McLean Soccer employs certified referees for all age groups based on availability. If no referee is present 10 minutes before the game the coach should call the assignor, Jesse Rosenthal 703-338-6916, and ask if a referee will be provided.
If no referees are available the coaches are asked to referee as objectively as possible and report the shortage to the assignor, Jesse Rosenthal firstname.lastname@example.org, when the game is complete.
Where certified assistant referees are not available, McLean Soccer uses club, or volunteer assistant referees who have responsibility for noting only in and out of touch and direction.
For some of our Travel Leagues, due to the shortage of certified referees, parent volunteers must also become certified referees called Step In Assistant Referees (STAR). In many cases, as many as two parents per team are required.
If you would like to become a referee for McLean Youth Soccer you must be 13 years old and attend a USSF approved referee Level 8 course (see referee web site for definition of different levels). McLean only uses level 8 certified referees. We do not use level 9.
New Referee classes (grade 8) and 2014 Recertification classes (Grade 8) will be available throughout the DC metropolitan area beginning in November. While attending McLean classes is convenient, referees and prospective referees can attend USSF classes anywhere. The list of upcoming classes is available at https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/mdcva/2013/cgi-bin/webclasses2.cgi
McLean Youth Soccer Referees have a new Facebook page. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mclean-Soccer-Referees/548542855213217