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Referees

Referees

Game officials for home matches in the Game Assignment list below played by Great Falls Soccer Club and Reston Soccer Association teams at U9-level and above, are assigned by The Reston/Great Falls Joint Referee Program.  All game officials are registered with the State of Virginia as a Soccer Official, and are current in certification with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

Game Assignments

  • Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL)
  • Suburban Friendship League (SFL)
  • Great Falls Soccer House Recreation
  • Reston Soccer Association House Recreation

Experienced Referees 

The Reston/Great Falls Joint Referee Program provides opportunities for experienced game officials in both center referee and assistant referee roles on travel league (ODSL), recreation league (SFL), recreation tournament (SFL) and recreation (U9-10 House). 

Certification clinics for Fall 2015 are now open.  Consult state website for course locations (see links below).

Becoming a Referee 

If you wish to become a USSF referees, you will need to be certified and you must be 13 yrs of age to work for the Reston/Great Falls Joint Referee Program. 

Getting Certified
Your first step is to go to the State of Virginia’s website at www.vadcsoccerref.com, click on Clinics Listing (area is North; type is New Referee Grade 8 ) to find an available course.  This is an 18 hour course and you must attend all sessions.  Once you have determined which clinic best fits your schedule, you will then need to go to Registration – please read the instructions carefully.  Should the course indicate that it is fully subscribed, contact the Assignor of the Reston/Great Falls Joint Referee Program at grabfive@verizon.net.

Join the Club’s Database
Once you have completed and passed the course, you will then need to register in The Joint Referee Program’s database so that you can start receiving communications from our Assignor.  This is also how you indicate you are interested in working games.  Go to www.restonsoccer.org, click on the ‘Registration’ tab, then click on the ‘Referees’ tab, and follow the prompts. 

Uniform and Equipment
To be considered for assignment to games through The Reston/Great Falls Joint Referee Program, you are required to have the correct uniform and equipment.  This includes – black shorts, black socks with 3 white stripes at the top, black shoes, a yellow referee jersey, a set of flags, a referee data wallet with yellow and red card, game day report forms, a whistle and a watch with a stop-watch function.  We also ask that you have a back-up, plain black t-shirt (Michael’s sells these) in case of a color conflict with a visiting team’s jersey.

Mentor Program
The Joint Referee Program’s mentors walk the fields on game days and offer advice and support to all our officials.  Each season (Spring and Fall) begins with a pre-season meeting and all of our referees are expected to attend, especially newly certified officials. 

FAQs
For further information, please review Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact either:

Luanne Grabski
Referee Assignor and RSA Director of Referees                                           
Reston/Great Falls Joint Referee Program
grabfive@verizon.net                                    

Ian Winstanley
GFSC Director of Referees
Reston/Great Falls Joint Referee Program
ian_winstanley@verizon.net

Contact Us

Great Falls Soccer Club

P.O. Box 836 
Great Falls, Virginia 22066

Email Us: administrator@greatfallssoccer.com
Phone : 703-957-0006
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