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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.

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

with game requests.

You can request MVYSA games here on theGameSchedule. 

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

Mark you calendars now for next year's Spring Tournament:

Sidney Mayfest  -

May 1-2, 2021 (now confirmed)

2021-22 OFFICERS

Mark Kleman, President
Eric Deken, Vice President
Doug Billerman, Secretary
Mike Weihrauch, Treasurer
Dave Webb, 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, Dave Webb, and Gary Mintchell are certified assessors helping with referee development.

Certified USSF Instructors for the area include Mark Kleman, Michael Lause, Gary Mintchell, and Dave Webb.

Gary Mintchell, Michael Lause, and Mark Kleman are OHSAA certified instructors.

Thanks to all referees who took  Fall 2021 USSF games.  Look for 2022 Spring schedule in March.

Ohio South referees must complete the waiver form, available when you log in to your account, 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.

​​COVID-19 Updates:

Changes are frequent and largely governed by the State of Ohio Dept. of Health.  We can't keep up with the changes here.

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

2021 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.