Perry Township Youth Soccer Club

PTYSC Official Registration
    If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.
    Concussion Training (REQUIRED)

    Ohio North requires that all Referees and Officials comply with concussion training requirement of the Return to Play Law and recommends the NFHS course (click on "Read Me"). Referees should have a copy of their certificate on them at all time for proof of compliance. Referees should be able to send a copy of their certificate to referee assignors and to the league upon requesting this information at any time. More so, referee assignors shall not assign any referee to an Ohio North-sanctioned game or event without proof from the referee of their compliance to the concussion education.


    PTYSC Officials

    PTYSC supports the development of officials thru our recreational league. 

    If you are interested in being an official, please:

    1) Contact PTYSC for pre-approval

    2) Register using the "PTYSC Rec - Officials"

    3) Follow the CANTON SOCCER REFEREE ASSOCIATION info below

    4) Complete your concussion training and email the proof of completion and expense paid to the club.


     Please read this entire page before moving on to the Grassroots Course!

    A referee’s journey begins at the Grassroots level. U.S. Soccer Grassroots Referees are qualified to officiate competitive, small-sided or recreational youth matches and amateur adult matches.

    The U.S. Soccer Grassroots License has both an online and in-person component. Grassroots Referees will register for courses and be certified through State Referee Committees

    The is a minimum requirement to be a referee for PTYSC is sucessful completion of the online training.  This will allow a referee to work perdominately at the U8 level.

    To be able to referee at the U10 & U12 level, a referee needs to complete the online AND in-person training.

    To Become a certified referee for U.S. Soccer:

    The following link will take you directly to US Soccer's landing page for the Digital Learning Center:


    • US Soccer requires that candidates to become a referee be at least 13 years of age. Parents are advised to assess the maturity level of their child prior to permitting them to take the new referee course.
    • If you are over the age of eighteen, will be required to complete a a criminal background check conducted by NICS ($30 paid directly to NICS) and US SafeSport training (No charge if candidates use the provided access code). This is a real time application process and you may get your approval instantly. If you do get an approval, proceed to the next step. If you are marked pending, you will not be permitted to register for a class. Check back to see when you are approved. If you are marked as pending then you will have to stop for now. Once you are approved you may proceed to the next step. This $30 will be charged in the learning center when you apply.
    • U.S. Soccer's Grassroots Referee (GR) course is an online course ($20 directly to US Soccer). The course generally takes 4 - 4.5 hours and must be completed before attending an In-Person clinic. This $20 fee will be charged in the learning center when you sign up for the GR course.
    • The New Grassroots Referee In-Person Course ($55 to Ohio North State Referee Committee) is a 6 hour clinic, which usually takes place in one day. Instructors and candidates cover the basics to prepare new referees for officiating matches and reinforce mechanics to ensure that new officials are ready to take their place on the field for match day. This $55 fee will be charged in the learning center when you select and register for the in person course of your choice.
    • Local Clinic Fees – The sponsoring organization may charge up to $25 local clinic fees, the amount will be listed under the course description. This fee must be paid by cash or check to the sponsoring organization at the clinic. This $25 fee will be paid cash or check when you arrive at the in person course of your choice.
    • Local clinics usually take place between December and April. There are rarely in person clinics outside of this window, but they are rare, and not guaranteed.


    After completing the Grassroots course you may want to work ahead and complete:

    1. Ohio North State Referee Committee contracts with GameOfficials to provide game assignments, a supplemental training and educational platform, and some record keeping. To create a free account there please use the following link:
    2. NFHS Concussion awareness certificate, which is required per Ohio Law:


    Successfully passing the course allows the individual to referee all USSF youth games and assistant referee in comparable games.

    QUESTIONS? Contact Gary Greene (District Director of Instruction) at 330-412-1738 or email: or

    Contact Us

    Perry Township Youth Soccer Club  (

    PO Box 80866, Canton, Oh 44708-0866