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League Referee Settings

Who: League Administrator, Referee Coordinator

League Administrator: Manage League > Modify League Referee Settings.
Referee Coordinator: League Referee Settings

1. Send Referee Assignment Email to: Select the league officer(s) who will receive automatic notifications by email when referee assignment actions occur. Such actions include, for instance, when a referee accepts or cancels an assignment, or when either the time or venue of a game with assignments are changed. You can also set this to "nobody", whereby no auto-email will be sent to any Referee Coordinators after these actions.
If there are any Field Referee Coordinators in your league, they will also appear on the list and can be selected. If one is selected, then all referee assignment email concerning games on their field will ONLY be sent to them.
There is also a check box to notify coordinators about referee assignment requests. This only has an impact if you are using the Request/Confirm method of assignment - if checked, messages will be sent when an assignment is requested, otherwise they will not be sent. For leagues using Request/Confirm, unchecking this box can greatly reduce email traffic for your Referee Coordinators.

2. Referee Assignment Method
 A. By League Only - Referee Coordinator must manage assignments.
 B. Self-Assignment - a referee can self-assign to games ("I'll Take It" button)
 C. Request/Confirm - a referee can request assignment to games ("I'd Like It" button)

Self-assignments and requests can only happen for any game where there is still an open slot and as long as the referee’s strength rating (See Referee Strength) is equal to or greater than the difficulty rating of the game. The Referee Coordinator will get an email each time a request or self-assignment is made. Of course, the Referee Coordinator can always override a self-assignment.

3. Allow change at the season, competition, division and game levels - The above setting determines the default referee assignment method for your league. However, you have the option of using different assignment methods for different games at the same time. If this box is checked, that option is available, and the default method can be overridden at the season, competition, division and individual game level.

4. Referee Difficulty Offsets - Refers to the relative difficulty of officiating as an asst. ref. 1 as opposed to referee.

5. Can Report Game Results - Designate which referees can enter game results.

6. Referee Pay Requires Game Results Report - If checked, then at least one referee must enter game reports results in order to be paid for the game.

7. Referee Assignment Deadlines - Cancellation or Request is blocked the amount of hours before the game starts.

8. Request Window - Requests or self-assignments cannot be made until the specified number of days before a game.

9. Reminder Window - A reminder will be sent to referees the specified number of days before an assignment. Setting to 0 disables automatic assignment reminders.

10. Maximum number of affiliated referees per team by play level - See Referee Team Affiliation for more information.

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