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Youth Sports Referee

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Sports Director, the referee is responsible for officiating youth basketball, flag football or soccer games for enrolled participants.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for being prompt and professional during all games and program activities
  • Interact with coaches, other sports officials / umpires, youth, parents and YMCA staff
  • Enforce program rules and policies by maintaining constant surveillance of program participants
  • Set up facility or equipment, store equipment, and secure facility upon completion of games/program (on an as needed basis)
  • Report equipment problems
  • Ensure safety of members/participants
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Monitors the area at all times to ensure safety, and immediately makes changes as necessary.
  • Provides a positive environment for all participants, and actively encourages participation to ensure growth and development.
  • Exemplifies appropriate behavior and is a role model for participants; actively listens to all children and shows patience, understanding, and respect for others.
  • Instructs and guides participants through the rules of the program and ensures adherence; disciplines children within established guidelines of the YMCA and parent, and only when appropriate.
  • Immediately reports all unusual incidents or accidents to the Sports Director, and fills out all applicable and necessary reports.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Successfully  meet the Association’s policies on background screening
  • Must have previous playing or officiating experience or have completed referee training clinic
  • Adhere to drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace policy
  • Able to maintain confidentiality

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

  • CPR and First Aid Certifications preferred
  • Completion of YMCA Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training annually
  • Completion of YMCA Blood borne Pathogens Training annually
  • Additional training classes as recommended by Supervisor
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Requires individual to perform a broad range of activities.
  • Requires full range of motion, including manual and finger dexterity and hand and eye coordination. 
  • Requires corrected vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, or special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.
  • Extended standing, bending, stooping, running and/or walking.

Typical Working Conditions: Gymnasium, Facility Campus, Sports Fields

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

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