VYS Referee Guidelines

Welcome to another season of soccer! And a sincere Thank You! to all of our referees for your continued support of VYS.

NEW AND RETURNING REFEREES - Interested in reffing VYS house/recreational club league games and/or VYS home ODSL travel league games assigned by the VYS Referee Assignor? Then check out the Guidelines section for all the information you need to get started in the process of becoming a VYS referee.

See NCSL Referee Information if you want to work NCSL and WAGSL travel league games assigned by others.

The responsibilities of a referee must be taken seriously. Remember that you are the symbol of integrity, the ultimate authority at every game ensuring fair and safe play. Many people including players, coaches, spectators, other referees, and league officials are depending on you to show up on time to your game assignments, prepared to perform your game official duties to the very best of your ability.

Questions? Please contact the VYS Referee Assignor.

Check out more information about:


Includes step-by-step instructions on how to become eligible to referee. Includes information on referee courses, referee profile setup and where to mail the IRS W-9 Tax Form.


Once you are eligible to referee, this page provides in-depth information on how to get on the VYS Referee List


After registering as a VYS referee, check out this page for information on how to sign up for games.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel a reffing assignment for any reason, this page will provide instructions on how to cancel.


This section provides helpful tips and reminders to ensure a pleasurable reffing experience.

Inclement Weather Policy

Find information on what to do about your game assignment in the event of bad weather.

Pay & Reimbursement

Information on pay rate and when you can expect to receive a paycheck.


Questions? Please refer any concerns, issues, or problems to the VYS Referee Assignor.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 993, Vienna, VA 22183  |  Phone: 703-242-3828 | Questions@vys.org

Mission Statement

To build character, confidence, and a lifelong love of soccer by providing a continuum of competitive, high-quality and positive soccer experiences for all players in the Vienna community. #ALifetimeOfSoccer