SITE CONTENTS
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
ALL members of a referee crew must present their USSF ID# to the assessor prior to any assessment game.
AFFILIATES
JEFF SKINKER GETS AR ASSIGNMENT AT NIKE INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES
USA vs Turkey U-17 Match - Dec 2 at 7:00 PM
 
The 2016 Nike International Friendlies and Development Academy Winter Showcase is taking place November 30 through December 5 at Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. 
 
Jeff Skinker, one of our very own referees, will be an Assistant Referee on the USA vs Turkey U-17 match on Friday, December 2 at 7:00 PM.  The game will be broadcast live on US Soccer's Facebook page, YouTube channel and at ussoccer.com.
 
Be sure to tune in!
2017 REGISTRATION
Registration and clinic enrollment for 2017 referee certification is now open.
 
 
Please see REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS and CLINIC LISTING
on the left of the page.

Note:  What is posted now is not all of the training that we will have. There will be many more clinics scheduled in the coming weeks when the dates and locations are arranged. Check back periodically for additional clinics to find one that works for you for location/dates/times.

POSTED 7/29/2016


EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
REFUND POLICY
Refunds for referee registration will be 50% and can only be requested and paid out during the registration period for the year for which payment was submitted.  Registration begins July 1 and ends June 30 for each certification year. 
 
If a clinic is cancelled due to low enrollment and no other clinics are available, a refund for the total fee can be provided, less the $5 fee for the background check on adult registrations.
 
If you cannot attend a scheduled course and/or are unable to complete any required advance online training and would like to switch to another course, you may do so without incurring any additional charge. You do that by “cancelling the registration” in the original course. The system will apply both the fees and any online work completed in the first course to the new course.   Note: You must cancel a registration before the instructor closes the course. This usually happens within a few days of the course ending.

 

2017 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Click here to view a memo from the SRC Chairman regarding certification requirements for 2017:  VIEW MEMO

Click here to view the table for initial certification and recertification requirements:  VIEW TABLE

POSTED 8/29/2016
UPDATED TABLE 9/30/16

 

Top Division 1 Leagues
Grade 5 Assessments
The following MDCVSA adult leagues/divisions have been designated as "Top Division 1 Leagues"
for assessment of referees attempting to upgrade to or maintain Grade 5. 
 
The Development Academy U-18 and CCL U-18 and U-19/20 leagues can be used to fulfill the youth game requirement.
     
 League  Division  Location
USL USL Richmond
USL   PDL  Northern VA, West Virginia
NPSL                 NPSL Northern VA, Richmond,  Virginia Beach, Williamsburg
CCL Pro-23; U-18; U-19/20 Northern VA, Richmond, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg
EDP U-23 Northern VA
US Soccer U-18 Developmental Academy Northern VA, Richmond
CVSA  Premier  Richmond
Southside  Premier  Virginia Beach
NVSL  Premier  Northern Virginia
WPL  Premier  Northern Virginia
     
All new 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.  This does
not apply to former Grade 5s who are attempting to return to their previous grade.
POSTED 9/19/2016
REVISED 9/21/16

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE SDI
Changes to the Laws of the Game
 
To All Referees -

There are many changes to the Laws of the Game that went into effect on 01 July 2016.  Misapplication of many of the law changes could be game critical and could have a detrimental impact on the outcome of the game.  
 
The new Laws will be implemented as each league starts its new season, and for upcoming tournaments.  It is your responsibility as a referee to know the Laws of the Game and rules of the competition you are refereeing.  We encourage you read the changes to the Laws and complete recertification as soon as you can.  Half of the recertification clinics may be committed to the Law changes.  Clinics will begin again in August.  Clinic postings should appear within a couple of weeks.
 
The links below will provide you with the Laws of the Game and the new changes. 
 
A short synopsis of the Law changes (4 pages):  CLICK HERE   [UPDATED 7/17/2016 - SEE LAW 11 - OFFSIDE]
 
International Football Association Board (IFAB) Summary of the Law Changes (12 pages):
 
2016/17 Laws of the Game (206 pages).  Laws and Interpretations are merged together, Section comparing Old Text to New Text, Section on Practical Guidelines for Match Officials:
 
Printed version of the 2016-17 LOTG
 
2016-17 IFAB LOTG Changes Presentation (65 pages):
 
IFAB Revision to the LOTG Frequently Asked Questions (12 pages):
 
Jack Deplitch
State Director of Instruction
POSTED 7/13/2016 
UPDATED 7/17/2016

Change to the Rules of Competition - Heading the Ball for U-11 and Younger
Effective March 21, 2016 / UPDATE JUNE 2, 2016

** IMPORTANT INFORMATION **

US Soccer released an update to the Player Safety Campaign and, in particular, a clarification concerning the previous recommendation that Heading the Ball would be eliminated in all training and competition for players 10 years old and younger (U11), as well as limiting the training of heading the ball for players on U12/U13 teams (11 to 12 years old).
 
The Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) has provided a rule change for competitions that the State Referee Program will adhere to and referees will enforce.
 
Read an UPDATE TO SRC POLICY (new memo from our State Referee Committee):  CLICK HERE
 
Read the memo from VYSA:  CLICK HERE
 
Questions and comments may be sent to mdcvasrp@erols.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

NOTICE ABOUT ASSESSMENT FEES
 
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 
 


 
REFEREE FEEDBACK PROGRAM
Pilot Program Implemented
 

The Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program has implemented a pilot program that will test a system to collect referee performance data.  For now, feedback will be provided on matches played in NCSL and WAGS.  We will be using a version of RefFeedback.com to gather this data.

  • Read the memo to referees from Patrick Delaney, SRC Chairman:  CLICK HERE

  • Read the memo to NCSL and WAGS:  CLICK HERE

We are committed to continuous improvement of the referees in our program as well as the identification of outstanding officials.  This tool will provide the data to help us focus on the areas where more education, training, or mentoring might be needed or where high level performance should be recognized and encouraged.


 

Contact Us
Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program
 
OFFICE HOURS:  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Monday - Friday 
 
Carol Shaeffer, Office Administrator 
2241-E Tackett’s Mill Drive    Woodbridge, VA 22192
Telephone 703.491.1717    Fax 703.492.1948
Outside 703  888.832.1866    Email:
mdcvasrp@erols.com

 

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