Assignor Instructions for Assigning CJYSA, USCL and KATS league matches





Assignor Instructions for: Process for assigning, accepting and reporting scores for all CJYSA, USCL & KATS league games

We have created team schedules and have instructed teams to set their team schedules by March 11, 2012 so we have minimal changes along through the season. Teams should not be making numerous changes to their schedules once times and fields are posted. Teams have been advised that the only valid reasons for cancelling a game are: field unplayable due to weather related conditions; and NJYS state cup match that takes precedence over a league match. If there is a death, or major issue, requiring a reschedule, the team requesting that reschedule MUST get approval from the league in which the assignor will receive notification that the cancellation request is approved.
Matches are SET within seven (7) days prior to the match-except if cancelled due to a valid, or approved, cancellation described above.
If a team does agree to reschedule a match with an opponent, they are instructed to contact Bill & Jan to reach out for a new opponent. Once a new match has been put in place, that WILL generate a new game as appearing on the assignor side; and the old match shall be updated to show a new date or TBA. The game shall be played at a later date, and any assignment should reflect the final date the game was played. The assignor may remove the referees from the first game and update the game schedule to show the referees assigned to the new game. We cannot just change the opponent as that is not in standing with the league rules-we need a new game number assigned to the replacement game. EVERY ATTEMPT IS MADE TO FIND A NEW GAME SO THE REFEREE ASSIGNMENT STANDS.
If a game is cancelled due to a cancellation reason not listed above, the referee and assignor shall be paid for the game BY THE CANCELLING TEAM. The assignor shall send an email the Monday following the cancelled game to jan@mssl.org . Jan will send a note to the cancelling team advising them of the fees owed for the referee and assignor.
Assignors and referees are not paid for games cancelled due to valid cancellation reasons.
Clubs/Teams must confirm with Assignors each week their game schedule – with age, date, time and field location of their matches. This should match the website.
Just because a member league team is playing another member league team does NOT mean the game is always a CJYSA/USCL/MAPS game. Friendly scrimmages and state cup matches are not league matches and will not appear on our league schedule. Any team requesting referee assignments for games NOT LISTED ON OUR LEAGUE SITE are responsible for assigning fee payment directly to the assignor and shall be billed by the assignor directly. If an assignor has a question about a game, he or she is welcome to contact jan@mssl.org for verification.
Assignors log in at www.cjysa.org/referees where you will choose REFEREE ASSIGNORS LOG IN. If you do not know your pin log in, or can’t remember your pin, click the link below that says:     ** You may retrieve your LOG IN info if you have forgotten it **  By receipt of this email, you are registered in our system with a pin for logging in, so you only need to retrieve your LOG IN pin.
Right above your WELCOME (your name), to the right, is a drop down box to choose the season for games to appear. The current seasons are: U9-U14 CJYSA/USCL Spring 2012; KATS League Spring 2012; CJYSA/USCL Single Season U15-U19 2011-2012.

Change Season:

Welcome YOUR NAME CJYSA/USCL Single Season U15-U19 2011-2012
You have 1 Games
Tue Nov 22, 2011 (5)  
Ridgefield PK, OCP,Soccer Field #1,#2 TURF FIELD OPEN NEW REVOLUTION SC (3)  
Assignors assigning EDP games will be contacted by Jen Marsella in our office for assigning. EDP games are NOT listed on the CJYSA site. Any questions regarding EDP games shall be directed to Jen at jen@mssl.org .
You will see in the box below, the games are listed two ways: by date and by field. We strongly recommend you use the listing by date, since teams may not remember to update field information all the time until just before the game. Click on the number link in the parenthesis following each date.
Below each game, you can assign the center referee, along with lines persons from your drop down list of referees. Since we have over 1000 referees in the system, we hope you will see some names in the drop down. If you do not, you can take the time to add the referees to the system. Why? Because when you assign a referee, the system will automatically send that referee an email asking them to log in the system and confirm the assignment. This should make your job easy for our league assignment.
We do have a full list of referees that have already entered into the system, but may not know who is their assignor or not bothered to give a name to us. We can check any names for you and add them to your assignor list. If you choose to manage your scheduling separate from our online scheduling, we request you try to update with referee information on games. This is the only way we have to check if referees have been assigned to a game or not.
Referees will receive email notification from the assignor, if the referee is already entered in the system. Assignors may enter a referee (name, phone, email and address), or a referee may go to the link below for NEW REFEREE sign up and register themselves.
Once the referee receives an email notifying them of a potential assignment, the referee MUST log in and ACCEPT the assignment within 48 hours! If a referee doesn’t log in and accept, the assignor will then reassign the game to another referee after 48 hours period. The assignor may choose to not wait any longer than 24 hours. Referees and assignors understand the importance of immediate responses.
Once a referee has accepted the assignment, the referee will be able to log back into the system under www.cjysa.org/gamereport  after the match and report the game scores; any disciplinary issues; and the behavior of fans, coaches and players. Referees have 48 hours to log in and report the scores. Since we will have a record of referees assigned to games, we will follow up with referees to remind them to log in and report the scores.
From your Welcome page, you can:
·       Update your contact information
·       Look at your referee list
·       Send a broadcast email to all of your listed referees
·       View your game list by Month
·       Export your game list to an excel spreadsheet
Just remember, you do need to check into the website regularly to be sure the game schedule hasn’t changed. We have taken steps to have teams set their full schedules early and limit game changes, but we do expect game changes due to weather and possibly other reasons.
While this assigning site is not has in-depth as some other assigning sites, it does provide a merged platform for scheduling, assigning, reporting scores and disciplinary matters for the league to track and keep accurate records.
Below is a copy of the referee quick reference notes that all referees should have before officiating our league matches. Teams have been instructed to make copies and give to the referees, but it is also helpful if the assignors not only know our league rules, but also distribute to the assigned referees as well. Referee information is found on our website: Referee Game Reporting
Referee Quick Notes - MSSL - CJYSA or USCL Game Procedures 2011-12
by Bob Mykulak, MSSL League Assignor
No Pass, No Play, No Exceptions. Coaches must also have passes.
All passes must be computer generated. No hand written passes accepted.
Referees are assigned only by designated USSF registered assignors.
The game is played according to the FIFA Laws of the Game with slight modification for youth rules such as unlimited free substitutions done only on referee’s discretion. Unlimited free substitutions can be done on any stoppage including fouls, corner kicks, injuries, etc.
Players that do not arrive by the second half will not play and have their names crossed off the roster.
Shin guards, socks, jersey and shorts are mandatory. Jewelry is not allowed to be worn by the players.
Referee may allow padded rigid casts in the game but the final decision is made by the referee.
Teams and spectators are on opposite sides of the field, as per League requirements.
Both teams must have USYSA passes to be used exclusively for in-Flight games required for State Cup qualification.
Referees will check and verify Game Card roster with player’s pass number, name and shirt number as well as the coaches passes for each team. No more than 18 players and 3 coaches are allowed on the touch line with the team.
The home team is allowed a 15 minute grace period and the visiting team a 30 minute grace period.
All games, ages U11 thru U19, must use a three person system, if available. Club linesmen will be used if there is only one referee. If 2 referees show up, NEVER use the 2 man high school system (dual system). In this case, do the 3 person crew with 1 club linesman.
Home Teams must present the Referee with Game Cards which are generated from the team page on our League website (www.cjysa.org) and which should include the team roster with pass numbers. If one or both rosters are missing, the teams may supply a copy of their US Club or USYSA roster to be attached to the game report for the referee’s review-but should be advised that the roster should be input onto their team page as the accepted method.
All game reports must be entered by the REFEREE into the league website at www.cjysa.org by going to Referee Assignors and Referee Log In. Links are provided with instructions for reporting the scores. If your log-in comes back as incorrect, and you have already registered into the system, send a quick email to jan@mssl.org; we just need to activate your registration so you can enter the score. Referees already activated or using the system do not have to be activated again.
Referees should hold onto the game reports for their own records. While the report is agreed upon by the signature of both coaches to be the official match report, typographical errors may result. Holding onto the game report will provide the referee with the document to check should there be a question. Teams have 2 weeks to notify the league of any errors in the reported match report. Bob Mykulak will contact the referee if there is a question.
Player passes, cautions and sent off players, will be RETURNED to the team by the referee after the indicative information for each player is written. League cautions and send-offs only apply to CJYSA/USCL games and do not carry over to other leagues, tournaments or state cup matches. Because passes get lost in the mail or take over a week to circulate back to the teams, the league does not wish to penalize players in other events which our discipline would not apply.
EXCEPTION: Assault – passes shall not be returned to players or coaches where there has been a reported referee assault. PASSES shall be sent in to the address below. This matter is referred by the league to NJYS and US Club for disciplinary action.
Later, the referee shall record all cautions and send-offs on the league website (www.cjysa.org/referees) with fouls listed next to the player/coach as reported on the handwritten game report.
The written report of SENT OFF players shall be completed on a USSF report and mailed within 24 HOURS to:
Box 321
Three Bridges, NJ 08887
The league will verify that the game official has properly recorded the offense on the website as required. 
Game durations and the MAPS/MSSL/EDP referee fees will be the following for each Division listed below. If the duration, length of game, is longer within the Division, the duration will be the overriding factor.
Also, if the referee fee in the area is higher than on the game card or duration, the higher fee is paid. Each team pays one half of the referee fee. There is no overtime for League play.
Div 1 = U17-U19, 90 minutes, size 5 ball (Fee is $80 for center and $45 for ARs)
Div 2 = U15-U16, 80 minutes, size 5 ball (Fee is $70 for center and $40 for ARs)
Div 3 = U13-U14, 70 minutes, size 5 ball (Fee is $60 for center and $35 for ARs)
Div 4 = U11-U12, 60 minutes, size 4 ball (Fee is $50 for center and $30 for ARs)
Div 5 = U9-U10, 50 minutes, size 4 ball (Fee is $45 for center and $25 for ARs)
Div 6 = U8-U7, 50 minutes, size 4 ball (Fee is $45 for center and $25 for ARs)
US Club passes are permitted for USCL games which are cross over matches between flights (the responsibility is on the coaches, not the referee to monitor this distinction), played under USCL league (We permit the use of US Club passes in certain games to allow teams the roster flexibility it provides).
Teams cannot mix its passes; this means both teams must present the same governing body passes – either USYSA or US Club – for a match. This applies to all players and coaches of a given team.  One team cannot present US Club and the other USYSA. This applies to both CJYSA and USCL matches. Teams are expected to shake hands at the end of the game with the referee observing the teams.
If you have any questions, please contact Bob Mykulak at 732-207-4576 or email at bobmykulak@yahoo.com