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Eastern Massachusetts Soccer Officials Association

Servicing Massachusetts High School Soccer Since 1959

E. M. S. O. A.

100 Powdermill Rd., #240

Acton, MA 01720-5932


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The EMSOA will hold a jamboree for new members at Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover, MA 01810, on Saturday September 3, 2016 from 9:30am to 12:00 noon. For further information, contact Rich Valle at 978 685 1022.

The EMSOA will hold a jamboree for new members at the DeFazio complex in Needham, MA on Saturday September 3 from 9AM-1PM. For further information, contact Ed Rae , e-mail: edrae@massref.net.

The National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA) has published their comparitive study of soccer rules and laws. Click here to review the comparitive study.

The 2016-17 NFHS rule changes have been published. Click here to review the changes.

A clinic for new members will be held on the 21st and 23rd of July, 2016. Class runs from 6:30PM-9:30PM on the 21st and 8:30AM-2:00PM on the 23rd. Location: North Reading Library, 147 Park St. North Reading, MA 01864. Pre-registration required. For further information, contact Cal Perry.

The 2015 Annual Business Meeting was held in January 2016. Click here to review the meeting minutes.

Beginning the 2015 fall season, the MIAA, began to require soccer officials to undergo background checks. Those EMSOA members that did not receive a background check in 2015 must get one in 2016. For more information click here.

Members have asked many questions regarding the MIAA Background checks. Click here for answers to these FAQs.

The Eastern Massachusetts Soccer Officials Association provides training and professional development for its members under the rules of the Mass. Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS). Our members are assigned as soccer referees for both public and private high schools competitions in Eastern Massachusetts.

If you are interested in being a referee for youth (town leagues) soccer, go to the Mass. State Referees Committee (USSF) web site.

If you are interested in being a referee for college soccer, go to the New England Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NCAA) web site.

Your 2017 dues of  $80 (one varsity game fee) should be paid before Jan 1, 2017.  If you pay on or after Jan 1, 2017 and before March 1, 2017, send $100, $80 for your dues plus a $20 late fee.  If your 2017 dues are not paid by March 1, 2017, your EMSOA membership will be terminated.

You can pay by check, money order, credit/debit card, or bank e-transfer. Mail check or money order to address above.


Pay by credit/debit card or bank e-transfer, click on the grey box below.  There is a convenience fee of $2.95 added to the dues when paying with a credit/debit card or a convenience fee of $1.00 when paying with a bank e-transfer.

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