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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
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


 

 

SAVE THE DATE!   

Referee Night at DC United  

Saturday, August 6, 2016

More info later.


 

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

US Youth Nationals - Frisco, Texas
Congratulations to Five Virginia Referees Selected to Attend
 
JC Griggs, Andrew Hutton, Lydia Dunlevy, Aaron Hormuth, Will Aten

ADDED ADDN'L PICS 7/29/2016


 

2016 Spring Tournaments
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

2015 Young Referees of the Year
Lydia Dunlevy and Aaron Hormuth

Lydia Dunlevy and Aaron Hormuth were honored at the 2016 VYSA Awards Gala
on February 6, 2016, at the Regency at Dominion Valley in Haymarket, VA.

 

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.
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.


 

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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