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Thursday September 26th, 2019

October Matches for the RATS Fall Season will be released on or about 9.26.

Matches will be released for Grade 6 Referees and above initially. The following day Grade 7+ Refer...

Monday Night Running Group

Referee Running Group on Monday nights at Garfield HS -- This group is designed for any fitness level - they will help design a running program that will help you reach your own personal goals...

Pay Differential for Grade 5/6 Referees

Pay Differential is in place for all Advanced Referee Grade 5s and 6s. RATS wants to honor your efforts and skill showing their appreciation for your involvement within the league with a $10 ...

FiVE Pillars of Referring in RATS Referee Communit

Referees need to embrace these FiVE Pillars Of RATS Referring within our adult community - the players care deeply about these - do your part to meet their expectations each match:

1- K...

Parking Added to Match Fees

Your parking fees for Marymoor Park ($1) and Bobby Morris (variable) will be added to your match fees. Thank you for making the effort to get to these fields - we appreciate it.

RATS Rule Highlights

SHIN GUARDS are required by all players. Please confirm with team captains prior to the start of the match that their players are all properly equipped. If you notice during the match someone without ...

Field Issues - No Shows, Lights, Double Booked and

Field Issues - if there are issues at the field (double booked, lights, etc ...) follow this procedure:

1- If one or both teams do not show at the field contact RATS Administrators (Romes/L...

New Self Assigning Criteria

PROFILE - please update your profile to include your USSF Number, Direct Deposit and other data. Without this info your self assigning ability is limited. If your bank is not listed please let Larry know and we will get it added.

SELF ASSIGNING - you will notice that we have added some features at the request of the league to the self-assigning guidelines:

- The women's matches have been given priority to female referees
- Some Coed and all of the Men's D1 matches are manual assignment and by request only at the teams/league request
- Grade 6 and higher referees have been given access to the matches first then Grade 7+, then Grade 7 followed by Grade 8 referees ... so be patient

Remember that the teams are your client - feedback that they provide back to us directly impacts your ability to continue working with them and other teams. So remember the FiVE Pillars of RATS Referees - our core values - as you work with your clients:

1- KEEP THEM SAFE - call appropriate fouls for the skill sets of the players that night.
2- BE NICE & FRIENDLY - even if the players are not.
3- KEEP PACE WITH THEM - even if there is not much to do. Players notice when we are lazy.
4- BE ON TIME - start on time and get them as close to their 90 minutes of fun as you can.
5- MISCONDUCTS - Caution players as needed Send Off when deserved. And write your report it takes 3 minutes.

Misconduct - Yellow and Red cards

Referees we want to Remind you About Yellow and Red cards Please follow the link below and read the leagues expectations regarding pl...Going

Direct Deposit

Referees please sign up for Direct Deposit as soon as possible. If your bank is not listed online please let Larry know -

RATS Affiliation with USSF and USASA through USSSA

Seattle RATS is affiliated with US Adult Soccer and USSF through USSSA Soccer. There are no rosters to check nor player cards to deal with. League Rosters are all digital and on file with the league. ...

Who We Are

We partner with clubs, leagues and referees throughout the greater South Snohomish & King County region focusing on the state's largest adult soccer club - Seattle RATS - with almost 300 teams and nearly 4,00 adults. Additionally, there are a number of youth clubs partnering with us.

Our focus is on innovative pathways for Referee Development and Building Bridges with our teams and players as our clients week to week helping bring unity and common purpose with both the officials and players/coaches. We're just getting started here, so watch the What's New Area on the right side of the main page for the latest news associated with the Sno-King Referee Group

Summer Referee Tip Week 1 - New LOTG 2019/2020

As we start our summer season we will be implementing the new changes within the LOTG. Most of the changes won't be that drastic for the players - some of them will know most will not. So part of our summer will be educating players and perhaps ourselves as well on how to apply these changes within the adult recreational game - which could be different than how we apply them on our competitive youth matches. Please be patient during the transition - let's be kind in our explanations and supportive of previous refs who may have had a different application last week for a similar situation. We have routed these changes to all the managers and we will run weekly updates focusing on a new topic throughout the season to help with education.

For our own Referee Development and education we have included several links that should help regarding the LOTG. This document will also make its way to the RATS website so you can refer players who need a refresher to their league website.

1 - Here is a link to the LOTG -

2 - At A Glance - Summary of the Changes LOTG -

3 - Full Listing of Changes and Clarifications of LOTG -

4 - Power Point Presentation of the Changes and Clarifications of the LOTG -

5 - Mobile Download LOTG -