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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 2020 Season --  Referee Training Classes

* The Fall 2020 Referee Classes will be announced as soon as we understand the return to play guidelines from the State Of Ohio.  Referees interested in officiating games during the Fall 2020 season will be asked to attend 1 of 2 sessions offered before the season begins.  Pre-Registration will be Required. 

     Class #1:  TBD

     Class #2:  TBD

If you have any questions leading up to the training classes, please email Michelle Davies.

Whether new or returning to the OYAA Rec Soccer Referee program, attendance at one of the meetings is required.  Sign-in will open 30 minutes prior to the start time so plan to be early. USSF-licensed referees or returning OYAA referees WITH AT LEAST 4 SEASONS OF CONTINUOUS EXPERIENCE will need to stay for the first hour of the meeting. Attendees should bring a notepad and pen or pencil. There will be a short test at the end of class to review material and assess game knowledge


Game cards - click HERE

Soccer Referee Program

Welcome to the Soccer Referee page where information for both new and experienced referees will be provided.  The program teaches new referees of all ages the ins and outs of officiating the game while earning some spending money.   In addition to posting training meeting information for OYAA Soccer Referee program, area USSF licensing training class announcements will be posted for those looking to advance their skills.

Additionally check this site for instructional links and videos on topics such as rules clarifications, inclement weather determinations, handling poor coach or parent behavior, player injury stoppages, etc...  Check the site occasionally to be sure not to miss a thing!

* NEW for Fall 2020... Referee Shirts in Fall 2020

All referees (new or returning) will need to purchase a new game-day referee shirt.  We are upgrading the shirts to an athletic, moisture wicking top so referees are more comfortable while officiating games.  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 post on the Arbiter Sports site for referees to pick dates, times and locations that work for their personal schedules. Referees will be informed at the preseason meetings and via email when games will be available for sign up. New referees will be provided information at the meeting on registering for Arbiter.

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