To referee with PWSRA you must first become a referee. If you are not a certified referee, please read our section on Becoming a Referee. Once you have been certified, which means attended and passed a new referee course, then complete the application to join PWSRA.
We provide referees for PWSI’s recreational matches 07U through 12U and for the 13-14U, 16U, and 19U teams that play in the Suburban Friendship League. We also provide referees for PWSI’s regular season Old Dominion Soccer League, EDP, ECNL, and the Virginia Premier League. If you want to referee these games you need to become a member of PWSRA. We also assign the PWSI Tournaments and give priority to PWSRA members for assignments although gladly accept referees from all over for tournaments. We do not assign PWSI’s travel games for NCSL.
PWSRA uses GameOfficials.net for assigning games. Therefore, referees must have Internet and email access, be able to check email messages at least once every three days, be responsible in accepting and reporting to assignments in a timely manner, and file game reports online immediately after a match. Young referees often need parental support to help them succeed. If you believe you have what it takes to be successful as a referee, please complete our:
APPLICATION TO JOIN PWSRA