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

2016 General Membership Meeting Dates (Chester Academy)
All meetings start at 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted)

  • September 8th Mandatory (Rules Interpretation & Test Review)
  • September 21st
  • October 13th
  • November 18th, Dinner Meeting at Kuhl's 5:00pm

Section 9 Tournament Overtime Procedure
Boys: Two 15 minute sudden victory periods followed by penalty kicks if needed
Girls: Two 10 minute periods (complete) followed by two 5 minute sudden victory periods followed by penalty kicks if needed
OT penalty kick procedure is reviewed on page 88 of the
2016-17 NHFS Rules Book

NISOA Diagonal System of Control Manual

9/1/16 Coaches Interpretation Presentation

2016 NFHS Offside Interpretation

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

Section 9 Soccer Home Page

NFHS 2016 Soccer TestThe mandatory online test is available now. All members  must successfully complete the online test with a score of 85% by August 14th.

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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