial
marks or logos.

(NTX Policy as of 7/28/15 - While the wearing of caps in permissible, in
addition to the specifications above, it must be black in color to be
consistent with the referee uniform. No logos are permitted other than the
US Soccer logo.)


League Information

Arlington Soccer Association league information can be found in this section. Everything from referee pay rates to modified playing rules.

Forms

Submit your availibilit for league play, tournaments, or misconduct reports and more in this section. Most forms can be submitted online.

Learning Center

The Learning Center features an FAQ, videos, updates to the Laws of the Game, and more to help you get answers when you need them.

Field Maps

Find out where you are going and what field is where. Download field maps in this section.

Tournaments

Many tournaments are played in Arlington and surrounding areas and quality Referees are always needed. Check out this listing of tournaments.

GameOfficials

GameOfficials is the current scheduling system used to assign referees to matches. Follow this link to go to their website.

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