Ska'moog Referee Notes

Summary checklist for Ska'moog Refs on gameday

Head Referee

How do we provide a great experience to our players?

 

  1. Great Organization & Communication

    • Know the schedule

    • Explain the tournament format to all teams (two round robin games followed by single elim playoff)

    • ASK teams to be READY (ask teams to be ready at halftime)

    • Ask teams to set up near your field so you can provide them better service

    • Set up playoff bracket and track each game

    • Setup bracket and communicate to all teams seeding

    • NEW – know how the schedule works and avoid LONG waits for team

    • NEW – SOLVE problems (scheduling or player issues => we empower you to serve the players best want)

  2. GREAT SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE

    • Be knowledgeable about the rules (no exception)

    • ENGAGEMENT – bring 10 LEVEL energy to the field (does anyone really want to be a 5? No, players want 10’s)

    • Build relationships with players (get to KNOW them) => we are a community and we WELCOME all players

    • ALL TEAMS & Players matter => give some insights to struggling teams and help teams to be better.  Help all PLAYERS and work to provide all of them with the best experience

    • Be honest and fair, help promote games with last second TDs and not 40-0 victories

 

Performance Bonus

  • Individual =>

    • We care so much about GREAT player service that we have bonuses for great, not good performance

    • Head Ref Bonus - $50 potential

      • Must be on time for Ref Meeting

      • Check all the boxes above

      • Provide exceptional Service

  • Head/Back Ref Team Engagement/Service Bonus

    • $100 to each ref (only one ref team wins)

      • SIMPLE – whichever head ref has the most teams return for the next event earns the BONUS

 

Ska’moog Head Referee Checklist

Message from Ska’moog – we take great pride in providing all of our players with the best sports service/experiences.  You, as a Ska’moog referee, are critical in delivering exceptional service and we as well as our players truly appreciate all that do.

 

  1. ____ Be on time and well dressed (LOOK like a PRO)                                

  2. ____ Review rules and set up back ref

  3. ____ Inspect Field set up

  4. ____ WELCOME teams to Ska’moog Community/provide overview of tournament format/and BRING 10 Energy to your field (no one wants a 5 ref – so be a 10)

  5. ____ TAKE TEAM PHOTOS (2 photos per team)

  6. ____ NEW PLAYER Counts (to ENSURE fair play for all teams – perform roster counts and check player jerseys each game)

  7. ____ Make sure back REF takes STATS & is organized

  8. ____ HALFTIME GET THE NEXT TEAMS READY!!!

  9. ____ Set up playoff bracket & communicate to teams

  10. ____ Be locked in especially in playoffs

  11. ____ Thank all TEAMS for coming out

  12. ____ All Team Photos and Stat Sheets submitted (photos to skamoogphotos@gmail.com)

  13. ____ What did you do today to provide your players the best football EXPERIENCE (see the email below – this is our WHY)

        

 Welcoming EACH TEAM to the Family

  • Welcome Teams & thank them for coming out! 

  • Introduce Both Refs

  • Confirm all teams have registered, signed waiver and let them know they need to be in Ska'moog gear, player counts

  • Explain Tournament Format (explain Schedule)

    • 2 Round Robin Games then referees will seed playoff

    • ALL teams make the playoffs (single elimination)

    • So, if you are new to Ska’moog don’t be worried about losing your first or second game

    • Tiebreakers are W/Ls, head to head, and then pts against (no incentive to run up the score on anyone)

    • NEW – EXPLAIN YOU WILL DO EEDING & WILL LET EACH TEAM KNOW THERE SEED

  • THE WINNER – RECEIVES AN INVITE TO THE TOC

  • Let them know we want ENERGY and more playing (so please be ready for your games and sit near the field)

  • Ska’moog is a PLAYERS first organization so please let us know if there is anything else we can do to improve your experience

Back Referee

How do we provide a great experience to our players?

 

  1. Great Organization & Communication

    • Know the schedule

    • Explain the tournament format to all teams (two round robin games followed by single elim playoff)

    • ASK teams to be READY (ask teams to be ready at halftime)

    • Ask teams to set up near your field so you can provide them better service

    • Set up playoff bracket and track each game

    • Setup bracket and communicate to all teams seeding

  2. GREAT SERVICE SERVICE SERVICE

    • Be knowledgeable about the rules (no exception)

    • ENGAGEMENT – bring 10 LEVEL energy to the field (does anyone really want to be a 5? No, players want 10’s)

    • Build relationships with players (get to KNOW them) => we are a community and we WELCOME all players

    • ALL TEAMS & Players matter => give some insights to struggling teams and help teams to be better.  Help all PLAYERS and work to provide all of them with the best experience

    • Be honest and fair, help promote games with last second TDs and not 40-0 victories

    • Be likeable

Performance Bonus

  • Individual =>

    • We care so much about GREAT player service that we have bonuses for great, not good performance

    • Back Ref Bonus - $20 potential

      • Must be on time for Ref Meeting

      • Check all the boxes above

      • Provide exceptional Service

  • Head/Back Ref Team Engagement/Service Bonus

    • $50 to back ref (only one ref team wins)

      • Field that has the MOST teams return for next tournament

 

Ska’moog Back Referee Checklist

Message from Ska’moog – we take great pride in providing all of our players with the best sports service/experiences.  You, as a Ska’moog referee, are critical in delivering exceptional service and we as well as our players truly appreciate all that do.

 

  1. ____ Be on time and well dressed (LOOK like a PRO)                                

  2. ____ Review rules and preferences with head ref

  3. ____ Inspect Field set up

  4. ____ TAKE TEAM PHOTOS (2 photos per team)

  5. ____ NEW PLAYER Counts (to ENSURE fair play for all teams – perform roster counts and check player jerseys each game)

  6. ____ Take clear STATS sheets & number all sheets

  7. ____ HALFTIME GET THE NEXT TEAMS READY!!!

  8. ____ Provide scores to head ref after every game for seeding

  9. ____ Be in position for each CALL & then take stats

  10. ____ Turn in numbered stat sheets at end of event

  11. ____ ALL TEAM PHOTOS emailed to skamoogphotos@gmail.com (no more than 2 teams per email)

  12. ____ What did you do today to provide your players the best football EXPERIENCE (see the email below – this is our WHY)                 

 

Refereeing at Ska’moog

  • Position yourself 20-25 yards downfield (opposite head ref)

  • #1 JOB – referee the GAME then take stats

  • On long plays – hold the spot for head ref

  • No cell phones, be in the GAME

  • Make CLEAR and assertive calls

  • ASK players to RESPECT the call, move on

  • KEY CALLS:

    • 2 feet in bounds, flag guarding, pass interference, illegal contact (holding player), block in back, illegal touching, HIPS not the ball are the spot