The purposes of this Association are:

  • To improve and promote the proficiency of soccer officials;
  • To promote and maintain the highest degree of soccer officiating by following a standard set of mechanics, consistent interpretation and administration of the rules of soccer as defined by affiliated organizations;
  • To provide trained, certified and capable officials;
  • To cooperate with organizations and institutions officially related to the game of soccer and furthering its interests and ideas.
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DASOA Social Event

What: UD Soccer match tailgate

Where: Baujan Field on the campus of the University of Dayton

Who: UD Women vs Texas A&M 

Cost: NO COST to DASOA Members (If you RSVP by 4:00 PM 9/4)

Your DASOA board has arranged for another grand social event to celebrate a successful spring season and to kick off what will be a successful fall season.

We have made arrangements with the University of Dayton Women’s soccer team to host the DASOA membership at their game against Texas A&M (#2 2014 NCAA final ranking) at Baujan Field on campus Sunday,September 13. We will provide a Milano’s box lunch consisting of your choice of a ½ Atlantic City Italian, Ham &Turkey or Turkey submarine, along with a bag of chips, a cookie and a beverage. Make sure you include your sandwich choice when you RSVP for you and your guests.

Lunch starts at noon and the game begins at 1:00 PM. We will gather in the parking lot next to the stadium. We have also arranged with the A-10 referee assignor to have the referee crew meet with our group post-game. We will have a half-time on-field contest to win a valuable prize.

DASOA will pay for your box lunch, but we ask that you pay $10 at the game for any guest who also wants a box lunch.

To reserve a seat for yourself and any guests, RSVP by sending an email to prior to 4:00 PM on September 4. Make sure you include your name and that of your guest or guests along with yoursandwich choice. If you do not RSVP by the designated date and time, you can still attend, but you and anyone you bring will not be guaranteed a Milano’s box lunch.

So don’t delay, RSVP today. See you on the September 13.

High School season

Local rules meetings (4 required)

Only two left: Fri, Sep 11 and Fri, Oct 2 at West Carrollton Civic Center at 6:00 pm


 John Kingham (937-477-4748) and Bob Glaser (937-681-5609) are the two Dayton-area assignors. They manage the assignments for the DASOA + GWOC Soccer Assigners group on Arbiter (

Schedule questions

If you have any questions about you schedule, contact the assignors directly. The DASOA board does not control the schedules.




USSF Clinics


Grade 7, 6 and emeritus 2016 Re-certification
Greene County, Media Room, 595 Ledbetter Rd, Xenia
Saturday August 1, 2015           8:30 AM to 12:00 PM    
Saturday November 14, 2015    8:30 AM to 12:00 PM    
Kettering Sports Medicine Center, 4403 Far Hills Ave, Kettering
Saturday February 13, 2016      8:30 AM to 12:00 PM    
1.    Must pre-register on
2.    Must do the on-line testing
3.    Must work 5 local adult league games
4.    Must attend one of the indoor clinics
5.    Topics:
a.    Handling                      
b.    Offside                         
c.     Dissent                         
d.    Game report                 
e.    Review test                   





Rules Variations For Spring Season 2015 -- UPDATED March 25

The Rules Variations file has been updated for the spring season. Make sure you have the most up-to-date version with you at the games.

Please download and print it now!

Download them here: 2015 Rules Variations (updated March 25, 2015)




Want to sign up for games? Here's how:

Go to:

Select the league you want to work in, select my games and open games (along with a date range) and then see which games are available for you to request.




The amount is $30 over 21, $20 for under 21.

Payment options are:

1.  Credit Card payment via (Paypal option below). Note: Does not require you have a Paypal account.

2.  Send payment via snail mail to:

PO Box 341436

Membership dues can now be paid via PayPal/credit card: 

2015 Dues Adult and Youth (under 21 Dec 2014)
Full Name (USSF register Name)

Referees wishing to continue as a member of DASOA must pay their dues. You can bring payment to any USSF recertification clinic, DASOA annual general meeting, or mail to Steve Wetzel (see address above).

To become a member, please download and complete the following Membership Application



Games and assignments:

These procedures are for MVYSA, CUSL, and TPL games. If the game in question is for another league, contact the assignor for that league FIRST, then use the procedure below if you are unable to reach the proper assignor.  Assignor contact information is at:

Contacts for Late Drops (no drop button available) and other last-minute emergencies:
1st) Email and Call 937-732-5069 (On-Call Assignor).  If no one answers leave a message.  Give it a few minutes and whoever is on call will call you back.  If you do not reach a live person and do not hear back within 5 minutes then see below: 
2nd) Call or Send a text message to 937-206-7017 (Shawna Spada) 
3rd) Call or Send a text message to 937-203-6380 (Gerald)
4th) Call or Send a text message to 937-206-1510 (Donna)
5th) Call or Send a text message to 937-321-6632 (Mark),
6th) Call or Send a text message to 937-830-1482 (Lynne)
7th) Call or Send a text message to 937-361-4231 (Greg)

FOR BUCKEYE GAMES:  Contact Geoff Darr 937-672-0589

If you reach voicemail on any phone number above, ALWAYS leave a message!

Remember to always submit an online drop request via the system ASAP. Try to beat the 96-hour window by as much as possible so you do not HAVE to do the steps above. DASOA assignors are obligated to notify the Ethics Committee of ALL Late Drops including NO SHOWS.

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