Wanted! Referees for Fall 2015
Training classes on August 3-5 have been CANCELLED


The Grade 9 USSF course originally scheduled for August 3-5 at the Jelleff Recreational Center has been cancelled by the Metro DC-VA Referee Association due to lack of interest and student enrollment.

A new United States Soccer Federation, USSF, Grade 9 new referee class will be held in the District at Tyler Elementary School (1001 G Street, SE) on Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Students must attend the entire, six-hour course in order to complete the certification requirements. This is a referee grade, not a school year grade.

A Grade 9 referee is eligible to officiate youth recreational games, and serve as an Assistant Referees for WAGS, and NCSL travel games.

More information, and online registration are available on the VA/DC state referee association website:



If you have any questions or need help, please contact:

Walt Anderson

Director of Referees


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