Spring 2022 Referee Training is on February 26 and March 5 from 9AM to 1PM at the Deerfield Township Trustee Room Suite 150. You must attend both days of training!

Referees that completed the Fall 2021 training do NOT need to attend Spring 2022 training, but need to click the sign up button and create your account. Mention in the optional notes that you took the Fall 2021 training. We will approve your account later!

Bring $15 (cash or check to Mason SAY Soccer) and your Concussion Certificate on February 26. We will NOT activate your HorizonWebRef.com account without these things!

Please read the FAQs before signing up!

Enter in association # 206160 and user type official!

FAQ for Referees

What do you have to do to become a SAY referee in Mason?

Take the SAY referee classes once a year. You also can contact the Referee Coordinator directly!

When and where are referee classes are held?

Our Spring 2022 Referee Training is on February 26 and March 5 from 9AM to 1PM (both days) at the Deerfield Township Trustee Room. You must attend both days of training!

Address: 4900 Parkway Dr STE 150, Mason, OH 45040

Can I referee if I also play Mason SAY soccer in the same season?

Yes, we will work around your game schedule

Can I referee with my friends?

Yes, after you are trained by an experienced referee

Do you need any adult referees?

Yes, we are always looking for adult referees

If I took a Select/Club referee class can I referee Mason SAY games?

Please take our referee class if possible. However, if you have a certification for select/club games already we would love to have you join us! Please email masonsayrefs@gmail.com with your concussion certificate and your Referee License from the US Soccer Learning Center, and it will be handled on a case-by-case basis. More information on the select/club referee class can be found at ossrc.com.

What do I need to purchase to be a referee?

You have to buy a solid yellow shirt, any solid black shorts or pants, referee socks, whistle, and stop watch.

Is there a test I have to pass to be a referee?

There is NO TEST if you want to referee INSTRUCTIONAL ONLY. To referee other divisions, you must pass the appropriate test.

  • To be eligible for Passers games, you must complete the Entry-Level Test EL7
  • To be eligible for Wings and older games, you must complete the Intermediate-Level Test IL1

All tests are open-book and open-notes. Access the tests here!

How many games would I be able to referee on a Saturday?

We try and schedule everyone for one or two games.

How many ref classes are given before the season starts?

There is only one referee class per season in Mason, but other SAY districts also give classes. If possible, please attend the Mason SAY class! Only use the other SAY classes if you are NOT able to attend our class!

I cannot attend the Mason SAY referee training. What should I do?

Would I have had to play soccer in order to be a referee?

No! We teach you everything you need to know! If you have played soccer before, it will help to understand the game better!

Who do I contact if I have referee questions or concerns?

Contact Erin Kelley (Referee Coordinator) at masonsayrefs@gmail.com or call 513-262-7487

How old do you have to be to referee SAY games in Mason?

You need to 10 years old by August 1st

What divisions would I be able to referee?

You have to be at least 2 years older than the division that you referee. Division placement will be determined by the referee coordinator.

How long are the quarters for the different divisions?
  • Instructional - 8 minutes
  •  Passers - 10 minutes
  •  Wings and Strikers- 12 minutes
  •  Kickers/Minors & Seniors - 15 minutes

Anything in bold and underlined represents a Mason SAY Soccer modification!

Can I referee younger age divisions even if I am old enough to referee older divisions?

Yes, whatever division you feel comfortable refereeing

Do I have to provide my own transportation to and from the games?

Yes

How much does the referee class cost?

The referee class is $15 and includes a printed copy of the book, sports drinks/water for referees on game days, and access to the online assignment system (Horizon Web Ref).

Do I need to pre-register for the referee class?

Yes! Please visit our website masonsoccer.org for instructions!

I cannot attend the Mason SAY referee training. What should I do?

If you cannot attend the Mason SAY referee training, there are 2 options for you to become qualified to referee at Mason SAY Soccer.

Take a SAY Referee Class at another area/district

  • Here is a link to some other SAY Referee classes!
  • Once you complete a SAY Referee class, request to join the Mason SAY referee assigning group at HorizonWebRef.com. Mention in the optional notes which SAY referee class you took and the name of the instructor/administrator.
    • Enter Association # 206160
    • Select user type Official
  • Once you complete a SAY Referee Class, the class instructor/administrator email masonsayrefs@gmail.com stating you have completed their SAY Referee class
  • Once you complete a SAY Referee Class, you need to email masonsayrefs@gmail.com with the following documents
    • Concussion Certificate (all referees)
    • SafeSport Certificate (only needed if 18 or older)
  • Once these steps are completed, our referee coordinator (Erin Kelley) will review everything. If everything looks good, then the referee coordinator will activate your HorizonWebRef.com account and you can begin receiving game assignments.

Below are some links to other SAY Referee Classes around us! Please contact these organizations directly for their class requirements.

Become a USSF Referee

  • Complete the USSF training at ossrc.com and follow their directions to become a referee
  • Once you complete the OSSRC requirements, request to join the Mason SAY referee assigning group at HorizonWebRef.com. Mention in the optional notes that you are a USSF certified referee
    • Enter Association # 206160
    • Select user type Official
  • Once you request an account through our HorizonWebRef.com subscription, send an email to masonsayrefs@gmail.com with the following documents
    • USSF Referee certificate (see your US Soccer Learning Center referee profile)
    • Concussion certificate
  • Once these steps are completed, our referee coordinator (Erin Kelley) will review everything. If everything looks good, then the referee coordinator will activate your HorizonWebRef.com account and you can begin receiving game assignments.
How much do I get paid?
  • Instructional $15
  • Passers $20
  • Wings $25
  • Strikers $30
  • Kickers $35
  • Minors and Seniors $40