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2020-2022 Referees


Please register as a referee if you are a licensed referee (or currently getting your license). 

The Great Falls Reston Referee Program assigns for:
-- Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL)
-- Suburban Friendship League (SFL)
-- House Recreation
-- Adult League



Referees

Registration closes on 06/30/2022 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/01/2020 to 06/30/2022
$0.00

Referee Program

Referee Information

Registration to work as a referee for the current soccer season is open. 

The Great Falls Reston Referee Program assigns for:

• Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL)
• Suburban Friendship League (SFL)
• GFR House Recreation
• GFR Adult League

Certification Classes
**To be announced.


New Referees
To work for the Great Falls Reston Referee Program, you must be 13 years or older. 

Your first step is to go to the Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program website at www.vadcsoccerref.com, click on the Become A Referee tab to first read and then follow the instructions to register – please read the instructions carefully.  

Click on the Clinics List tab to find an available course (our area is North; type is Entry - Never been a USSF Referee before). This is a combination course of a classroom session and online modules, and you must complete all modules and attend a classroom session to certify. 

At least one classroom session will be offered in Great Falls/Reston in March (for the spring season) and in August (for the fall season).  If these sessions fit your schedule, you are encouraged to attend, as there you will be able to meet the Referee Assignor and some of the Referee Mentors.  If your schedule does not allow you to attend in Great Falls/Reston, or a different classroom session would suit better from a location aspect, you are free to sign up for that location, and still work for the Great Falls Reston Referee Program.
   
Once you have completed the online instruction modules, successfully passed the test and attended the classroom session, you are ready to be a game official.  You will need to contact our Referee Assignor at [email protected] to obtain details on how to register in the GFRSC Referee Program’s database, so that you can start receiving communications from the Referee Assignor, as well as indicate your interest in and availability to work games. 

To be considered for assignment to games through the Great Falls Reston Referee Program, you are required to have the correct uniform and equipment. This includes – black shorts, black socks with 2 white stripes, black shoes, a yellow referee jersey, a set of flags, a referee data wallet with yellow and red cards, game report forms, a whistle and a watch with a stop-watch function.  A good source of these items is Official Sports International (OSI) at www.officialsports.com - search "Starter Kits".  Also, you should have a back-up, plain black t-shirt (Michael’s sells these) in case of a color conflict with a visiting team’s jersey.


Current Referees
Recertification as a USSF Referee is required each calendar year. Your first step is to go to the Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program website at www.vadcsoccerref.com, click on the Current Referee tab to first read and then follow the instructions to register – please read the instructions carefully.  

Click on the Clinics List tab to find an available course (our area is North; type is Existing Grassroots / Emeritus Referee wishing to recertify). This is again a combination course of a classroom session and online modules, and you must complete all modules and attend a classroom session to certify. 

At least one classroom session will be offered in Great Falls/Reston in January or February (for the upcoming spring season).  If this session fits your schedule, you are encouraged to attend; if your schedule does not allow you to attend in Great Falls/Reston, or a different classroom session would suit better from a location aspect, you are free to sign up for that location, and still work for the Great Falls Reston Referee Program.
   
Once you have completed the online instruction modules, successfully passed the test and attended the classroom session, you are ready to contact the Referee Assignor at [email protected] with your availability for assignments.   

Mentor Program
The Referee Program’s mentors are a key aspect of the GFRSC Referee Program.  Mentors are at the fields on game days to offer advice and support to all our officials.  

In addition, prior to each season (Spring and Fall), the Program holds a pre-season meeting at a venue in Great Falls/Reston.  All the Program’s referees are expected to attend, especially newly-certified officials.

A post-season “wrap-up” meeting is usually held during the first week of December, and during the last week of June.

Contact Us
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Ian Winstanley: [email protected] -- Referee Assignor and Director of Referees, Great Falls Reston Referee Program.  

Click here to see a list of Frequently-Asked Questions. 

Referee Program

Contact

Questions?  Please contact Ian Winstanley, Referee Assignor, at [email protected].

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