How does a referee get game assignments?

League Assignments

On completion of your initial clinic and receipt of your USSF referee badge, you should ask your instructor for the names of your local assignor(s) and his/her email address.  You should immediately email your assignor(s) and let them know you are a registered USSF referee ready to work.  The assignor will confirm your current registration from the list of referees provided by the State Referee Administrator.  The assignor can now assign you games.  Always communicate with your assignor and let them know you are or are not available for games.  Each assignor may have a system for scheduling referees.

Independent Tournament Assignments

Many clubs host USSF sanctioned tournaments.  These are published on the SCYSA website under tournaments.  Contact your local assignor, ARA, or check the SCYSA website to find the tournament assignors name. Contact that assignor to let him/her know that you are available to work the tournament. Most tournaments have websites where you can find that info.

State Run Tournaments

Each year the SCYSA (SC Youth Soccer Association) holds state championship tournaments for various youth age groups. To participate as a referee at any of these tournaments, you must be nominated by your Area Referee Administrator (ARA) and accepted by the State Youth Referee Administrator (SYRA). Contact your ARA and let him/her know that you are interested.

Other Tournaments and Leagues

Other tournaments and leagues include adult tournaments/leagues, indoor leagues and tournaments, regional youth and adult tournaments, and ODP tournaments. To get more information on these league and tournaments, contact your local ARA.