How to Receive Assignments

Officiating in Arlington

Referees and A/R's,

Thank you to all that have successfully entered availability: Click on this link

I still receive many questions about how to enter availability or why am I not getting games.

Here are a few things to consider:

1. Based on the availability you provided, there may not be games available or that are suitable for your skill level
2. Just because you enter availability doesn't guarantee games
3. If you continually give back games or no show, more than likely I will think twice before assigning you
4. Are you working as hard as you can? or are you just here for the money. Your body language speaks louder than your words.

Things you can do to help get more games:

1. Fill out availability as instructed on my website Be sure to identify your comfort level as an A/R or center referee - what location (HP or FWRH) and most importantly, the dates with the exact times you can work
2. Remember that every time you take the field, it is a job interview. Jennifer and I are looking for work rate, knowledge of the laws of the games, correct restarts, proper positioning, confident signals, etc.
3. Be coachable - are you asking for feedback?
4. Come to the fields READY TO WORK! Be properly dressed - prepared with water and snacks - come with the correct uniform
5. If you are assigned as a standby - we expect you to arrive 30 minutes prior to that time. Often times standbys show up after games have started and that defeats the purpose of a standby.

I am assigning referees at least two weeks in advance. The earlier you turn in your availability the more likely it is that you will get games.
I appreciate all that you do to make our league one of the best in the area!


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