Fitness Test for Grade 6 & 7 Referees (& Grade 8 Upgrading) - 2018 ReCerts

Fitness test requirements for Grade 6 & 7 Ohio South referees were updated in July 2016 to comply with the new USSF Guidelines.

The fitness test sessions for 2017 recertification have been completed.

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Posted: 2015-11-12

2017 Grade 8 Referee Re-Cert Requirements - Mod A & Mod C

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Posted: 2015-08-16

Grade 6, 7 & Emeritus Referees - Upgrade and Recertification Requirements


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Posted: 2014-08-25

Becoming a New Soccer Referee

2017 Pre-Registration and On-Line Training Information instructions are included here.

The scheduled dates and locations for the summer clinics for new referees have been posted on the "Event Calendar.

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Posted: 2016-01-13

FIFA/USSF 2016-17 Law Changes

The Internationale Football Association Board (IFAB) has made a total of 57 clarifications and changes in an extensive revision of the Laws of the Game.    Both the adult and youth organizations have decided to delay the implementation of the new Law changes until after the Fall season.   The 2016-17 FIFA/USSF changes in the Laws of the Game will not come into effect in Ohio South until the beginning of the 2017 calendar year, i.e. January 1, 2017.  

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Posted: 2016-07-05


Youth Playing Rule Change.  The “No Heading Rule” (as per OSYSA ByLaws 20.2 and 20.7) is in effect now (since July 1, 2016) for all league or tournament U-11 (10 yrs. old) and younger games played in Ohio South.  

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Posted: 2016-07-18

Printing Your Own Registration Card & History

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Posted: 2016-09-18

Links Provided by Tony Crush - 2015 Intermediate Referee Sessions

2014 FIFA Video Match Analysis & More -
FIFA Match Analysis Considerations -

Posted: 2015-12-16

Concussion Awareness Training

Concussion certificates that were completed in the year 2013 will expire in the 2016 registration year.  As such, in order to be registered for 2016 a new concussion training certificate will need to be provided to the DRA before recertification can be completed.  This does not apply to referees whose certificates were completed in 2014 or later.

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Posted: 2014-07-08

Game Assignments on OSSRC.COM

Go to

Click on “Game Assignments”

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Posted: 2014-03-01

7 Reasons To Become A Soccer Official

Check out this article to learn about the advantages of becoming a soccer referee.

Posted: 2014-10-30

State Referee Administrator
Ken Baldeosingh
8969 Cedargate Pl
Dayton, Ohio 45424