Job Descriptions

District Referee Administrator

Title: District Referee Administrator
Function: Carries out the mission of the State Program for Referee Development within the local Ohio South State Referee Committee (OSSRC) district.
Serves as liaison between the (OSSRC) and the local officials.
Requirements: Administrative competency.
Knowledge of the needs of the district.
Ability to work smoothly with state and local officials.
Appointment: OSSRC with the recommendation of the State Referee Administrator (SRA).
Reports to: SRA with functional responsibilities to the OSSRC.
Duties: Carries out duties delegated by the SRA and the OSSRC.

1. COMMUNICATIONS
a. Coordinates activities with local referee associations.

b. Coordinates activities with District Director of Instruction (DDI), District Director of Assessment (DDA), District Assignor Coordinator (DAC) and/or local assignors.

c. Sends information to all officials in the district of:
(1) Law and rule interpretations.
(2) Law and rule changes.
(3) Soccer publications.
(4) Clinics and courses.
2. GRADING OF REFEREES
Responsible for applying Federation (USSF) standards in coordination with the referee instruction program, and in conjunction with the SRA, to verify the grade each official in their district for each registration period.
The local DRA, as a designated delegate of the SRA, shall certify the grade of each referee in the district on the USSF registration form.
3. ADMINISTRATION OF REFEREES
The administration duties of the DRA shall cover at least the following areas:

a. Referee Registrations
(1) Secures registration of all referees before expiration of previous registration.
(2) Checks all district registration forms for proper completion, with particular attention regarding (a) Referee's grade. (b) Physical fitness results. (c) Game experience. (d) Assessment requirements.
(3) Collects registration fees and deposits all monies in OSSRC account.
(4) Retains signed copy of district referee registration forms for file.
b. Referee Experience Records
Note referee experience on the registration forms (or verify it) from year to year for upgrading purposes, and maintain a complete record of each referee's experience to date.
c. Training
Identifies needs for referee training and requests the District Director of Instruction to provide them.
d. Discipline
Internal discipline for referees for incompetence, questions of actual misconduct on the field, and failure to appear are properly in the sphere of the State Association unless delegated by it to the OSSRC or some other person(s).
(Note: Failure to appear for reasonable fear of personal danger is not grounds for suspension).
e. Referee Badges
Distributes referee badges to currently registered referees and assistant referees within the district, as may be directed by the SRA.
f. Publications
(1) Distributes publications within the district as required.
(2) Responsible for supplying distributing Laws of the Game to all new and recertifying referees within the district.
g. Referee Recruiting
Recruits sufficient referees to cover affiliated games with registered officials using the diagonal system of control (DSC).
h. Reports
Shall report all district activities at each OSSRC meeting.

State Referee Administrator
Ken Baldeosingh
8969 Cedargate Pl
Dayton, Ohio 45424
937-545-6864
kenb8969@aol.com