Becoming a Referee

Congratulations, and THANK YOU for your interest in becoming a soccer referee!
  1. If you wish to receive email notifications about upcoming New Referee Clinics in West Virginia, complete this sign-up form >>
    You MUST be 13 years old to provide this information (although you do not need to be 13 years old to become a referee). If you are younger than 13 years old, please have your parent or guardian complete the online form to provide their contact information on your behalf.
  3. OR, join the WVSA Referee Program Facebook Group.
  4. Consult the WVSA Referee Program Calendar to find a NEW referee clinic near you.  Contact the person listed to register for the clinic. There are two types of NEW referee clinics:
    • GRADE 9 Recreational Referee clinic trains you to referee recreational and small-sided youth matches
    • GRADE 8 Referee clinic trains you to referee all youth matches -- both recreational and competitive, up to age U19
    For further details on referee grades, see Certification and Recertification Requirements for West Virginia.

Questions?  Contact Mike McCarthy, WV State Referee Administrator, at