New Referee certification resumed and is ongoing. Click the "Become a Referee" tab.
Referee recertification resumed is ongoing. Click on the "Instruction" tab. Select the appropriate Path.
Referees who complete their certification or recertification process in July 2022 through May 2023 will receive a 2023 referee badge and may begin officiating immediately.
Posted July 22, 2022
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....