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
  • Michael Siegel, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Bob Englehart, Rules Interpreter

Executive Board                    

  • Rich Dever
  • Mark Kuhl
  • Jerry Grogan
  • Tom Kelly
  • Joe McCourt

2023 General Membership Meeting Dates
Chester Academy
All meetings start at 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

  • September 7th Mandatory (Rules Interpretation & Test Review)
  • September 26th
  • October 12th
  • November 17th, Dinner Meeting at Delancy's 5:00pm

Pre-season Meetings & Rules Interpretation

2023 New Member Class
Golden Hill Elementary, Florida, NY
August 1st & August 7th (5:00pm -7:00pm)
send e-mail to if interested

2023 NFHS Rules Changes

NYSPHSAA Overtime Rules (2022) 
Beginning with the 2022 season both Boys & Girls soccer overtime will consist of two (2) 10-minute sudden victory periods

NFHS Points of Emphasis

Section 9 Soccer Home Page

NFHS 2023 Soccer TestThe mandatory online test is available now. All members  must successfully complete the online test with a score of 85% by August 8th.

2023 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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