Behind The Whistle

Thank you to the dedicated individuals who ensure fair play and uphold the integrity of sand soccer – our referees. These passionate and highly-trained officials, provided by the Tidewater Soccer Referee Association, play a vital role in every match, from youth to professional matches.

With a deep understanding of the sport’s rules and a commitment to maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment for all participants, our referees are the unsung heroes of the game. They make split-second decisions, enforce the regulations, and keep the matches running smoothly. Whether you’re a player or a spectator, take a moment to appreciate the hard work and expertise of our referees, as they work tirelessly to make every sand soccer game an unforgettable experience. With that being said, any referee abuse will not be tolerated at the tournament. Consequences can result in removal from the tournament and for the individual and/or team.

If you’re interested in becoming a referee, please click here to visit the Tidewater Soccer Referee Association website or email Karen Arnold at karenarnold2009@gmail.com.