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 5-7, 2016. 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 5, at 7:00 PM, in the Virginia Beach/Chesapeake area (location to be announced).
Dr. Don Wilbur will be our lead instructor. Dr. Wilbur is or has been a CONCACAF / FIFA International Referee Assessor/Inspector, Gold Cup Assessor, and has been invited to and completed four FIFA Futero Course and Advanced Courses for Assessors and Instructors. He is also a USSF National Referee Emeritus, National Assessor, National Instructor, National Referee Coach-Mentor, National Assessor Coach Mentor Supervisor, National Referee Inspector, among other things.
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. If selected, 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 Friday, June 24. Late applications will 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 June 24, 2016 if you wish to be considered for this Academy. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.