• Welcome to the Spring 2021 season SYSA Referees

      Monday Jan 11, 2021 Update

      As of this time, Sterling Soccer Club anticipates hosting a Spring 2021 Soccer season that will look a whole lot like the Fall 2020 season we just had. 

      For Referees In Training (REFITs) or friends of referees or anybody who might be interested in getting certifed to referee U8 and above games for Spring 2021, there is a new New Grassroots Referee Certification process due to COVID restrictions.  

      See below for the new process.  Send Dave Taylor, Sterling Soccer Club's Referee Assignor, an email for any questions you might have at referee@sterlingsoccerclub.org


      NEW 2021 Grassroots Referee Certification Process: 

      If you are interested in becoming a certified soccer referee and are 13 years old or older, this is your chance.  The process for becoming a new certified grassroots referee has changed because of COVID restrictions.   To become a new certified ‘grassroots’ referee (grassroots is the new term used for the first level of certified referee.  They have removed the Grade level terminology.) you must first register with the state referee program and then complete the online modules.  Once you have completed all the online modules you can transfer into a 4 hour on-field training clinic.

      After that, you will receive a 2021 referee badge and be eligible to referee or assistant referee Sterling Soccer Association recreational games until December 2021 at which time you will need to recertify.


      Interested?  To start, please familiarize yourself with the State Referee Association website which is the launching point for signing up to get certified.  Go to the https://vadcsoccerref.com website and click on the BECOME A REFEREE tab.   This site explains the detailed process required to become a referee.  You’ll notice that the first thing to do is register with the state referee program which uses Officials Management System (OMS).   This can be done by going to https://mdcvasrp.omgtsys.com/ and clicking on “New Member Registration.”  Once you have registered as a grassroots referee (please note your userid and password for future reference), you then need to register for the “Referee- Grassroots Entry – First Step – Online Lessons” clinic and pay the $80.00 fee (which covers both the online registration fee and the on-field clinic).   When registering, use an e-mail address that you check regularly since all correspondence regarding the class will be sent via email.  Also, this email must be UNIQUE across all referees registered in OMS so be aware that you can’t share this email with another family member.  After registering please regularly check your spam to ensure that you are receiving emails from MDCVASRP.


      Sterling Soccer Association doesn’t currently plan to host any field sessions since many are already planned in the Leesburg area starting in March. Ince a referee candidate completes their online lessons, the final step is to sign up for a 4 hour field clinic that meets your schedule. Students can take clinics in any area to become certified.

      If you have any questions, please contact the Area Director of Instructors for the North, Diane Florkowski, at dcva.adinorth@gmail.com  



      Let me know if you have any questions.

      Dave Taylor 


      Sterling Soccer Club Referee Assignor

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