The following MDCVSA adult leagues/divisions have been designated as "Top Division 1 Leagues" for assessment of referees attempting to upgrade to or maintain Regional Referee.
The Development Academy U-18 and CCL U-18 and U-19/20 leagues can be used to fulfill the youth game requirement.
|USL||PDL||Northern VA, West Virginia|
|NPSL||NPSL||Northern VA, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg|
|CCL||Pro-23; U-18; U-19/20||Northern VA, Richmond, Roanoke, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg|
|US Soccer||U-18 Developmental Academy||Northern VA, Richmond|
All new candidates for upgrade to Regional Referee must submit a comprehensive list of their games
that count for upgrade to Regional Referee 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. This does
not apply to former Grade 5s who are attempting to return to their previous grade.