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Become a Referee



STEP 1: GO TO WWW.VADCSOCCERREF.COM

>> Click on Become a NEW Referee.
>> Please READ all the directions before starting, print the directions to have them handy while navigating the procedures.

STEP 2: REGISTER WITH OFFICIALS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (OMS), THE STATE REGISTRATION PROGRAM.

>> Must be 13 years or older to register and have parents consent if under the age of 18 years old.
>> Parents, do NOT use your name to register your child. If registering a child, that person is the referee. When asked, use an e-mail address that is current and will be checked for notifications and announcements.

STEP 3: WHEN REGISTERING, CHOOSE THE ONLINE PRECLINIC FOR ENTRY LEVEL REFEREES.

>> After you select the PreClinic, you will then be asked to check out to pay your registration and clinic fees. Cost is $85.00.
(Shenandoah County Soccer League will reimburse this cost after you referee 10 games.)
>> After you pay your fee, the Online Lesson button will appear to the right of the PreClinic name. Click on the Online Lesson button to go to the Online Lessons Page (6-8 hours to complete).
>> If under the age of 18, the referee will not be required to complete Safesport (It should already be listed as completed).

STEP 4: AFTER COMPLETING THE ONLINE LESSONS, SELECT A CLINIC FOR FIELD TRAINING SESSION.

>> You will be directed to Pick a Clinic for the field training session. Field training is 4 hours and once competed you will be handed a badge and eligible to referee.

STEP 5: ORDER A REFEREE UNIFORM.

>> You can go to www.officialsports.com - this site has reasonable cost starter kits. Yellow referee shirt, solid black shorts and two-striped black socks are the referee uniform. Starter kits may also include red/yellow card wallets, a whistle, flipping coin, flags or even a bag depending on which kit you choose to buy.

STEP 6: GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR LOCAL ASSIGNOR.

>> Be a proactive referee in obtaining assignments. Do not wait for the assignor to find you.
>> Go to your local club web site, find out who assigns their recreational games, and contact the assignor to let them know you are ready to work.
>> Find out how they assign games. Most assignors now use web based assigning programs like Arbiter or Game Officials.

STEP 7: REMEMBER THIS IS A JOB, AND YOU ARE PAID FOR YOUR TIME.

>> Most referees are either players, coaches, or parents of players, so you will try to referee around your schedule or your parents (transportation) schedule.
>> Referees can work as much or as little as they want, because they are in charge of their own schedule. 

Questions? Contact our Referee Assignor today

 

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