The Arbiter Instructions 2017

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VSRA will be using the online referee scheduling system from The system is quite straightforward to use and has a number of benefits. The main benefits are:

  • User maintained database of contact information
  • Central place for schedules of all leagues
  • System of reminders to officials of upcoming games
  • Accurate data for payroll calculations
  • Easily accessible record of past and upcoming games for officials


  • Once your name is entered into the database you will receive a welcoming email message with instructions on how to sign in.
  • Once you are set up, enter the times and dates that you are not available to do games. The referee scheduler will then assign you to games.
  • You will get an email saying you have new games.
  • Go to the website and accept or decline the games.
  • You will receive an email reminder of your games three days prior to the games.
  • You will also receive an email with any changes to an assignment.
  • You can view your schedule online at any time.

Getting started
The welcoming email will look something like this:

One of your officiating associations will be using this website for online referee assigning and now needs you to sign in. This email will explain the information needed to help you get started.

– How do I Sign In?

– What should I do first?

– Where can I get further help?

How do I sign in?
To sign into  Go to and enter the sign in information provided below into the entry fields at the top right of the page.
Enter your sign in information as listed below:
User Name:
Password:   ********
NOTE: The first time you sign in you must accept the Terms and Conditions, as well as change your password.

What should I do first?

Once you are signed in the system, you may want to do the following:

– If allowed by your admin, block dates when you can’t work.  Your admin might also have some other blocking options available to you.

– Make sure your personal information is accurate by clicking the Profile tab. Phone numbers can be updated by clicking the Phones link on the left-hand side of the profile page. A picture of yourself in either jpg or gif format can also be uploaded using the left-hand menu. Pictures of officials are always appreciated by admins, partners and schools/leagues.

– Mark yourself as Ready to be assigned once you have set your availability and other blocks by clicking the check box located on the at the top right of your Main tab.   If you don’t have this checked, your admin might not assign you to any games.

– When your admin assigns you to games, you will receive a notification email.  Then it’s up to you to accept or decline games, if allowed by your admin.  To do this, you must sign into the system and view your game schedule.  On the right side of your game schedule, you will see accept and decline check boxes.  Once you are finished marking the games, be sure to click the Submit button to submit the changes and have the games accepted or declined.

Where can I get further help?
If you need further assistance, please email your admin at Additional contact information for Some Body is available if you sign in and click the “Support” link.

You will have a simple password assigned (probably your last name) that should be changed the first time you sign in.

Once you have signed in, please check and complete the personal information so the system is easier to use and it is easier for us to contact you. Get to this page by clicking on PROFILE on the main menu bar.

It will be helpful to change the Time Zone to Pacific and put in the proper dates for the season. If you do not have Excel or an Excel viewer on your computer change the Print Format to something that will work (I suggest PDF).

Next, click on the Information sub-menu and update your address.

**** Very Important *** Be sure to put in your postal code in the correct format (letters in upper case, one, and only one, space between the third and fourth characters.



Please add telephone numbers so we can contact you when something changes on short notice. Select Phones from the sidebar on the Information page. You can add as many phones as you want. Click on the big green  to add a number, the pencil to edit a number, the red  to delete anumber and the green up and down arrows to change the order in which the numbers will be displayed. Click Exit to return to the Information page.



The last thing you should do on the PROFILE tab is change your password to something a little less obvious. Click on the Password sub-menu and fill in the blanks:













If you have any questions regarding referee courses email There are two ways to start refereeing. If you will be 12 years old by April 1st you can take the Mini Soccer Referee Clinic (details below). When completed you will be able to referee U9 & U10 Mini Soccer games and line 11-aside games. If you will be 14 or older on the date of the course you can take an Entry Level Clinic. There will be one clinic in Vernon this year (details below) and there are others in the area (Kelowna, Penticton, Kamloops, Salmon Arm). Check for details and to register.

Refresher 1

Session 1:  Saturday Mar 18, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: VantageOne Indoor Soccer Centre
Address: 6601 Okanagan Landing Road,  Vernon
Host contact Peter Solymosi
Host email

Refresher 2
Session 2: Sunday Apr 2, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: VantageOne Indoor Soccer Centre
Address: 6601 Okanagan Landing Road,  Vernon
Host contact Peter Solymosi
Host email

District Entry Level Course
For any new referees OR small-sided referees who are fourteen (14) as of March 31st 2017. If you are 14, you cannot continue as a small-sided referee and must take this course.
Dates: March 31, April 1, April 2
Location: VantageOne Indoor Centre, Vernon BC
Register: BC Soccer Referee Clinic website at to register. Search for the clinic by Club, which is Vernon SA, or input the region, which is Thompson Okanagan.

Small-sided Mini Soccer Referee Clinic
(Must Turn 12 by April 1, 2017)
We will have one clinic in 2017
Date: March 18 9am – 3pm
Location: VantageOne Indoor Centre, Vernon BC.
Register: BC Soccer Referee Clinic website at to register. Search for the clinic by Club, which is Vernon SA, or input the region, which is Thompson Okanagan.Held at the VantageOne Indoor Centre