Assessment

State Director of Assessment:  Rick Zuzenak    
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Assessments are a great way to improve your skill as a referee.  A trained and certified assessor will observe your game.  Afterwards, you receive verbal and written feedback for you and your entire crew on areas you excel and areas on which you can 

focus for improvement.  Assessors are coaches for referees – and their goal is to help you be the best referee you can be.


Another avenue is requesting a mentor to view your game prior to an assessment.  This will give an independent look at

your skill level and give input that will assist you in passing your assessment.  There is no cost for a mentor and this can be

requested through Sean Overton in the Kansas City area.  Other areas will be posted as they come available.


Assessment Criteria Snapshot as of 8/27/2019


GRASSROOT CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

(The old category of 8 and 7) 

ENROLLMENT                                                                               REGISTRATION

AGE                                                                                                   13 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER

TRAINING                                                                                       ONLINE + IN-PERSON GRASSROOTS MODULES

SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE                                                     SAFESPORT TRAINED-OVER 18 YRS.

LAWS OF THE GAME TEST                                                        ONLINE – GRASSROOTS TEST 


GRASSROOT RE-CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 

ENROLLMENT                                                                               REGISTRATION

PREVIOUS CERTIFICATION EXPERIENCE                           GRASSROOTS REFEREE

TRAINING                                                                                        ONLINE OR SRC TRAINING

SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE                                                       SAFESPORT TRAINED-OVER 18 YRS

LAWS OF THE GAME                                                                    TEST ONLINE – GRASSROOTS TEST


REGIONAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

(The old category of 6 and 5)

PREREQUISITES                                                                           ENROLLMENT REGISTRATION

AGE                                                                                                   18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER

PREVIOUS GAME EXPERIENCE                                              50 GAMES AS A REFEREE AND 25 AS AN ASSISTANT                                                                                                                           REFEREE AT THE LOCAL ADULT AMATEUR LEVEL

PREVIOUS CERTIFICATION EXPERIENCE                          MINIMUM OF THREE (3) YEARS AS GRASSROOTS REFEREE

TRAINING                                                                                       REGIONAL REFEREE COURSE

SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE                                                     SAFESPORT TRAINED

LAWS OF THE GAME TEST                                                       ONLINE – REGIONAL TEST

FITNESS TEST                                                                               SPRINT / INTERVAL TESTS (USSF REGIONAL REFERE TEST)

PRACTICAL EVALUATION                                                        MINIMUM OF TWO (2) PASSING EVALUATIONS AS A                                                                                                                          REFEREE AT THE ADULT AMATEUR LEVEL. ONE (1)                                                                                                                            PASSING EVALUTION AS AN ASSISTANT REFEREE AT THE                                                                                                                ADULT AMATUER LEVEL. ONE REFEREE EVALUATION CAN                                                                                                            BE AT THE HIGHEST YOUTH LEVEL. (U18 OR U19)

 

REGIONAL RE-CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

ENROLLMENT                                                                               REGISTRATION

TRAINING                                                                                       ONLINE OR SRC TRAINING

SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE                                                      SAFESPORT TRAINED

LAWS OF THE GAME TEST                                                        ONLINE – REGIONAL TEST

FITNESS                                                                                           SPRINT / INTERVAL TESTS  (USSF REGIONAL REFEREE                                                                                                                     TEST)

PRACTICAL EVALUATION                                                         MINIMUM OF TWO (2) PASSING EVALUATIONS AS A                                                                                                                           REFEREE AT THE ADULT AMATEUR LEVEL. ONE (1)                                                                                                                           PASSING EVALUTION AS AN ASSISTANT REFEREE AT THE                                                                                                               ADULT AMATUER LEVEL. ONE REFEREE EVALUATION                                                                                                                     CAN BE AT THE HIGHEST YOUTH LEVEL. (U18 OR U19)


Instructions to Request an Assessment

  • You MUST have a game already assigned to you BEFORE you request an assessment.  Work with your appropriate league scheduler to get a match that meets the assessment criteria, then request an assessment through this form.
  • The more advanced notice you provide, the more likely you are to get an assessment.  Assessors are in high demand and are very busy.  Please try to give at least 7 days notice for an Assessor to be assigned.
  • Once you submit the assessment request form, you will receive an automatic confirmation we have received it.  The process to locate as Assessor will begin within 24 hours of request.  The SDA will contact you by email or phone a few days later to confirm the status of your request.  If you do not hear back within 3-4 days, please contact the SDA for additional information.
  • After you find out who your Assessor is, immediately contact them to exchange phone numbers and acknowledge the assignment.  It is your responsibility to communicate with the Assessor directly regarding weather, field changes, time changes, or anything else related to the game.
  • Assessors must be paid prior to the match.  Please have a check already written or cash available to pay your assessor when you meet them at the field.
  • Notify your crew that you are being assessed (if you need help contacting them, talk to your league scheduler).  Everyone should plan to spend about 20-30 minutes visiting after the match about your crew performance.
  • IF FOR ANY REASON THE GAME DOES NOT LAST AT LEAST 40 MINUTES, THE ASSESSMENT WILL BE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE SRA OR SDA.  THE STOPPAGE MAY BE THE RESULT OF WEATHER, TEAMS, ETC. BUT THE ASSESSOR WILL STILL BE PAID FOR THEIR TIME.


Assessment Request Form


Questions?