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


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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

2018 General Membership Meeting Dates (Chester Academy)
All meetings start at 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

  • September 6th Mandatory (Rules Interpretation & Test Review)
  • September 26th
  • October 10th
  • November 16th, Dinner Meeting at Kuhl's 5:00pm

Pre-season PE Test & Rules Interpretation

Section 9 Overtime Procedure
Boys: Two (15 minute) Sudden Victory Periods followed by penalty kicks (if needed)
Girls: Two (10 minute) periods complete followed by
2 (5 minute) Sudden Victory Periods followed by penalty kicks (if needed)

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)

2018 NFHS Rules Presentation

Section 9 Soccer Home Page

NFHS 2018 Soccer TestThe mandatory online test is available now. All members  must successfully complete the online test with a score of 85% by August 12th.

2018 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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