FHSAA Officials Leadership Conference Saturday, June 21, 2014 Don Dodge, HSSOCF Past President High School Soccer Officials of Central Florida… Practices History High School Soccer Officials of Central Florida (HSSOCF) is a local group of soccer officials organized and affiliated with the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Established in 1981, we now have more than 180 registered members who officiate the majority of the high school soccer matches in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Mission • The HSSOCF is dedicated to the continuing development of soccer referees. We provide a forum for our members to meet and discuss soccer, refereeing, and related matters. We also provide ongoing training and developmental assessments for our members. • We believe very strongly that a referee's first and foremost responsibility is to the game of soccer... to insure a safe venue for every player - regardless of age, skill or experience - to enjoy the game fully. Different • • • • We do not… fine our officials if they miss a meeting. We do not… fine our officials if they are late/no show to a game. We do not… fine our schools for late schedules. We do not… fine our schools for changes & cancellations. • We do… try to be as accommodating as possible with all of our schools and officials. • How do we do it? What is our process? 2014-15 Season • Begins in early May, before the schools dismiss for the summer and before the administrative personnel shuffle. – Board has reviewed operations and addressed ways to better streamline our processes going forward. – Board has agreed on major dates for our events and meetings for the 2014-15 academic year. – Treasurer is distributing final payments to officials & our Assignor for games from the spring season. – Treasurer is finishing up outstanding (problem) collections from 201314 with school or district bookkeepers & Athletic Directors. – Secretary is distributing 2014-15 contracts to school principals. – Secretary is reviewing upcoming JLA expirations, and notifying officials. Schools Contract For the upcoming year it is called our 2014-15 Contest Officials Services Agreement, and it reads more like a friendly letter than a contract. • • • • Section I: Fees – Invoice, End-of-Season Reconciliation, Treasurer Section II: Schedules & Assignor Section III: Cancellations, Suspensions & Officials Responsibilities Section IV: Internet Arbiter Software, Games, School Athletic Director & School Principal Responsibilities • Section V: Pre-game & School Responsibilities • Schedule A: Fees as listed on invoice. Schedule A Administrative Fee • • High School Middle School $600 $150 Game Fee Lump Sum-Estimate (per home game) • • • • BV/GV Game BJV/GJV Game Fee Lump Sum-Estimate BF/GF Game Fee Lump Sum-Estimate BM/GM Game Fee Lump Sum-Estimate $153 $82 $60 $50 Travel Allowance Lump Sum-Estimate (per home game) • Per Official/Per Venue $20 Administrative Fee • • • • • • • • Bookkeeping Accountant Arbiter Assignor Assessing Mentoring Web Site Changes* Regular Season Invoice Fall Season / Winter Season / Spring Season • Distributed about six (6) weeks prior to start of season. • Due in full within thirty (30) days, about 2 weeks prior to start of season. Line Items • Administrative Fee • Game Fee Lump Sum-Estimate • Travel Allowance Lump Sum-Estimate Other Invoices Tournament Invoice • Due in full prior to start of tournament. District Invoice • Distributed as soon as all district games are known. • Due in full immediately upon receipt. Regional & State Finals Invoice • Generated internally only, after check is received from school. • Referee crew must notify Treasurer how to distribute travel allowance among crew. Tournaments Tournaments Officials www.hssocf.com Main web page shows significant dates. Click on ‘Kato’ image (Become A Referee) to get all details about joining HSSOCF. Secretary can easily direct all new referee inquiries to this web page, throughout the year whenever they occur, and then follow-up with them beginning in July. www.hssocf.com/becomeareferee.html Primary correspondence from the board to member referees, posted on HSSOCF website and available for download. 1. Register with FHSAA, listing HSSOCF as primary or secondary local association. 2. Review/comply with all JLA requirements. 3. Submit a current FW9ICA. 4. Run a fitness test. 5. Download FHSAA Officials Guidebook. 6. Pick up NFHS Soccer Rules Book. Welcome Back Primary correspondence from the board to the referees FW9ICA Information required of our officials, to set them up for Arbiter & ACH automatic deposits of game fees. Significant Dates • Jul 1 – Sep 30 FHSAA Registration • Oct 13-19 FHSAA Online Exam • Oct 18 @ 8 AM FHSAA Field Clinic • Oct 24 @ 6:30 PM Kick-off Picnic & Classic • TBD NISOA Fitness Test • Meetings @ 6:30 PM Aug 3 Sep 7 Oct 5 Oct 12 – Test Preparation Nov 2 Dec 7 Jan 25 NISOA NRP Information about the PPT. Kick-off Picnic & Classic Typical Meeting • • • • • • • • President: Welcome & General Announcements Special Guest Vice-President: Committees Secretary: Member & School Correspondence Treasurer: Financials Past President: Issues Assignor: Assignor’s Report President: Conclusion Development Assessing Mentoring Educating A better HSSOCF product on the field! Mentoring New HSSOCF Referees with less than 2 years experience (approximately 15-20 Protégés). Volunteer Mentor candidates to be selected on a first come basis. Paired up as a Protégé/Mentor for two (2) meetings, plus at least two (2+) games, phone contact. Reward Mentor with an end of season “bonus”. Soccer Match Control 1/5 Pre-Game 12/1 The DoubleDual System (DDS) of Control 11/3 Why we participate in HS soccer? 10/6 9/8 Educating PostSeason Assessing Referees with less than 3 years HS experience. Referees who submit a request. Referees under consideration for post season assignments past the district level. Referees as directed by the HSSOCF board. Assessing Assessor introduces self to crew before the game. First half observed. Assessor indicates appropriate comments at half time. Second half observed. Assessor debriefs with crew for 5-10 minutes. Assessor files evaluation report. Feedback! Feedback! More Feedback! More Feedback! Regular Season • Assignor begins assigning 4 weeks out. • Everyone currently active is treated equally with assignments (not games). • 2-3 weeks out, Assignor continues to work through with equal assignments as much as possible, keeping schedule availability in mind. • Once the game is less than 2 weeks, Assignor will go to his “short list” of officials who have specifically contacted him about being available for a specific night. FHSAA Recommendations Form Post Season Select Top 7 Center Officials Have Dinner Meeting / Draft Centers Select Their Own Crew SR1 / SR2 / 4th Follow-up MANDATORY Meeting for all PostSeason Officials Review HSSOCF Post-Season Procedures PostSeason Memo Post-Season Memo • • • • • • BEFORE YOU GO WHEN YOU GET THERE PRE-GAME HALFTIME OVERTIME PROCEDURE (IF NECESSARY) GAME OVER Schematic Announcer Timer Reporting Don Dodge, HSSOCF Past President [email protected] (407) 435-9249 Questions?