Largest group of soccer officials in Virginia.

Over 30 years CVSRA has built a reputation of excellence with both officials and clients. We offer a larger pool of officials than any other association in Virginia. We fulfill the needs of over 15,000 games annually and treating our officials as clients has allowed us one of the highest retention rates of officials in the region.

Most flexible client relationships.

CVSRA recognizes different clients have different needs and our 100% client retention is evidence of our commitment to meeting those needs. From basic needs of a youth recreation league to complex reporting requirements of schools to last minute adjustments to tournaments, we are here to deliver what is needed, when it is needed, and how it is needed.

Most competent officials in Virginia.

Our officials are our product. We work hard to ensure our officials are provided the knowledge, tools, and experiences so they progress to their greatest potential. Our shadowing, mentoring, assessment, general training, and advanced referee programs are just some of the offerings that have helped our officials reach state, national, college, and professional positions.


Board of Directors

President - Brian Smith
Vice President - Christopher Barnard
Treasurer - James Pantaleo
Secretary - Alan Manden
Director At Large - Scott Ford
Director At Large - Jeff Lobb
Director At Large - Evan Donnellan
Director At Large - Chuck Ackerman
Director At Large - Brent Mast


Executive Director - Scott Johnson
Head Assignor -
Beth Hatchel
Scholastic Assignor -
Joe Sheridan
Middle/Prep School Assignor -
Page Chapman
Futsal Assignor -
Roberto Furnish
Payroll - Nick Furnish
Billing - Beverly Carrey


Scholarship Program

CVSRA is proud to offer its annually awarded scholarships that support well-deserving officials’ pursuit of continued education. There are few teen occupations that offer the leadership skills required of an official accountable for the safety, fairness, and fun for the players, coaches, and spectators at every match.

The scholarship program is generously funded through contributions made as part of our client’s fees. CVSRA welcomes one-time and recurring donations to support the aspirations of local officials career dreams. Your application is here.

Good luck to the 2019 scholarship applicants!

CVSRA Hall of Fame

Class of 2007

Ian Coddington, 1st RISOA President and organizer, Scholastic Official
Guy Cooter, 1st RISOA Assigner and VHSL Commissioner
Neil Turnage, Best of the best among original RISOA referees

Class of 2008

Russell "Rusty" Fiske (awarded post-humously), long-time RISOA Board member & official
Tullius "Tully" Tupper, long-time RISOA Board member & official
Earl Yamada, long-time RISOA training officer & official

Class of 2009

David "Dave" Lesher, longtime RISOA Board member & official
Thomas "Tom" Oxenham, RISOA incorporating attorney, long-time Board member & official

Class of 2010

Larry Edwards, long-time RISOA Board member & official
William "Bill" Duvall, long-time RISOA training officer & official

Class of 2011

Russell "Russ" Flammia, RISOA organizer & long-time scholastic official

Gilbert "Gil McAllister, long-time RISOA Board member, training officer & official

Class of 2012

No inductees

Class of 2013

George Vergara, outstanding RISOA soccer official, first National USSF referee in RISOA
Kenneth "Ken" Winston, longest serving RISOA Board member, 2nd VHSL Commissioner & official

Class of 2014

Richard Martin, long-time RISOA Board member, training officer and official
William "Bill" Rider, long-time most respected scholastic coach at Collegiate School

Class of 2015

No inductees

Class of 2016

No inductees

Class of 2017

Elizabeth "Betsy" Townsend (post-humus), longtime female Scholastic official

Class of 2018

No inductees

Class of 2019

Felix Sarfo-kantanka, long-time Scholastic Official & ambassador of the sport of soccer