ALL members of a referee crew must present their USSF ID# to
the assessor prior to any assessment game.
BILL DITTMAR TO OFFICIATE MLS CUP FINAL
Saturday, December 7 at 4:00 PM on ESPN
Tune in to ESPN at 4:00 and watch Sporting Kansas City take on Real Salt Lake at Sporting Park, Kansas City, KS, where our very own Bill Dittmar will be officiating as AR2 along with Hilario Grajeda in the center, Paul Scott as AR1, and Ismail Elfath as the Fourth Official. Baboucarr Jallow is the Alternate Assistant.
For a nice article about the MLS Cup Final Assistant Referees, check out the Professional Referee Organization website at www.proreferees.com.
2014 REFEREE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
If you have a paid registration from 2013 (July 2012 through June 2013) that you did not use – meaning you did not attend a clinic and become certified as a referee – you cannot use that for 2014 which is the certification year we will be starting now. YOU MUST GET THAT 2013 FEE REFUNDED AND REGISTER AND PAY AGAIN FOR 2014. Fees will not carry over. Also, you only have until July 31, 2013, to get the refund. After that, no refunds will be issued. Send an email to email@example.com and request a refund of your unused 2013 payment.
Before you begin, please take note of the following:
To register, be certified, and receive a badge as a USSF and Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program referee, you must complete all of the steps of the registration process.
Prior to registration/payment at the US Soccer site, know which clinic you plan to enroll in and which grade level certification you will be seeking. Check the "Clinic Listings" first (located on the left of the page). Choose your grade accordingly. Read the DEFINITION OF REFEREE GRADE LEVELS by clicking here. Referee grades are not school grades.
If you are a returning/recertifying referee, DO NOT REGISTER AS A NEW USER. This will create another record for you in the national database system. Your User ID and password are on the registration card that you received for 2013.
Our state association is listed as "DC/Virginia" in the pull-down list on the registration form.
Do not indicate on the registration form that you want to upgrade unless all requirements to upgrade will be completed by the end of December 2013. The upgrade question only applies to those referees who are eligible to move up to Grade 7 or higher. Upgrading within the entry level grades is different. Contact the State Office regarding the upgrade process.
ONLINE TEST FOR RECERTIFYING REFEREES (Grades 8, 9, and 12)
An email message was sent on 8/23/2013 to Grade 8 and Grade 9 referees in our 2013 database regarding the online test for 2014 recertification. See the CLINIC LISTINGS (VIEW ONLY) on the top left of the page to find a recertification clinic and check the Comments section for the link to the online recert exam.
2013 FALL STATE CUP
Pictured above are the referees and assessors who officiated in the Fall State Cup held in Richmond.
The group wore pink polos and wristbands in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Our SDA and SYRA showed their support
by sporting pink socks as well.
Not everyone can pull off that look.
US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Four Female Referees from our Referee Program Selected to Officiate
Each summer, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series crowns the boys and girls national champion in seven age groups (Under-13 through Under-19). The finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels which provides approximately 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams from 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation.
Based on their performance at the state and regional level, 88 referees were selected to officiate the games at the 2013 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, which was held July 23-28, 2013, in Overland Park, Kansas.
Effective July 1, 2012, assessment fees are as follows:
All amateur and youth games are $65 regardless of the game fee.
Exceptions: USL PDL and W-Lg = $90; NPSL = $95; US Soccer Development Academy = $100
Top Adult Division 1 Leagues
Grade 5 Assessments
The following MDCVSA leagues/divisions have been designated as "Top Adult Division 1 Leagues" for assessment of referees attempting to upgrade to Grade 5 and for Grade 5 maintenance assessments.
Northern VA, Richmond, Chesterfield
Virginia Beach, Northern VA, West Virginia
U-18 Developmental Academy
DC, McLean, Richmond, Virginia Beach
Super Y U-20
All candidates for upgrade to Grade 5 must submit a comprehensive list of their games that count for upgrade to Grade 5 to the SDA prior to their upgrade approval. This list should include at a minimum, the game date, league, division, teams and assignor’s name.