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Western Ohio Soccer Officials Association


Concussion Training:
Effective April 26, 2013, Ohio HB143 requires youth and high school referees to complete a concussion awareness training course.  The National Federation of High Schools offers a free course that meets the Ohio requirement.  Take the 25 minute course at   After completion, print your certificate and keep a copy in your kit.  Also login to OSSRC and add your certificate to your profile.  The certification is good for three years.

2023-24 OFFICERS
Mark Kleman, President
Eric Deken, Vice President
Doug Billerman, Secretary
Mike Weihrauch, Treasurer
Bryan Wallace, Rules Interpreter

Wes Mason, Rules Interpreter

USSF Appointments:
Mark Kleman, District Referee Administrator, District Director of Instruction.

Michael Lause and Roger Scott are OSSRC District 5 assignors.
Gary Mintchell and Roger Scott are OHSAA assignors.

Mark Kleman, Michael Lause, and Dave Webb are certified Referee Mentors helping with referee development through instruction and assessment.

Getting Games:
Lima area: Look for open game on the Schedule tab.  Email Roger 

with game requests.

You can request MVYSA games here. 

You can find a list of USSF tournaments in Ohio South here. Write to the tournament assignors directly.

Sidney Mayfest  -

May 3-5, 2024 

​The Spring 2024 BPYSL & NWOYSL schedules are now published on the USSF Schedule tab. 

Ohio South referees must be rostered on, before you can be assigned.  Out of state referees, including Ohio North, must get permission from their SRA or SYRA to work Ohio South matches.

​​Be sure to review changes in the laws before working games.  See the Law Changes page.

7 Reasons to Become a Soccer Official   

IFAB Laws of the Game

2023 USSF Grade 8 Recertifications Information will be published when available.  See the Referee Training Page for details.

USSF Entry Level Class - Details on the Referee Training Page when available.

USSF to OHSAA Bridge Class - Details on Referee Training Page.