Thank you very much everyone for the support and hard work on the field you have shown. As mentioned in an email to everyone last month, I am stepping down as Director of Referees. Unfortunately with all my work projects, family activities and being a very active referee still, I just do not have the time to devote to seeing my bigger picture of GLASA referees becoming a reality. I will still be active at GLASA, Lake Highlands, ECNL, DA and all other leagues and games, so I’m sure I will see some of you about.
GLASA’s President, Mike Malone, will be appointing someone to fill the remainder of my term thru June 2015. There should be elections for a new DoR to begin the term July 1, 2015 so if you are interested in leading the group, please let Mike Malone know or run for the position.
Until a new DoR is appointed, direct any questions to Mike Malone. If there are any questions about new referee clinics, please direct them to Mark Grommesh as he will be scheduling those in January.
If anyone has any general questions or needs help with anything, I am always available.
Effective 06 September 2014, the following will be GLASA’s regular season pay rates
Pay will be submitted to GOPay on the following Mondays below. Actual transfer to your bank account may take 1-3 days.
- Monday, September 15th
- Monday, September 29th
- Monday, October 13th
- Monday, October 27th
- After the season ends
NOTE: If BOTH Saturdays of a pay period are rained out, that pay period will be skipped. Other games that played (weeknights) that pay period will be paid out the following pay date.
The fall season is quickly approaching, with opening weekend being Sept 6. As we did last season, we will split the pre-season meetings into two groups. Please read the entire post as there are critical details included.
- Tuesday, August 19 from 630PM – 830PM will be the three person CREW meeting.
- This is for officials that primarily work Lake Park, Chinn and/or Railroad.
- The CREW meeting will be where we had it last season at the Lewisville Parks & Rec building on Civic Circle next to the Lewisville Library.
- Thursday, August 21 from 630PM – 830PM will be the IFK meeting.
- This is for officials that primarily work at Unity or Bakersfield.
- The IFK meeting will be at Hedrick House in Lewisville
- NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE FOR IFK MEETING!
- Hedrick House is located at 1407 Creekview Drive in Lewisville and linked at Visit Lewisville
Most information overlaps between the two meetings, but there will be specific information about IFK not gone over at CREW and vice versa.
Please attend the meeting that best applies to you. However, we know sometimes the schedule doesn’t work out and you can come to the other meeting instead.
There are lots of things we need to go over, so attendance at a meeting is critical.
Finally, please register for the meeting you will be attending by clicking here. We will be having pizza at the meeting so registering is important so we have an accurate head count. Please arrive early so everyone can get a slice and settle in before 630PM. If you do not register and come to the meeting, you will wait for those that did register before you can get a slice. If you have any questions, please let us know.
And since the season is about to get started, expect to see many emails.
Really? Why not join us and get the training you need to improve your referee skills.
Did you watch the World Cup? There are incidents you saw that referees at that level deal with differently than we would at the youth recreational or competitive level?
Sign up on GameOfficials – https://ntxreferees.gameofficials.net
Log in, Select Referee Courses, then Course # 9724 – 2015 All Referee Clinic – Grade 8 & 9 Sign Up
Location: CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL
14315 MIDWAY ROAD
Start time: 10AM Done by: 4PM
Note the following:
THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL CLINIC. Only current Grade 8 & 9 referees may sign up here to attend the July 19, 2014 All Referee clinic. No Fee is required. This clinic satisfies the five hour training requirement for 2015 recertification. Dress for the clinic is min. collared polo shirt w/slacks. No shorts, jeans, t-shirts or warm-ups. Lunch is on your own from 12-1pm. If you don’t have noontime transportation bring your lunch.
2015 Registration, payment and testing for annual re-certification is done online after the clinic through GameOfficials - https://ntxreferees.gameofficials.net. Courses for recertification will open on or before 7/23/14.
The first week of assigning is complete. We had some hiccups with understanding availability report and misassigned some officials. Some people were assigned games when they marked themselves unavailable, and for that we appologize. I think we have everything figured out.
Assignments will be published Monday for the following Saturday, at the latest. Our assignors are starting to already work on the schedules and may assign out as far as 30 days. So it is important to get your availability in, and maintain it. If you mark yourself as available and you no longer are available before you get a game, you can change your availability. If you already have a game and there is lots of time before the game, just let your assignor know and they will work with you.
A really cool feature of Game Officials is listing a GLASA team as a conflict. If you go into your Preferences, click on new Team Conflict. Go through the list of GLASA teams and find the team you play on. Pick the age and gender and put a note in saying that you play on that team, or coach. Game Officials will AUTOMATICALLY block your availabilty for when that team plays. Note: This only works for GLASA teams. If you play for a classic league team or outside of GLASA, this won’t work.
Keep telling us when you want to work. If all available referees are assigned games and you do not have your time blocked, assignors may assign you to a game. If you are not available, just let the assignor know. If you can work the game, accept it but also update your availabilty so we know when else you are available.
See everyone on the pitch!
It’s almost game time! Get your bag ready!
- Referee Uniform (with mostly black shoes)
- Referee Wallet
- Pencils, Pens, and Paper for keeping score, writing reports
- Wrist watches
- Alternate jerseys, extra socks
- Water for game day
Check the weather before you come out and be prepare for the forecast. It looks like this weekend Sunblock will be in order.
Follow GLASA Referees on Twitter @GLASARefs
- Launch your favorite browser
- Navigate to https://www.gameofficials.net
- Change Identity to “Official” if required
- Click “My Assignors” in the Personal Info section on upper left hand side of page
- Click “Show” in the “Join New Group” section
- Enter “1335″ in the Group/Assignor Number textbox
- Enter “0113″ in the Group Access Code textbox
- Click “Join Group” button
Once you are part of Group, make sure to update your SSN. This is a requirement to work in GLASA.
Also, make sure you setup and configure GoPay. For instructions, click here.
For age specific playing rules, click here and click on the desired age.