Towns can post both CONNY and non-CONNY games on the CONNY game schedule.
CONNY games are listed as either "Game" or "Full Checking Game" in the Category field
Non-CONNY games are listed as "Non-CONNY"
If a team wants to play full checking against a Non-CONNY opponent, add to game notes and notify assignor via email.
Always “Cancel” games first instead of “Deleting”. Not all games are removed from Arbiter when they are deleted from the CONNY Master Schedule. Cancelling triggers a detailed email for reference in case of a system problem. Deleting games does not trigger the same notice and can result in referees arriving at an empty field.
Once a games has been cancelled, it may be deleted.
Late Game Changes
If a game is changed within 48 hours of start time, schedulers must contact the assignor directly.
If a game is changed within 24 hours of start time, schedulers must contact officials directly. Not all refs have smart phones, so phone calls must be placed to officials with email follow-up.
Officials phones and email addresses are the Arbiter game reminder email. Referee emails are on the Event Detail page in CONNY.
Officials will receive payment if games canceled within 2 hours of game time and towns do not contact officials. Not all officials have smart phones, so direct calls must be made.
If the first of back-to-back games is canceled and officials do not receive proper notice, officials will receive one game fee.
Officials’ phone numbers are listed on the reminder email from Arbiter and are accessible to anyone connected to a team in Arbiter. Randy Bayliss will add anyone as an Arbiter contact to a team or program on request.
CONNY Requirements to Play a Full Checking (FC) Games
Games between U15 Tier 1 and Tier 2 teams are automatically Full Checking (FC).
Games involving U15 Tier 3 teams can be FC if both teams agree.
2 adult refs must officiate, one holding a Local rating. Junior refs may not officiate Full Checking.
Assignor must be notified at least 1 weeks before a Full Checking game is scheduled
USL rules apply
Any initiated check to the head is a Red card
No follow-through on shots are allowed
No U13 or younger players may participate
Lightning Policy (same as USL)
Once officials are onsite, they have responsibility to suspend or cancel games due to weather. When thunder is heard or a cloud-to-ground lightning bolt is seen, play is suspended and all players must leave the field to take shelter immediately.
Games must wait at least 30 minutes after the last thunder is heard or flash of lightning is witnessed prior to resuming play. Any subsequent thunder or lightning after the beginning of the 30 minute count will reset the 30 minute clock.