For Referees

  1. Certification and Recertification Requirements, including How to Upgrade 
     
  2. Recertification: Your registration expires on December 31st of the year on your badge.  Before that date -- or before you referee any matches after that date -- you MUST recertify by:
    • Registering and paying your USSF fees online. See the "Step by Step explanation of registering directly on US Soccer System," below, in PDF format. AND
    • Attending a Recertification Clinic; see the WVSA Referee Program Calendar for clinic dates near you. OR
    • Completing the Online Recertification >> (closed for 2016.  Recertification for 2017 will become available in August 2016)
        
  3. US Soccer Federation Referee Materials >> -- LOTG and Amendments, Guide to Procedures & Continuing Education videos, etc..
     
  4. Referee Standards of Dress & Appearance [PDF]
     
  5. Recognize to Recover: US Soccer Player Safety Campaign >> (Heat Illness, Concussions, etc.)
     
  6. US Youth Soccer Health & Safety Resources >> (goal post safety, lightning safety, head injuries, heat & hydration, etc.)
     
  7. FIFA FUTURO Courses >>
     
  8. WV League Referee Assignor Contacts -- Reach out to these assignors to seek game assignments
     
  9. Calls for Referees -- Learn about referee opportunities at WVSA-sanctioned events (Kohl's Cup, State Cup, Open Cup, other tournaments, etc.)
     
  10. Regional Referee Delegation -- Apply to serve on a WVSA referee delegation to a Regional Event (President's Cup, ODP, NCS)
     
  11. Field Directions -- Directions to match venues around West Virginia
     
  12. WVSA Rules of Competition for Sponsored Events (Cups, Country Roads League, etc.)
     
  13. Referee Game Reports (including a supplemental report) are required to be submitted to the State Association in certain circumstances. Learn more >>
     
  14. "Behind the Whistle" NBC Sports Documentary on training and development of EPL referees