Already certified?
If you’re a referee that wants to work at Cincy SC tournaments, please fill out this Referee Form to get into our database.

Becoming a USSF Referee
There is a shortage of refs in the Cincinnati area. It’s s a great way to learn about the game, earn some money, and have fun!

Age Requirements:
To be eligible, a candidate must turn 14 or older during the calendar year that they take the certification course.
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
    • Cardinal and Buckeye league games at Clear Creek are assigned using Game Officials, Here are two groups to join:
      • 1618 (SOSC : Southern Ohio Soccer Council – this is for Cardinal Premier League games) – email Tia Straus at for the access code
      • 1184 (Joel Hughes Assigning: BPYSL – this is Buckeye games), access code = referee
    • Several other referee assignors in the Cincy area use

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