Referees are needed for a set of Region 1 Colonial League U16 Girls matches on Saturday, March 8, at the Trace Fork Soccer Complex in Charleston, WV (turf field).
Game times: 9:00am, 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm.
Game fees are $80 for the Referee and $40 for each Assistant Referee, paid in cash at the fields (half paid by each team).
If interested and available, reply to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WV Soccer Club 98 Girls (WV)
Princeton SA Premier 98/99 Magic (NJ)
Arlington SA Forza Red (VA)
North United SC Black Thunder (PAW)
The Regional league Rules of Competition and Game Report Forms are available on the "Rules of Competition" link on the "For Referees" page of www.wvsareferees.org.
Congratulations to Brad Anderson, Ric Bertlotti Dennis Carney, Stanley Wriston and Jerry Zell who upgraded to Grade 7 Referee Instructor this weekend. Al Lynch and Eric Wood, already Grade 7 Instructors, recertified as well.
Congratulations to the newest crop of WV Grade 7 Referees, who successfully completed the new US Soccer Grade 7 Course in Huntington today: Ian Aubry, James Clark II, Rick Evans, Pat Fulcher, Tom Guetzloff, Aaron Johnson, Christopher Piper, Kelly Sam Shamblin and Nick Svingos. The US Soccer Grade 7 Course is designed to train referees to officiate the adult amateur game.
Congratulations to Tim Balch, Marcus Cole, Dan Grindo, Henry House, Tim Jones, Howard Noss, Bryan D Shepherd and Phil Young of WVSA and Devon Duling and Jamie Duling of Ohio South for successfully completing the USSF Grade 7 Referee Instructor Course in Huntington, WV, on the weekend of January 25 - 26, 2014.
Congratulations to Jim Angove, Randy Bailey, Dana Drennen, Jessica Huff Kennedy, Mark Tribo and Scott Wilson who recertified and upgraded to Grade 7 Referee Instructors this past weekend. They and the other members of our dedicated corps of referee instructors -- including those others who will recertify and upgrade and who will become new instructors at Instructor Clinics this spring -- are vital to sustaining and developing the referees who serve the game in our state and beyond.
The FINAL version of the WVSA Referee Grade 9, 8 and 7 Certification and Recertification Requirements have been posted and are available at the bottom of the "For Referees" page in the navigation menu to the left.
These final versions are very similar to the draft versions which were posted in November, with one small but potentially significant difference: the effective dates of these requirements have been moved up from July 1, 2014, to January 1, 2014. The effect of this change is that existing Grade 8 referees seeking to upgrade to Grade 7 between January 1 and July 1, 2014, may elect to fulfill EITHER the historic upgrade requirements (still available t the "How to Upgrade" link on the "For Referees" page) OR the new requirements for that grade.
The effective date of the US Soccer requirement that adult amateur matches have a referee of Grade 7 or higher has not changed and remains July 1, 2014.
The WV State Referee Committee is currently drafting the Grade 6 State Referee certification and recertification requirements and will be posting them sometime in the next few weeks.
The US Soccer Referee Department update of Dec 18, 2013, notes the pending removal of discontinued resources effective January 1, 2014.
Any information contained in these resources that is deemed relevant will be included in the coursework for referee grades and/or in the updated version of Advice to Referees which is set for release in conjunction with updated Grade 6 State Referee Course in March of 2014.
All Position Papers
Fouls and Misconduct
Guide to Procedures
Making the Offside Call
Myths of the Game
The Gray Areas
The US Soccer Referee Program has provided this letter to the referee community elaborating on and explaining the evolution of the Referee grades 9, 8 and 7:
The US Soccer Referee Department has posted a video explaining directives and interpretation of the 2013-2014 Amendments to the Laws of the Game