Important Information For All Maryland Referees

There are a large number of changes coming from US Soccer, starting July 1st, 2019, for the 2020 registration year. Over the next number of months, we will be sending information on all of these changes as they affect you. Please watch for emails from MSR Game Officials or Officials Management System (OMS) concerning changes in registration, training, assessments and other areas.

There are two things that you can (and should!) be doing as soon as possible, as these will directly affect you personally. They are:

1.) As stated in a previous email, Maryland is migrating to Officials Management System (OMS) and getting away from Game Officials for registration and training. If you have not logged into OMS yet, you need to ASAP. Here is a link to explain how to log into OMS:

You will need your 16-digit USSF ID number. If you do not know your ID number, here are instructions how to locate it:

If you have already signed into OMS, you DO NOT NEED TO DO THIS!

2.) Starting now, every referee 18 years of age and older MUST complete SafeSport training in order to officiate any games. If you turn 18 between October 2nd, 2019 to June 30th, 2020 you will have 30 days after you turn 18 to complete this Safe Sport training. This training will take approximately 2 hours and is mandatory. All referees are required to complete this. Instructions on how to access the training can be found here:

When you successfully complete training, you will receive a “SafeSport Trained” certificate. Save this certificate (.pdf file). You may need to upload it to US Soccer at a later time.

THIS IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT! If you do not complete this training by October 1st, 2019, you will no longer be licensed as a USSF Referee.

If you have any questions, please contact Greg Watson, SRA or Bob Reath, SDI.

Greg Watson, SRA

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