For those of you who are in need of a few extra bucks now and then, or for those of you who are a little past your playing days but still love the game, may I make a suggestion? It's called "Refereeing" Here's the deal: Currently, in Central Ohio the Ohio High School Athletic Association (soulless bastards that they are) are attempting to schedule roughly 3500 High School games - Varsity, JV, Boys, Girls and Middle School. To do this, there are currently 150 referees. These games pay upwards of $50 each, and you almost always get a double because you do back-to-back JV/Varsity. So for a couple hours with a whistle in your mouth, you can pick up $100. It's no problem getting work two days, even three days if you're willing, per week. And you can say which days or nights you want a game and when you don't. They don't dictate it, you tell them when you're available. And if you're still not tired, you can go do MOSSL or even Rec on Saturday mornings. MOSSL currently pays between $18 (U-12 girls) and $35 (bring your legs - U-17 boys). Even running the lines for MOSSL is $15-24. Usually they run games back to back. A three man team (I bring some freinds) rotates through the center and can hold a field down all day long; even I can do the center every third match. In the Spring you can do select games and Tournaments. You can even pick up games in the Summer at Tournaments and such. You can get there two ways: either take and pass the OHSAA Ref test ( a pain in the ass) OR you can take the USSF course (usually good, run by Victor Popescu or John Cummings) which is like 4 evenings, then take the USSF test. I recommend the latter because if you already have a valid USSF license they don't require you to take the HS test. Personally, I've NEVER taken it. So the USSF license lets you do BOTH HS and USYSL games. There are classes coming up. If anybody is interested, I'll send you the info. Nothing like spending the evening getting yelled at by fat ignorant dolts. And they pay cash, (Uncle Sam never sees a nickel of it) on the spot and BEFORE the game. No pay, no game.