This article will explain how to create a blackout as a referee. These blackouts can be for a single date and timeframe or a recurring schedule. The referee would not be able to be assigned during the timeframe of the blackout.
From your user profile, select "Referee" then "Referee Availability".
Click the button for New Blackout.
Fill out the corresponding pop-up. Please start with the beginning date and adjust the end date if necessary. Select a beginning and ending time to create a time block. If it is all day, check the All Day checkbox. Required fields are highlighted with a red outline. If there is no recurring date, select none under Recur Date. Click save.
Note for Creating Recurring Blackouts: You may also create recurring blocks by selecting the recurring option and entering a Recur Until date. For example, if you are unavailable every Sunday until 12 for the Spring Season: Your block would be created for the first Sunday in the Begin and End dates, with begin time of 00:00 and end time of 12:00 then select "Week" in the recurring options followed by the end date of May 31. Individual blocks will be created for every Sunday from your Begin Date.