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Communication Before The Match

Each official is responsible to ensure they communicate with the other members of the officiating crew at least 48 hours before game day. If you do not speak with the members of the officiating crew, you must receive positive confirmation that your message has been received. If you leave a voice message and do not receive a prompt response, call again. If you send an email and do not receive confirmation, you must continue to attempt to contact the crew members.

Some of our members are very technologically adept and can respond to a wide variety of communication methods. Other members are not as savvy or do not have access to technology in their work environment. The recommended 48 hour buffer is generally adequate to ensure satisfactory communication among the crew.

In the event of a time or venue change within 48 hours of the originally scheduled start time, we strongly recommend telephone contact and confirmation. Please keep your contact information up to date with the Chapter Secretary and the assignor’s web sites.

ECAC Game Site Conflicts

Since the ECAC assigning process here in the NY Metro area does not generate email reminders, conflicts will happen, we recommend the assigned referee contact the home team’s athletic administration department by phone, confirm the game site and contact the other assigned officials with the latest information. Remember, voice messages or email must be confirmed by the recipient. Everyone is responsible to positively confirm all pre-game communications.