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Welcome to the website of the Roanoke Valley Soccer Officials Association. This website contains information intended for and related to soccer officials affiliated with the Roanoke Valley Soccer Officials Association.



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You are the Ref

Here is a fun little link that shows some strange situations and how to handle them:

http://www.theguardian.com/football/series/you-are-the-ref

Posted by dam5p on Friday, December 04, 2015 at 10:55 am
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2016 Clinic list

This is a listing of the 2016 classes and new referee classes held in the West: 


2016 Referee: West - Grade 8&9 Recertification
Jan 10, 2016 Roanoke College: Massengill Auditorium 12:30pm-5:30pm SALEM, VA

Jan 17, 2016 1860 Litton-Reaves Virginia Tech 12:30pm-5:30pm BLACKSBURG, VA

Feb 6, 2016 Roanoke College: Massengill Auditorium 8:00am-1:00pm SALEM, VA

Feb 21, 2016 1860 Litton-Reaves Virginia Tech 12:30pm-5:30pm BLACKSBURG, VA

Mar 6, 2016 Roanoke College: Massengill Auditorium 12:30pm-5:30pm SALEM, VA

Other clinics (Lynchburg) will come available in the near future.
You can check the Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program web site for clinics outside the Roanoke/Blacksburg area at http://www.vadcsoccerref.com

If you have a 2016 Badge you do not have to re-certify this Winter

LAPSED REFEREE POLICY
All officials are required to be registered for the current year (the year for which they hold a badge) prior to being involved with any U.S. Soccer affiliated match or U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program activity.
Any referee being away from the program for 4 years or less should meet the established recertification requirements, i.e., completing a recertification course.
Any referee being away from the program for 5 or more years should meet the established certification requirements for new referees.

2016 Referee: West - New Grade 8 Online Combo

Jan 16, 2016 1860 Litton-Reaves Virginia Tech 8:00am-5:00pm BLACKSBURG, VA

Feb 13, 2016 Roanoke College: Massengill Auditorium 8:00am-5:00pm SALEM, VA

Feb 20, 2016 1860 Litton-Reaves Virginia Tech 8:00am-5:00pm BLACKSBURG, VA

Posted by dam5p on Monday, August 02, 2010 at 10:30 am
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High School Time Periods

All Varsity: 40 minute halves plus two 5 minutes OT’s if needed

JV’s : 30 minute halves with NO OT’s There are some exceptions. Home matches for William Fleming, Patrick Henry and Franklin County will play 35 minute halves with two 5 minutes OT’s if needed.

Middle School’s: 25 Minutes halves plus a 10 minute extra period.

Private Schools Sub Varsity: 30 Minute halves.

Posted by dam5p on Monday, March 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm
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Advice to Referees Manual from US Soccer

Here is a great resource available as a free download, or for a small cost as a hard copy.

It has the Advice to Referees, the ten directives, etc.  Check it out!

Posted by dam5p on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 9:51 am
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Coach’s Badges and rosters

Please remember to talk to the coaches before your games and collect rosters as needed and make sure they have their badge.  This message came from Roanoke County as they are having some issues with coaches not wearing the badges:

This is a reminder that all teams should have at least one coach on the sidelines during practice and games with a visible ID Badge.  We’ve gotten several calls that coaches are not wearing their Badge.  Please take this as your last warning, if we continue to get reports of coaches not wearing their ID Badge we may take more severe action.  This program has been set up to ensure parents that their child’s coach/es has passed a background check and hopefully will give them some peace of mind with whom they are entrusting their children with.

Posted by dam5p on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 7:41 am
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Ref Pay is becoming Mandatory as of Sept 2009

Here is what you need to know:

Downloadable PDF file: Click here for PDF form

RefPay Guide (word Doc): Click Here for Guide

Posted by dam5p on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at 12:28 pm
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Mercy Rule

The Blue Ridge, River Ridge, Three River and Piedmont Districts are using the Mercy Rule this year for JV and Varsity soccer (Boys and Girls)

JV-8 goal lead with 15 minutes (or less) left in game

V-8 goal lead with 20 minutes (or less) left in game.

This applies to games played by two teams within the same district. 

Posted by dam5p on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 9:42 am
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Tax Document

Here is a document that is helpful for preparing your taxes for last year, or at least some good ideas of what receipts to keep for next year

Tax.doc

Posted by dam5p on Friday, February 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm
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2008 Memorandum, supplemental law changes

Please read the new wording on certain laws here.

Posted by dam5p on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 10:27 am
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U-14 Time Periods

WE have had a problem with the REC, U-14 time periods!!!!!  Please READ the following carefully:  Roanoke County and Roanoke City games will play 25 minute halves, HS sub rule.  Salem City and Botetourt County are playing 12 minute quarters, subs at the end of each quarter.  There is no change in NURSA house league games

Posted by dam5p on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 7:37 am
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YouTube Clip of the Month

How not to save a pk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qP6MCUcna0

Posted by RVSOA.COM on Sunday, August 19, 2007 at 7:32 am
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About Roanoke Valley

Picture of the Roanoke Star.The Roanoke Valley in southwest Virginia is an area adjacent to and including the Roanoke River between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Appalachian Plateau to the west. The valley includes much of Roanoke County, parts of eastern Montgomery County, and two independent cities; Roanoke City and Salem.

Roanoke City (The Star City of the South) is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The City of Roanoke is adjacent to the city of Salem and the town of Vinton and is otherwise surrounded by, but politically separate from, Roanoke County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 94,911. By 2006, the city's population is estimated to be 92,328; if the population trends of the past six years continue, the city will have a smaller population than Roanoke County in the 2010 census.

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