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2016 CONNY Girls -- Officials/Assignor Info

Officials Game Fees:

The basic CONNY game fee is $70 with one exception.  It is based on the ranking of the official.

  • Adult HS Officials: $70/game with partner, $95/solo
  • Adult Youth Officials:  $55 with partner, $80/solo
  • Junior Referees: $30 - $45 at program discretion

Officials ranking will be displayed on the Game Detail page but is only visible to coaches, managers and schedulers who sign in.  Officials are not displayed to the public.  Referees are also identified by rank on each game in Arbiter.  See below for instructions on how to view referee info in Arbiter.

The higher solo fee is for games where a 2nd official is unexpectedly not available.  Programs may not intentionally let games be officiated by solo official. See below for junior referee assigning guidelines.

Referee Requirements:

  • U15 Full Checking – 2 adult officials, one with a Local rating
  • U15 & U13 Modified Checking -  1 adult ref (HS or adult youth) and one junior ref
  • U11 and U9 games, 2 junior refs or 1 adult ref.

2 adult referees will be automatically assigned to all games between U15 Tier 1 teams as these games are played with Full Checking rules.  

Towns can request 2 adult rated refs for any games (at least one week ahead) and the assignor will make best efforts to assign 2 adults.

All officials must be USL certified.

Junior Referee Requirement:

CONNY and US Lacrosse policy prohibits junior referees from officiating a game solo.  This is a risk management policy that protects junior officials and programs from unnecessary liability in case of an accident. 

Payment of officials:

Towns are responsible for paying their refs at the game (by cash or check) or by mail within 2 weeks of game date.

Adult Referee Scheduling:

The Officials Assignor (Randy Bayliss   will assign the appropriate adult refs through the Arbiter system for each U15 and U13 game entered on the CONNY site.  Adult officials will be assigned based on availability,  the nature of the game and ethical guidelines, including rotation of officials.  The later is designed to avoid the appearance of "home town" referees.

Towns have the option to obtain adult referees on their own.

Towns may request adults for U11 and U9 games from the assignor.

Junior Referee Scheduling:

Towns are responsible for scheduling junior refs for home games.   In the event a town cannot find a junior ref, they must notify Randy Bayliss, preferably at least one week ahead.  It is recommended that towns share junior refs with neighboring towns. 

How to See Referees (and their ranking) Assigned to Games on the CONNY website:

Schedulers must sign into CONNY using their password to see ref info on the Master Schedule and Event Detail pages.

Hover over “MAIN” on the top menu and select the Master Schedule on the dropdown list.  Select the week of a game then scroll down until it is displayed.  Look at the "Ofl" column.  It will show 0 ARB:#  “#” is the number of refs assigned.  0 ARB:1 means you have 1 adult ref assigned through Arbiter, the ref software used by CONNY adult assignors.

If there is a number after "ARB", click on the gray icon with a "+" on the left side of a game.  This opens the Event Detail page where refs names, type (Adult HS or Adult youth ref) and their email is shown. 

You can also get to the same webpage by selecting Teams on the top menu and navigating to your team.  Once there, go to Next 10 Events box, then click on the game date\time of a game.  This will bring up the Event Detail page.

Adult officials assigned via Arbiter will not be seen on the Multi-Team Event Schedule or the Edit game pages.

How to See Referees Assigned to Games in Arbiter:

Programs may request coaches or schedulers be connected to teams in Arbiter.  Those connected will receive a welcome email from Arbiter with instructions on how to sign in and add their cell phone to their profile.  This is necessary so officials can contact someone near game time.

Sign into Arbiter.  Go to Schedule.  Find the team you want to see, click on the number in the game column.  This will bring up that team's game schedule. 

On each game the last column is Slots.  Click on that number and the refs will appear.  Click on the ref name and their contact info will appear.