ALL members of a referee crew must present their USSF ID# to the assessor prior to any assessment game.
December 16, 2014
The Office Administrator will be not be in the office. 
Back on Wednesday.
Registration Now Open! Different From Last Year!


Our registration and clinic enrollment process has changed.

Click on CLINIC LISTINGS on the left of the page for a list of scheduled and approved clinics and classes.  Follow the instructions on the screens to register. 

If you are a returning referee, do not create a new login.  Try the USER NAME and PASSWORD you used last year.  If those do not work, contact the Referee Office for assistance.


Note the following about payments for registrations for 2014 certification:


If you have a paid registration for 2014 (July 2013 through June 2014) that you did not use – meaning you did not attend a clinic and become certified as a referee – you will not be able to use that for 2015 which is the certification year we will be starting in July.  YOU MUST GET THAT 2014 FEE REFUNDED AND REGISTER AND PAY AGAIN FOR 2015.  Fees will not carry over. Also, you only have until July 31, 2014, to get the refund. After that, no refunds will be issued. Send an email to and request a refund of your unused 2014 payment.  Credit for the fee will be provided to the credit card used for the transaction.  If you no longer have the credit card that was used for the original transaction, please indicate that in your message or the refund will be delayed.
POSTED 4/17/2014



Bookkeeper Position Available
The Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program office in Woodbridge, VA, has an immediate opening for a permanent, part-time/hourly bookkeeper.  Must have accounting/bookkeeping background with experience in the latest versions of QuickBooks and Excel.  Detail-oriented and reliable.  Some college preferred.
Duties include but not limited to:
  • Reconciliation of bank statements
  • Payments and reimbursements to program participants
  • Preparation of financial statements and reports
  • Receive and record checks and cash
  • Make bank deposits
  • Purchasing and ordering supplies
  • Filing
  • Support to office manager as needed
Flexible schedule available.  Pleasant, casual work environment.  Good for mom of school-age kids or retired professional.
Send resume and references to Carol at or fax to 703-492-1948.
POSTED 12/11/2014

Changes Effective July 1, 2014
US Soccer has made some changes to the referee grade levels and the corresponding requirements for the 2015 registration year.  Please read the following for information about the changes.
Memorandum from Pat Delaney, Chairman, State Referee Committee  CLICK HERE
Table with grade level requirements  CLICK HERE



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



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 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.


2014 Spring Tournaments
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.


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:



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