2016 New Referee, Re-Certification and Bridge Courses

A message from Delroy Zaidie:

Attached are several documents to get you set up in my referee group.  Please read and follow the instructions as given.  If you have any questions, please email me.  The soccer season does not start until March 5th, so look for game assignments by email to start in a couple weeks. Make sure to accept or decline your assignments in a timely manner. Unaccepted assignments are reassigned a week out to other referees.  Make sure to enter your availability as soon as you know your schedule.
 
Also, the league requires a W9 be completed for payroll purposes.  Attached is a blank W9. This is confidential information and is kept securely for the club treasurer to do payroll only. Please complete and return the W9 to me by email at soccerassignor@yahoo.com, or by fax (this is my private fax number) at 678-395-7075; or mail it to me at:
 
DJZ LLC
P.O. Box 488
Grayson, GA 30017

DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS BELOW:
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As a new referee, here are some tips to help you. 
 
 
1) A referee should be at the field 30 minutes prior to game time, dressed and ready to go. 
This allows you enough time to sign in with the supervisors, get to your assigned field, check in teams, check the field, goals etc.; and start the game on time.
 
2) Always bring water and snacks/lunch with you. The concessions stand should be open and water provided, but you never want to be without water especially.   Hydrate---start drinking extra water from Thursday before your games on Saturday. Bananas are great to prevent leg cramps.
 
3) If you play soccer, always allow extra time to get from/to your game to referee.
You want to make sure you have enough time to change uniforms and arrive on time. Refer to #1 above.
 
4) Remember -- referees are human. We make mistakes. The important thing is to learn and grown from them with the referee mentors help. Do not let coaches, players or parents bother you. You took the referee class, you passed; learn the rules and do your best.
 
5) If  you are going to be late or unable to fulfill your referee assignment(s); call me. Especially if it is the day of your assignments.
 
If you have any problems joining my referee group, entering your availability in the calendar, or have any questions not answered above; please email or call me.
 
I look forward to working with you this season.



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NEW REFEREES
1) Log on to www.gareferees.com
2) Click on "My Assignor" to join my group.
3) Group Number: 1024
4) Group Code: delroy
5) After joining, click on "My Availability" to enter times available on each day. Make sure you do not click on "All Day". It should be in blocks of time like 8-5, 8-12, 12-5, etc. Never use the Unavailable option unless you are not available the entire day.
6) Under the Notes section, list the venue(s) you prefer to work. Also list game conflicts with a team you play, or a family member is a coach or player. You may not referee one of these games.
7) After entering availability, there is an "Apply to" section, click on box next to Delroy.
8) Remember to hit “Save”
9) You will receive email and text notification of game assignments. Make sure you have this information filled out in your referee profile. This is found on the My Info tab under the Cell/ Email notices section. Make sure to check all four notice types.
10) Confirm your address is correct and completely filled out on the My Info tab. Your checks will be mailed to that address.
11) When you accept or decline a game assignment, make sure to give a reason why you are declining. Remember to hit "Save" or I won't know if you accepted or declined a game. You will continue to receive daily email or text notifications until you accept or decline the games.
12) Games are generally assigned 7 to 10 days in advance. Accept or decline your games as soon as possible. I begin replacing referees on Tuesday night after 9pm on unaccepted games.
13) You will also need to complete a W9 form and return to Delroy by email at soccerassignor@yahoo.com, fax at 678-395-7075 or mail it to DJZ LLC, P.O. Box 488, Grayson, GA 30017.  A blank W9 form is found in the news/messages section.
14) Some clubs offer online payments. Please complete the My Payments tab for direct deposit to your personal checking or savings account. There is no cost to you.
15) For further questions please contact Delroy at soccerassignor@yahoo.com or 770-361-2921 (text or call).





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