Upgrade Assessments Policy

(1) Each  Regional Referee candidate must pass a maintenance assessment as a grassroots referee before being permitted to attempt an upgrade assessment.  This maintenanace assessment must be on an adult amateur match with 45-minute halves and played to completion.

(2) Upon completion of the grassroots maintenance assessment, four assessments are then required: three assessments as a referee and one as an assistant referee.  

Of the three field assessments as a referee, at least one must be on a top level adult senior amateur match (see list below), and one on any level adult senior amateur match. The third referee assessment match must be on a competitive Youth U18 or U19 age-group level of competition.  
 
The assessment as an assistant referee must be on an adult senior amateur match, Division 2 or higher (preferably top level Division 1 or higher).  

All assessed games must be played to completion in accordance with the rules of the competition and be a minimum of 45-minute halves.   

(3)  Click the Related Link to the right for "Referee Certification and Recertification Requirements" to view game counts and other requirements that must be completed to become a regional referee.

Grassroots referees are still encouraged to be assessed annually to see how they are performing.

Revised 12/29/2019

Notice About Assessment Fees

** PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE SCHEDULING AN ASSESSMENT **

All amateur and youth games are $65 regardless of the game fee.  Enter this amount as your "Game Fee" in the request email.

Exceptions:

*USL PDL = $100; NPSL = $100; US Soccer Development Academy = $100; *CCL Pro-23 = $100

Assessments must be completed by June 30 to meet requirements for the following year's certification.  This means that assessments for your 2021 badge must be completed by June 30, 2020.

ALL members of the referee crew must present their USSF ID# to the assessor prior to any assessment game.

 

Assessment Request Procedure

TO REQUEST AN ASSESSMENT, THE FOLLOWING TWO STEPS MUST BE COMPLETED.

Step 1. 

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Top Division 1 Leagues For Regional Referee Assessments


The following MDCVSA adult leagues/divisions have been designated as "Top Division 1 Leagues" for assessment of referees attempting to upgrade to or maintain Regional Referee. 

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INFORMATION FOR ASSESSORS, REFEREE COACHES, AND MENTORS

Assessor Development Guidance Forms and Instructions

Assessors, the links below will access the instruction for Development and Guiandance as well as the required forms, click the links below:

Development and Guidance Form Instructions

Referee Development and Guidance Form (complete online)

 Referee Development and Guidance Form (paper)