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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
ALL members of a referee crew must present their USSF ID# to the assessor prior to any assessment game.
AFFILIATES
GENERAL MEETING FOR INSTRUCTORS/ASSESSORS/ASSIGNORS
CANCELLED!
    Due to the impending snow storm predicted for our state, the General Meeting for Instructors/Assessors/Assignors that was scheduled for Saturday, January 23, has been cancelled.  
 
   We are tentatively planning to re-schedule this meeting for March 12 at the same location.

Stay warm and safe.


 
SRC NEWS
 
The State Referee Committee (SRC) of our Referee Program has named Jack Deplitch as the State Director of Instruction (SDI) replacing Kevin Wah who is retiring from the position.
 
Kevin has served as SDI for several years and brought the referee instruction program to a new level.  Keeping up with educational and administrative changes from US Soccer, Kevin improved our training and certification processes by establishing the use of online coursework and testing and providing training credit for attendance at referee seminars and special presentations.  Our referee program has successfully certified over 6000 referees in our state each year due to the quality of our instruction program which has been managed by him.  Kevin’s involvement in the program as SDI will be missed but we anticipate that he will continue to serve the referee community by instructing and assessing.
 
Jack is currently the Area Director of Instruction for the north and we welcome him as our new SDI.
VYSA AWARDS
 
We are pleased to announce the following selections for this year’s VYSA Annual Awards:
  • Young Female Referee of the Year – Lydia Dunlevy of Carrollton, VA
  • Young Male Referee of the Year – Aaron Hormuth of Virginia Beach, VA
 
In addition, we have been informed that Lydia was also named Region I’s Young Female Referee of the Year and will be honored at the 2016 US Youth Soccer Workshop in Baltimore, Maryland to be held in January.
 
Congratulations to both Lydia and Aaron for their well-deserved honor and recognition. 

2016 REFEREE CERTIFICATION
 
 Training and certification of referees for the 2016 certification year is now underway when we started up in July.  Go to REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS and CLINIC LISTING on the left of the page for information about how to register for a class and to see the clinics that have been scheduled so far.  If you don't find a class today that works for you, please come back another time and check the website for new postings.



 

2016 CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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


 

2015 FALL STATE CUP

Referees and assessors participating in the 2015 Fall State Cup held at the VSTC in Fredericksburg
wore pink t-shirts to support breast cancer awareness month.

 
 

 

Neptune Soccer Classic Academy
August 7-9, 2015 Virginia Beach


 

2015 Spring Tournaments
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.


 

MESSAGE FROM THE SDA....

There appears to be some confusion on 2015 recertification assessment requirements for grade 6 (State) referees.  Information has been sent out since early 2014 from US Soccer in their monthly Referee Department Updates.

To reiterate the current policy - 2 maintenance assessments (with a passing score) are required annually for recertification.  One must be on an adult Division 2 game or higher.  All games must be a minimum of 40 minute halves.  A minimum of 30 days between assessments is required, unless the game was considered to be "non-ratable" by the assessor.  In those cases, the next assessment may be the next day.

For this year only, I am waiving the 30 day requirement between games and will reduce it to 14 days.  Please note, this is for this year only.  All assessments in 2015 for 2016 registration must have a minimum of 30 days in between.

 

Don Torrenti
USSF National Assessor
State Director of Assessment, DC/VA

10/15/2014


 

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 
 


 
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.
 
 League  Division  Location
 NPSL                 NPSL  Northern VA, Richmond, Chesterfield, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg
 USL   PDL   Northern VA, West Virginia
 US Soccer
 U-16 and U-18 Developmental Academy
 DC, Richmond
 USL  Super-20  Northern Virginia/Fredericksburg, Williamsburg
 CVSA  Premier  Richmond
 Southside  Premier  Virginia Beach
 NVSL  Premier  Northern Virginia
 WPL  Premier  Northern Virginia

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.


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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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