2015 ERSL Referee Appointment Policy
document shall be an annex to the ERSL Terms of League Operations (TOLO).
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
and the additional requirements set forth in this Policy.
Delegation of Referee Appointments
U13 to U18 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 League games and ER Cup/Shield games. Assistant referees are suggested but not mandatory for District Competitive games.
U9 to U12 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.
ERSL Referee Competency Requirements
In addition to the OSA Referee Appointments Classification Table, the ERSL
requires the following:
1. Youth Referees (14-15 yrs) - Prior to
being appointed as a Referee for an ERSL match, each Youth Referee must have
completed 10 appointments;
2. District 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
3. Assistant 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.
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
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.
1. Referee's 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 discipline;
2. Failure 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
3. Failure 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
All 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.
*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.