The following Terms and Phrases should be considered as having the associated meanings when used in the context of this site. Note that you can retrieve any of these definitions anywhere on the site where you see a small gray question mark next to the Term by clicking on it.
A User charged with the overall responsibility for the general operation of the site and management of Site usage.
As a noun, it identifies the relationship between a specific MatchPosition and a Referee. As a verb, it refers to the steps and actions necessary to create the relationship between a specific MatchPosition and a Referee.
A database table containing a single entry for each significant action that takes place on the site. Also used as a verb to indicate that a particular action will be recorded for future review and diagnosis
A program operating in a Visitor's system somewhere on the Internet that has asked for a Page from a Server.
A geographical grouping of teams. Clubs often provide fields, referees, uniforms and coaches.
An individual that participates in a Match in a non-Player capacity that is responsible for the Team's tactical operation during the Match
California Youth Soccer Association. See CYSA-N
California Youth Soccer Association - North. The governing body for youth soccer effort in northern California. Provides insurance coverage for players and sanctions State Cup and Association Cup Tournaments.
A specific combination of values associated with data elements that permits you to select a subset of entries that meet your needs.
An online, searchable list of the Site Users or participants that make up the constituents
CYSA-N District encompassing Burlingame to Monterey/Salinas.
A physical area at a Location where a scheduled Match will occur between two Teams.
A reference to the sex of the participants in a Match (e.g. Male, M, Female, F, Coed, B, Boys, G, Girls, etc.). The Gender is for a Match is set according to the charter for the Organization scheduling the Match.
This can also be a reference to the Gender of a single User (when used in the context of the User's Profile)
A suggestion, question, or problem report associated with a RidgeStar supported Client Site
The organization responsible for Game Scheduling responsibilities associated with participating Teams
A geographic place with a street address that contains one or more Fields, meeting or conference Rooms, or another geographic area of interest.
A scheduled competition between two Teams authorized by an Organization and officiated by a Referee
The act of reporting completion of an Assignment by a Referee. The Match Report is the basis for collecting the results of a Match and is the basis for payment processing.
Identifies the Assignment process that will be used for a specific Position on a specific Match. The Method value can be:
The position will NOT be filled
The Position is not eligible for SelfAssign and will be manually filled by an Assignor
The Position is available via the SelfAssign process to any Referee that passes the SelfAssign Rules
The information provided by a Referee that describes Misconduct behavior that occurred during a Match that the Referee was officiating. This includes Cautions (Yellow Card) and/or SendOffs (Red Card).
An operational setting, value, or indication about how the Site should operate. Normally, an Option is defined via the Options table in the database and can contain one or more settings related to:
The saved search argument values for an individual User
The compensation associated with completing an Assignment
The default settings for AssignmentMethod for new Matches
The default value for Match Rank for new Matches
Operational settings for the SelfAssign rules
Site wide variable values that can be modified by the Administrator
Represents the resulting HTML from a PHP Script's execution AND all the accompanying elements (.GIF, .JPG, .CSS, etc. files).
Each Page from each the Site has a URL, and an identifying Name.
Used to describe a grouping of Matches and/or Accounting entries into a logical set of elements that constitutes a billing/payment date range for Organizations/Referees
An individual that participates with a Team as an active participant in a sanctioned Match
A reference to the general responsibilities a Referee accepts when receiving an Assignment. Typically, a Match might require the Positions named Ref (Center Official), AR1, AR2, and possibly a 4th (4th Official), completely dependent upon what the Organization has requested.
A reference to the set of data elements and information associated with a single User of the Site. This is where each User stores individualized information and indicates his/her preference for information publication in the Directory.
Is the web address for the combination of concepts, functions, and pages that are collected together with the specific intention of assisting in accomplishing it's stated goals
Describes a User of the Site that is licensed to officiate at a sanctioned Match. USSF, NISOA, NFHS, etc. are organizations that license Referees
The pseudonym used for the company responsible for designing, implementing, and providing professional operations support for an Interactive Operations Site utilizing the Internet's Web services.
RidgeStar is an operational Division of North Ridge Software, Inc., a privately held Washington State corporation (serving it's customers since 1982).
A specific condition associated with SelfAssign, Turnback, etc. that must be true in order for the action requested to continue.
E.G. The "Available" Rule verifies that the Position being requested is not already assigned to another Referee.
A User responsible for the scheduling of Fields for the use of Teams for scheduled competitions and other League use
A specific period during a playing year that divides a specific combination of League, Level, and Division into a smaller grouping. Examples of Seasons are Playoffs, Tournament, LPTs, Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall, etc.
A named portion of the Site that collects functions and pages related to a specific Role in a common portion of the site.
The actions a Referee takes to get the Site to determine if s/he is eligibled for a specific Assignment. If eligible, the Referee can cause the Site to complete the Assignment (essentially, permitting the Referee to assign himself/herself the Assignment).
Identifies a physical RidgeStar system operating a copy of the Apache HTTP Daemon that responds to Internet based requests for service.
Defined by PHP. Essentially, uniquely identifies a single Browser's interaction with a single PHP based Site.
An operational value that controls one or more aspects of the Site's operation. Stored in the Options table, Settings are normally mananaged by the Administrator;
The specific combination of files containing script (PHP) and graphics (PNG, JPG, GIF) available through the HTTP protocol that are combined to meet 's requirements
The unique combination of personal data elements that uniquely identifies a single User to the Site. For , this is typically your First, optional Middle, and Last Name
The identified User that acts as the Webmaster for and as the primary Point of Contact with RidgeStar with respect to operations.
Used to describe the basic operating system enviroment of a Visitor, Browser, or Server.
A collection of Players that compete together in a League against other Teams
A Team Representative (typically, a Coach or Manager) for a Team participating in the Tournament
A word or series of words that represents a specific element, activity, role, action, etc. when used in the context of an Interactive Operations Site.
You can control how the information you enter is displayed by using one or more of the following elements surrounded by brackets [ or ] within the text string you enter:See Reference: Tools-Text Format for more information.
Typically used to indicate a specific Time of Day (local time zone). When used in a Criteria box, [b]Morning means between midnight and 11:59am, [b]Midday means 10:00am to 4:00pm, [b]Afternoon means 12:00pm to 5:29pm, [b]Evening is between 5:30pm to 11:59pm, [b]EarlyEvening is between 5:30pm to 7:30pm, [b]LateEvening means 7:30pm to 10:00pm
A stored description or explanation concerning a single subject of interest to Visitors of the Site
The act of returning a current RefereeAssignment to the pool of available Positions for other Referees to assign themselves to.
A term used to describe an individual person that is authorized to logon to and interact with the system in one or more roles (as a Referee, Chapter Officer, Committee member, Authority representative, etc.).
United States Soccer Federation: Ultimate governing body for most youth soccer.
A general term used to describe a single Internet user somewhere using a program (usually a Browser) to access a Site page on a RidgeStar server.