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Christopher Charles Heasly
June 19, 1957 - April 13, 2013

Braddock Road Youth Club mourns the sudden passing of Christopher C. Heasly, a referee for BRYC since he was first certified in 1999.

On the morning of Saturday, April 13th, Chris collapsed 50 feet from the finish line of a five kilometer race at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. EMS personnel at the scene and off-duty EMS providers participating in the race administered CPR almost immediately. Chris was flown to the Outer Banks Hospital, but could not be revived.

As a referee, Chris was known for his tremendous ability to manage and guide players and coaches, before people skills became as important to officiating as enforcement of the Laws of the Game BRYC Refree Director John Davis recalls quite a few conversations with Chris about phrases and gestures that he used which worked well in difficult officiating situations. He always brought a smile with him to the field, and made every referee proud to be a member of his officiating team. His mentoring of BRYC’s referees, young and old, will be very much missed.

Chris is survived by his wife, Patrice, and three adult children, daughters Kathryn and Carolyn, and son Chris who was also a player and referee with BRYC.

BRYC Soccer Referee Program
The BRYC Soccer Referee Program seeks to assign the best possible referees to officiate our youth recreational and ODSL soccer games.  Whether your goal is to better understand the Laws of the Game, improve your leadership skills, or provide our players a great soccer experience, we have a place for you.  Referees are paid for each assigned game they officiate, and we have a very generous bonus program that pays after only five recreational games.  Recreational (house) games are usually played on Saturdays; ODSL (travel) games are usually played on Sundays.

Complete the Game Preference Form to receive e-mails of games available and other information.

Sign up to attend classes for New Referees, or learn about future classes.

Contact us immediately if you are a Returning Referee and were unable to attend our recertification clinics in December.  We may be able to assist you in finding another class.

BRYC Referee Earns Honors
Harvey Finberg Named Referee Assessor of the Year for 2010

Virginia boasts almost 7,000 certified soccer referees, including a few dozen instructors who train them, assignors who schedule their games, and assessors who provide critical evaluations of their performance.  One of the few who serves in all four roles is Harvey Finberg.  Harvey started as a BRYC soccer coach many years ago, teaches our new referees and recertifying referees, and can be found most weekends on a BRYC field officiating or assessing referees at our recreational soccer games.

In January the Metropolitan DC/Virginia State Referee Program selected Harvey as the Assessor of the Year for 2010.    Presenting Harvey (on the left) with the award is State Director of Assessments Don Torrenti (on the right), who cited Harvey’s enthusiasm and eagerness to help out whenever called upon.
 
BRYC extends its congratulations to Harvey, and is grateful for all he does for us and youth soccer in the area to help improve the quality of referees.