FUTSAL Referee Training ***NEW***
Certified soccer officials are needed for a new indoor FUTSAL league sanctioned by USSoccer, which will begin play on Nov. 5 in the Columbus area.
A FUTSAL referee training course will be given on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9AM to 2PM. Open to certified USSF referees only. Pre-registration is required (deadline is Thursday, October 27).
Go to the Event Calendar on this website and click on the Oct. 29 FUTSAL training to pre-register and view clinic requirements. If interested, please pre-register ASAP.
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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.Read More >
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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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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.Read More >
Game Assignments on OSSRC.COM
Go to www.ossrc.com
Click on “Game Assignments”
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Check out this article to learn about the advantages of becoming a soccer referee.