Referee Training

Vienna Youth Soccer hires certified referees to officiate play in its recreational House Soccer Program. Recreational house league play is an excellent learning environment and opportunity for new referees to begin their careers and to develop their skills as a soccer referee.


Individuals age 12 (must be in 7th grade) or older interested in becoming a soccer referee are encouraged to pursue referee training and certification. Parent/Child referee teams are common and a superb family activity. As your skills improve, you can pursue advanced training and certification to serve at more competitive levels of play. Referees improve their knowledge of soccer, enjoy much soccer action and outdoor exercise, and earn a fee while serving the most popular game in the world.  Check out the GUIDELINES section to receive all the information you need to become a referee for VYS.

New referees must attend 16 hours of instruction, pass a certification test, and purchase a uniform. To help offset these initial expenses, VYS will reimburse new referees $25 after they have served 5 VYS games, and will reimburse the full certification fee after serving 10 VYS games.


To locate referee training and certification clinics in our area (North), see the Clinic Listing on the Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program website. Request area North to list upcoming clinics in our area. Follow the clinic instructions noted to enroll for New Referee training or advanced training.

Contact Us

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

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