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1 SA Amateur Soccer League Inc. Recognising the shortage of Referee numbers and working towards a solution

2 SA Amateur Soccer League Inc. Mission Statement To focus on our game, to develop and implement strategies for the recruitment and retention of referees for the future of the Amateur League and soccer in general.

3 SA Amateur Soccer League Inc. Key Issues that affect the recruitment and retention of referees to our competition.  Perceptions of the “Amateur” competition  Conditions for Referees including fees  Behaviour issues - Clubs, Officials, Coaches, players, spectators  Consequences for inappropriate behaviour (Sanctions)

4 AMATEUR SOCCER REFEREE PROJECT - Building a valuable resource A long term strategy

5 AMATEUR SOCCER REFEREE PROJECT - Building a valuable resource Focus on the recruitment and retention of referees to the Amateur League & soccer in general  Strengthen bond between SAASL and Referees  Recruit within the Clubs and the League  Implement a compulsory Club Referee Policy  Training and Support for Club Referees  Recruit outside the League  Advertising & Targeted Recruitment by marketing  Measure and Reward, provide feedback to referees  Review Referees fees and costs  Promote – FAIR PLAY / FAIR CONDUCT

6 AMATEUR SOCCER REFEREE PROJECT - Building a valuable resource South Australian Amateur Soccer League Inc. REFEREES REQUIRED Season 2008 If you are a Qualified Referee or interested in becoming a Referee register your interest and contact details at: by fax on (08) or to SAASL, PO Box 82, Findon, SA, 5023 Advertising Recruitment Strategies Clubroom Flyers

7 Club Referee Policy – Reserve Fixtures (Senior fixtures continue to be played with Official Referee Appointments only – No Official Referee / No fixture –Club Referee’s role and duties –Training and support - ongoing –Club Referee payment direct by the SAASL –Club’s role and responsibility –Club Incentive to develop Referees –Club Referee incentive to progress AMATEUR SOCCER REFEREE PROJECT - Building a valuable resource

8 Club Referee Policy CLUBS ROLE – both home and away clubs –Comply with the Club Referee Policy –Support the Club Referee and assist them in their duties –Encourage and support the impartial, consistent and objective decision making of the Club Referee –Ensure the home Club Referee wears the Orange Vest and I.D. provided when acting as Club Referee or Club Linesperson –Discourage unsporting behaviour and promote the spirit of FAIR PLAY – FAIR CONDUCT. –Report a serious breach of the Standards of Conduct to SAASL AMATEUR SOCCER REFEREE PROJECT - Building a valuable resource

9 Club Referee Policy  CLUB REFEREE ROLE –Comply with the Club Referee Policy –Understand and Abide by the Code(s) of Conduct –Complete the minimum Level 5 training course –Be available to officiate all home Reserve fixtures and support the Senior fixture as Club Linesperson –Wear the Club Referee Vest and I.D. provided when acting in the role of Club Referee or Club Linesperson –Be impartial, consistent and objective –Discourage unsporting behaviour and promote the spirit of FAIR PLAY – FAIR CONDUCT. –Report serious breaches of the Standards of Conduct AMATEUR SOCCER REFEREE PROJECT - Building a valuable resource

10 Club Referee Policy – Key points Commences start of Season 2008 Affiliation Condition that Clubs comply with Club Referee Policy Nominations close – 1 st February 2008 – Training TBA Registration - Minimum Level 5 training for Season 2008 Current trained Club Referees are eligible but must be Registered Club Referee Vest and Photo I.D. provided by the SAASL Home Club to provide Club Referees to do Reserve fixtures if official Referee is not appointed (Linespersons to Senior fixture) No Registered Club Referee – Home team forfeits AMATEUR SOCCER REFEREE PROJECT - Building a valuable resource

11 Club Referee Policy – Key points Away club’s Club Referee can officiate a fixture by prior arrangement – match fee $45 to be paid by Home Club SAASL will cover the Level 5 & 4 training costs for Club Referees SAASL will pay the Club Referees the following match fees Level 5 – own home fixture - $25 per fixture Level 5 – away or other Division - $30 per fixture Level 4 – own home fixture - $40 per fixture Level 4 – away or other Division - $45 per fixture Level 4 – Traveling allowance for SAASL appointed fixtures AMATEUR SOCCER REFEREE PROJECT - Building a valuable resource

12 Club Referee Policy Incentives to promote and develop Club Referees Incentive #1 – Qualified Club Referees, currently on Level 5, who complete the training for Level 4 and continue to officiate for a full season as a Club Referee in the SAASL CLUB RECEIVES $200CLUB RECEIVES $200 Incentive #2 – Qualified Club Referees, who join the Amateur Referees Body and officiate for a full season in the SAASL as an official Referee, the Club and Referee will receive CLUB - $600 / CLUB REFEREE - $400CLUB - $600 / CLUB REFEREE - $400 AMATEUR SOCCER REFEREE PROJECT - Building a valuable resource

13 FAIR PLAY – FAIR CONDUCT FAIR PLAY – FAIR CONDUCT AMATEUR REFEREE PROJECT - Building a valuable resource SUMMARY The shortage of Referee numbers and working towards a solution is a responsibility that must be jointly accepted by both the SAASL and the Clubs. The SAASL will implement the strategies, provide the training, support and funding required, however, it is the Clubs that can only ensure the success of Referee recruitment and the future of Amateur Soccer.

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