Referee Program News

For Referees who have not yet received their 2015 badge

posted Apr 22, 2015, 5:01 PM by Michael McCarthy

With US Soccer's transition to its new, online registration system, there have been delays in the shipments of referee badges for 2015 -- even more than the 3-5 weeks that typically elapse after the referee completes the online registration and pays the registration fees.  WVSA will try to follow up with referees who have not received their badges after a reasonable delay.

Please complete the form at IF ALL of the following conditions are TRUE:
  1. You have not yet received your 2015 Referee or State Referee Badge
  2. You have completed a new or recertification clinic in-person or online MORE THAN 4 weeks ago
  3. You have completed the registration and paid your fees online at MORE THAN 4 weeks ago.
If you completed the clinic or registered and paid your fees online less than 4 weeks ago, please be patient and wait to complete this form until after that length of time has passed if you still have not received your 2015 badge from US Soccer.

Volunteers needed for Referee Transport & Hospitality for Region 1 Tournament, June 26-30, Barboursville, WV

posted Apr 14, 2015, 8:35 AM by Michael McCarthy   [ updated Apr 24, 2015, 1:39 PM ]

Those wishing to volunteer to provide referee golf-cart transportation at the game sites or hospitality at the referee tent (snacks and hydration provided) can sign up for time slots at  Look for the Referee Transport / Hospitality category.

New Page on "Calls for Referees"

posted Apr 14, 2015, 5:15 AM by Michael McCarthy   [ updated Apr 14, 2015, 5:17 AM ]

We've added a new page on the WVSA Referee Program website where we will post calls for referees for events in West Virginia.  It's available in the left navigation menu under "For Referees," on the "For Referees" page and directly from Calls for Referees.  Previously separate pages -- such as the form to apply to be a Cup Referee at Kohl's Cup, Open Cup or State Cup -- are now linked from that page.

Apply for WV Regional Referee Delegation

posted Apr 8, 2015, 8:10 PM by Michael McCarthy

If you wish to apply to be a member of the WV Referee Delegation to a Region 1 event -- Presidents' Cup, the ODP Tournament or the Regional Tournament of the National Championship Tournament -- complete the Regional Referee Delegation Form and you will be considered by the State Referee Committee.

Call for Referees: Darrell Moore Memorial, May 8-10, Beckley, WV

posted Apr 2, 2015, 6:53 PM by Michael McCarthy

If you wish to apply to referee at the Little General Darrell Moore Memorial Soccer Classic on May 8-10 in Beckley, WV, please complete the online application form at  Direct questions to the tournament assignor, Dennis Carney, at

New Hampshire Soccer Association launches "Zero Tolerance" policy to stem referee abuse

posted Mar 29, 2015, 8:38 AM by Michael McCarthy

The New Hampshire Soccer Association has launched its "It's a Game: Take a Stance Against Referee Abuse" zero tolerance policy with this promotional video.

ONLINE Recert Available for 2014-15

posted Mar 25, 2015, 5:06 AM by Michael McCarthy

If you have not yet recertified for badge year 2015, there is now a process available which is completely self-directed and completely online.

See the "Online Recertification" link on the "For Referees" page of (

In order to use this online recertification, you must:

  1. Be a US Soccer Grade 9, 8 or 7 referee.
  2. Have been registered with US Soccer for at least one year within the last four.
  3. Be seeking to register with the West Virginia state association. If you seek to register elsewhere, consult that state association for recertification requirements appropriate to your grade.
  4. Be seeking to recertify at your current referee grade level. This site does not provide the ability for new referees to become certified or for existing referees to upgrade.
  5. Ask your local league for any additional requirements to receive assignments. Some local leagues may require that you attend a referee meeting to review local issues before working any matches in that league.

WV Country Roads State League 2015 Info for Referees Posted

posted Mar 16, 2015, 5:46 PM by Michael McCarthy

Information for the 2015 WV Country Roads State League and for the Region 1 Champions Leagues -- including links to Rules of Competition, Match Reports, Referee Game Fees, Schedules and Contacts -- have been posted to the "Rules of Competition" page under the "For Referees" link in the left navigation menu.

WVSA Referee Program 2014 Annual Report Posted

posted Feb 27, 2015, 12:52 PM by Michael McCarthy

The WVSA Referee Program 2014 Annual Report has been posted in PDF format to the collection of files at the bottom of the "For Referees" page of this website.  Also posted is an Excel file with additional data related to the annual report.

NEW US Soccer Online Referee Registration System

posted Feb 13, 2015, 5:19 AM by Michael McCarthy   [ updated Feb 13, 2015, 5:43 AM ]

In the next couple of weeks, US Soccer will go-live with their NEW online referee registration system at  Step-by-step instructions are attached in PDF format.

IF you have ALREADY registered and paid for 2015, you do NOT need to register again.  But, since all referees will need to create an account in the new system, you should go ahead and follow steps 1 and 2 in the attached PDF instructions.

If you  have not yet paid for 2015, you should do so through this NEW registration system by following steps 1 through 9 in the attached PDF.

The website will be retired within the next couple of weeks.

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