There is a shortage of referees in the Cincinnati area. Refereeing is a great way for young adults to learn more about the game and earn some money too.

Here’s how you can help, and make some $$$:
  1. Start here: New Grassroots Referee
  2. Create an account with the US Soccer Learning Center and Ohio South (
  3. Complete the online course and other requirements
  4. Connect with referee assignors to get placed on games of the appropriate level
Age Requirements:
For 2021, the required minimum age to become a certified USSF Referee is 14 years old, i.e. born in 2007 or earlier (will turn 14 during the 2021 calendar year).

More Information:
For more information, visit the official site for US Soccer Referees,, and the official site for Ohio South State Referees,