Below you can find a list of frequently asked questions regarding Assignor related processes. If you have a question that is not listed below, please contact the State Assignor Coordinator.

Q1: Why do I need to be USSF certified?

Compliant to the USSF Directive, all assignors who assign travel games must become registered. Keep in mind that with your registration you have a $1 million dollar umbrella liability policy paid for by the US Soccer Federation.

Q2: Who must become certified?

Affiliated games require affiliated assignors. If the game is a competitive, travel match then the assignor must be registered. Additionally, all tournaments that are sanctioned by Mass Youth Soccer are required to have USSF registered assignors.

Q3: How do I become certified

Simply sign up for a clinic. Upon completion of the clinic you're registered when you've paid the course fee. Once you've taken the one time clinic, you just need to re-certify every year at the end of the year. Unlike a referee you are not currently required to go to a "referesher" clinic every year, though this may change in the future.

Q4: How do I re-certify once I become registered?

Click here for information about Assignor Recertification. If you have questions regarding assignor recertification, please contact the SAC

Q5: How am I sure that I am re-certified?

A list of certified assignors can be found here.

Q6: How can I be notified of upcoming USSF Assignor Clinics?

You can register your interest here. An email will be sent to you notifying you of any new clinics.

Q7: How do I access the Certified Referee list?

Registered Assignors can fill out the request form. This form asks for the contact information you want posted to the web, as well as what kind of access you are seeking. Typically this would be filled out once and then you'll be supplied with a username and password to access the database. If you wish to make changes to your contact information or your access you can fill out the form again. Once you have your username you can access the database. There are four levels of registered assignors in Massachusetts a) a TOWN/CITY assignor (e.g. Mansfield or Framingham) or b) a YOUTH LEAGUE assignor (e.g. Essex or Middlesex League) League or c) a YOUTH REGIONAL (e.g. MAPLE or MASL) or d) an Adult Assignor. Town Assignors have access to their own town as well as the surrounding towns. Youth League Assignors have access to their league and the bordering Youth Leagues. Youth Regional Assignors and Adult Assignors have statewide access.

Q8: How current is the information in the database?

Every attempt is made to keep the information as current as possible. By no means is this a "real time" application. For instance, when an instructional class ( a new Grade 9 or Grade 8 course) is completed, it takes approximately 2 weeks to get the information posted to the database. We hope to make the database more real time in the future to accommodate the needs of the state's assignors, up to and including when referees have re-certified for the next season.

Q9: How can I correct an error in the Referee database?

Please submit any corrections to the correction page.

Q10: How can I change my access to the list?

You can resubmit your updated information here.

Q11: How can I network with other assignors?

The master list of assignors can be found here.

Q12: How can I recommend someone for higher levels of competition (e.g. MTOC, State Cup, Adult games)?

You can submit your recommendations here.

Q13: How do I get a referee assessed?

Different leagues have different procedures regarding assessment. Most people can contact the State Director of Assessment to coordinate an assessment for a referee. BAYS teams can contact their regional assessor coordinator Andy Rademaker.

Q14: Is there a reference guide for Assignors?

You can refer to the Assignor Handbook.

Q15: I'm having trouble with my password, what should I do?

There could be a number of things wrong with one's access. If you you are seeking access for the first time, consider the following; You must be a registered assignor Have filled out what kind of access you're seeking Have your correct email in the MSRC database If all of the above are in order, you can click on the "I forgot my password" link and follow the instructions. You will be mailed a temporary password. Once you have the temporary password, you can log in, the system will ask you to reset a password of your own choosing. Please follow the instructions for choosing a new password. If you are an assignor who has had a password in the past please keep in mind that passwords expire monthly. You can reset your password by following the above instructions.

Q16: Has a course in my area been added to the online database?

Course materials are processed by the Area Referee Administrator and sent to the SRA. The certified referees are added to the database and posted online for access. One can find the list of posted courses that have been added to the online database.

Q17: What if I still have a question?

Any question(s) can be forwarded to the State Assignor Coordinator.