Officials Chair | Mike McPoyle
Director of Development | Referees
Assignor East | KRVA Office
Assignor West | Joe Hardiman
Referee Rating Rally for New Officials
KRVA is hosting another Rating Rally for new and re-certifying referees this year! The event will be held at the PA Farm Show Complex on December 9 and 10, 2017. To sign up or for more information, please contact our events department.
The Rating Rally is open for registration on AES for new and recertifying officials. Please sign up ASAP under 2017 Keystone Junior Boys Rally.
Prior to the season starting, all officials need to fulfill the requirements below to be assigned to events. (PA 153 clearances, Safesport, and Concussion Training) Please also check the downloads on the right side of the screen for requirements of each certification level.
Not sure what you are missing? Contact KRVA to learn what other requirements you need to fulfill.
Regional Officials are rated every THIRD year to recertify:
- Regional Officials whose last name begins with A through G will be rated in the 2018-19 season
- Regional Officials whose last name begins with H through P will be rated in the 2019-20 season
- Regional Officials whose last name begins with Q through Z will be rated in the 2017-18 season
If you are presently a NFHS or PAVO official and are interested in becoming a USAV official, please contact the Referee Chairperson for possible reciprocity of certification levels and a more expedited process.
Background Check Requirements
for a PA 153 Clearance
All referees that intend to work at any KRVA tournament (BANE, KRVA Girl's Bid, and KRVA Girls Championship must comply with PA Act 153. Below are the links needed to complete the 3 background check requirements. Upon completion, please e-mail your documentation to email@example.com.
- Criminal History Record from the PA State Police (PATCH) system
- Child Abuse Clearance obtained through the Department of Public Welfare
- FBI Fingerprint screening (this does not include volunteers with ten year consistent PA residence)
All officials are required to complete SafeSport Training. Only the full 90-minute SafeSport course will receive certification in Webpoint. For more information about SafeSport and a link for the training, visit our SafeSport page. Your Webpoint account will be automatically updated. Coaches will NOT be eligible to coach without SafeSport.
Concussion Awareness Training and Certification
All coaches and officials are required to take concussion awareness training and submit a certificate to the KRVA office. Take the training here and learn more about why this training is so important for officials here.