Application Deadline: March 1, 2015

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2015/2016 Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program (MDCVASRP) Referee School of Excellence.
   The mission statement of the MDCVASRP Referee School of Excellence is as follows:
To provide special referee education, training, and development to select match officials demonstrating the interest and potential to officiate at the highest level possible.”
The School of Excellence (SOE) will meet collectively three times a year, during which the chosen candidates will be given the opportunity to optimise their development as a referee in a supported learning environment.  It will demand a significant commitment from those selected in terms of time and attitude for the duration of the program.
Criteria for candidates:
  1. Minimum of two years active refereeing experience
  2. Recommended to be Grade 7 or lower but exceptions may be made for suitable candidates
  3. Thorough knowledge of the Laws of the Game
  4. Committed to the ongoing requirements of the School of Excellence
  5. Daily access to e-mail
  6. Willing to travel inside and outside the state of Virginia
There will be a three month assessment period prior to selection of candidates which will include observation at matches, a written test on the Laws of the Game, and successful completion of a fitness test. There will also be an interview process prior to acceptance into the School.
Successful candidates will be expected to:
  • Attend all three training sessions
  • Follow the specific fitness training program as provided by email from the Fitness Instructor
  • Attend at least one of the MDCVASRP National Panel Fitness Sessions held in Virginia every 2 months
  • Behave in a responsible and attentive manner at all times
  • Participate fully in the SOE activities and exercises
  • Respond promptly and fully to all correspondence related to their referee activities
  • Be regularly assessed on knowledge and application of the Laws of the Game, fitness, and all aspects of officiating. 
The dates and time of all modules will be confirmed following the conclusion of the selection process.
In order to be accepted into the program, all candidates must complete Part A of the SOE application form and have a registered MDCVASRP assessor complete Part B.  In addition, applicants must identify three recent match assessments and send to the Referee Mentoring Coordinator at   
Closing date for receipt of applications is March 1, 2015.
Please note that the invitation to apply to the School of Excellence does not guarantee acceptance.
The selection committee will notify all applicants of their decision by email no later than Sunday, March 21, 2015.