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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.


Concussion Protocol

VHSL guidelines for concussions.  Please take a minute to read this as it is important that we all know the correct procedures

Posted by dam5p on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm
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You are the Ref

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

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

Clinic list

Roanoke Valley Soccer Official Association Grade 8 Recertification Clinics for 2018
The registration and clinic enrollment process has changed. Go to the Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program web site:

Click on CLINIC LISTINGS on the left of the page for a list of scheduled and approved clinics and classes. Follow the instructions on the screens to register.

Since you would be a returning referee, do not create a new login. Try the USER NAME and PASSWORD you used for Last year. If that does not work, contact the State Referee Office (888-832-1866) for assistance or contact Mark Ingvaldsen at 540-353-6325 or email him at

2018 Referee: West - Grade 8&9 Recertification

Jan 27, 2018 @ 1:00 PM GLADE SPRING, VA

Jan 28, 2018 @ 12:30 PM BLACKSBURG, VA

Feb 10, 2018 @ 8:00 AM SALEM, VA

Feb 18, 2018 @ 12:30 PM LYNCHBURG, VA

Feb 25, 2018 @ 1:00 PM DANVILLE, VA

Mar 4, 2018 @ 12:30 PM SALEM, VA

Mar 18, 2018 @ 12:30 PM BLACKSBURG, VA
Please see at any point for latest USSF clnics

Posted by dam5p on Monday, August 02, 2010 at 10:30 am

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

Middle School’s: 25 Minutes halves plus a 10 minute extra period (Roanoke County, Botetourt), or 30 minutes halves (Roanoke City)

Private Schools Sub Varsity: 30 Minute halves.

Posted by dam5p on Monday, March 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm

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

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

Mercy Rule

All RVSOA serviced VHSL games will have an 8 goal mercy rule.  End the game when:

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 all regular season and some playoff games (not state games)

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

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


Posted by dam5p on Friday, February 13, 2009 at 4:42 pm

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

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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