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Rec Soccer Referee Program

At A Glance

Eligibility Schedule Price Downloads
Ages 12 thru adult
OYAA Referee Training
   *  required for all referees
   *  Spring Season Training - Early March
   *  Fall Season Training - Early August

See Below for Specific Days/times for each season.
* Free to Sign Up
* Referees must purchase an OYAA referee shirt.
* Referees required to have their own whistle


Fall 2022 Season --  Referee Training Classes

Referee classes are open to new and experienced youth and adults.  Individuals interested in being a referee for the Fall 2022 OYAA recreational program are asked to attend 1 of 2 classes listed below.  Referees MUST complete the date-specific Google Sign-up form to attend the class.  Class sizes are limited so please sign up early. 

The OYAA Soccer season begins on Saturday, August 27th; ends on Saturday, October 22st.   Click HERE to view the season calendar.


QUESTIONS:  Email Mike Lentz


Training Classes have concluded for the Fall 2022. 
Spring 2023 season training classes will be announced end or February. 

     *   Class Option #1:  Monday, August 8th            6:00 to 8:45 PM.      Class completed        
     *   Class Option #2:  Wednesday, August 17th    6:00 to 8:45 PM.      Class completed
  

Referee Tenure Status
New Referees:  Attendance at 1 of 2 classes is required for to be eligible for the OYAA soccer Fall 2022 season.

Returning Referees: Individuals who have
   -- 1-2 seasons of experience are required to attend one of the two classes.
   -- 3+ seasons may be exempt from attending; you will be contacted by our Dir. of Soccer
   -- Earned the USSF referee, Grade8 certification will be exempt from attending (must email badge/certificate to [email protected])

CHECK-IN
Check-in will open 30 minutes prior to the start time.  Attendees should bring a notepad and pen or pencil.

Referee Quick Link Resources
   

    Referee FAQ document - click HERE   

    Referee Game Cards = click
HERE
   
    Referees will Sign up for Games using =  ArbiterSports.com

     Referee Training Documents

       Laws of the Game - Field of Play         Laws of the Game - Fouls & Misconduct        Laws of the Game - Offsides         Laws of the Game - Your in Control



Referee Shirts
Referees will be asked to purchase a game-day referee shirt.  Cost is $12.00  Referees who purchased a shirt in the Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 do not need to purchase another shirt.  If you are an USSF grade 8 (or higher) referee you can wear your referee shirt and you do not need a OYAA issued referee shirt unless you want to order one.


Game Signup

Schedules will posted on the Arbiter Sports site for referees to pick dates, times and locations that work for their personal schedules. Referees will learn how to create an account and sign-up for games as part of the training classes. 

 
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