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Rules Interpretation Meetings for Fall 2021

North Chapter, Sunday August 8th
West Chapter, Tuesday August 10th
South Chapter, Wednesday August 11th
These meeting may be done virtually or may be in-person meeting depending on guidance from the state government.

ALL ACTIVE members MUST ATTEND one of these meetings.
INACTIVE members should attend one of these 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 Handout: Game Management

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


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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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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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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.


Your Active Membership 2021 dues of  $86 should have paid  before February 1, 2021.  Between February 1, 2021 and April 1, 2021, you must pay $106 for active membership ($86 plus a $20 late fee).  If your 2021 dues are not paid by April 1, 2021, your EMSOA membership may be terminated.

Dues for members who will be inactive in 2021 are $43. Between February 1, 2021 and April 1, 2021, you must pay $63 for inactive membership ($43 plus a $20 late fee). If your 2021 dues are not paid by April 1, 2021, your EMSOA membership may be terminated.

Dues for Active Life Members in 2021 are $21.50. Between February 1, 2021 and April 1, 2021, you must pay $41.50 ($21.50 plus a $20 late fee). If you have not paid by April 1, 2021, you will be listed as an Inactive Life Member.

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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