2013 ECAC Assignment Fee Message

From Steve Rossetti at ECAC:

Ladies and Gentlemen:  With the soccer season upon us I have a few reminders that we all need to adhere to!

Assignment fee is now due.  It is based on the number of games you had assigned to you on this past Tuesday, August 20.  $10 for the middle, $7 for an AR, $8 for a two person game.  The assignment fee needs to be postmarked by September 17th.  A $25 late fee is due after 9/17.  Make the check payable to the ECAC, 1311 Craigville Beach Road, Centerville, Ma 02632, Attn: Sandra Hodgdon: Soccer

Cliff McCrath and I had a long discussion about the ECAC assignment fee.  He understands it and we are on the same page.

Referee’s contact your AR’s at lease 48 hours before game day.  Confirm the assignment, time of arrival, field location and parking, uniform colors, etc.

Arrival at game site 30 minute minimum for weekday games, an hour minimum for weekend games.  Important to check in with game administrator and/or coaches upon arrival to let them know that you are present.

Some schools and conferences do not want you to make the decision if a player is really injured and fit to play.  Have a professional conversation with trainers before the game.  It is not solely our job to beckon them onto the field.  If a player is down stop the clock and beckon the trainer onto the field.  It is up to the coaches to work within the substitution rules.  Make sure that we all know them.  If a coach decides to play short in the first half so his star player can get back into the game, the player can re-enter on the fly.  Make sure you know the substitution rules, thank you.

Being professional is key in all ECAC assignments.  Silence can never be misquoted !  Don’t fuel bad behavior with your own bad behavior.

At every athletic directors meeting that I go to, they all want the same thing, call the games tight, don’t let it get out of control.  Don’t lecture or yell at the players and coaches, just card them if they deserve it, thank you.  I am still waiting for the first phone call or email that said the officials called the game too tight.  I get many calls and emails about officials letting the game get out of hand !

Signing the game book or sheet may be difficult as it is all done electronically.  Don’t make an issue out of it.  Don’t run off after the game, put in the proper effort.  Watch the line after the game.

For all Community College games fill out their “card” forms if they have any.  Report all ejections to me.

Report all ejections to me via the ECAC ejection report form on the ECAC web site, thank you.

Contact me with any questions or concerns, have a great season, make the ECAC proud, thank you !

Steve Rossetti

Assistant Adminstrator for Officiating

Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)

1311 Craigville Beach Road

Centerville, Ma 02632

NY Metro members should contact Jack Sweeney regarding their local assignments and issues.

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  1. John Puglisi says:

    Please note that ejections in an ECAC assigned match must be reported via ArbiterSports.com AND the ECAC website.

    Other conferences may have additional ejection reporting requirements. Please check with your assignor.