Author: Matthew Popkin

Upcoming Summer Meeting Dates!

Tuesday, July 11th: 7:00pm-8:30pm Summer Business Meeting: Includes training & light refreshments – checks will be distributed 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville, MD  20866  Wednesday, July 26th: 7:00pm High School Rules Clinic: State Rules Interpreter (mandatory for High School refs)  Paint Branch High School

New Referee Development Program Coordinator (Paid, Part-Time Position)

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:

MWSRA Has A New Uniform Policy

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).

MWSRA Statement on Offensive Language and Sportsmanship

October 13, 2016 Comments from players, coaches, spectators, referees, and any others present that insult and/or discriminate against a particular race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and/or nationality have no place in this diverse, global sport. In addition, political statements that explicitly encourage and/or reinforce these insults and discriminating remarks have no place in the