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All referees are required to complete 8 hours of training. Five hours of the training can be from other referee groups, USSF, AYSO, NISOA. Three hours will be given by TVSRA, including giving the National Federation test.

TVSRA trains experienced referees how to officiate HS games under National Federation Rules. TVSRA is not in the business of Referee 101 training.

"Experienced" means...
New officials should have a minimum of 3 years of refereeing experience, routinely doing U16/U19 games at the Youth level, or Senior leagues, or college games.
 A specific recommendation from a current TVSRA official who has done HS games for a number of years is strongly recommended.

New officials may serve as Assistant referees in selected matches.

Levels of play

Varsity play is more demanding than the play for the same age group in youth soccer. It requires a high level of experience and training. The level of intensity is significantly greater than the level of players in the same age group for youth leagues. In this arena, parents frequently have visions of their sons and daughters playing in Division I or Division II college soccer and they make considerable emotional investment.  The players also have similar expectations. With a relatively short season, protecting players is a major concern.

Jr. Varsity matches require a lesser degree of experience. These are considered as training match for players and for officials. While some Girls JV matches are relatively easy, many require more match control.  The Boy’s JV matches can be very challenging. In EBAL. JV teams may have Juniors on the team, out of area JV's might not have the older players.  Frosh/Soph teams are expanding, as schools include these teams, their JV teams become more competitive and focused.

Any match with a single official on an All Weather field can be a challenge to fitness.  The ball runs and the players fly.


All Varsity matches are assigned with three officials. JV matches may be assigned with 1, 2, or 3 officials, depending upon the availability of officials.

All MVAL JV matches are duLs.  Frosh matches may be singles, unless the school requests two officials. Officials will need to be cognizant of the methods of running a Dual System of refereeing.  Some information is in the Rule Book.

Membership for the year is $25.  It includes, training, NF Rules books, badge, and insurance through the National Interscholastic Soccer Officials Association.  Membership in the Interscholastic branch of National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association, NISOA.  Officials will receive communications from NISOA.

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