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This monthly newsletter provides USSF referees, instructors, assessors and assignors registered with the West Virginia state association updates related to the State Referee Program (SRP).  Please feel free to contact officers of the WVSA SRP with questions or comments.




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 November (2017.11)
  • Dennis Brumfield Inducted into US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame
  • Young Referee Academy Event Held at 2017 WVSA Target United Cup
  • WV Referees Work DC/Virginia State Cup Semifinals
  • Teaching Point: When is a Penalty Kick Over
  • 2018 Online Recertification Now Available
  • How to Upgrade as a Referee
  • SAVE THE DATE: 2018 WVSA Referee Program Workshop: March 3 in Morgantown
 October (2017.10)
  • Call for Referees:  WVSA Target United Cup, Oct 28 - 29, Barboursville
  • 2017 Young Male and Female Referees of the Year Selected
  • WV Young Referee Academy Accepting Nominations
  • 2018 Online Referee Recertification Now Available
  • SAVE THE DATE:  2018 WVSA Referee Program Workshop: March 3 in Morgantown
 September (2017.09)
  • Nominations for 2017 Young Female and Male Referees of the Year due September 15
  • Apply to Referee at the 2017 WVSA Target United Cup, October 28 - 29 in Barboursville
  • Teaching Point:  Offside Positioning
  • How to Upgrade as a Referee
  • 2018 Online Referee Recertification Now Available
  • Clarifications regarding U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives
  • SAVE THE DATE:  2018 WVSA Referee Program Workshop:  March 3, 2018, in Morgantown, WV
 August (2017.08)
  • U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives Now MANDATORY for WVSA Member Leagues and Events
  • 2018 Online Referee Recertification Now Available
  • Teaching Point:  Writing Supplemental Reports
  • SAVE THE DATE:  2018 WVSA Referee Program Workshop:  March 3, 2018, in Morgantown, WV
 July (2017.07)
  • Reminder: U.S. Soccer Player Development Initiatives Mandatory as of August 2017
  • WV Referee Delegation to Region 1 National Championship Series
  • WV Soccer Association "Beyond the Whistle" Video Series
  • Teaching Point: ARs Run a Yard Off the Touchline
  • Upcoming New Referee Classes
 June (2017.06)
  • Final 2017 WV Referee Count:  739 referees -- 0.5% Gain Over 2016
  • Teaching Point: Changes to the IFAB Laws of the Game for 2017 - 2018
  • Nominations for 2017 Young Female & Male Referees of the Year -- Deadline 9/1/17
  • 2017 Region 1 ODP  and Presidents Cup Referee Delegation
  • Save the Date:  2018 WV Referee Program Workshop -- March 3, 2018, in Morgantown
  • Reminder: Dual Referee System NOT Permitted for U.S. Soccer Affiliated Matches
  • How to Become a High School Referee
 May (2017.05)
  • Robyn Crawford-Smith to Mentor Young Referees at Little General Soccer Classic, May 6-7
  • Apply to Referee at WVSA Open Cup
  • 30th Anniversary WVSA Flipping Coins & Pins
  • Teaching Point:  Handling When Sliding to Block a Shot or Pass -- "Taking a Risk"
  • New USSF National Referee Camp Presentation Videos
  • NASO Survey of Sports Officials
 April (2017.04)
  • Apply to Referee at US Youth Soccer Regional Events
  • WV Young Referee Academy Accepting Nominations
  • Recertification Reminder -- 2017 Deadline Approaching!
  • WV State Referee Program Mentors and Clinics Available For Your League
  • Teaching Point:  Assistant Referees Should Follow the Ball to the Goal Line EVERY Time
  • Pay It Forward: Please Consider Donating Your Older Style Referee Uniforms
 March (2017.03)
  • Upcoming Recertification Clinics & Online Recertification
  • Calls for Referees:  Applying to Referee at Upcoming Events in WV
  • WVSA Referee Gear Sales for Spring 2017
  • WV Young Referee Academy Accepting Nominations
  • Regional Referee Delegations Application Applications
  • Two New Videos Posted to USSF YouTube Channel
  • Reminder:  WVSA Implementation of U.S. Soccer Concussion Protocols
  • Reminder:  USSF Referee Standards of Dress Update
 February (2017.02)
  • LAST CHANCE to Register for WVSA Referee Program Workshop (February 4 in Charleston)
  • Four Referees to be Inducted into WVSA HoF
  • Updated Referee Standards of Dress
  • 2017 Recertication and Upgrades Available Online
  • Welcome Kristen Dieffenbach, Adult Player Rep, to SRC
  • Referees will be needed for US Youth Soccer Region 1 Presidents Cup in Barboursville on June 17 - 19
  • Spring Regional Referee Clinics in WV
  • WVSA Young Referee Academy, May 5 - 7
  • U.S. Soccer "Concussions in Soccer Overview" online training
 January (2017.01)
  • Referee Recertification for 2017
  • 2017 WVSA Referee Program Workshop (Feb. 4)
  • Upcoming NEW and RECERT clinics
  • New online referee registration process (effective January 1, 2017)
  • U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Training & Continuing Education Materials