Ohio - North
State Referee Committee
Welcome to the official website of Ohio North (OHN)
State Referee Committee Inc. (SRC)
Sponsoring a Novice Referee Clinic
Clinics for new referees are hosted by various organizations such as leagues, local referee associations, tournaments, etc. To request to host a new referee clinic the sponsor must provide a place to hold the clinic. New referee clinics are eight hours duration and may be scheduled for one day or over several days. Sponsors assume all responsibility for the cost of the clinic including any fee for the facility and pay for the instructors. Sponsors may charge participants up to $25.00 each to cover these costs. Once you decide to host a clinic, go to the Forms and Publication page and download the sponsorship agreement. When this is completed, contact the District Director of Instruction (DDI) for the district in which you live to verify that the dates are acceptable. Links to the DDI's e-mail may be found on the Ohio North Districts page. The DDI will assign instructors for the clinic and the District Referee Administrator will manage processing paperwork to the State Referee Committee for registration.
Ohio Concussion Awareness Law
Ohio has a law requiring all Coaches, Referees and league officials to undergo Concussion Awareness training every three years. This law applies to all youth sports including recreational, travel, indoor and premier soccer. The law, ORC 3707.52, became effective April 26, 2013.
To take the FREE course, go to NFHS "Concussion in Sports" course for officials.
Many officials ask how they can get assignments to the various leagues.
First step is to log onto ohnreferees.gameofficials.net with the same user ID and password that you used to register. Then change identity on the left and switch to Group 1155 OHN Assignments. You are now logged into the assigning system.
Once on the system, go to My Preferences on the left. This will let you choose which leagues you wish to work. You may also enter other preferences in the misc preferences section to limit yourself to so many games per day, etc. Save your preferences.
Next, go to my availability on the left. Enter the dates you are available and for the areas you wish to work on those days. Be sure to enter all dates and times available and to update it if any change. The Game Officials system assumes you are available unless you indicate the dates you are available. Once you have chosen a league and indicated the dates you are available, you may also go to self-assign and indicate the games that you would like to do.
You may also indicate any specific game(s) that you may be interested in working. Go to Self Assign on the left. Expand the Game filters on the top to find the dates, locations, leagues, etc. that you are interested in viewing. Then click on reload. Now you may go to the list of games and indicate any that you wish to work. You will be limited to the number of games in a day that you can request so choose wisely. Remember that this is not a guarantee of the game but only a way to indicate to the assignor that you would like to do an individual game.
To see a listing of all games go to www.gameofficials.net and choose the various leagues that you wish to see.
WARNING: Not all assignors use the gameofficials.net system. Contact your DRA for guidance.