Southern California Soccer Officials Association
Each referee pays an SCSOASD membership fee of $50 which includes insurance. These fees are also to cover administrative costs incurred by SCSOASD. Referees also prepay an amount we recommend to equal the number of games done in the previous season time $4 per game to cover the assigners fee. Paula Miller, our treasurer, has requested that you accordingly make you initial payment based on last year’s total game count. So if you had 30 games last year, the recommended payment is $170.00. That is $50.00 for dues and $120.00 in game fees (30 x $4). New members should add at least $60.00 (15 games) to your dues payment of $50 for a total of $110. Remember, your assignments stop when your deposit runs out. Referees are expected to maintain enough of an assigners fee prepay to cover the games each referee plans to do throughout the season. Assignments will be suspended if your prepaid assigner's fee runs out.
Checks should be made payable to "SCSOA San Diego" and may be mailed to:
- SCSOA San Diego
- 9683 Tierra Grande St., Suite 101
- San Diego, CA 92126-6503
Game assignments are received through Arbiter. Go to Arbiter Sports to sign up for games. You must be an accepted member of the SCSOASD group to be able to accept or decline games. Contact either Bob Petterson (email SCSOASD@yahoo.com) or another assignor to gain access and be able to get games through Arbiter. Note to new members, you are not invited to join our Arbiter group until your dues are paid.
Remember, if for any reason you cannot make an assignment you need to PHONE an assignor on game day. Email notification is unacceptable within 24 hours of game time. You also should call your partners on the game so that they are aware of the issue. Finally, if you are going to be late to your assignment you also need to call your partners to let them know. Remember, at sites where there are multiple games at the same time a varsity referee can fill an opening on the varsity game at 10 minutes before game time by taking a referee from the JV or freshman game. If that leaves an opening in the JV game that opening can be filled from the freshman game. If you have been replaced because you were late you are obligated to fill in at the lower level game. If you leave you will be declared a "no show".
Although, it rarely happens, if you arrive after kickoff the school only has to pay you one half of the game fee. If you arrive after the end of the first half the authorized game fee is $0. So keep your assignments and arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled game time.
Referee "No Show" Fees There is a $20 no show fee that will be charged to your account for the first time you do not show to an assignment without contacting an assignor and for a second offense the fine is $30. A “No-Show” offense includes you getting a replacement for your game without notifying any assignor.
Note these assignor phone numbers:
- Art Mitchell 800–276–5308
- Arnold Baldeaux 619–957–8350
- Scott Fontaine 858–204–5756
Below is our fee schedule for the new 2019-2020 season. Fees are generally paid by check sent to your address based on pay voucher forms provided by the home school before game time, filled out by you and submitted to the home coach at the game. Some schools are now using REFPAY which is linked through Arbiter. Varsity Games are normally 80 minutes or 40 minute halves. Tournament fees may be paid on the field or by check. Note a new late fee of $10 is also added for those schools who don't pay within 30 days of game. Also see Payment Procedures.
|Game||Dual Crew||3 Man Crew|
|Varsity||$66||$76 + $62 + $62|
Officials who work alone (if two officials are normally assigned) receive an additional $20.00.
Certain schools also pay a travel fee. The total travel fee is:
- Borrego Springs = $23
- Julian = $15
- Mtn Empire = $13
- Fallbrook = $13
If you and your partner drive separately you will have to decide how to split the fee. If asked, the schools will probably split the fee between two drivers.
All NON-Tournament games
Complete a payment slip from the home school. The event is either Boys Soccer or Girls Soccer, Varsity or Non Varsity.
Payment procedures and fees depend on the tournament, which should be outlined in the procedures provided by the Tournament Assignor. There are three possible procedures.
- Cash on the field. No payment slips required.
- School will pay you directly. Complete payment slip provide by the tournament. Show the event as "Tournament".
- Payment by SCSOASD usually in middle/late January after payment is received by the Association from the tournament. No payment slips required.
If you show up for a game that has been cancelled for which you were not notified you are entitled to be paid for the game; if you were scheduled for more than one game you are still only entitled to be paid for one of the games, whichever is the higher level game.
- For games requiring a payment slip you should go to the school's athletic office and request a payment slip to complete. Then EMAIL your assignor so you are NOT removed from the game, which signifies you are to be paid.
- For games paid by SCSOASD just EMAIL your assignor so you are NOT removed from the game, which signifies you are to be paid.
Turned Back Games
A reminder concerning Turn Back Procedures
- Arnold, Art and Scot are who you should contact to turn back games. Contact Bob Petterson only if you can't reach Arnold, Art, or Scot.
- Turning back games within twenty-four (24) hours of game time REQUIRES a PHONE CALL and TALKING to an assignor-- Arnold, Art, or Scot. Text and email messages are not acceptable--within 24 hours of game time.
- Greater that 24 hours, you may email, text or phone an assignor to turnback games.
- ALWAYS follow-up to make sure you have been removed.
Each tournament has it's own rules and fees. Check before each game the rules and what fee to charge if any as some provide funding straight to the association who in turn pays the referees directly. Below is a general table of the fees per game per referee according to the length/times of the games. (Note some games are dual system while others are single or 3 man system.)
|Dual (per ref)||$66||$59*||$53|
|3 Person Crew|
|Assist Refs (2)||$62||$56||$50|
|3 Person Crew|
|Assist Refs (2)||$54||$49||$43*|
A current SCSOASD tournament fees matrix for 2019-2020 season is available for your use below.
Tournament Fees & Rules List
A list of all current and past tournament fees & rules is attached below for your use.
Middle School and Jr. High Fees and Rules of Competition
Each referee is ranked according to their observed ability. Your rank is available by calling one of the assignors. An evaluation is the best way to improve your game ranking, and thus the quality of your game assignments. It is also a major factor in playoff game assignments. Any & all NEW referees to the association are given a rank grade 4 to begin, no matter what their level of officiating. Any & all NEW referees will also automatically be evaluated within the first few months of their first season.
If you have been officiating with SCSOASD for several years and want to request an evaluation to try and improve your rank. Send an email to Leanne Harris email@example.com with "SCSOASD-ASSESSMENT" in the subject line. Leanne, Jim Zerkle and Tom Phillips will be doing the majority of the assessments.
There is no fee for an evaluation. It is paid by SCSOASD. The results of your evaluation will be available at the end of the game. When one referee is evaluated, the partner is also evaluated whether the partner has requested an evaluation or not. So please cooperate with the assessors. They are here to improve your game.
Please submit your request for evaluation as soon as possible. Evaluations are not available on short notice. Rarely will a referee know in advance when an assessor will be on the game. The assessors will review your schedule and pick the most appropriate game. In some cases, we will make a game assignment specifically for the evaluation or to match partners requesting an evaluation. NOTE: A tournament or league game requiring only 1 referee is the ideal situation to be evaluated.
Remember: Always referee as if you are being evaluated. You may not be notified that you or your partner is being evaluated.
- Grade 1 or 100 - Can officiate ALL Varsity games
- Grade 2 or 200 - Can officiate MOST Varsity games
- Grade 3 or 300 - Can officiate Most Varsity games while also with either a Grade 1 or 2 referee
- Grade 4 or 400 - New referee who is unassessed
- Grade 5 or 500 - Can ONLY offciate NON-Varsity games (ie fitness, injury, etc...)