2016 ERSL Referee Appointment Policy
As approved at the 2015 AGM
document shall be an annex to the ERSL Terms of League Operations (TOLO).
All referee appointments shall be made in Ref Centre and all
referees must complete their game report in Ref Centre. Ref Centre is
integrated with the ERSL's League Management System, and the Referee's game
report is a fundamental part of league operations, including the Discipline
system. Referee appointments shall be made in accordance with the OSA Referee Appointments
Classification Table, and the additional requirements set forth
in this Policy.
Delegation of Referee Appointments
U13 to U18 Centre Referees
Assignment and payment of Referees for U13 to U18 games is delegated to the
EODSA and SOSA.
U13 to U18 Assistant Referees
Assignment and payment of Assistant Referees for U13 to U18 games is delegated
to the Home Club and is mandatory for all ERSL Regional and
District Competitive League games and ER Cup/Shield games.
U9 to U12 Centre Referees
Assignment and payment of Referees for U9 to 12 games is delegated to Home
Clubs. Assistant referees are suggested but not mandatory.
The EODSA Schedule of Referee Fees will be used for all ERSL games, regardless
of the District the game is played in. Referee payment is the responsibility of
the delegated District or the delegated Home Club.
and Abandoned Games
The ERSL utilizes the EODSA
Policy for Abandoned and Canceled games.
The Club of any team who causes
the abandonment or cancellation of a game will pay the referee fees for that
game and any other applicable fees or fines as outlined in the ERSL Fees and
In the event that a game is
abandoned before completion due to circumstances outside of the control of
either team, including but not limited to inclement weather, the referee fees
for the abandoned game will be split and paid 50% by each team’s Club.
ERSL Referee Competency
addition to the OSA Referee Appointments Classification Table, the ERSL
requires the following:
Referees (14-15 yrs) - Prior to being appointed as a Referee for an ERSL match,
each Youth Referee must have completed 10 appointments;
Referees (16 yrs or older) - Prior to being appointed as a Referee for an ERSL
match, each District Referee must have completed 5 appointments; and
Referees -Prior to being appointed as an Assistant Referee for an ERSL
match, each youth referee* must attend the ERSL Assistant Referee Training every other year.
*A youth referee is a referee
who has passed the entry level but is under 16 years of age - they are
reclassified to a District referee automatically on their 16th birthday.
The ERSL has each team complete a game feedback report that
includes questions about the referee. This feedback, in conjunction with other
documentation received by the ERSL, the EODSA and member clubs, will be used by
the ERSL Referees Committee to determine if there are any deficiencies in
conduct or performance on the part of individual referees. The ERSL Director of
Referees will work with the District Referee Coordinators and Club Head
Referees to resolve these issues.
Excluding Referees from
ERSL Game Appointments
The ERSL reserves the right to exclude individual referees from
being assigned to specific ERSL Divisions, or all ERSL Divisions. Before such a
decision is made, the ERSL Director of Referees will ensure all efforts are
made with the Referee, the DRC and the Club Head Referee, if applicable, to
resolve identified deficiencies. The deficiencies, and efforts to address the
identified deficiencies’ will be documented, and discussed with the referee,
prior to the referee being excluded from ERSL game appointments.
failing to submit their game report in Ref Centre in accordance with the
League's Rules and Regulations will be referred to the appropriate District for
of the Home Club to assign a Referee or Assistant Referee in Ref Centre shall
result in a fine equal to twice the Referee's fee set out in the EODSA Schedule
of Fees; and
of the Home Club to assign a Referee or Assistant Referee in accordance with
the OSA Referee Appointments Classification Table, and the additional requirements
set forth in this Policy, shall result in a fine equal to twice the Referee's
fee set out in the EODSA Schedule of Fees.
Disposition of Fines
fines collected as a result of the Discipline Provisions of this Policy shall
be sent to the appropriate District at the end of each season. The fines shall
be designated for use by the appropriate Club to pay for Referee development
during the following season. Funds not used in the following season may be used
by the appropriate District for referee development.