The Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Committee is sad to announce the passing of W. Samuel Althoff, a referee for many years. Sam loved the game of soccer, and he was always up and ready to be assigned games even in a pinch. Northern Virginia referees and assignors alike will attest to Sam being great to work with out on the field during the hundreds of games that he has worked over the decades. In his later years of refereeing, Sam focused on mentoring and helping make sure the youngest of games in Northern Virginia had a referee.
Here is the link to Sam's obituary.
Rest in peace Sam. You will be missed.
The Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Committee is sad to announce the passing of former State Referee Administrator and National Referee, Bob Kuhnle. Bob was instrumental in shaping the MDCVASRP as one of the best in U.S. Soccer. He befriended, guided, and mentored numerous referees and helped many National and FIFA referees achieve their individual goal of officiating at the highest level possible. But beyond this, he always made sure that the focus was on Virginia and DC referee quality and support to our amateur and youth associations. Go here to read Bob’s entry for the Virginia-DC Soccer Hall of Fame.
Details of Bob’s memorial services will be posted as updates are received. Please keep Kathey Kuhnle and Bob’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
Rest in peace, Bob. You will be missed. Thank you for all you did for soccer in Virginia and DC.
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
Virginia referees supported the regional ODP training and selection event at the Publix Virgina Soccer Training Center in July. Hundreds of players from five eastern states participated in a weekend of training in preparation for their regional competitions. Standing with VYSA Technical Director Gordon Miller are referees Kofi Frimpong, Darios Kamgaing, Alec Amador, Christina Amador, Erik Wilson, Oleg Polishchuk, Angelo Amador, and Charles Nana.
Posted July 16, 2022
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 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
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....