FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For MYSA games do I need to re-submit payment information each year?

No, MYSA will use payment information they already have on file from prior seasons. If you move or change banks, be sure to re-submit the new information as soon as possible.

How do I transfer my license from another state to Montana?

Montana uses the Learning Center for referee licensing. If you already have a Learning Center account it's as simple as updating your address and verifying that Montana is listed in your Relationships. If your state was not using the Learning Center you will need to create an account. During the sign-up process you will be asked to claim your referee historical records stored by US Soccer. Failure to claim your history could result in a delay. For additional information visit How to Transfer States.

Why am I not getting any assignments?

Assignments for US Soccer sanctioned games are sent by certified assignors. Leagues and tournaments will hire assignors to work for them to distribute games to certified referees. Contact your local assignor and let them know you'd like to receive games and follow any instructions for the assignment platform they may be using. MYSA uses GotSport, some tournaments may use Arbiter or even simply Excel spreadsheets. Assignors are tasked with assigning qualified referees to the level of games available, while also distributing games equitably. It's important to have a good working relationship with the assignor and be willing to work games as you are asked and you'll be called upon more often. Some weekends may only have a limited number of games and only a few referees are needed so you may not get any assignments one week and be asked to work a bunch the next.

Do I need to recertify every year?

Yes! All referees must recertify every year to officiate US Soccer sanctioned games, including US Youth Soccer and US Club Soccer games.

Where do I get uniforms and gear?

Visit our Equipment page to see what uniform is required and where to purchase it. You can also find similar equipment through other referee equipment suppliers so long as it matches the official uniform guidelines by US Soccer.

I'm a new referee, how do I get assignments?

Assignments for US Soccer sanctioned games are sent by certified assignors. Leagues and tournaments will hire assignors to work for them to distribute games to certified referees. Contact your local assignor and let them know you'd like to receive games and follow any instructions for the assignment platform they may be using. MYSA uses GotSport, some tournaments may use Arbiter or even simply Excel spreadsheets. Assignors are tasked with assigning qualified referees to the level of games available, while also distributing games equitably. It's important to have a good working relationship with the assignor and be willing to work games as you are asked and you'll be called upon more often. Some weekends may only have a limited number of games and only a few referees are needed.

Why haven't I been paid for a match?

Pay is handled differently for different leagues and tournaments. Some have cash on site, some mail checks, and some use direct deposits. It's up to you to know how you're going to get paid for matches. For MYSA matches please follow the instructions on the link below and make sure you talk to your assignor. If you submitted all the paperwork but worked a match, make sure you accepted the match or that the assignor adds you to the match you worked if you weren't assigned to it.

Getting Paid

My child referee can't see any match assignments?

GotSport has in place a system to allow parents to monitor and change their child's GotSport accounts. However, in order for the referee system to function properly the child referee account must have it's own User-Id and Password. This can be added during the sign-up process or added to their accounts at any time.