Referee's Corner

Welcome to the JASA Referee resource page! You will find links to our local game rules, the latest version of the Laws of the Game, how to become a referee, and other useful resources. If you have any questions or recommendations, please send them to the information@jasoccerassoc.org email address.

Remember that confidence in a referee starts with a good first impression and a professional appearance.

 

Intramural (Junior)

Purpose: JASA is a recreational league with the objective to have fun while learning the game of soccer. Your role as a referee will assist the players in learning the game in a safe and controlled environment. The rules for the league follow US Youth Soccer’s small-sided game rules very closely. Be active on the field and make sure you are in position to make the correct call. Use all signals to convey your decision to the players, coaches, and family members.  

Rules:    Located at the bottom of the JASA Coach's Corner page

Referee uniform: Yellow referee jersey, all black shorts (no stripes), black socks over the calf (two or three stripe models), whistle, stop watch, and current referee badge. Shoes are not required to be black.

US Soccer Referee Training Modules: Grade 9 (Small-sided and recreational games), Grade 8 (Competitive youth games)

 

Travel (Senior)

Purpose: The Middle School Soccer Association (MSSA) is a recreational soccer league with the objective to have fun. The rules for the league follow the laws of the game very closely so you must call the game according to the laws and the local rules annotated in the MSSA link below.  

Rules:    Middle School Soccer Association - Link

Referee uniform: Yellow referee jersey, all black shorts (no stripes), black socks over the calf (two or three stripe models), black shoes, whistle, stop watch, and current referee badge.

US Soccer Referee Training Modules: Grade 8 (Competitive youth games), Grade 7 (Amature adult games), Grade 6 (Most competitive games in a state or region)

 

Laws of the Game of Soccer (US Soccer Website):   Link

US Soccer Videos to assist Referees:

 

To become a soccer referee please visit the following websites:

  • Ohio South State Referee Committee Clinics
    • You must have a Grade 8 level certification to referee for JASA
  • Ohio High School Athletic Association Officiating
    • This certification allows you to referee high school level games in Ohio