Welcome to the NVSC Referee Website!!!

Thank you for visiting the NVSC Referee Website.  Here you will find most of the information needed to help make your referee season a HUGE success.  There is a lot of information on this page and the links to the right, so ensure you scroll down and visit our other pages so you don't miss anything.

If you are interested in becoming a referee, are currently a referee or have any questions about the information contained below, please feel free to contact the club referee assignor at - nvscrefassignor@novasc.org 

 

We now use Arbiter to assign and manage games for the club, so if you are a new referee or new to our club you will need an account.  Our contact and information form can be downloaded using the Arbiter Access (referee link above).  The form is electronically fillable and you can save the information within the file. You will need a recent version of the Adobe Reader®.  When your ready - fill out the form, save using a new file name (ex: JohnAReferee_Availability.pdf) and email it. 

 

The links within our referee section also contain important information about our club policies, operating procedures, modifications to the laws of the game for the various leagues, field locations and layouts in the park as well as referee tools and education.

Referee Game Cards - This is a great way to record your game details.  There are 2 versions (your preference), print and take with you to the field.  Record information during the game (scores, cards shown, issues with coaches, etc...) so you have a record to use when submitting your report in Arbiter. Each version prints as 3 cards per page.

We have added important information about Concussions in Soccer.  This information has been compiled from the work of US Youth Soccer and the CDC.

The Field Guide has summaries of the modifications to the Laws of the Game for the youth leagues U7 through U19.  Print a copy of the guide to have as a handy reference at the field.  It is designed to be either stapled into a booklet or hole punched and placed in the 5x8 three-ring binder. As the guide is updated, there will be a new version date at the bottom of the page. 

Though the field guide is a useful quick reference, each referee should familiarize themselves with the clubs full policies and procedures as well as the modifications to the Laws of the Game contained here and those of SFL , ODSL and VAPL to know the differences. Links are available to these sites and other documents.

Want to become a Referee?

If you are interested in officiating for NVSC, but are not yet certified as a USSF Soccer Referee, please visit the State Referee Website (see State Referee Program Link). 

To see a list of available courses, on the State Referee Program main page click on the "CLINIC LISTING" link on the upper left side.  To begin, you will need to register with the the state office and select a clinic that fits your schedule for the referee grade you want to attain.  When searching for a clinic to attend, we are in the North Region, and you are looking for the New Referee Clinic. 

There are two entry level grades for a referee:

  1. Grade 8 - This grade requires completion of the Grade 8 referee course and passing the end of course exam.  This course can be taken online or in classroom.  The purpose of the Grade 8 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the competitive youth game U19 and younger.
  2. Grade 9 - This grade requires completion of the Grade 9 referee course and passing the end of course exam.  This course can be taken online or in classroom.  The purpose of the Grade 9 Referee Course is to prepare officials for the small sided and recreational youth games U14 and younger. 

If you have any questions throughout this process, please contact the State Office directly at mdcvasrp@erols.com.

Once you have completed the required instruction and received your patch, you will need to obtain the Official US Soccer Referee Uniform - see below for more information.  Don't wait until the last minute, especially if you have to order the uniform. You will not be permitted to officiate a game without having the minimum uniform elements. There are several online sources for uniforms, Official Sports, Soccerone, Lawfive, etc... Below are examples of the approved referee shirt and other accessories.

You will also need to contact me at  nvscrefassignor@novasc.org  to be placed on the email distribution lists.  That will ensure that you receive vital information about upcoming referee events as well as be updated on the process for getting assignments, officiating matches, etc.

We look forward to having you work with us on the pitch!!!!

Now that you are Certified.....

Now that you are a US Soccer Certified Referee, it is always good to stay up to date on the current Law Changes, and US Soccer Referee Directives.

The best place to get this information is the US Soccer Website at www.ussoccer.com.  Not only does it provide referees with helpful information about officiating matches, but it can help keep you up-to-date on the events surrounding the US Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams.

Some of the links that are most helpful to Referees are:

U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program - U.S. Soccer is committed to producing a variety of referee education resources aimed at supporting the program's approximate 140,000 members across the country  that service amateur games at the youth and adult levels.  http://www.ussoccer.com/referees/overview.

Laws of the Game - Many helpful documents including the Laws of the Game, Yearly Memorandums, Law Updates, etc...:  http://www.ussoccer.com/referees/laws-of-the-game.

 

If you have any questions about anything that you read on any of the above links, please feel free to contact me at nvscrefassignor@novasc.org

See you on the pitch!!!!

What is required for a Complete Referee Uniform?

            

A USSF approved Referee Jersey - Required

Gold USSF Referee Jersey - Primary Color

Black USSF Referee Jersey - Alternate Color.  May be required as you gain experience and officiate more competitive matches to ensure you have a different color than the teams playing.

Red USSF Referee Jersey - Alternate Color.  May be required as you gain experience and officiate more competitive matches to ensure you have a different color than the teams playing.

Blue USSF Referee Jersey - Alternate Color.  May be required as you gain experience and officiate more competitive matches to ensure you have a different color than the teams playing.

Green USSF Referee Jersey - Alternate Color .  May be required as you gain experience and officiate more competitive matches to ensure you have a different color than the teams playing.

Black Referee Shorts - Required

Black Socks - Required

Current Year US Soccer Referee Badge - Required

Primarily Black Shoes - Required

Referee Badge Velcro - Unless you are going to sew your badge on (not recommended) you will need this to attach the badge to your shirt

 

Accessories to include:  Whistle, Watch with countdown timer, Game cards, Something to write with, Referee wallet (holds the red and yellow cards and game cards), Flags, Coin, Equipment Bag

You are required to be in complete uniform for any match that you are assigned.  Please wear the uniform with pride...shirts tucked in, socks pulled up to below the knee, referee patch etc...

         

NVSC's Referee Pay Scale:

Age Group

Referee

Assistant Referee

     

U7, U8

$19.00

 N/A

U9, U10

$22.00

N/A 

U11, U12

$28.00

 $16.00

U13, U14

$33.00

 $19.00

U15, U16

$40.00

 $23.00

U17 - U19

$48.00

 $28.00

Basic pay scale applies to both House and Surburban Friendship League Games.

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