This is protocol for all matches. Specific protocols for
friendly/league games are listed below.
Assignments will be posted no
later than the Sunday prior to the upcoming match at http://www.rugbyfl.com. The
referee then needs to be confirmed with KO and match location no later
than the Wednesday prior to the match. If you do not confirm your
referee by Wednesday they will be re-assigned and you WILL NOT
get a referee for your match. If you confirm then cancel after the
Wednesday deadline (Thursday onward) then you will be charged the
referee match fee. If this is due to a last minute cancellation by a
visiting FRU club the home club can petition FRU to bill the visiting
club the match fee.
Referee Contact List
The referee’s match fee is paid by the home club at the venue on the
day in accordance with the fee schedule listed below ($60 per match,
abbreviated matches ie. B games will be paid at a rate of $1.00 per
minute not to exceed normal match fee of $60). Ref fees are paid prior
to kickoff. Travel fees are paid (0.25/mile) for friendly matches but
not for league games.
Any changes to matches, league or friendly, need to be confirmed with the opponent, with the FRRA VP, Gerry Fitzgerald, and if a league game, also confirmed with the VP of competitions for that division no less than 2 weeks prior to the KO.
Standard game times are as follows for each division:
11:00 AM Youth
12:30 PM Senior Women or College Women
2:00 PM Senior Men or College Men
If multiple matches are to be played at the same venue and an
additional warm-up pitch is not available, the following match times
If two matches are to be played:
If three matches are to be played:
11 AM - YouthIn general the precedent would be the “least senior” team plays
first and then we have the most senior team playing last, with “senior”
being dictated by age.If both teams have the same seniority, say in
terms of women and men both being D2 or 2 colleges, the women will play
1 PM - Women (Senior or College)
3 PM - Men (Senior or College)
Referees are to be requested via the FRRA VP, Gerry Fitzgerald, for
all matches including friendlies. If you are concerned about paying
travel fees for friendlies and have a local certified ref, you can
contact Gerry and let him know you have confirmed a local, certified
ref, and he can either approve or deny the assignment- you will need to
provide the referees name and contact 7 days before the end of the
calendar month for the next month’s schedule (the month of your match ie
if match is in October you need to let him know by 9/23). This assures
that assigned referees are current with their certification and that
there is liability coverage for the match with use of a certified ref.
You cannot use non-certified referees like coaches or alums to ref your
matches as there is an increase in liability as well as a likely
decrease in match quality due to using someone that is not current or
trained. Playing a match with a non-certified referee may result in
fines and club suspension.
The club requesting the referee is responsible for the payment of the
match fee and travel expenses if requested by the referee, at the venue
on the day of the match. Travel fees are paid (0.25/mile) for friendly
matches but not for league games.
Schedules are sent by the competitions chair to the FRRA on behalf of all clubs.
The referee’s travel expenses and the assistant referee’s travel
expenses (if assigned) are reimbursed by the FRRA for League games but
not for friendly games. When certified assistant referees are assigned
or requested, the home club is responsible for the match fee to each
Any changes to matches, league or friendly, need to be confirmed with the FRRA VP, Gerry Fitzgerald, and if a league game, also confirmed with the VP of competitions for that division.
Match Fee Pay Scale per game
All Referees $60 (paid by Home Team). AR’s $30 (paid by Home Team). Referee Coach/Assessor $20 (paid by FRRA).