Assignments

Referee assignments will be posted on the Oregon Soccer Central website.  If you do not already have an account on Oregon Soccer Central, please be sure to register as a new user if you decide to become a MISOA referee.

MISOA utilizes a streaming process to match referees to assigned games.  With input from senior officials, assignors, assessors and evaluation feedback, the Commissioner and the Board, stream referees utilizing four levels - 100 for entry level officials through 400 for experienced and highly capable referees.  This streaming process equates to a Center and Assistant Referee (AR) rank on the assigning software.

  • Level 100- Referees can work as a center or dual referee on freshman or J.V. matches.  For the purposes of on-line scheduling, level100 will equate to a center ranking of 6 – 9, AR rank of 6 -10.
  • Level 200– Referees can work as a center or dual referee on freshman or J.V. matches, an assistant referee on lower level varsity matches or as a center referee on lower level varsity matches or dual referee on mid-level matches. For the purposes of on-line scheduling, level 200 will equate to a center ranking of 9– 11, AR rank of 9-12.
  • Level 300- Referees can work as an assistant referee on any match or work as a center or dual referee in all but the most competitive of matches. For the purposes of on-line scheduling, level 300 will equate to a center ranking of 11 – 12 AR rank of 11-15. 
  • Level 400- Referees work as a center, dual referee or assistant referee in any highschool match. For the purposes of on-line scheduling, level 400 equates to a center ranking of 12– 15, AR rank of 12-15.

Criteria utilized in considering the level of assignment include:

  •   Referee experience
  •   Ability
  •   Fitness
  •   Other recognized certifications (USSF, NISOA, etc)
  •   Professionalism (dress and appearance, attention to admin duties, etc.)
  •   Attitude

A special note about assignments for referees new to MISOA :

A referee that is new to MISOA and that has not been active in recent years as a soccer official should plan on receiving most of their assignmentsin the sub-varsity level.  Varsity assignments are reserved for referees who have proven themselves at this level.  A referee who has been actively working for other soccer organizations should provide us with a letter of recommendation to be considered for Varsity assignments.  This is not necessary if we already have an understanding of your capability as a soccer official.

Generally, referees new to MISOA are assigned to work with experienced MISOA referees in the dual system in a league game or in one of the Jamborees in the first 1-4 weeksof the season.  We also have an evaluation program.  We do our best to evaluate referees new to MISOA during the early part of the season, however there are no guarantees we will be able to evaluate everyone.  All feedback we receive will be considered for future assignments.