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AYSO Region 19 Volunteer Points System
(updated 5/10/2019)

In order to provide for a healthy volunteer referee program within Region 19, a volunteer points system will continue for the 2019 season. While such a system must have consequences if the goals of the program are not met, the objective is to provide more volunteers, not punish teams.

All teams should provide two adult referee volunteers. Each 10U, 12U and 14U team must earn 15 points and each 7U and 8U team must earn 9 points by the Thanksgiving break.

Teams will earn points as follows: 
 - One (1) point will be awarded for each referee (Center or Assistant Referee) assignment fulfilled in weeks one (1) to eleven (11).
 - Each newly trained referee will receive a bonus of 2 points once the newly trained referee has completed 3 game assignments. 
 - Referees that have completed the upgrade process to Intermediate or Advanced shall receive a bonus of 2 points.  
 - Current referees that attend a refresher class or any law review session shall receive a one-time 1 point bonus.

Apart from the bonus points, no team may earn more than 3 points per week, in order that all teams have the opportunity to earn points. Starting on October 26, 2019, teams can earn 4 points per week.

Since the objective of the volunteer points system is to increase volunteer participation, the Region reserves the right to change the points requirement as circumstances dictate.

A referee must be identified as representing a team at the time he or she accepts a referee assignment for points to be awarded. Volunteer referee names must be provided by the team coaches to their respective Division Commissioners within the first three weeks of the season. No points can be earned retroactively, except for documented errors and the 3-week grace period at the start of the season. Referees are expected to only represent one team, but may represent more than one team if they are a close family relation to a player on each team.
All volunteer referees must be certified AYSO referees, and have a current Fall 2019 volunteer application on file with the Regional Child and Volunteer Protection Advocate (CVPA). All volunteer referees must have completed SAFE Haven and CDC Concussion Awareness certifications within the past 3 years. All referees must be in uniform. An exception will be made for newly trained Referees who have not yet received their uniforms. Such Referees cannot be a Center Referee, but may act as a “club lines person,” and will be allowed to earn points.
The total point count assumes a 10-week season. The point requirement will be either pro-rated by 1 point per weekend for which games are cancelled, or points will still be awarded based on the assignments at the time the games are cancelled. In any event, no points will be awarded for games that are added to make up for cancelled games.

Post season referee teams must referee and earn points during the regular season to be eligible to referee for tournaments.


7U/8U Assignments:
Center Ref: 1 point per game.

10U Assignments:
Center Ref: 1 point per game, Assist. Ref: 1 point per game.

12U - 14U Assignments:
Center Ref: 1 point per game, Assist. Ref: 1 point per game.

New Referees receive a 2 point bonus after completing 3 assignments.
Upgraded referees receive a 2 point bonus.
Referees that attend a refresher class or LAW Review session receive a 1 point bonus.
No team may earn more than 3 points per week during weeks 1 to 7 (9/7/19 to 10/19/19) 
and 4 points per week during weeks 8 to 11 (10/26/19 to 11/23/19). This excludes any ref bonus.
7U and 8U teams must earn 9 points by the Thanksgiving break,.
10U, 12U and 14U team must earn 15 points by the Thanksgiving break.

Points will be given for a referee who is unable to fulfill a referee assignment through injury at the field on they day they were due to referee.  This does not apply for subsequent weekends.  The replacement referee will also earn volunteer points for that team.

 At 7U/8U, teams that fulfill their volunteer points will be invited to participate in a soccer fest the week after Thanksgiving. At 10U and higher, teams that do not fulfill the point requirement will not be eligible to advance to quarter-finals / semi-finals.  AYSO Region 19 offers a scheduled 10 week primary program for all teams.  Any playoffs (quarter-finals, semi-finals, finals or advancements) are considered a secondary program associated with the primary program.

Youth Referees:
Youth referees are welcome and encouraged to referee for school hours, fun, etc., but Youth Referees who are active 10U-14U players cannot earn points towards the volunteer point requirement. Upper Division players (16U-19U) can earn volunteer points.

Record Keeping:
Game cards will be used to record and verify referee assignments – referees must write legibly. Division Commissioners will pass the assignments on to the Volunteer Coordinator. Referees can be added to a team’s list of active referees later in the season, but points will not be credited retroactively. Referees cannot change their team affiliation once they are identified as representing a team.

The Volunteer Points accumulated by each team  will be posted weekly on the Region 19 website under the Volunteer Points Link.  It is the responsibility of each coach to review their teams points. Any discrepancies must be emailed to the Volunteer Points Coordinator as well as the Division Commissioner prior to the next weeks regular scheduled game. The Volunteer Coordinator will provide weekly updates to the Region and Division Commissioners. Where possible, the Division Commissioners will notify team coaches who may be falling short of achieving the required points.

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