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
  • Joe McCourt

2021 General Membership Meeting Dates Location TBA
All meetings start at 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

  • September 9th Mandatory (Rules Interpretation & Test Review)
  • October 7th
  • November 19th, Dinner Meeting at Kuhl's 5:00pm

Pre-season Meetings & Rules Interpretation

  • August 12th, Kuhls's Highland House , 6:45pm
  • August 19th, Otisville Elementary, 6:30 pm

  • Section 9 Tournament Overtime Procedure (printable)
    Boys: Play Two 15minute "Sudden Victory" periods followed by penalty kicks if needed
    Girls: Play Two 10 minute complete periods, followed by Two 5 minute "Sudden Victory" periods, followed by penalty kicks if needed.

NISOA Diagonal System of Control Manual

BOCES ACH Direct Deposit Authorization Form

2021 NFHS Rules Changes

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

NFHS Rules Changes & POE

Section 9 Soccer Home Page

NFHS 2021 Soccer TestThe mandatory online test is available now. All members  must successfully complete the online test with a score of 85% by August 9th.

2021 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

NFHS 2020/21 Drop Ball Rule


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