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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High School season

Local rules meetings (4 required)

Please mark your calendar and plan to attend four local rules meetings, as required by OHSAA, in preparation for the coming season. The following meetings have been scheduled locally: Mon, July 27; Mon, Aug 3 and Mon, Aug 10 at Kettering Rec Center at 6:00 pm. Thurs, July 30; Thurs, Aug 6 and Thurs, Aug 13 at Wayne HS at 6:00 pm. Fri, Sep 11 and Fri, Oct 2 at West Carrollton Civic Center at 6:00 pm. Sat, Aug 15 at Centerville HS at 8:00 am to be followed by a State Rules meeting at 10:00 am. These and other meetings scheduled by other associations are available on the OHSAA web site.

State rules meeting

Please remember that everyone must attend a state rules meeting either online or in person. Our state meeting will be at Centerville HS on Sat, Aug 15 at 10:00 am. There will also be a local rules meeting on that date at 8:00 am.


 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 (

OHSAA renewal -- Must do by July 31. Late fee period has started

From July 1 through July 31, you'll be able to renew but a late fee will be charged. After July 31, you'll will not be able to renew for the coming HS season. OHSAA is very strict in enforcing these deadlines; please be sure to renew ASAP.

Schedule questions

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



Clinics: New and Recertification


New Referees:

MVYSA Office,
 7029 Taylorsville Rd, Huber Heights
July 6               6:00 PM
July 13             6:00 PM
July 20             6:00 PM

West Carrollton Civic Center,
 300 E. Central Ave, West Carrollton
July 8               6:00 PM
July 15             6:00 PM
July 22             6:00 PM

Outdoor:    Warrior Soccer Complex
Thursday July 30    6:30 PM



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                   





Ref Day at the Crew

Sunday July 19, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Details on tickets and what training credits you get:




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.


DASOA fees cut

New fees are now:
Adults: $30
Younger than 21 years old: $20
**For those who have paid 2015 fees already, refunds will be sent**
See below how to pay online


Elections held at the AGM

VP: Maggie Short

Treasurer: Steve Wetzel 
Trustee (at-large): Jim Rowe

Newly elected
Doug Niekamp




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

2nd) Call 937-732-5069 (On-Call Assignor) and,

3rd) Call 303-810-7341 (Mindy Clark) and,

4th) Send a text message to 303-810-7341 (Mindy Clark) and

5th) Call 937-321-6632 (Mark),

6th) Call 937-231-1855 (Pat),

7th) Call 937-435-5121 (Gary)

8th) Call 937-206-7017 (Shawna)

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

NOTE: Do ALL of the steps above, IN ORDER, until you reach a live person or someone answers your email (or text message). If you get through all of the numbers start calling them all again in the order listed above.

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.

People say you're nuts for being a referee?

An article recently published in Soccer America says they're right. Here's a humerous look at the world of a soccer referee: