Spring 2019 STAR Class Registration

DC/Virginia/Maryland Procedures


STAR Classes
NCSL has announced STAR classes for the upcoming Spring 2019 spring season. Please see below for more information. The STAR training class will consist of three parts: 1) an on-line portion which must be completed; 2) outside field training; and 3) classroom instruction and test.  All parts must be completed to become a certified STAR referee. 

STAR Class (Northern Va)

  • Date | Saturday, April 6th
  • Time | 9am-4pm
  • Location | Wakefield Park/Kings Park Community Room (8940 Burke Lake Rd., Springfield, VA)
  • Cost | $70
  • Registration | Click here

Grade 8 Classes
For those interested in becoming a Grade 8 Referee, these classes will satisfy the STARs requirement and also allow you to be a center referee in other games.

  • There are no Grade 8 classes currently available.

STAR Recertification Classes

For a complete list of recertification classes in Virginia, go to the Metro DC/VA State Referee website, http://www.vadcsoccerref.com/, and click on "Clinic Listing" and be sure to thoroughly read through the information before proceeding.

  1. To view classes and register click on the link:  https://vadcsoccerref-training.gameofficials.net/public/class/classSearch.cfm
  2. You will first need to create an account in the system.  Click on New User? on the left side menu bar.
  3. If you are brand new to the system, click on “I have NEVER BEEN registered”. Follow the instructions on the screen to begin creating an account.
  4. Complete the form to create a new user account and click SAVE at the bottom.
  5. Complete secondary form to continuing creating your account. Click SAVE.
  6. To view listing of classes, click “Courses” on the left side menu bar.  Then click REFEREE COURSES.
  7. Click on “North – New Grade 9 Combo” to view a  listing of the STAR classes.  (Actually any of the New Grade 8 or Grade 9 courses can be taken to satisfy the STAR requirement.)
  8. Select the course date desired and click on the link for that class.
  9. Click on “Register for this course”.
  10. Complete form with additional information and click SAVE to add registration.
  11. Click on “Complete 2016 Disclosure” to complete the KidSafe portion of registration.
  12. Click SAVE (Complete Disclosure).
  13. Complete Payment Section and confirm course selection. 

For recertification classes in Maryland, go to the Maryland Referee website, http://marylandreferees.com/msr2/?page_id=23.  Scroll down to review the instructions and a list of all recertification classes.

Direct questions to STAR Program Administrator - STAR@ncsl-soccer.com