Instructions For Using GOTSport
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|ACCESS HOW TO
|How to retreive your password, set up your profile, add block dates to your availability. NOTE: These instructions are only for referees that have existing referee accounts. How to file GAME REPORTS for ISL (Indiana Soccer League) If you are having any challenges managing your account, please contact your DRA.
Game Report Instructions for ISL
(Uploaded 3/27/2022)Game Report Instructions for All Others
DRA CONTACT LINK
|How to retreive you password, set up your profile, attach referees to you your assignor account, attach referees to the events you assign, and basic information on beginning assigning.If you would like to have a personal training session (via zoom) please use this link to schedule that meeting.
|Instructions on How to Use the System to Assign Games
Who should be the first point of contact if you have issues with assignments?
Your primary assignor. This is the person with whom you will be assigned most of your games. There may be other assignors you work for, but this is the first person you should talk to regarding getting games, not getting enough games, problems occurring during games, problems with GotSoccer, etc
What are the costs involved in becoming a referee?
There is both a training class and USSF Registration fee. Total fees for a First Year Entry Level Referee is $90.00. This would not include the cost of the Referee Uniform. The Referee Uniform would be the Referee’s expense.
Why am I NOT State approved in GotSoccer?
You will not be in the USSF system for at least 30 days following the completion of the training class you attend. You will not be getting assignments through Got Soccer for at least 30 days following the date of your training class.
Do I need to Re-Certify each year?
Yes. A 1-day recertification clinic is required for all Referees Grade 8 and higher.
Is there a minimum age to become a referee?
The USSF has no minimum age requirement. However, in Indiana you must be at least 12 years of age to obtain a work permit for youth sporting events.
Where is my patch?
Click HERE to check the status of your registration.
Can I get a refund for my training class registration fee?
NO REFUNDS! We are not able to offer refunds once the registration fees have been paid. This is stated clearly on this website as well as on the Game Officials website when you register for the class.
For New Referees, what is the minimum age to become a referee?
Anyone over the age of 12 years old may sign up to take the course to become a referee.
What are the uniform requirements?
Now that you’ve passed the test and have registered with USSF it’s time to go out and buy your first uniform. The basic uniform for referees is a yellow shirt, black referee shorts, black socks and shoes. Though there are several places to buy uniforms, USSF is officially sponsored by Official Sports Inc., (view website) or print this flyer for a discount package on an Indiana Starter Kit. Your starter kit should include just about everything you need to work your matches. For completeness here is a short list: Uniform (Referee jersey and black shorts), watch with a timer, whistle, a pad of paper to keep score, a flipping coin, red and yellow cards and a set of flags.
How do I get games?
Now that you’ve passed the test, bought your uniform and all the equipment, you’ll need to talk to a licensed USSF assignor who will schedule your games. Not sure who your local assignor is – not to worry. Your training class instructor will give you the name and telephone number of the referee assignors in your area. Once you become a referee, you can always ask current licensed referees for help in contacting licensed referee assignors in your area.
What Does My First Year Of Officiating Look Like
Now that you have been on the field as a referee, gained valuable experience, learned how to blow the whistle properly, understand the importance of good positioning, communication, and applying the laws, now what? Every year you will be required to follow a recertification process to keep your referee registration.
How Do I Advance My Officiating Career?
So you’ve been doing recreational games and are ready for more challenging games. How do you get these games? Again you’ll have to work with your local assignor who will get a hold of your local assessor. The assessor will come to the field and evaluate your game and give you pointers on how to improve your game. The assessor is there to help you and take their feedback as constructive criticism. View the assessment information on this website for full details on what you need to do.