UPCOMING New Referee (Novice) Clinics:

(These classes are for new referees, or any remaining Grade 9 referee that would like to upgrade to Grade 8.)


2/17/15  and  2/19/15 (2 nights) 

Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm for both

Bluffton Centre   601 N. Main St.     Bluffton, OH. 45817




Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Trinity Lutheran Church    935 W. Bigelow Ave.    Findlay, OH. 45840


For new referees in order to attend, you must go online to register for becoming a referee. To do so, please go to <>  and on the left menu panel select “Become a Referee”

When you select this you will get the complete detail instructions on how to register, complete the required online training and testing work, and then register separately for the actual in class clinic. I would recommend that you print these instructions and have them close when you are working through the registration system.

Please allow at least 8 hours of time to complete all work. Also, this does not have to all be completed at one time. You can logout and come back and complete when it is convenient, but my point was there is a fair amount of work and you cannot wait until the night before the in class clinic to complete this.

Also, please be aware, there are class size limits due to building space and you do not want to wait until the last minute as the registration will close once the maximum number of registrants is met.

If you have any questions regarding these clinics, please don’t hesitate to write or call the contact information listed below.

Roger Fey  -   District Referee Administrator

e-mail:     cell: 419-708-1850

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Why register for NWOSOA Membership?

· You receive an Arbiter Assigning Account that links you to multiple fields and assigners.  

   This enhances your chance to get games.

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·  Your $15 Annual Dues support:  Education, Mentoring, Instructor fees, and more!

 Questions?   Call or email Greg Kuehnle at (419) 283-0009

League Rules/Regulations and Forms

    -  MRL   Referee Instructions    Condensed Rules

    -  Mich State Developmental League   Rules

    -  Mich State Premier League   Referee Instructions   Rules and Regs

    -  NWOYSL    Information and Rules

    -  Pacesetter Adult    Rules

    -  2014 State Cup   Referee Procedures     State Cup Rules

Referee's Assignment Policy

Accept or reject assignments upon receipt. If you are unable to work a match that you have accepted, contact your Assignor personally immediately - no later than 72 hours before the match time, except in cases of critical illness or acute emergency.

Officiate the game as assigned to you. Do not switch assignments at the field unless it has been approved by your assignor. If the assignor is not available then this should only be done in case of emergency.  Report any switch or no show by another official to your Assignor.

OFFICIALS MAY NOT CANCEL ONE ASSIGNMENT IN ORDER TO WORK ANOTHER except in the case of State Cup, ODP or other USSF mandated assignments. 


All officials need to complete Concussion Certification.

The link for this course is under the LINKS tab on our website.