Westchester-PutnamApproved Soccer Officials, Inc.
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 email@example.com for log-in credentials
Orange County: 8/17 and 8/24 at 6:30 PM--In Person meetings
Contact Ed McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org for directions
If you attend a non-WPASOA meeting, you must have an officer of the sponsoring association send an email to email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
NASO membership includes supplemental insurance that covers any officiating activity for any sport at any level, 12 issues of Referee magazine, access to the member information and consultation program and much more! The group discounted price for the voluntary, optional benefit is $86 for the year, a $30 savings. See the Member Insurance page for more details about the insurance or sign up here: https://wsroref.wildapricot.org/NASO-Membership/ by June 21.
Congratulations to Joe Zappavigna and Sergio Vasile for being named to represent Westchester-Putnam in the NY State Tournament, beginning with the Regional Semi-Finals on Nov 2-3! We wish them all the best, and hope they continue on all the way to the state finals on Sunday Nov 14.
.... has been posted to the rules changes and modifications page.
1. Virtual Meetings thru September ...
In light of recent news reports about rising Covid infections and the increasing prevalence of "breakthrough" cases, all WPASOA meetings through September 30 will be exclusively virtual. We will reconsider October and November meetings by September 15.
2. Covid precautions ...
While we all have to decide for ourselves on appropriate precautions, for your safety and well-being, as well as that of the surrounding community, we also recommend the following as a starting point: