I know many of you are very excited about the prospect of returning to the pitch.
I have been advised that the intention is to play beginning the weekend of Aug 14-15-16. Please submit your availability NOW, I will begin assigning as soon as I receive the schedule.
Many of you will have questions and concerns. Here is my advice:
1. Be Patient. The league administrators and referee administrators are doing their best to work within the rules and guidelines. They must adhere to state and local government guidelines as well as KSYSA and USYSA rules.
2. Be Flexible. The guidelines may change week to week. We may start play and then pause or stop. We may plan to play and then be unable to due to a change in guidelines. You will have rules to follow and those may change (often).
3. Be Willing. As with nearly all other aspects of life, things won’t be the same as they were last time you were at the fields. You will have guidelines to follow (such as wearing a mask at the referee common area and in other designated places/times). These rules may change from week to week. Be willing and understanding that the administrators are all doing their best. The league wants to play. The referee administration wants to play. The teams and coaches want to play…. we all need to work together to facilitate.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Mark Bernat, Referee Assignor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Referee schedules will be updated on this post each week for: Youth League and Tournaments (Stryker), Wichita Sports Forum Men (Stryker Indoor)
As always, please confirm your assignments with an e-mail to email@example.com by Wednesday night each week. Please confirm as soon as possible, don’t wait for the deadline. Make sure to include at least the number of games you are confirming each day so that I’ll know you have them all when I mark them off. Many of you have lost your games for not confirming on time. Non confirmations will be replaced without notice and you can be removed from the assignment list completely.
Upcoming Schedules Note: if you see any openings you can fill please contact Mark ASAP.
Even though the new website technically supports e-mail distribution…we have historically used an e-mail distribution list signup that allows you to signup from as many e-mail addresses as you want (work, home, parents, etc).
Most information is posted on the website – but we often have “immediate” info that needs to go out (need a referee for a game that day, etc)….this information is put first on the e-mail distribution list.
The following was posted on kansasreferee.org. Please make sure to follow the instructions at the link below:
DUE TO THE CANCELLATION OF THE SPRING/SUMMER 2020 SEASONS, AND THE DIFFICULT FINANCIAL IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS, ALL KANSAS REFEREES WHO WERE CERTIFIED IN 2020 WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE CERTIFIED FOR 2021 AT NO CHARGE. THIS INCLUDES ALL ASSESSORS, INSTRUCTORS (REFEREE COACHES) AND ASSIGNORS.
THERE WILL BE 4 ONLINE REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE THIS PROCESS. PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FOR YOUR 2021 REGISTRATION
There have been many requests for a referee meeting to review the new FIFA LOTG (Laws of the Game) from current officials. Clearly, we are not mandating attendance to this meeting, but all officials should try to attend if possible. The main focus of the meeting will be to review the law changes and how WRSA is asking you to interpret them this Fall season. See below for the details. I would encourage any newer officials to stay for the free training which follows at 6:30 pm. In addition, attached is the WRSA interpretations so you can be prepared for the meeting.
Referee schedules will be updated on this post each week for: WRSA SCSA Wichita Sports Forum Tournaments at Stryker and Southlakes
As always, please confirm your assignments with an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday night each week. Please confirm as soon as possible, don’t wait for the deadline. Make sure to include at least the number of games you are confirming each day so that I’ll know you have them all when I mark them off. Many of you have lost your games in the fall for not confirming on time. Non confirmations will be replaced without notice and you can be removed from the assignment list completely.