FHSAA Pre-Season Webinar - Florida High School Athletic

FHSAA Pre-Season
Soccer Officials
Alex Ozuna
Assistant Director of Athletics
[email protected]; ext. 320
Will Adams
Assistant Director of Athletics
[email protected]; ext. 470
Girls Soccer Administrator
Boys Soccer Administrator
Important Dates
Soccer Training Session Agendas Due
Officials Registration Deadline
Online Rules Exams
Preseason Tournament Dates
First Competition Date
Online Make-up Exams
Late Registration Deadline
Soccer Recommendation Forms Emailed
Soccer Recommendation Forms Due
Last Competition Date
District Tournament Dates
Regional Tournament Dates
State Championship Dates
Soccer Game/Match Reports Due
Girls Dates
Boys Dates
Sept. 30
Oct. 13-22
Oct. 20-25
Oct. 27
Nov. 6-12
Nov. 12
Nov. 17
Jan. 2
Jan. 10
Jan. 13-17
Jan. 22,27,30
Feb. 4-7
Mar. 6
Sept. 12
Sept. 30
Oct. 13-22
Nov. 3
Nov. 6-12
Nov. 12
Nov. 17
Jan. 2
Jan. 17
Jan. 19-21;23-24
Jan. 29, Feb. 3,6
Feb. 11-14
Mar. 6
NFHS/FHSAA Rule Changes
• NFHS Rule 6-2-1 – Official Game Clock
• FHSAA Rule Modification – The official game time will be kept on the field
by a contest official. If a stadium clock is available, the clock will be
considered unofficial.
• NFHS Rule 3-3-2B(2) - Substitutions
• If the referee stops the clock for an apparent injury to a field player or
goalkeeper, the field player or goalkeeper will have to leave the field. The
field player may be replaced and the goalkeeper must be replaced.
• NFHS Rule 5-1-2 – General
• The jurisdiction of the officials shall begin on their arrival at the field of
play and its immediate surroundings (to begin their official responsibilities),
which shall be no later than 15 minutes prior to the start of the game.
NFHS Points of Emphasis
• Sportsmanship
• Players, coaches, game officials and spectators must use appropriate language
and refrain from insulting, offensive and/or abusive language and gestures.
Behavior on the field should be consistent with athletics as an extension of the
• Communication
• Game Officials are encouraged to effectively communicate with one another as
well as with players and coaches throughout the game.
• Penalty Kick
• Once the approach to the ball has started, the kicker’s movement may not be
interrupted. A continuous forward motion throughout the approach is necessary.
If continuous forward motion does not occur, the restart is a retake of the
penalty kick regardless of whether a goal is scored or not.
• Goalkeepers
• Goalkeepers can wear the same colored socks as their teammates but not their
• Goalkeepers must have a number on the front of their jersey or shorts/pants
and on the back of their jerseys.
NFHS Points of Emphasis
• Concussion Management
• The contest official is to be cognizant of student-athletes who display signs,
symptoms or behaviors of a concussion (see NFHS Suggested Guidelines for
Management of Concussion) and immediately stop play for injury evaluation
within the rules of the game. At that point, the contest official’s job is
done. It is important to note that the responsibility of the contest official is
limited to activities that occur on the field. Once the participant has been
removed from a contest due to a suspected concussion, the coach, school
and appropriate healthcare professional(s) assume full responsibility for
that athlete’s further evaluation and safety.
FHSAA Soccer Official State Series Uniform
• Starting with the 2014-15 sport season, soccer officials will be
required wear mandatory official uniforms during the state series,
which runs from the start of the district tournament through the
conclusion of the state championship game.
FHSAA Soccer Official State Series Uniform
• The FHSAA official uniform providers are Honigs Whistle Shop and
Gerry Davis/Cliff Keen
Honigs Whistle Shop:
• Details: FHSAA Shield embroidered on the chest
pocket, FHSAA Acronym and USA Flag
embroidered on the right and left sleeves, with
Velcro on the inside of both chest pockets to
keep the pockets closed.
Gerry Davis/Cliff Keen:
• Details: Fully sublimated design; there is no
embroidery or patches attached to the shirt. The
FHSAA logo, FHSAA acronym and American Flag
are dyed directly into fabric. Both pockets have a
flap with Velcro on the inside to keep the pockets
Cost: $44.95
Contact: Fred Collida, [email protected],
(800) 955-1754
Cost: $55.90
Contact: Customer Service, [email protected],
(800) 918-9088
FHSAA Soccer Card Accumulation System
• Pilot Program
• Need the assistance of two associations in collecting and accounting the number
of cards teams in a given area receives during the 2014-15 sport season.
• The association will record the number of cards issued per game, what type of
card was issued per game (yellow/red/blue), which team received the card(s)
per game, and the reason for the card issuance
• Objective
• Identify potential problem areas
• Reduce overly aggressive play over time
• Reduce number of card issuance and ejects over time
New Soccer Officials Ranking System
• Starting with the 2015-16 sport season, an officials new ranking system will be in
place for the sport of soccer.
• The new ranking system will use the following criteria when rating the officials:
• Evaluation Score
• Test Results
• Previous Year’s Contest Officiated
• Field Clinic Attendance
• Training Sessions Attendance
• Years of Service (Bonus Points)
(1/2 Credit for Varsity; ¼ Credit for Sub
Varsity; Max at 10 points)
(Once every 4 years)
(1 Points/Pre-approved Session
Attendance; Max at 10)
New Soccer Officials Ranking System
• Ranking Categories
• Rank 1 and Rank 2 officials will be eligible for officiating state series games
• Rank 3 officials will be ineligible for officiating state series games
• Ranking Breakdown
• Rank 1 = 85 -100
• Rank 2 = 70 -84
• Rank 3 = 69 – Below
FHSAA Soccer Officials Evaluation Program
• Purpose
Discover Excellence
Stimulate Improvement
Give Officials Accurate Data for Reflection
Ascertain Weaknesses
Create an Additional Tool for Future Assignments
Cornerstone of the New Officials Ranking System
• Goal
• To Improve Individual Officials
• To Rank Individual Officials by Their Ability
• To Promote Standardized Mechanics Through the Evaluation Process
FHSAA Soccer Officials Evaluation Program
• Evaluation Form
Match Difficulty
Professionalism/Pre-Game Responsibilities
Field Positioning
Application of Rules/Consistency
Communication with Player/Coaches/Partners
Comment Section
Overall Crew Impressions
Positive Feedback
Areas Needing Improvement
Additional Comments
FHSAA Soccer Officials Evaluation Program
• Procedure
• To be eligible for the state series, each official must be evaluated at least
once every two years
• The evaluation score received will be calculated into the ranking formula
• If an official has multiple evaluations, the average score of the evaluations
will be taken into the ranking formula
• Each official and/or association is responsible for contacting and scheduling
the date/time of each evaluations with one of the FHSAA Certified Soccer
• Once an evaluation has concluded, the evaluator will provide a copy of the
evaluation to the contest official, the official’s association, and the FHSAA
• The evaluations will be done at the expense of the association or the
individual officials at a rate not exceeding $60 (including mileage) per crew
FHSAA Soccer Officials Evaluation Program
• Here is the current list of the
FHSAA Certified Soccer
• Contact information for the
FHSAA Certified Soccer
Evaluators will be posted on the
FHSAA Official’s page under the
information box on the right
side of the page.
Section City
Timothy Fouts
[email protected]
Grant Merrill
Neptune Beach
[email protected]
Ralph Shuping
[email protected]
Edward Guertin
Orange Park
[email protected]
Robert Breaux
[email protected]
Gil Weber
[email protected]
Goree Fleck
St. Petersburg Beach
[email protected]
John Bauman
Winter Haven
[email protected]
Lutfi (Lou) Nassar 3
[email protected]
David Cattermole
[email protected] 239-289-4839
Ermanno Rossi
Miami Beach
[email protected]
Melvin Weinbaum
Boynton Beach
[email protected]
John McGee
Southwest Ranches
[email protected]
• Contact Information
• Girls Soccer
• Alex Ozuna
• [email protected]
• (352) 372-9551 ext. 320
• Boys Soccer
• Will Adams
• [email protected]
• (352) 372-9551 ext. 470

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