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  • 3 Dec 2023 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the WPASOA referees who worked the 2023 New York State finals:

    David Belmnahia - Boys

    Sergio Vasile - Girls

  • 6 Nov 2023 2:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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

  • 18 Sep 2023 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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

  • 12 Aug 2023 3:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Mid-Hudson Soccer Officials Association will host Zoom interpretation meetings on August 15, 16 and 17. Contact MHSOA PresidentReinaldo Pizarro to register

  • 13 Jul 2023 2:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 27 Apr 2023 4:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 27 Apr 2023 1:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 25 Aug 2022 1:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The full schedule for the Section 1 tournament through the State Finals has been posted under Main | Sectionals.

  • 9 Aug 2022 4:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 pizzaren@yahoo.com for log-in credentials

    Orange County: 8/17 and 8/24 at 6:30 PM--In Person meetings
    Contact Ed McLaughlin at emclaughlin@seweurodrive.com for directions

    If you attend a non-WPASOA meeting, you must have an officer of the sponsoring association send an email to wpasoatreasurer@gmail.com (with a copy to you) verifying your attendance. 

  • 9 Aug 2022 2:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

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