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Game Cancellations and Referee Payment Policy

In Policies, Rules by Steve Jarriel

All teams in NOVA-CL are required to schedule match referees through league approved referee assignors.  This is a reminder of the policy of the referee assignors for match cancellations. In the Grey Division, the host team is always responsible for obtaining the referee and paying their fees and the fees of their schedulers. Payment is due in full before the …

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Ashpole Steps Down As Manager of Orangemen FC

In League News by Steve Jarriel

Grey Division Managers: Just prior to the start of the Fall 2012 season I received an email from Bob Ashpole announcing that he has stepped down as the manager of the Orangemen FC. Bob was great to work with as he cared dearly about the league. He was known for offering a skeptical, and at times, dissenting view on league …

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Policy on Weather Related Cancellations

In Policies, Rules by Steve Jarriel

During summer’s high potential for several weather, this is a reminder of the policy of the referee assignors for weather related match cancellations that we’ve reviewed at the annual Sportsmanship Summits.  (Policy for non-weather related cancellations can be seen here). If you cancel more than 4 hours before the match, you will not be charged. If you cancel less than …

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Soccer Gear For Haiti Soccer Camp

In League News, Uncategorized by Steve Jarriel

NOVA-CL Managers, friend and family:  As you may know, Haiti continues to recover from the 2010 earthquake.  And after receiving the following email from Steve Sobieski, a player in the league, there’s an opportunity for you to make a simple, but much-valued hand.  Steve is helping to collect soccer gear for camp to take place at the YMCA Haiti Soccer …

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Why NOVA-CL Requires Usage Of Referee Assignors

In League News, Uncategorized by Steve Jarriel

The Northern Virginia Coaches League (NOVA-CL) requires teams to use league approved assignors to obtain referees for their matches. This is because there many negative impacts that take away from the sportsmanship and league culture the league, its teams, and players have all worked so hard to achieve. Here’s why the requirement is in place: There is an unavoidable appearance …

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Grey Division Rules Published

In League News, Rules by Steve Jarriel

Grey Division Managers:  With a major assist from Tony Stirk, who took meticulous notes at the 2011 Sportsmanship Summit (where you reviewed and approved updated rules), I have now published rules for the Grey division matches.  These are for players, referees and spectators. They can be found at the following link: Grey Division Rules The rules can also be found …

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John Kerr Sr. Passes Away

In League News by Steve Jarriel

Managers:  I’m sorry to report that a former stalwart of the Northern Virginia Coaches League has passed away.  John Kerr, Sr. was a huge force in soccer in the metro DC area and fielded one of the most insanely competitive teams in league history.  They were based out in Loudoun County for many years before moving to Chantilly-based fields in …

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Dick Heid Passes Away

In League News, Uncategorized by Steve Jarriel

Managers: With a sad heart, I’m writing to inform you that long-time NOVA-CL manager and player Dick Heid passed away on Friday December 10, 2010. For those of you who are new to the league, Dick founded his Braddock Road team around 1980, and then managed and played on the team until his illness forced him to retire about a year and a …

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NOVA-CL Blog Launched!

In League News by Steve Jarriel

Welcome to the new blog for the Northern Virginia Coaches League  (NOVA-CL).  This is the go to place to learn what’s happening in the league.  In additional to news related to registration and scheduling, we’ll also publish other pertinent league information.  Periodically, look for updates on soccer-related news and fun. And we do mean “we” will have a lot to …