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Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association

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2020 Grassroots referee clinic

Date / TimeLocation  
• Sat, Aug 88:00am - 9:00am
• Sat, Aug 89:00am - 1:00pm
• Sat, Aug 82:00pm - 5:00pm
(Must attend ALL sessions)


More information at:     
Or contact: JACKIE at  [email protected]


LOSA has always prided itself on following the MYSA and USSF game structure for developing players and referees.  We are very fortunate to have a Grade 7 USSF Licensed Referee Instructor involved with LOSA.  Because of this, we are able to offer an “on the field” mentoring program at no additional charge for our entire referee pool.  This mentoring program helps the referees become more confident with their capabilities -- works with them hands-on to better understand the Laws of the Game, and to prepare them for the next level; should they decide to make that move.  All of our referees are licensed with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and, because of that, are capable of refereeing any sanctioned USSF Soccer Game, should that games assignor feel they are capable.  Yes, they can even referee at the Show Me State Games! LOSA referees are a paid position.

If you do not know anything about the game of soccer, but would still like to help out, this is a program that you should strongly consider!  There is no experience required to sign up for this certification class!

There is a cost up-front, and LOSA tries to help out any person that would like to be a referee, but just does not have the funds available for the initial cost out-lay of the class and the gear.  So please, don’t let the cost deter you from registering yourself or your child.  If this is something that you need in order to sign up, please contact us via the homepage email contact and we will do what we can to help you/your child become registered for the referee class.


How to become a registered USSF Referee


USSF Certification for all USSF-Affiliated Youth and Amateur Games

All United States Soccer Federation (USSF) affiliates require that all referees be registered by the USSF.  In order to register a referee must be qualified. This means taking a USSF referee training course conducted by a certified USSF Referee Instructor.  LOSA requires all referees to be at least 12 years old.

LOSA sponsors a Grade 8 Hybrid clinic through The Missouri Referee Development Program (MRDP). There are other such clinics in the Central District and throughout the state if our dates fail to meet your schedule.  Normally these scheduled entry level clinics are posted by district on the MRDP Sign up page at (  Any interested person may attend any posted clinic anywhere within Missouri to meet the requirement.  After clinic completion, and in order to be assigned any youth games, a background check is also required for referees 18 years of age and older.


USSF Grade 8 Referee – The USSF Grade 8 Referee may officiate games as a Referee or Assistant Referee in all youth games, as well Assistant Referee in higher comparable games.  The Grade 8 clinic consists of a total of sixteen (16) hours of instruction. Upon successful completion of the course, that includes a passing 80%+ score on the written test after the course.  


The home page for the Missouri Referee Development Program is

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Lake of the Ozarks Soccer Association

 PO Box 661
Linn Creek, Missouri 65052

Email Us: [email protected]
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