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https://miaa.arbitersports.com/front/110185/Site
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Fall 2021 Rules Interpretation Meetings

  Meetings on August 10th, 12th, 17th and 23rd have been completed.

  The requirement is that:.

ALL ACTIVE members MUST ATTEND one of these meetings.
INACTIVE members should attend one of these meetings.

Click here for the slides that were presented at the meetings.

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NFHS Soccer Rule changes for the 2021-2022 Season
and
Points of Emphasis for the 2021 - 2022 Season

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EMSOA Chapter Meetings for Fall 2021

North Chapter
Sunday Oct 3 & Thursday Oct 28, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Lakeside Inn at the Lakeside Office Park
595 North Avenue, Wakefield, MA 01880


West Chapter
7:00 pm Tuesday, September 28 & Tuesday, October 26., Location is TBD

South Chapter
Wednesday, September 22 & Wednesday October 20,
7:00 -8:30 pm
Virtual meetings on Zoom.
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As of 8/13/2021
A SITE ADMINISTRATOR IS NOW REQUIRED FOR ALL (both boys and girls) VARSITY MIAA GAMES IN MASSACHUSETTS

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The MIAA recommended Games Fees for the 2021 Fall season are: 

$90 for varsity games
and

$66 for sub-varsity games when using a two referee system.

The fee is 150% (one and a half = $99) of the normal fee when only one referee is on the field.

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Membership dues for the Fall 2022 season are now being collected

$90 for Active Membership

$45 for Inactive Membership

$22.50 for Active Life Members
(who became Life Member in 2012 or later.)

Dues must be paid by December 31, 2021
After December 31, 2021, a $20 late fee is added.
If dues are not paid by March 1, 2022, your membership will be suspended.

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MIAA has issued an updated Clarification to the Soccer Time Out Rule (Rule 78.2.24) in the MIAA Handbook . Read both the basic rule and the  Clarification and apply the Time Out Rule properly during your games.


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EMSOA Handout: Game Management

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Study of the Comparison of 2020 NFHS, USSF and NCAA Soccer Rules

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Whether it's cold or hot, the weather can affect your performance on the field and affect your health.  Know how to protect yourself.

Click here to Information about Cold Weather Safety

Click here for information about Hot Weather Safety

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All active referees should have an ArbiterPay account.
Click here to learn how to open an account

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T-Shirts, Golf Shirts, Etc. with EMSOA Logo are available from Land's End to any EMSOA member.  Log-in, create a Land's End account and make your purchase.
Click here

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Dual System of Control

by the EMSOA Rules Interpreter (2016)

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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.



You can pay for Active Membership by check, money order, credit/debit card, or bank e-transfer. All others must mail a check to the EMSOA address listed at the top and bottom of this page.

or 

To 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 (eCheck).

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E. M. S. O. A.

100 Powdermill Rd., #240

Acton, MA 01720-5932

emsoa@emsoa.org


(If the above e-mail address does not open your e-mail program when you click on it, go to your e-mail program or web page and type the address on the TO: line.)

Send your comments or questions regarding the EMSOA organization to EMSOA.

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