Ohio North classes
Advanced Referee Courses & Clinics
Advanced Upgrade Clinic
This clinic is used to satisfy the requirements for a referee to upgrade from Grassroots to Regional Referee. This clinic is scheduled for the summer, usually in late July. Please see the current Upgrade page for the additional requirements to upgrade.
Regional Referees and must pass an annual fitness test to register at advanced grades. Because of the requirements for the new fitness tests, they will no longer be held in the local districts. State level referees are expected to attend the fitness test held at the annual Regional Referee Re-Certification clinic unless arrangements have been made with the State Director of Instruction.
Regional Referee Re-certification Clinic
The State Referee Re-certification Clinic is held each year to provide advanced instruction for State Level Referees. The State Referee re-certification test is given at this meeting. All Regional Referees must attend the clinic in July or December or make arrangements with the State Director of Instruction to satisfy their in-service instructional requirements and take the State Referee test. Advancing Grassroots referees are encouraged to attend this clinic and some Grassroots Referees may request to attend if space is available and with recommendation.
Re-certification steps are being finalized for Ohio North's Regional Referees and Grassroots Referees. See this space when details are published.
Futsal in Ohio North
Futsal is played on a hard surface court with a weighted ball. It is an international indoor soccer game and is gaining popularity throughout the United States and Ohio. Persons completing this course will be certified to officiate Futsal tournaments held throughout Ohio and neighboring states.
Referees who desire to become certified to officiate Futsal are required to take the New Futsal Referee Course. This is Course # 26243 in OHN GameOfficials. Currently registered Futsal Referees will need to take an annual Futsal Re-Certification course to maintain their registration. This re-certification master class is course # 26933-FUTSR.