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 OMS to manage our licenses and registrations. You will also need to maintain the U.S. Soccer Learning Center. If you're new to Montana you can use our Transfer Registration tool to get the process started. You will also want to update your address in the Learning Center.

Why am I not getting any assignments?

Assignments for U.S. 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. 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 U.S. Soccer sanctioned games, including U.S. Youth Soccer and U.S. Club Soccer games.

Where do I get uniforms and gear?

Visit our Equipment page.

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

Assignments for U.S. 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. 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 or ask 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