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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Rules Variations For Fall 2014 Season

The Rules Variations have been updated as of Sept. 26, 2014

Download them here: 2014 Rules Variations (updated Sept. 2014)



Last chances to get high school rules meetings in if you still need them:

West Carrollton Civic Center on Sep 5 and Oct 3 at 6:00 pm.

Remember you must attend four local meetings and a state rules meeting to remain in good standing.
For more dates, go to

NOTE: Assignors for Dayton area are:
Bob Glaser (GWOC) email him at:;

John Kingham e-mail him at:;

Local referees take part of the Women's Referee Academy
at the Ohio Galaxies Tournament March 8-9.

Congratulations to the DASOA referees who took part in the first women's referee academy.

Photo: OSSRC inaugural women's referee academy Class of 2014. Well done ladies. Super proud of all of you for the work you put in. It was a very successful weekend. Special thanks to my co-director Kelly Frey. This could not have happened without you!

Participating referees were: (Front row: Alyssa Moore, Natalie Stellini, Laura Fulton, Candi Schlamersdorf, Caitlin Jenkins, Kendra Dalton)
(Back row: Mentor Maggie Short, Casie Phillips, Janice HIll, April McDermitt, Sicilia Spada, Lina Spada, Mentor Kelly Frey). Not pictured: Cathy Rau, Domminique Brown, Emily Lindsay and Lynne Ebright).


The amount is $40 over 21, $25 for under 21.
After Feb. 1, there will be a late fee

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:

2014 Membership
Full 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: