Orange County Soccer Officials Association, Inc
PO Box 317
Otisville, NY 10963


    "Every Day is St Patrick's Day"/"60 is the new 30"       

Orange County Soccer Officials, Inc is an approved local board for NYSCOS (New York State Certified Officials of Soccer, Inc). Our association provides certified soccer officials to the NYSPHSAA member schools in Orange County, NY.



  • Ed McLaughlin, President
  • Ken Hadam, Vice President
  • Sean Cunningham, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Bob Englehart, Rules Interpreter

Executive Board                    

  • Rich Dever
  • John Gould
  • Jerry Grogan
  • Tom Kelly
  • Kevin Begany

2017 General Membership Meeting Dates (Chester Academy)
All meetings start at 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

  • September 7th Mandatory (Rules Interpretation & Test Review)
  • October 11th
  • October 17th (make up meeting)
  • November 17th, Dinner Meeting at Kuhl's 5:00pm

Pre-season PE Test & Rules Interpretation

  • August 16th, Golden Hill Elementary , 6:30pm
  • August 22nd, Otisville Elementary, 6:30 pm

OCSOA  2017 New Member Class
The new member classes will be held on 8/2 & 8/16 at
Golden Hill Elementary at 5:00pm (both days required).
Please send an e-mail to
if interested

NISOA Diagonal System of Control Manual

2016 NFHS Offside Interpretation

NYSPHSAA Soccer Overtime Rules
Boys: play two 10 min "Sudden Victory" periods
Girls: play two 10 min periods (complete)

2017 Coaches Rules Presentation

Section 9 Soccer Home Page

NFHS 2017 Soccer TestThe mandatory online test is available now. All members  must successfully complete the online test with a score of 85% by August 12th.

2016 NFHS Online Test Instructions

OCIAA Yellow Card Form (click here)

NFHS Rule 12, Section 8, Article 2, Red Card

NFHS Rule 12, Section 8, Article 1, Yellow Card



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