New Referee Course Offered

New Referee Course being offered in Arlington with two required sessions:

1) Classroom sesson is on Tuesday, December 10 from 6-9PM at Langston Brown Community Center - located at 2121 N Culpeper St, Arlington, VA.

2) Field session is on Saturday, December 14 from 8 AM-12 PM at Washington Lee HS Stadium - located at 1220 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA.

Cost: $80

How to Enroll:

1) Complete this form:


Submit personal information and click the Update button.

2) Submit payment of $80

3) Select the Arlington clinic

4) Complete online sessions BEFORE December 7

5) Attend the two Referee Course session listed above

Referee Assignor for MYS - Tarey Houston

As a reminder, Tarey Houston is MYS' soccer referee assignor.. Tarey has over 11 years experience assigning referees to NCSL, plus CCL, SFL, ECNL, Super Y, and Recreational (plus various local tournaments) games. As a club, MYS will allocate to Tarey matches for the following MYS leagues/tournaments: CCL, ECNL, EDP, Recreation and SFL games as well as any MYS Tournaments.

In March (and then again in mid-August) Tarey will begin making pre-assignments for that season's MYS games. Don't forget to contact Tarey to request her group code so you can be added to her online referee group. Once you join Tarey's group, you will begin receiving emails with a list of open MYS games, and this is the system where you will be assigned your MYS games. Tarey can be reached at

Want to Become a Certified Soccer Referee?

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a certified soccer referee (or want to re-certify), contact Tarey (at Before each season begins, Tarey will coordinate a new Grade 8 referee (and a re-certification) class to be held at the McLean Community Center (address is: 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA):

Upcoming classes:

Each year, MYS expects to host two referee classes in January or February, as well as sometime in August. You can check for any upcoming referee classes, by clicking this link:

To register for this course, please Click Here to sign up.

For new referees: Tarey will also manage MYS' new referee registration fee rebate program. If you attend a referee class, become certified, and work 20 or more MYS Recreation (REC) games (with a maximum of five being MYS tournament games) by the one year anniversary of you first becoming a certified referee, you will be eligible for a one-time payment reimbursement of $70.

Want to be Assigned MYS Games?

Tarey utilizes as her online referee assigning tool. This is where you will find the list of available MYS games and how you will be assigned games. You will need to join Tarey's group to have access to this information. If you are already certified, please contact Tarey (at for the instructions on how join Tarey's online referee group. Closer to the start of each season, you can opt to be pre-assigned games for the entire season or you can pick up games from the weekly available game lists that Tarey will post and send by email. If you need instructions on how to use the system, Tarey can provide them.

Generally, below is the procedure that Tarey uses to make referee assignments:

1) At the beginning of the season, Tarey will request your availability via email through the system. This is your opportunity to let Tarey know specifically when and where you are available to be assigned games. Note: You can opt to be pre-assigned games for the entire season (or just the specific dates you indicate on the form). You can also decide to pick up available games from her emailed list of open games week by week.

2) Based upon the collective emails that Tarey RECEIVES from you, she will make pre-assignments before the season begins.

3) If there are holes in the schedule AFTER she sends out those assignments, she will follow up with additional emails to get those holes filled. At this point, games are usually assigned in the order that Tarey receives requests by email [as long as the referee requesting the game(s) is qualified and has the level of experience]. To increase your chances of being assigned the games you want, when replying to Tarey's emails to request games, always send more than one game set choices in one email.

Tarey Houston can be reached as follows:


Phone: 301-702-2771

Referee Assignment Procedures

If you are a certified referee and want to be assigned games in McLean, contact our USSF Assignor Tarey Houston, who is assigning McLean Youth Soccer House (REC) games; ODSL home games; and SFL home games in Northern Virginia. Tarey Houston will also assign McLean's ECNL and EDP home games.

Please contact Tarey Houston (at to receive the group code for her online referee database. Once you join Tarey's group, you will begin receiving emails with a list of available games, and this is also the system where you will be assigned games.


NOTE: You can opt to be pre-assigned games for the entire season (or only the dates you specify).

1) Tarey Houston will send out emails with the list of available games.

2) Click REPLY to let Tarey know which games you want to be assigned.

3) Based upon the collective emails that Tarey receives from you, she will make the assignments.

4) If there are holes in the schedule after Tarey sends out those assignments, she will follow up with additional messages.

At any time, you can check for the list of available games. Then send Tarey an email requesting those games.

Laws of the Game 2019-2020
4 Myths of the Game

The 4 most misunderstood fouls in soccer and a quick lesson on what a goalkeeper can do. This 6 slide introduction is meant to help someone who is new to soccer or someone who wants a quick refresher guide on a few rules so that they can understand why a referee calls AND DOES NOT call a certain foul. Enjoy!

Myths of the Game