OSYSA Risk Management Certification:
Effective immediately all OSYSA risk management qualifications are now valid for 3 years. Anyone who is currently approved will be approved until 2017. To submit a new application or print a certificate with an updated expiration date, click on this link.
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 NFHSLearn.com. 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.
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Western Ohio Soccer Officials Association
Lima area: Look for open game on the Schedule tab. Email Gary email@example.com
May 12-13, 2018
Ohio Extreme (Ada)
June 2-3, 2018 (to be confirmed}
Many thanks to long-time WOSOA Treasurer, Jeff Orphal. Jeff has retired from that post after many years of service.
2018 USSF Grade 8 Recertification session scheduled for December and January. See the Referee Training Page for details.
USSF Entry Level Class - next one is February 24, 2018. See the Referee Training Page for details.
USSF to OHSAA Bridge Class -
will be March 5 and 8, 2018. See the Referee Training Page for details.
Ohio South Bylaw changes effective July 1, 2016 regarding young players heading the ball includes:
20.7 When a player who is rostered on a team playing in an U-11 or younger age group or division deliberately strikes the ball with his / her head during any league or tournament game, Referees and Assistant Referees of that game must consider the act to be Dangerous Play and handle the matter accordingly as an infraction of the Laws of the Game.
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