Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program
Webinar! Offside For Beginning Referees
Do you want to be a better referee? Do you want to get your offside calls correct? This one-hour webinar is intended for young and new referees. Our hosts, Dick Cote and George Molessa, will focus this discussion on what you want to know about making the offside call. Building on what you learned in the online training and field session, we will discuss positioning, considerations, and more, to help you decide when to raise the flag, blow the whistle, and where to restart. Dick and George have called, observed, and mentored hundreds of offside decisions. They will use video analysis and interactive discussion to address your questions. Boost your offside confidence by attending this webinar.
Monday, March 20, 2023. 7:30 PM.
Click here to attend: Offside Webinar Zoom Link
Posted March 14, 2023
Referees at DC United
Virginia referees Ben Schlenz, Andrew Smith, and Akash Fewell attended MLS opening night at Audi field on a cold February evening. DC United beat Toronto FC 3-2, with the winning goal scored in the 8th minute of additional time.
Posted Feb 26, 2023
ODP Friendlies Referee Academy
Virginia referees Madelyn Enters, Kayla Romine, Morgan Neal, Kylie Stout, and Savannah Cave participated in the ODP Friendlies Referee Academy held in Williamsburg on Feb 24-26, 2023.
Posted Feb 27, 2023
Continuing Education Webinar Series
US Soccer is presenting a series of webinars this spring aimed at helping referees increase their knowledge and improve officiating skills. The first topic will be Offside.
March 7, 2023, 6:00 PM, for referee mentors and coaches
April 11, 2023, 6:00 PM, for regional and national match officials
April 20, 2023, 6:00 PM, for grassroots referees
Attendance is limited, and registration must be approved to receive the Zoom link.
Please contact email@example.com with "CELL Webinar" in the subject line to receive additional information or view the US Soccer Spring Webinars Notice.
Revised Feb 26, 2023
Referee Uniforms and Equipment
Capelli Sport has set up a Referee Store for Metro DC-Virginia referees. The store provides our referees good discounts.
Capelli offers three Starter Kits. Starter Kit 1 is $39. Starter Kit 2 is $49. Starter Kit 3 is $59. The Starter Kit discount will show when you check out.
The MDCVA online store link is: https://teams.capellisport.com/REFDCORU
Revised Feb 26, 2023
USSF Position Paper on Referee Headsets
The US Soccer Referee Education Resource Center published new guidance on wearing of headsets by referees. You can view the position paper on our Laws of the Game page.
Posted August 4, 2021
US Soccer Guidance on DOGSO
US Soccer published a new position paper on, "Denying a goal or obvious goal scoring opportunity (DOGSO)."
This paper clarifies that a send-off (Red Card) is warranted when a goalkeeper commits a foul outside of the penalty area and the goal is unprotected. In recent high-profile games, referees have been penalizing with a caution (Yellow Card) for Stopping a Promising Attack (SPA).
Posted: June 6, 2021
MDCVASRP Policy Manual Update
The MDCVASRP Policy Manual received significant updates in April 2021. Look for it under the Resources tab.
Posted April 28, 2021
Annual Training Required
SafeSport training for adult referees does not run concurrently with your referee license - it expires one year from the date you most recently completed SafeSport training.
Referees with expired SafeSport training are disqualified from officiating, so complete the free 20-minute online refresher before your SafeSport expires to maintain your referee license.
Referees turning 18 this year will complete the SafeSport core course online after their 18th birthday....
Our new MDCVASRP website is supported by volunteers like you. We are committed to making this website valuable and informative for everyone in our program. Please contribute your ideas by clicking here.
Modified Nov 4, 2020
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