To be eligible for election, a person must be retired from his or her professional or Virginia-DClevel position for at least one year, with the exception of candidates over the age of 55.Candidates must meet the criteria within one of the following areas:
1. Coaches: Must have coached a Virginia-DC high school or college team, State Cupteam, ODP team, regional team, professional team, or a successful division, club orleague team for at least five seasons, or made other outstanding contributions to VirginiaDCcoaching.
2. Game Officials: Must have at least 10 years as a Virginia-DC official and officiated inthe center in at least one major game in Virginia-DC, or must have 10 years as aprofessional league referee.
3. Builders: Must have made a major, sustained positive impact on Virginia-DC soccer atthe college, league, club, state, or regional level. This category includes owners,administrators, managers, or media representatives.