Dan Heldman

Dan Heldman (Meritorious Service) - Inducted in 2014

Dan has been involved with soccer since 1982, first as a volunteer coach for his children's teams and continuing on to work over 2,100 matches as a referee until his retirement in 2011.  He became an instructor in 1986, and in 1999 was selected by USSF as Virginia's first National Referee Instructor.  He has been a member of USSF's National Instructional Program Staff since 1996.  Dan's work with USSF has focused on the development of referee training materials, including Advice to Referees on the Laws of the GameThe Laws of the Game Made Easy and Offside Made Easy.  He has written more than two dozen articles as a contributing editor to Referee Magazine.  Dan was Metro DC-Virginia's Assessor of the Year in 1993 and 2009, and Instructor of the Year in 2000 and 2014. In 2016 Dan awarded the Keith Bunting “Lifetime of Service” recognition by DCV.