On Saturday, October 14th, 2017, MWSRA held its first ever New Referee Mentor Clinic, organized by MWSRA President Matthew Popkin and MWSRA New Referee Development Program Coordinator Gabriel Ado. 11 new referees worked a game set in Germantown, MD with four mentors providing advice and feedback before, during, and after the games. Interested in participating
Winter MWSRA Business Meeting: To Be Determined Montgomery County In-Service Clinic: 1st Monday of the month, 7:00PM at the Maryland SoccerPlex, Discovery Center Building, Germantown, MD) Howard County In-Service Clinic: 3rd Monday of the month, 7:00PM at the Covenant Park Complex (4560 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD) Optional MWSRA High School Clinic: Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 7:00PM at the
ALL MWSRA referees who work any public or private school soccer games in Maryland must complete the Prince George’s Public Schools security process for the upcoming year. SEE INSTRUCTIONS HERE: MWSRA School Games Background Security Check Instructions 2017-2018 In addition, MWSRA will also verify that you are not on the Maryland Sex Offender database (Maryland Department
Please see the attached two files if you intend to referee high school soccer games for this fall. Anyone who needs to register for high school games should contact Seth Cohen at email@example.com and mail a $34 check made payable to “MWSRA” to 13631 Alderton Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906. This must be done no later than September
MWSRA is very excited to announce that Gabriel Ado will be the first coordinator for MWSRA’s New Referee Development Program (NRDP), reporting directly to the MWSRA Board. The NRDP is intended to improve the quality and retention of newer referees, regardless of age. Gabriel will be a great resource for newer referees and is very
Recertification and upgrade information can be found here: http://www.mwsra.org/?page_id=67 Don’t forget to recertify so you can continue officiating – register soon so you can find locations near you!
Wednesday, July 26th: 7:00pm High School Rules Clinic: State Rules Interpreter (mandatory for High School refs) Paint Branch High School Contact Dan Lukash at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Don’t forget to complete the background check for working public and private school games for 2017-2018!
Tuesday, July 11th: 7:00pm-8:30pm Summer Business Meeting: Includes training & light refreshments – checks will be distributed 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville, MD 20866
MWSRA is seeking a qualified referee to assist with outreach, mentoring, targeted recruitment, retention, and development of the next generation of referees. MWSRA expects the NRDP Coordinator to dedicate 10-15 hours/month and earn an annual stipend of $3,000 starting July 1, 2017. For a full description of the responsibilities, expectations, and preferred qualifications, please see below:
In February 2017, the MWSRA Board approved a new, more concise uniform policy. Be sure to review the MWSRA Uniform Policy 2017, which includes important information about the new referee jerseys and what colors MWSRA expects all its referees to own. Key Updates in 2017: MWSRA requires the use of USSF-approved jerseys (single or double stripes).