The State Referee Committee and the MDCVSA Neptune Soccer Classic Adult Tournament Committee are pleased to announce that we will once again conduct a Referee Academy at the Neptune Soccer Classic on August 7th, 8th and 9th, 2015. All matches for Neptune are played at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex in Virginia Beach. The Academy will kick off with a Referee Meeting on Friday evening, August 7th, 7 PM, (location to be announced) in the Virginia Beach/Chesapeake area.
Paul Tamberino, former FIFA AR, four time MISL Referee of the Year as well as former US Soccer Federation Director of Referee Development, and currently PA West Director of Referee Coaching will be our lead instructor.
The Academy will be held on fields where Men’s, Co-Ed and Women’s Premier, Competitive and Recreational matches will be played, including semifinals and finals on Sunday. The Neptune Soccer Classic uses a 40-minute half format for all matches.
If you are a Grade 6 or 7 referee – at least 18 years of age or older - who has officiated as a center referee at the adult level for a minimum of 2 years and you are interested in improving your skills as a referee, especially at the adult level, please apply for this academy. You will receive feedback from State and National Assessors as well as tournament referee pay for all of the matches you officiate. Mileage is not reimbursable. GRADE, AGE AND EXPERIENCE ARE NOT WAIVERABLE. YOU MUST MEET THE ABOVE CRITERIA TO APPLY.
We will select 12 referees from the state to attend the Academy - 6 from outside the Hampton Roads area and 6 from southeast Virginia. Housing (double occupancy) will be provided for all referees who are selected.
The SRC is committed to providing opportunities for you to grow professionally and we are excited to team up with MDCVSA and the Neptune Soccer Classic for this referee development opportunity. If you have the desire and think this will benefit you, please apply NO LATER than July 2nd. Late applications will be not be considered.
To apply for this Academy, please email a completed application form as a word.doc (click HERE for the form) to the State Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put NEPTUNE REFEREE ACADEMY in the subject line.
Don’t forget – reply by July 2, 2015, if you wish to be considered for this Academy. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.