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Northern Kentucky Soccer Officials Association
News Last Updated On March 5, 2019

NKSOA Season Schedule

A Message from the NKSOA President

Click on the CLINICS tab on the menu to see the clinics for 2019.

New rules for 2019 can be seen at  NEW RULES LISTING

Regular season non seeded game:   Tie = Tie.

Regular Season Tournament needing a progressive Winner: Straight to Shoot Out.

District Seeding Game:

Tied games (Regular Season Seeded District and All Post-Season Rounds)
1. There shall be two five minute sudden-victory overtime periods.
a) A coin toss shall be held-as in Rule 5-2-2d.
b) At the end of the first sudden-victory period, teams shall change ends.
c) There shall be a two minute interval between periods.

2. If the score remains tied, all coaches, officials and team captains shall assemble at the halfway line to review the procedure as outlined below:
a) The head referee shall choose the goal at which all of the kicks from the penalty mark shall be taken.
b) Each coach will select any five players, including the goalkeeper, on or off the field (except those who may have been disqualified) to take the kicks.
c) A coin toss shall be held as in Rule 5-2-2d.  The team winning the toss shall have the choice of kicking first or second.
d) Teams will alternate kickers. There is no follow-up on the kick.
e) The defending team may change the goal keeper prior to each penalty kick.
f) Following five kicks for each team, the team scoring on the greatest number of these kicks shall be declared the winner.
g) Add one goal to the winning team score and credit the team with a victory. An asterisk (*) may be placed by the team advancing to indicate the advancement was the result of a tie breaker system.

3. If the score remains tied after each team has had five kicks:
a) Each coach will select five different players than the first five who already have kicked to take the kicks in a “sudden victory” situation, wherein if one team scores and the other team does not score, the game is ended without more kicks being taken.  If a team has fewer than ten available players at the end of the first set of kicks from the penalty mark due to either injuries or disqualification, the coach must use all players who have not participated in the first five kicks.  The coach may choose additional players from the first five kickers to ensure that five different players participate in the second set of kicks.
b) If the score remains tied, continue the “sudden victory” kicks with the coach selecting any five players to take the next set of alternating kicks.  If a tie still remains, repeat 3-A.

4. During all tiebreaker penalty kicks, the ball remains alive until its momentum is spent, it goes out of bounds or it is retouched by the kicker.

Tied games in Regular Season Progression Events (i.e. Invitational Tournaments) 
When the score is tied at the end of regulation time, the referee will instruct both teams to return to their respective team areas. There will be five minutes during which both teams may confer with their coaches and the head referee will instruct both teams as to proper procedure.

1. If the score remains tied, all coaches, officials and team captains shall assemble at the halfway line to review the procedure as outlined below:  a) The head referee shall choose the goal at which all of the kicks from the penalty mark shall be taken.  b) Each coach will select any five players, including the goalkeeper, on or off the field (except those who may have been disqualified) to take the kicks.  c) A coin toss shall be held as in Rule 5-2-2d.  The team winning the toss shall have the choice of kicking first or second.  d) Teams will alternate kickers. There is no follow-up on the kick.  e) The defending team may change the goal keeper prior to each penalty kick.  f) Following five kicks for each team, the team scoring on the greatest number of these kicks shall be declared the winner.  g) Add one goal to the winning team score and credit the team with a victory. An asterisk (*) may be placed by the team advancing to indicate the advancement was the result of a tie breaker system.

2. If the score remains tied after each team has had five kicks:  a) Each coach will select five different players than the first five who already have kicked to take the kicks in a “sudden victory” situation, wherein if one team scores and the other team does not score, the game is ended without more kicks being taken.  If a team has fewer than ten available players at the end of the first set of kicks from the penalty mark due to either injuries or disqualification, the coach must use all players who have not participated in the first five kicks.  The coach may choose additional players from the first five kickers to ensure that five different players participate in the second set of kicks.  b) If the score remains tied, continue the “sudden victory” kicks with the coach selecting any five players to take the next set of alternating kicks.  If a tie still remains, repeat 2-A.

3. During all tiebreaker penalty kicks, the ball remains alive until its momentum is spent, it goes out of bounds or it is retouched by the kicker.

KHSAA HEAT INDEX PROCEDURES

Heat Index
Please know the procedures for the heat index rule.  CHECK WITH TRAINER.  But generally if you start under a Heat Index, you play the entire game under the heat index rule but again, check with trainer.  If you do not start under the heat index BUT the trainer informs you at half time that it has reached it , you will then begin the heat index procedure for the second half.  When in doubt, error on the side of caution.

e) If a reading is determined whereby activity is to be decreased (above 95 degrees Heat Index), then re-readings would be required every thirty (30) minutes to determine if further activity should be eliminated or preventative steps taken, or if an increased level of activity can resume. POLICY- SPORTS MEDICINE – HEAT INDEX AND ACTIVITY OLICY- SPORTS MEDICINE – HEAT INDEX AND ACTIVITY ALTERATION TABLE LTERATION TABLE
Using the following scale, activity must be altered and/or eliminated based on this Heat Index as determined:
Sec. 1) Under 95 degrees Heat Index
a) All sports
(1) Water should always be available and athletes be able to take in as much water as they desire;
(2) Optional water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes in duration to allow hydration as a group;
(3) Have towels with ice for cooling of athletes as needed;
(4) Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action; and
(5) Re-check temperature and humidity every 30 minutes if temperature rises in order to monitor for increased Heat Index.

Sec. 2) 95 degrees to 99 degrees Heat Index
a) All sports
(1) Water should always be available and athletes should be able to take in as much water as they desire;
(2) Mandatory water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes in duration to allow for hydration as a group. In sports or sportactivities with multiple simultaneous contests or practices, the required monitoring and rest breaks shall be taken at the same time for all contests or practices;
(3) All breaks shall be taken in areas outside of direct sunlight;
(4) Have towels with ice for cooling of athletes as needed; and
(5) Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action.

b) Additional Steps for Contact sports and activities with additional required protective equipment:
(1) Helmets and other required equipment (by rule) should be removed when athlete not directly involved with competition, drill or practice, and it is not otherwise required by rule;
(2) Reduce time of outside activity. Consider postponing practice to later in the day; and
(3) Re-check temperature and humidity every 30 minutes to monitor for increased Heat Index.

Sec. 3) 100 degrees (above 99 degrees) to 104 degrees Heat Index
a) All sports
(1) Water should always be available and athletes should be able to take in as much water as they desire;
(2) Mandatory water breaks every 30 minutes for 10 minutes in duration to allow for hydration as a group. In sports or sportactivities with multiple simultaneous contests or practices, the required monitoring and rest breaks shall be taken at the same time for all contests or practices;
(3) All breaks shall be taken in areas outside of direct sunlight;
(4) Have towels with ice for cooling of athletes as needed;
(5) Watch/monitor athletes carefully for necessary action;
(6) Alter uniform by removing items if possible and permissible by rules;
(7) Allow for changes to dry T-shirts and shorts by athletes at defi ned intervals;
(8) Reduce time of outside activity as well as indoor activity if air conditioning is unavailable; and
(9) Postpone practice to later in day.

b) Additional Steps for Contact sports and activities with additional required protective equipment:
(1) If helmets or other protective equipment are required to be worn by rule or normal practice, suspend practice or competition immediately and resumption may not occur until the index is 99 degrees or below;
(2) For sports that do not have mandatory protective equipment, reduce time of outside activity and consider postponing practice to later in the day; and
(3) Re-check temperature and humidity every 30 minutes to monitor for changes in Heat Index.

Sec. 4) Above 104 degrees Heat Index
a) All sports
(1) Stop all outside activity in practice and/or play, and stop all inside activity if air conditioning is unavailable.

Sec. 5) Continual Usage of Procedure
a) This procedure is to be used until such time as the temperature is below 84 degrees as no combination of heat and humidity at that level will result in a need to curtail activity.
b) The KHSAA will use September 15 as the standard date for the recording of the Heat Index forms in the fall, and April 15 as the start date in the spring.
c) Member schools should remember that the monitoring shall continue any time that a combination of heat and humidity at that level could result in a need to curtail activity (an ambient temperature of 83 degrees or higher)..

From Larry on August 18, 2013

2013 New Uniform Requirements for varsity level only soccer matches
Home Team must have a solid white jersey (top) with visible and appropriate size numbers. The jersey may have the manufacturer’s logo and school logo in appropriate size. No color piping or strips are permitted. The shorts may be of any color, have strips and or trim but all players must have the same shorts. Captain arm bands cannot be worn over the sock.

Home Team Socks must be SOLID white without strips of any color or location. Any tape used by a player must be of similar color to the sock, in this case, WHITE or an off white or clear.  No tape of any color may be used on the Home Team sock. The manufacturer’s logo may appear on the sock and be of a different color.

Visiting School  jersey must be a dark color or if mixed, predominantly one color with appropriate size school and or manufacturer logo, and the number.  Piping, trim or other decoration may be incorporate but must meet the one color dominate theme.

Visiting School Socks must be dark or a non white school color and it may have 2, 3, or any number of stripes, plus manufacturer’s logo. Any Tape use by a visiting player must be of similar color to the predominate sock color {i.e. Similar Red Sock means red tape, similar blue means blue tape, green means similar green and black similar means black.}  Mixing a blue sock with black tape is improper. A red or green sock cannot have white or black tape.

Keepers if also to be used as field players must change into appropriate jersey and sock colors as described above to enter the field and be properly equipped.

Violations of the sock and tape issuewill result in the player (on the field) being declared improperly dressed, will be asked to be leave the field at a stoppage and be removed. That player cannot be substituted for until the next legal substitution situation for the offending team. If the stoppage is a legal sub opportunity and the offending team has a sub for the player being removed presence prior to the stoppage, that substitution made be made. A player from the bench cannot be substituted until the next legal opportunity becomes available for that team, in other words, you will play shorthanded.  No caution to the player or coach will be handed out for this problem, dissent during this situation may be caution able.

Violations of uniform rules, jersey or sock, are to be reported to KHSAA and they will determine future actions or possible penalties for the school.

Ankle braces are legal equipment and if designed to be worn outside the sock, may be worn regardless of color conflicts noted above. Thus black brace over white home socks is proper.
Further questions may be addressed to KHSAA commissioner Mike Barren.

thanks Larry

CLICK HERE If you want to become a High School Referee. This link will give you some initial information and a form to submit that will be sent to the NKSOA Assignor.
This is response from Chad Collins at the KHSAA regarding tape

According to Rule 4, Article 4, Jewelry shall not be worn except for religious or medical medals. In either case they should be taped.
As a result, if the official has reason to believe that the player has a non-religious or medical item on (taped or untaped) they should inquire of the player or coach and have it removed accordingly. Do this before the match begins. This is a Point of Emphasis this year from the NFHS.

This does not mean the official needs to ask every player that has tape on this question.  The official does not need to create their own problems here, but if they suspect there is a non medical or religious item on, they should deal with it. This is even more true if it potentially poses a safety issue.

One area of the Peer Review that has the most “NO”s is the proper dress code.  To help clear any confusion, here is what the KHSAA has as the dress code for soccer officials.

Gold soccer officials’ shirt with black pinstripes. If the gold shirt with black pinstripes creates a situation where it is deemed too close in color to the color of one of the team’s jerseys, the shirt shall be black with white pinstripes. The shirts may not contain logos or identifying patches other than the logo of the manufacturer;

Black shorts;

Black shoes and solid black socks or stockings or solid black socks or stockings with three white stripes at the top;

Belt and cap, if worn, shall be black;

Jacket, if worn during pre-game, shall be black, with dual 1 inch stripe and with embroidered or sublimated KHSAA logo, or approved logo patch, over heart as per specifications to vendors.

You can read this at  http://khsaa.org/officials/20162017/officialsuniforms.pdf  scroll down to the soccer section of the document.

In addition, this information was included in the same envelope as your rules book from the KHSAA.

Thank You

Travel Fees

No separate travel fees are granted for schools within Kenton, Boone or Campbell counties. Mileage fees are as follows:
$30.00 – Owen County, Carroll County, Gallatin County, Williamstown, and Maysville St. Patrick
$20.00 – Pendleton County and Grant County

RECOMMENDATION: This fee is paid to ONE official per session only. This is applied to Center official in Varsity match or first official listed if it is a 2-person system. Please try to carpool and drive one car to schools. Schools will pay only one official.

Suggestion: Have several blank pay vouchers with you as you go to sites. These can be downloaded from the NKSOA website – www.nksoa.org. Click on HS referee, then on NKSOA forms, then on pay forms.

2018 NKSOA annual dues for all existing members are payable on or before August 15.
Amount as follows:
$50.00 – Returning Referees
$25.00 – New Referees
$25.00 – College Student Referees

Remit Payment to:
Treasurer NKSOA
Alexander Fusting
3904 St. Johns Terrace
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Remember the Board will access a late fee if annual dues are not paid by August 15.

POLICY – MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING

PURPOSE – To set forth the requirements to maintain status as a member in good standing of the Northern Kentucky Soccer Official Association, hereafter, “NKSOA”.

SCOPE – This policy applies to all members of the NKSOA.

DEFINITION – Member in good standing is defined as:
a. In compliance with all Policies of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association, hereafter, “KHSAA”, by being currently registered with and in good standing with the KHSAA.
b. Pay annual dues to the NKSOA on or before July 15 of each year,
c. Follow the Policy of the KHSAA by completing the mandatory Online KHSAA Rules Clinic for the sport of Soccer annually.
d. Attend four (4) NKSOA sponsored Clinics annually of different topics.
e. The NKSOA Board may make exceptions, as may be needed.

Approved by General Membership Vote on October 9, 2016

Illegal equipped player or coach if first time in the game is cautioned and a player may replace them. The penalty here is the caution for the coach or the player.

Improper equipped player is removed and  no substitution is allowed and the team will play short until the next legal opportunity to sub for that team, or other team if they sub. This is true even if the improperly equipped team has a sub at the center line, the removal of an improperly equipped player is NOT a Substitution Opportunity for any member of either team.  If the game has been stopped at a legal sub opportunity, either or both, if legal can sub, but the team having the player removed for improper equipped will resume play one player (s) down until the next legal opportunity for them to sub.  Penalty here is the team plays short a player.

Boys-Quarterfinal-10-28-17

Our 2017 NKSOA State Tournament Officials

Left Picture – Boys’ State Quarterfinal match between Oldham Co. vs. St. Xavier at Frederick Douglass HS on 10/28/17
(L-R) – Bryan Schaefer, Simon Balson, Eric Morwessel, Kevin Ball

Right Picture – Girls’ Semi-Final match between West Jessamine vs. Sacred Heart at Lafayette HS on 11/2/17.
(L-R) – Kevin Ball, Eric Morwessel, Bryan Schaefer, Ja Osterhage
Girls'-Semifinals-(11-2-17)