Qualifications

 
These qualifications are determined by the SNRRC, SAY's National Rules and Referee Committee. If you have a specific rule question you can email your question to SNRRC@saysoccer.org

Times Two Policy

All SAYAreas will require no less than two adults (suggested as unrelated), per team, to be present at all team functions such as games, practices, picnics, etc. NO Exceptions!
 

 

Referee State and National Registration Form
This form MUST be signed by your SAYArea or District Referee Administrator, certifying that the information is accurate.
 


SAY's Referee Qualifications
The SNRRC have considered what would be appropriate for each level of refereeing, and herewith communicate
it's recommendations to you below:


 

      Attention All Referee Supervisors:

           
The SAY National Referee and Rules Committee (SNRRC) have considered what would be appropriate for each level, and herewith   
            communicate its
recommendations to you. The operative word here is recommendations . The Districts and Areas have complete
            control over assignment of grade
levels to referees, and may use any criteria they choose to make decisions. However, SNRRC
            anticipates that there will be many that will ask for
guidelines, and those shown below reflect the committee's best judgment.

            Any questions about these guidelines or referee qualifications, please contact the SAY National Office at 800-233-7291



SAY Guidelines - Area/District Referee

      SAY Referee

1.  In order to qualify as a SAY Referee, the trainee should successfully complete the referee training course with a
     test score of 70% or better.

2.  Individuals scoring below 70% may referee at the discretion of the Area or District.


      Certified SAY Referee

1.   In order to qualify as a Certified SAY Referee, the trainee should successfully complete the referee training course
     with a test score of 90% or better and should score at least 80% in each of the ten sections.

2.   The trainee should also have demonstrated competence by refereeing at least the same number of games required
      for maintaining State or National level. That number at this time is at least 10 games during the year.

3.   A trainee who does not attain the required test score may retake the test one month or more after the last test
     taking.

OR

                    An active SAY official may qualify as a Certified SAY Referee, if the following suggested criteria are met:

1.   Has been an active SAY referee for at least two (2) years.
2.   Has officiated at least 35 games as an SAY Referee (not as an Assistant Referee), with distinction.
3.   Has received at least two (2) favorable evaluations as a SAY Referee.


      State SAY Referee

                       1.   Presently is a "Certified” SAY Referee in good standing and has served as a Certified SAY Referee for at least two (2) years.
                       2.   Achieves an 80% or higher grade on the SAY Referee test.
                       3.   Has officiated at least 35 SAY matches, which must be as a referee (i.e. Not as a Assistant Referee). At least ten (10)
                            of these games must have been refereed within the past year.
                       4.  Has attended a three (3) hour SAY intermediate/advanced referee clinic within the last year or an equivalent and approved
                            USSF intermediate Referee Clinic.

5. Has received two (2) favorable game evaluations as a Certified SAY Referee. Has been nominated and approved by
    the Referee's Area or District Referee Coordinator


      National SAY Referee

1.  Has served as a State SAY Referee for a minimum of two (2) years.
2.  Has officiated at least 100 SAY matches, which must be as a Referee (i.e. Not as a Assistant Referee). At least
     ten (10) of these games must have been refereed as a State SAY Referee during each of any two (2) years.

3.  Has attended a three (3) hour SAY intermediate/advanced referee clinic within the last year or an equivalent and
     approved USSF intermediate Referee Clinic.

4.  Has received two (2) favorable game evaluations as a State SAY Referee.
5.   Has been nominated and approved by the Referee's Area or District Referee Coordinator.