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By Staff | Jan 25, 2012

There is a great need for high school soccer officials in the OVAC and throughout the tri-state area. To become a high school official, one must take 16 hours of United Soccer Federation referee training and four hours of additional training the WVSSAC high school referee program.

In completing this training, new officials will be able to register as referees with USSF ($45 registration fee) and gain experience at all levels of youth soccer starting in the spring.The additional four hours of high school specific training would be in late July or early August, resulting in registration for high school soccer, possibly in both West Virginia and Ohio for additional fees.

High school referees must be 18 years or older and out of high school. Those with serious interest in completing a flexibly-scheduled training program are urged to contact Harry Foose at hefoose@hotmail.com as soon as possible. This will allow him to establish an email distribution list and determine dates and times for classroom activities that will accommodate everyone.

The first training to start looks to be around March 10 and be completed around March 25.


The Bellaire Sports Foundation will hold a combined 5/6 grade boy’s basketball tournament Feb. 23-26. The entry fee is $75 with a guarantee of three games

Awards will go to the first and second place teams and individuals will be awarded. Please contact Bruce Young at 304-280-2154 or catch him on the Web at byoung@bellaire.k12.oh.us.

You can also send your information to Bellaire High School in care of Bruce Young at 349 35th Street, Bellaire, OH 43906.