SOCA REFEREE ASSIGNMENT SITE (click here)
IMPORTANT SOCA REFEREE DOCUMENTS (click on links below to download)
Referee Training Schedule
Support the game of soccer by becoming a referee. This is a rewarding way to participate and assist others to play this great game. Opportunities are available for referees beginning at age 12. The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) establishes the Grade standards for soccer referees in the USA. The two referee entry Grades which SOCA sponsors trainings for are Grade 9 (for Rec, Challenge and Assistant Referee only for up to U-14 travel) and Grade 8 (for Rec, Challenge, Travel and Adult Leagues). These do not relate to school grades. To referee matches for SOCA you must successfully complete the training to become certified as Grade 8 or Grade 9.
Below is the schedule for local training sessions sponsored by SOCA. To see other classes around the state, go to www.vadcsoccerref.com and click on "CLINIC LISTING (VIEW ONLY)" on the upper left side. That database does not usually open until July.
All USSF Referees are required to re-certify annually before they are allowed to referee.
FOR ALL CLINICS: The cost is $65.00. Go to www.vadcsoccerref.com and follow the registration process for a new referee. To complete your on-line registration you will need to allow 2 business days to complete. Registration is required before attending the class.
For additional information please e-mail Lecky Stone (Referee Assignor for matches hosted by SOCA) at lecky.stone@SOCAspot.org.
New USSF GRADE 8 CLASSES:
SOCA will host a new USSF Grade 8 Referee Class (17 hours) on February 8 and 9, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on both days. The clinic should be posted at www.vadcsoccerref.com. There are also new Grade 8 clinics scheduled in Harrisonburg on 2/1/14-2/2/14, and in Madison on 2/15/14-2/16/14, as well as a number of other locations around the state.
New USSF GRADE 9 CLASS
SOCA will host a new USSF Grade 9 Referee Class (9 hours) on March 1, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at SOCA. The clinic should be posted at www.vadcsoccerref.com.
RE-CERTIFICATION CLASSES - Grade 8 & 9
SOCA will host USSF Grade 8 & 9 Referee Re-Certification Classes for 2014 on February 23, March 1 and March 2, 2014. There are also recertification clinic scheduled on 2/1/14 in Harrisonburg and 2/15/14 in Madison, as well as all over the state. All USSF Referees must recertify before they will be allowed to referee in 2014.
For additional info please contact Lecky Stone at lecky.stone@SOCAspot.org.