Refereeing within ASA is an excellent way for new and prospective referees to get introduced to refereeing in an environment which is focused on development and learning. Refereeing within ASA has many benefits, including understanding the rules of the game better, getting some exercise, giving back to the soccer community, developing confidence and leadership skills, and making some money! If you are interested in becoming an ASA referee, please continue reading below.
If you are an adult seeking referee training, please visit vadcsoccerref.com for registration and class information.
Becoming a Referee
ASA Referee Class Schedule and Information
REGISTRATION FOR SPRING REFEREE CLASSES IS CLOSED
Next registration period will be posted in late summer 2017 for Fall classes
The spring class will be held in late March/beginning of April. A second class will be held halfway through the spring season for those candidates who did not receive priority for the first class.
If you register, please remember we all have many activities but this is once-a-season training that launches on a career that can earn you over $1000 in school, builds confidence and responsibility, and can start lifetime of professional activity, so please make sure you are dedicated and ready for training even if it means missing a soccer practice. Being a referee is an important job, and your coaches have been told it is an ASA priority activity.
Once confirmed as registered in the class, you then need to bring the following materials with you to class:
You must also study the FIFA Laws of the Game before you come to class. This should take 2-5 hours depending on your desire and previous knowledge or experience.
ASA youth classes are only for Arlington and Falls Church Virginia youth, not adults.
USSF Grade 8
ASA is arranging a USSF8 New Referee course for the spring in Arlington, a higher qualification that will increase your pay as ASA Ref by $4 per game. All current prospective ASA referees or adults viewing this page are encouraged to take that course if you want to become a referee. Please take the USSF8 course if you can — go to vadcsoccerref.com to learn about registration and courses that will be held in Arlington and elsewhere in Northern Virginia in the coming months.
Questions? Please email Charles Corry (Rec Ref Assigner) at email@example.com