You can request as many games as you want. However, the system will not let you request games that would create a conflict (same time or overlapping times). If you are not assigned a game, you should remove your request. Even if a game is assigned to others, the open request will prevent you from requesting other games or when the system is opened for self-assigning, the open request will prevent you from self-assigning for a period that there is an open request.
There are normally several games that refs turn back. These games will be opened up for self-assigning. If you did not remove the requests for games that were not assigned to you, the request could potentially prevent you from self-assigning. You will need to delete the requests before you can self-assign for a game that you have an open request conflict. Please check the system periodically. Usually, I will not send out e-mail notifications for open games unless the open game is less than 2 days away.
If a reschedule occurs, your assignment status could change. If the reschedule is to the same day, your accepted status stays the same. If the game is rescheduled to a different day, then your status is changed to “posted” and you will need to go in and accept the change. If you do not accept the change, you will automatically be removed from the game by the system after 1 day. If the new game date is less than 1 day away and I don’t receive a quick response, I may remove you and assign someone else.
GameOfficials sends out emails for all changes to a game. If you receive an email that identifies “Official removed from game”, this means that one of the other refs is no longer on the game. If you are removed from the game, your email will state “Unassigned from game.”
Please sign up for this so you will receive text messages about assignments and game changes. This needs to be done under the My Info section. Once you have done this, send yourself a test text by clicking the (Send Test Msg) link to verify it is working.
For league games, the system assumes that you are available unless you have updated to mark as unavailable. Since the league assignments are based on your requests or self-assigning, it is not critical to keep it updated during the season. However, for Salvo SC tournaments, the system assumes that you are not available unless you mark that you are available. Assignments are done based on when you are available, so you do need to update for the tournament weekends.
To block certain teams, go to “My Preferences” and click on “Add New Game Conflict”. Then enter the league and team. This can be used to block you from refereeing your sibling's game or blocking a team that you do not want to referee. Also, this needs to be updated annually. For example, in 2017, you blocked the DKTGU13C201. If you don't change this for 2018, you could still be blocking this team even though they moved up to U14C2.
Same as blocking teams, input your team and then click on the “Block Availability” box. Then whenever you have a home game, it will show you as unavailable during the game. By doing this, it will prevent you from accidentally signing up for a game when you are playing. Or if you are already signed up for the game and there is a date/time change, I will receive a notification of a scheduling conflict.