Referees & 30-Second Shot Clock Operators
Money for Officials – Referees & Shot Clock
The home team is responsible for paying the referees and shot clock operator.
- They should ALWAYS be paid individually prior to the start of the game – in exact cash only.
At the beginning of the season, the LMLA provides each team with enough money to cover official’s fees for their tiering and regular home games.
- Payment for playoff games will be given out at the end of the regular season.
For each home game, you should place the exact amount for each official in individual envelopes marked with the game number and the date of the game.
- This will keep you organized for the season
Megan Fryer, Referee Allocator, use the floor schedule to arrange for refs and shot clock operators for your tiering, regular season and playoff games.
If you schedule an exhibition game or need to reschedule other games, you must contact Wendy Thomson, Floor Allocator, so the floor schedule can be updated.
It is your responsibility to confirm that your games appear correctly on the floor schedule.
Once the game appears on the floor schedule the Ref Allocators will arrange for the officials.
The only time you would need to notify the Ref Allocators of games is if you are changing an event that is to take place in the next 7 – 10 days.
- In that case you would send an email that states:“We are cancelling our game on Sat, April 20th at 1:00 PM GPRC”, or
“We need refs for our game on Sat, April 20th, 3:00 PM @ GPRC”
We do not need game #’s, opposing teams or when your game is being rescheduled to – unless of course this falls in the 7 to 10-day period.
The new game will show up on the floor schedule as you will have notified the Floor Allocator of your changes.
Megan Fryer, Referee Allocator, will provide referees/shot clock operator for your home games.
You are not allowed to “request” specific referees.
If there has been concerns raised from previous games with upcoming teams, you are encouraged to advise the Ref Allocators of your concerns.
When assigning referees, the Ref Allocators consider their ability to be competent at the level being played (regardless of their age, level or experience) and the experience of the accompanying referee.
In addition, the officials are regulated by their age and experience:
Mini-Tyke & Tyke
- Entry Level or Level 1
- As young as 13 years’ old
- First or second year of officiating
- Level 1 or 2
- 13 years or older
- At least 1 year of experience
- Level 1 or higher
- 14 years (preferably 15) or older
- Only required to have 1-year experience but they will be introduced at level C and work upwards, accompanied by a senior referee
- Level 2 or higher
- 16 years (preferably 17) or older
- Minimum 3 years’ experience
- Level 2 or higher
- 18 years (preferably 19) or older
- Minimum 4 years’ experience