The Virginia Development Academy (VDA) College Showcase Tournament will be competed FEBRUARY 17-20, 2023 in Northern Virginia at venues in Prince William County, Fairfax County, and Loudoun County Virginia. The Tournament is sanctioned by US Club Soccer. Commitments from ECNL, Girls Academy, & MLS Next, Region 1, and Region 2 are in-hand. For referees, matches will be compensated at competitive rates for U13-U19 age groups, with on-site mentoring for as many matches as possible. The 2022 VDA Showcase mentors included 2022 FIFA World Cup AR Corey Parker; USA FIFA Referee Danielle Chesky, USSF National Referee Coaches/PRO Assessors Brendan Barry, Philippe Dor, Ray Moffatte and VDA SDA Chuck Watts; numerous USSF National Referees; and WV SRC member Kevin Nicholson. 2023 Mentors are in progress.
All U17-U19 matches – and many U15-U16 matches – will be videotaped to support post-match analysis and debriefing. A limited number of complimentary hotel rooms will be available for referees traveling more than 40 miles to the fields. Stringent anti-COVID spread measures will be undertaken to protect participant safety.