Lacombe Referee Allocator contact:
Lacombe Ringette uses RAMP’s officials assigning system to notify officials of game assignments and track payments. All officials will need to set up an account in the system. You can access it online or by adding the RAMP ASSIGNING app to your mobile device. There is a video tutorial on how to use this system if you are not familiar with it.
Make sure you have entered your correct email address, as this is how game assignments are communicated to you and payments are made. You should add your personal details, including cell phone numbers so you can be contacted quickly in case of a game cancellation.
If you are also a player or a coach, once you have your game schedule please enter in the times you are not available to officiate. The system cannot assign you any games during times you have blocked off for any reason (eg work, holidays, etc).
Game assignments are typically made Monday or Tuesday for the following weekend. You will be notified via email when you have been scheduled for a game. Please accept or decline the game within 24 hours so that the ref allocator has time to find someone else if you are unavailable. If you have accepted a game and then need to decline it, send the ref allocator an email as well as changing your status in the system. For extremely short notice, contact the ref allocator by text.
Officials are paid by etransfer every 2 months (end of November, end of January, end of season). The email address you enter in the assigning system will be the one that etransfers are sent to.
You are responsible to inform the Ref Allocator directly any game cancellations or changes. Short notice cancellations need to be done by text. Failure to inform the ref allocator of a game cancellation may result in your team being charged the cost of referees (including travel) who show up for a game that has been cancelled.
If you wish to schedule an exhibition game, please contact the ref allocator before finalizing your schedule to ensure that referees will be available at that time. The length of notice you are able to provide will improve the likelihood of officials being available.
Ringette Alberta has prepared a proactive resource aimed to educate coaches on appropriate officiating development so your expectations of officials are realistic. Remember, just as coaches and athletes at lower levels are learning, so are the officials.
Feedback needs to follow an appropriate format. Coaches / parents / players may NOT approach an official after the game with complaints - this contravenes Lacombe Ringette’s code of conduct, and may result in suspension from attending subsequent ringette events.
Feedback on officials can be sent to the Ref Allocator.
Officials’ feedback on coaches can be sent to the Coaching Director.
Coaches can provide feedback to RAB on game officials, and officials may also provide feedback to RAB on coaches.
Reminder: OFFICIATING IS CHALLENGING and certainly not an exact science. Lacombe Ringette does not tolerate any abuse of officials. If you observe abuse, contact a member of the Executive Committee with details of your observations so that our Association can take appropriate steps to educate and prevent further abuse.