Georgia Soccer Officials Association
REPORT BY TELEPHONE ANY SERIOUS INCIDENTS TO:
Mark Sweatt -
Procedures and Guidelines for the Upcoming Season
The website for all assignments and entering game scores and mileage is www.gsoa.net
If you experience a problem with your login and/or access to the website you are to contact Your Commissioner First. Contacting Kay or another Board Member will only delay the response. Keep in mind that your commissioner, like you have other jobs or could be on the field. The commissioners are assigned by Last Name of the Referee (your last name).
Here is the list of commissioners:
In most cases the initial assignments for the upcoming week will be posted on the website by Sunday morning prior to the week’s games. Please review your assignments and accept or decline as soon as possible. Keep in mind that on most days we have 150+ games. Just like you want to know what your schedule is for the week. Kay needs to know what games still need coverage as soon as possible. If you are not available decline that game as soon as possible, this is not held against you. If something occurs the day of the game and believe you cannot make the game, contact Kay as soon as possible. She might be able to replace you with not problems, so could potential change your assignment to another location/time. If you do not communicate, Kay will not be able to help you.
Try to contact your partner prior to arrival at the field. Make sure that you have their contact information. Plan to arrive at the school at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the match. If you are running late, contact your partner and keep them updated on when you expect to arrive at the field. Your partner can inform the coaches and adjust the start time appropriately. It will also allow the game to start as soon as possible.
Do not loiter! Leave the field and surrounding area as soon as possible. Leave the field together; ideally you should be parked together. If not make sure that everyone makes it to their car without incident. If it has a highly contested game or controversial, you may elect to wait in the locker room until the fans have exited the stadium. The school should provide escort from the field and to your car. Do not go alone.