Westchester-PutnamApproved Soccer Officials, Inc.
Congratulations to the 2023 Sportsmanship winners as voted by the WPASOA membership. This award honors the players, coaches and spectators for consistently exemplifying the sportsmanship values of respect and fair play.
2023 Boys Sportsmanship Winner: VALHALLA
2023 Girls Sportsmanship Winner: PLEASANTVILLE
The state interpreter's reasoning as to why the goalkeeper should be disqualified in 2023 exam video Q54 is available here and on the NFHS rules exam page
The Mid-Hudson Soccer Officials Association will host Zoom interpretation meetings on August 15, 16 and 17. Contact MHSOA PresidentReinaldo Pizarro to register
Rockland County Soccer Officials Association will be having our 2023 rules interpretation on Tuesday August 22 at 6:00 PM @ Albertus Magnus High School in the Cafeteria- Bardonia, NY. Located right off the Palisades Parkway (Exit 10). Rules interpreter, Scott Manga who is attending the NYSCOS meeting will be giving the interpretation. Please contact Kyle O'Grady, RCSOA Secretary-Treasury for more details.
WPASOA is pleased to announce a second session of the 2023 new soccer officials course on Saturday, June 10, from 8 am to 4 pm at the Briarcliff HS / Middle School. Please see Becoming a HS Referee or contact our Rules Interpreter Dominick DeRocco for more details.
updated April 27
2023 Rules Updates include clarifications of the criteria for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity; providing consistency for officials when determining misconduct; clarifying when injured players must leave the field and how they may return; updating substitution mechanics; clarifications on “deliberate play when determining offside;” and clarifications to the handling rule. Please see the Rules Changes page for additional information plus analysis from Referee magazine.
The full schedule for the Section 1 tournament through the State Finals has been posted under Main | Sectionals.
You are required to attend one interpretation meeting sponsored by a NYSCOS-approved local Board BEFORE you referee ANY BOCES game or scrimmage. WPASOA will be offering two zoom interpretation meetings, Aug 23 and Aug 31.
Other offerings from area NYSCOS local Boards include:
Rockland County: 8/25 at 6:30 PM at Albertus Magnus HS-- In Person meeting
Dutchess County: 8/16, 8/18, and 8/24 at 7 PM--Zoom meetings
Contact Reinaldo at firstname.lastname@example.org for log-in credentials
Orange County: 8/17 and 8/24 at 6:30 PM--In Person meetings
Contact Ed McLaughlin at email@example.com for directions
If you attend a non-WPASOA meeting, you must have an officer of the sponsoring association send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (with a copy to you) verifying your attendance.
Download a copy of the 2022 NFHS exam questions with answers and rule references (50 written questions + 5 Video questions -- links to the videos are included). Your can also get your personalized report by signing on to exams.nfhs.org and clicking "Details" next to the exam in your dashboard report.
Saturday, June 11: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
12-7pm Parish Hall of Christ Church Episcopal in Red Hook, NY
Class for those wishing to obtain NYSPHAA certification. Send questions and inquiries to email@example.com
Candidates wishing to referee in Westchester - Putnam will also have to join WPASOA. Class attendees should send a copy of an email from the course instructors showing evidence of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org