State Referee Committee guidance and DCV PLAY ON information for referees is located on our RETURN TO PLAY page.
Referee meetings and classroom education (certification and recertification) remain suspended indefinitely. Field training for new referees has resumed.
Revised Nov 4, 2020
The State Referee Committee appointed Chuck Watts as our new State Director of Assessments (SDA). Chuck took over the reigns as the SDA on 1 July from Don Torrenti, who is stepping down after serving as the DCV SDA for the past 15 ½ years.
Although stepping down from the SDA position, Don will continue serving the DCV Referee community as a National Referee Coach. Throughout the years, Don has assisted numerous referees in their progression from the Grassroots level to the FIFA Panel. Thanks Don for your many years of service as the SDA and for continuing to serve and mentor DCV referees.
Chuck is a current National Referee Coach and most recently served as the Area Director of Assessments (ADA) for the Central area. Prior to that, he was the ADA for the North area. Chuck began his referee career in 1980 and achieved the grade of National Referee before retiring from active officiating.
Posted July 1, 2020
Greg Hauck was recently appointed to the DCV State Referee Committee as the Area Referee Administrator for the Central Region of Virginia.
Greg is a USSF certified Referee Assignor, Assessor, Instructor/Coach, and Regional Emeritus Referee. He also served as the Commissioner for the Rappahanock Soccer Referee Association.
Area Referee Administrators form the integration hub of assessors, assignors, and instructors. They focus on the success of referees in their local geographic areas, while assisting the State Referee Administrator in a variety of activities.
Greg replaces Bob Martin, who has served the soccer referee community for 38 years. Welcome, Greg, and a fond farewell to Bob, with our sincere appreciation for all you have done to promote excellence in officiating for so many years.
Postd July 1, 2020
D.C. United is taking the live event and doing a virtual one for Fall 2020 with a live one planned for 2021.
- 2020 VIRTUAL REFEREE NIGHT: Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM
- 2021 MATCH DATE: To be determined. In addition to the D.C United match ticket, a special referee flipping coin will be provided.
The virtual Referee Night on October 29 will be moderated by DCV and MD State Referee Committee Administrators. Our own Danielle Chesky will be a featured guest.
Open to referees of all ages and levels.
COST: $40 Advance registration is required.
The virtual event will be run on Microsoft TEAMS and you will receive a TEAMS link invitation the day of the event.
Friends and families also have access to discounted tickets. For groups of 10 or more, please call 202.938.2176 directly or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and to register: https://fevo.me/virtualrefnight
Hurry - space is limited!
Posted Oct 23, 2020
Oct 28 - SRC Meeting
Oct 29 - Referee Night at DC United