MWSRA will hold two pre-season scholastic (public/private schools, varsity, JV, or middle) clinics in August:
Reservoir High School, August 19th, Wednesday 6:30 -8 pm, Cafeteria
Churchill High School, August 24th, Monday, 7 – 8:30 pm, Cafeteria
MWSRA members who referee school games are encouraged to attend one of these clinics. Attendance at either clinic does fulfill the annual MWSRA attendance requirement.
We anticipate a few soccer coaches attending to provide their perspective on proper officiating.
For those who have not yet registered with NFHS (public high schools and middle schools), you can register with MWSRA at either clinic. Please bring a check in the amount of $34 made payable to MWSRA. We prefer that you pay by check. If you want to pay by cash, please bring the exact amount as the availability of change is limited. You will be given a NFHS rules book and NFHS pre-season guide. (Note: you will not get a rule book if you do not pay.)
MWSRA Certification Form for officiating in Montgomery County Public Schools: If you anticipate officiating games in Montgomery County, you must sign a MWSRA Certification form. Copies will be provided at both clinics, or you can download the form here and bring it with you.
If you registered with another soccer referee association, please send an email to Seth Cohen, our MWSRA Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying which referee association.
Reminder to those officiating public high school games (NFHS). You must attend a state sponsored clinic if you want to referee public high school games in Maryland.
If you did not attend the July 29 meeting at Paint Branch, you can attend another clinic in the state. A list of other state sponsored clinics can be found at www.mpssaa.org. Once at the site, click on ‘Officials’ on the right-hand side of the page and then Rules Interpretation Clinics.
Reminder: You will also need to take the high school rules exam (which is administered online) prior to being able to officiate games. The test is administered on the Arbiter website beginning on August 10, 2015 and closing on August 31, 2015. You will not have to send MWSRA your test score; we will be able to access it via Arbiter.
To take the exam, log into Arbiter (www.arbitersports.com). Click on ‘MPSSAA Central Hub’ which will bring you to the main MPSSAA page. Then click on the ‘Testing’ tab on the top of the page, and then click on ‘Take Test’ next to the soccer exam on the right-had side of the page.
If you do not have an Arbiter account, please follow the instructions below:
Go to: http://mpssaa.arbitersports.com/front/105754/registration Select ‘2015-16 MPSSAA Registration’ then complete the 7 steps to become registered.