Here's the latest goings on regarding our association.

FIFA 11+ Warmup Exercise Regimen

posted Nov 17, 2014, 1:34 PM by Ian Evans

Referee Gold Program

posted Nov 17, 2014, 1:24 PM by Ian Evans

     The Referee Gold Program sessions are offered for free at locations throughout the state, though 95% of them are in the Portland Area.  Still, if you're looking to up your game, you absolutely cannot beat the training you'll get at these sessions.  Plan ahead and incorporate a Gold program training session into your next trip to the Portland Area!

2015 Session Schedule:

Jan. 14th & 28thFeb. 11th & 25th
Mar. 11th & 25thApr. 8th & 29th
May 13th & 27thJun. 10th


7 - 9 PMGordon Faber Rec. ComplexJosh Patlak
We will meet on the field at 7 PM for some fitness exercises before moving inside for classroom activities at 8.
aka Hillsboro Stadium

4450 NW 229th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97124
A National Referee Assessor,
a State Referee Instructor,
a FIFA Fitness Instructor,
and a former FIFA Referee!

2014 NFHS Soccer Officials Training is Aug. 9 & 10

posted Jul 26, 2013, 4:58 PM by DCSOA Commissioner   [ updated Jul 8, 2014, 10:50 AM by 67 evans ]

We'll meet at Fir Grove Park in the soccer building from 9:00am - 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.  You'll need to register at NOW so that you have your rule book on hand for the training.  On Sunday, we'll do some on-field training at Fir Grove Par; please dress in your referee uniform on Sunday.  We'll eat lunch as we work, so bring food (there's a Subway and fast food nearby if you forget).

Ten hours of annual training is required to officiate high school soccer.  This clinic is an opportunity to get all of that in at once.  Also, for those of you who need to take the OCEP Principles course, you can find it at   
Training Agenda
9:00am - 10:30am2014 Rule Changes, Points of Emphasis
10:40am - 11:50amHead Injuries, Cautions (Yellow), Disqualifications (Red)
12:00pm -  1:00pmRules 10, 11, 12:  Scoring, Offside, Fouls & Misconduct
 1:00pm - 2:00pm Rules 13 - 17:  Restarts
9:00am - 10:00am Rules 1 - 6:  Pre-game responsibilities
10:00am - 11:00am Rules 7 - 10:  Game on!
11:15am - 12:45pm On-Field Training: Movement, Vision, and Communication 
1:00pm - 2:00pm Test

2014 NFHS and 2015 USSF Registrations are OPEN!

posted Jun 17, 2013, 7:12 PM by DCSOA Commissioner   [ updated Jul 8, 2014, 10:52 AM by 67 evans ]

Keith reminded many of us via email that 2014 USSF registration is open.  To use his words:

"It is so easy to forget. A great strategy is to register now and not worry about it or forget until it is too late.

Also, NFHS (High School) registration is now open for the 2014 Fall season.  NFHS referees can register now at  Look for the green star that says "Register Now!"

Instructional Materials

posted Sep 15, 2012, 12:21 PM by DCSOA Commissioner

It looks like USSOCCER.COM has changed their site around a bit, but there are still tons of valuable resources to be found there.  I recommend selecting the Referees link on the menu bar at the top of the page, then the Laws of the Game link on the left sidebar.  There, you will find Referee Education Resources Download at the bottom of the page, and that's where you can find videos, interactive offside quizzes, etc.  The Resource Center still has the online training course, but the additional stuff has moved to the location I listed above.

Of particular interest are the videos, books, and FIFA Resources sections.  I've found numerous items that have helped me raise my game, I feel, and become a better referee.  I hope you will take some time to poke around the site and watch some videos, read some books, and raise your game, too!

Free, Online Training Courses for Soccer Referees

posted Aug 17, 2012, 8:28 AM by DCSOA Commissioner   [ updated Aug 21, 2012, 2:36 PM ]

These courses are intended for USSF training, but most of the material applies very well to both USSF and high school games. There are differences between them. Look in your NFHS rule book for a table that lists the differences between the leagues. Also, please note that the online classes are only part of the training requirement.

Review the rules in any order, and take the quiz following each section (on the Florida website, anyway) to see how well you're understanding the material.  The Florida website link has been added to the navigation sidebar on this site so you can go back to it, anytime, at your convenience.

The USSOCCER Referees Resource Center has a lot of GREAT downloadable videos and training materials including "Offside Made Easy", "The Gray Areas", and "Myths of the Game".  You will need the QuickTime movie player to watch the videos.  You can get that at 

Take a look, and have fun!

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