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Soccer

Welcome to KSOA Soccer
About KSOA Soccer

The Kansas Sports Officials Association provides a path for excellence in officiating for our soccer referees through recruitment, training, evaluation, and networking. If you are not currently a KSOA soccer official, we encourage you to take a look around our website, specifically at our Member Benefits, Bylaws and Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Becoming a KSOA member is easy and can be done completely online. The application to become a member can be found under Join Now and your options to pay annual dues are clearly laid out under Pay Dues. Annual dues are $35 for one sport, $45 for two sports, and $55 for three or more sports (a $2 transaction fee is charged for PayPal and credit card payments). If you have any questions about membership in the KSOA, don't hesitate to email our Membership Committee at membership@ksoasports.org.

Below you will find information on how to become a KSHSAA registered official as well as links to NFHS publications and information about our partner assigning organization, Call the Game. Along with KSHSAA administrator Rod Garman, new officials are welcome to reach out to the Call the Game soccer sport coordinator Gordie Wetmore and the Call the Game Director of Officials John Dehan to answer any questions.

Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA)
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In order to officiate high school soccer, referees must be registered with the Kansas State High School Activities Association (KSHSAA). Click on the KSHSAA logo to learn more and to register as a KSHSAA official. The KSHSAA administrator for soccer is Rod Garman.

KSHSAA Requirements to Officiate High School Soccer

  • Register with and pay KSHSAA dues

  • Successful completion of a NFHS Soccer rules test (a score of 90 or higher to be eligible to officiate post season contests)

  • Attend a KSHSAA rules meeting 

Please note the following important Spring 2024 KSHSAA Girls Soccer dates:

February 26: Beginning Practice Date

March 14: Earliest Possible Games

March 25-30: Early-Season Tournaments

April 29 - May 4: Mid-Season Tournaments

May 13-18: Regional Tournaments

May 21: State Quarterfinal Games

May 24-25: State Semifinals & Finals

July 1-7: KSHSAA Summer Moratorium

National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)
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The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is the overarching governing body of high school soccer. Below are links to NFHS Soccer publications.

2021-22 Soccer Rules Changes

2020-21 Soccer Points of Emphasis

2020-21 Soccer Comments on the Rules

Comparative Study of Rules/Laws (2021)

Call the Game (CTG)
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Call the Game (John Dehan) is the Director of Officials, assigning soccer officials for the following high schools:

  • Crossroads Conference

  • Eastern Kansas League (EKL)

  • Meadowlark Conference

  • Sunflower League

  • United Kansas Conference (UKC)

The Call the Game Sport Coordinator for soccer is Gordie Wetmore.

Summer Soccer Clinics (click a clinic to access the registration form)

  • TBA

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