August 14, 2013
A 25-hour soccer officiating class, as required by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), is scheduled this month at Shawnee State University.
The classes will be from 6 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 19 and 26, Tuesday Aug. 20 and 27, and Wednesday, Aug 21 and 28 at SSU's James A. Rhodes Athletic Center, Room 116.
The course will cover the rules, regulations and mechanics and will have both classroom and on-field training. An online test will be conducted at the conclusion of the class with a score of 75 required to pass.
Dan Fetty is the instructor for the course. He has been a soccer official for more than 30 years as a rules interpreter, vice president and president of the Southland Soccer Association in Portsmouth. He has officiated in sectional, district, regional and state tournaments throughout the state of Ohio.
The Soccer Officiating textbook is required and OHSAA will send it to the instructor after registering online. An online test will be required at the conclusion of the classes with a score of 75 required to pass.
After passing the state test, participants will be eligible to officiate high school soccer contests during the Fall 2013 soccer season. Licenses must be renewed each year.
The cost is $149.00 payable to SSU and $65 payable online to OHSAA at http://www.ohsaa.org. The cost includes the instructional materials. To register for the course, call University Outreach Services at 740-351-3274 or 866-672-8778. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.