One assignor recently sent out the following post: Your request to be assigned games on a given date, this means you give me your AVAILABILITY. Once you have been assigned to a block of games, you must confirm those games at the required time. You are to arrive at the facility 15 minutes before your first game. Some of you choose different forms of transportation to get there, such as: Walk. Bicycle. Car, Train. Bus. When things change with the schedule it is very important that I get a hold of a live person, this is done via: Phone Calls. Text Calls. Messages direct through Horizon Web or E-Mails How you get there is up to you, It is very important that you respond to these calls in a timely manner, so as to avoid being taken off of games Pick up the phone. communication is very important. Here are the Six Criteria that I use when giving assignments, please read them carefully. 1) Ability –– Are you capable of handling a match at a given level? Your experience will quite often be a key factor here. 2) Availability –– I give priority for weekday shifts to those people who are available on weekends. 3) Reliability –– What is your track record? Are you always on time? Do you ever forget to show up? If I cannot count on you then don’t expect too many assignments. 4) Loyalty –– I understand that most referees work for various leagues throughout the year, but if indoor is a low priority for you, then you will be a lower priority to me. 5) Acceptability - How both the players and facility management perceive your ability must be a consideration here. Do you have a good rapport with the players? Are you aware that each facility’s management, for any of a number of reasons, has asked me not to schedule certain referees? This makes it more difficult to give you games as a result. 6) Seniority - How long have you been refereeing Indoor, certain referees have been doing games in certain facilities for many years, experience goes a long way. The bottom line is this –– there are many factors that go into assigning games each week. I suggest you think about why you might not be getting the number of assignments you might like before bothering me with your complaints. The answer probably lays somewhere in those six factors listed above. All referees are required to check in with the facility 10 to 15 minutes before there first game, This comes under the Reliability above.