Volunteer Point Program
The purpose of the Volunteer Point Program is to help ensure that AYSO Region 76 recruits, trains, certifies and fields enough volunteer referees to officiate at our Regional games.
All U10, U12 and U14 teams in the Core program that reach their Volunteer Point total will move on to the Knock-Out Round of the play-offs.
The first two weekends of December will be reserved for the Knock-Out Rounds of the play-offs. In divisions in which more than 16 teams have reached their Volunteer Point total, there may be play-in games during the week prior to the first weekend in December, which in 2016 is December 3 and 4.
In the event of circumstances beyond the control of Region 76, including but not limited to the loss of field space, the Board will have the authority to choose a Knock-Out Round format of play that includes placing teams that reached their Volunteer Point total in flights based on the outcome of Pool Play-offs.
To make the Knock-Out Round of Play-offs, teams will need to earn, by division, the following:
U14 - 24 Points (at least 9 points earned by volunteers refereeing 9 games in the Core program regular season in U10, U12 or U14 during regular season play, including the Pool Play-offs.)
U12 - 24 Points (at least 9 points earned by volunteers refereeing 9 games in the Core program regular season in U10, U12 or U14 during regular season play, including the Pool Play-offs.)
U10 - 21 Points (at least 9 points earned by volunteers refereeing 9 games in the Core program regular season in U10, U12 or U14 during regular season play, including the Pool Play-offs.)
Volunteers may earn Volunteer Points by participating in the following:
- Refereeing Games (1 Point per game)
- Attending and passing the Basic Referee Class (3 point bonus after working 5 games as a referee)
- U8 Official/Field Monitor Program (1 Point earned per game worked)
- Monday Night Open Practice for Coaches (1 Point per session)
- Monday Night Open Practice Check-In (1 Point per evening)
- Attendance in Referee Law Refreshers and/or Coach Clinics (1 point per class)
- Uniform Donation Program (5 Points)
- Or anything else the Regional Board determines as qualifying for Volunteer Points
To qualify for the Knock-Out Round of Play-offs in the Core Program Regular Season in U10, U12 and U14, a team must reach its Volunteer Point Total through the efforts of the Team’s parents, players, close relatives of the player’s family* and coaches.
Teams that qualify for the Knock-Out Rounds of play-offs may be asked to cover at least one Referee slot per Knock-Out Round of play-offs that the team participates in.
Board Members, Coaches and Team Administrators may only contribute their Volunteer Points to Teams on which they have a child or close relative playing.
Individual Volunteers may only contribute a total of 12 points per team.
Extra Teams are obligated to volunteer in the Core Program during the Regular Season by Refereeing 6 slots per Family unit.* Each team is obligated to cover at least 60 Referee slots in the Core Program (U10 - U14). This is in addition to covering Referee slots of Extra Games as determined by the Extra Program Coordinator.
In the event that a family is unable to Referee in the Core Program, the Extra Program Coordinator will determine an alternative service to satisfy the requirement of 6 hours of service to the Core Program.
*Close Relative = Brother, sister, grandchild, grandparent, cousin, niece, nephew.
What if I cannot make it on the day?
We understand that “things happen”. We do ask you to try and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Please note that our chances of finding a referee at the last minute are slim, so if you cannot show up you will likely not be replaced. Also note: The referee administrator reserves the right to issue negative points in cases where the system is clearly being abused.
Signing Up for Games and Getting Trained.
For referees needing training, dates for referee clinics and additional details are posted here. Certified Referees may sign up for games by logging into their AYSO Online account, and selecting the "Self-Scheduler" link in the Referees section.
No one except the AYSO Region 76 Commissioner or Referee Administrator may grant an exception to these guidelines.
These guidelines may be revised as necessary by the AYSO Region 76 Commissioner or Referee Administrator.
Questions or comments concerning this program should be addressed to the Region 76 Referee Administrator.