Maine Principals' Association Tournament Officials' Qualifications

 

The Maine Association of Soccer Officials sets the minimum qualifications for Referees and Assistant Referees

that may be assigned to Officiate in the MPA Tournament games.

MASO - Officials' Qualification for Tournament Play

The MPA Soccer Committee, or its designee, will assign officials for championship games

based on the pool formed from coaches’ recommendations. Three person crews will be

used for quarterfinal and semifinal contests when available. Assignment of officials

through the semifinal contests in the regional tournament will be made upon request by

regional assigners; assigners will not assign the same official to a school in successive

games. Officials for regional championship games will be assigned by the MPA assigner

and the DSC (3-man system) will be utilized. Class II officials will be used only when

Class I officials are not available from the local or adjoining assignment area. Schools will

be notified by a Soccer Committee member about officiating assignments for state

championship games. If one official is unavailable or unable to participate, the dual

system will be utilized.

MINIMUM OFFICIALS' QUALIFICATIONS

Referees must meet the following qualifications:

1. Must be Class 1.

2. Must have officiated at least ten high school/college games and will have worked

a high school schedule of no fewer than four varsity MPA countable games in

the current year.

3. Must have officiated a minimum of four full-length assigned high school varsity

or college games as the referee in the DSC in the past two years, at least two in

the current year. (regular/postseason)

4. Must have at least two year's experience of full-length assigned high school

varsity or college games as the referee in the DSC.

Assistant Referees must meet the following qualifications:

1. Must be Class 1.

2. Must have officiated at least ten high school/college games and will have worked

a high school schedule of no fewer than four varsity MPA countable games in

the current year. (may be preseason)

3. Must have officiated a minimum of four full-length assigned high school varsity

or college games as the linesman (assistant referee) in the DSC. An official with

a minimum of four games in the past two years, at least two in the current

season, one of which could have been a full length preseason scrimmage, would

be eligible for selection.

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