New Referee Class
VYS has scheduled a new referee class. If you have ever been interested in refereeing and are at least entering the 7th grade, then this is your chance to give it a try.
The class will consist of six evening sessions –
February 12, 19, 21, 26, 28 and March 7. We begin at 6:30pm and run until 9:30pm each night at Madison High School in Classroom 110.
This is a “grade 8 class” which has nothing to do with school grades and everything to do with referee grades.
If you pass you will be eligible to referee or assistant referee recreational VYS games until December 2014 (at which time you will need to either recertify or upgrade). This is a great opportunity to find out if you like refereeing .
Then you will first need to go to the State Referee web site – www.vadcsoccerref.com
– and follow the directions to get registered with United States Soccer Federation as a grade 8 referee in the MDCVA (Metro DC/Virginia) area (and pay $65.00 by credit card). (Please note your userid and password for future reference.) Once you have registered at the USSF web site you will need to wait a day for the data to transfer to the State system, and then you need to log onto the state registration system, and sign up for the new referee class in Vienna.
Vienna will be holding three referee recertification clinics this year. If your badge says “2013” and you area grade 8, 9, or 12 referee you should attend this class so that you can referee in 2014.
All classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 9:30 p.m. each night at Madison High School in Room 110.
Attendance at both sessions is required for recertification. The first class will be held January 8 and 10, the second class will be held January 21 and 23, and the third class will be held February 5 and 7.
There will be no testing during the clinic. Take the exam online at your convenience before the clinic. Take your time, so that you will pass. The link to the online exam is: http://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=6qm5214b9378c878. You have two opportunities to pass the exam. There is a three hour time limit. You may refer to your books. Please print a certificate to bring with you to class or you will not be given a badge at the clinic.
you will first need to go to the State Referee web site – www.vadcsoccerref.com
– and follow the directions to register with United States Soccer Federation as a referee for 2013 (and pay $65.00 by credit card). Before you do this, please make sure that there is still space available in the class by going to the clinic listings and seeing if it is still “open.” Once you have registered at the USSF web site you will need to wait a day or two for the data to transfer to the State system, and then you need to log onto the State registration system, and sign up for the referee recertification class of your choice.