Assessment

State Director of Assessment:  Bronson Broockerd   
 Email Bronson
 

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.


There are three types of assessments available:

  • Developmental: Open to anyone.  Assessors focus feedback on coaching and skill improvement for the Referee.
  • Upgrade:  When a referee seeks to move up in officiating rank (ex. from grade 8 to 7, etc), field assessment is needed to coach improvement but also to determine if the referee is ready for the promotion.  The higher your officiating rank, the more challenging your match assignments.
  • MaintenanceWhen a referee becomes a grade 6 State Referee, annual maintenance assessments are required.  Coaching is provided, but also a decision about the referee "maintaining" that grade is appropriate.

Assessment Criteria Snapshot as of 7/01/2017


Please read KANSAS CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS for full criteria details:


 ASSESSMENT
TYPE
REFEREE MINIMUM AGEREFEREE MINIMUM EXPERIENCEASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTSMINIMUM HALF LENGTHASSESSOR
RANK
 COST
Developmental 
Assessment
No minimum
No minimum
None

Position:  Referee or AR
Any lengthAssessor 
 $40.00
 Upgrade to 
Grade 7

(and Maintenance)
18 years oldSee KS Certification Requirements
See KS Certification Requirements for Upgrade and Annual Maintenance Requirements

Position:  Referee
 35 min. Assessor   
  $40.00  
Upgrade to Grade 6

(and Maintenance)
19 years old
See KS Certification Requirements for Upgrade and Annual Maintenance Requirements

Position:  Referee
40 minState
Assessor or National Referee Coach
 Referee's game fee
Upgrade to Grade 5

(and Maintenance)
20 years oldSee KS Certification Requirements
See KS Certification Requirements for Upgrade and Annual Maintenance Requirements

Assessments must be completed on calendar year July 1 - June 30.

Position:  Referee
40 minNational Referee Coach
Referee's game fee + Travel Expenses
Grade 4 or Higher 
 
 
Contact SRA or SDA  
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Instructions to Request an Assessment
  • PLEASE READ KANSAS CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS BEFORE REQUESTING AN UPGRADE 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 he 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.
Assessment Request Form

Questions?