Antonio completed an Ohio North State Referee Committee clinic in February and passed the 100-question test to become a Grade 8 referee.
He now officiates with Jim Kennedy, secretary of the Ohio Soccer Referee Association’s Canton District at an Under-10 indoor soccer league at the SportDome in Jackson Township, Ohio.
The Beacon Journal reports:
“I threw him to the wolves,” Kennedy said. “But we got out there the first time, introduced him to the coaches, explained that he was a Grade 8 referee, and nobody has had a problem with him learning on the job.”
How old were you when you started as a referee? How young is too young?
Source: Beacon Journal