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News Last Updated On October 16, 2017

NKSOA Season Schedule

A Message from the NKSOA President

From the Assignor

 With the upcoming weather system quickly approaching from Harvey we want to clairify the weather regarding Lightening and Thunder.

Per KHSAA –   ANY THUNDER OR LIGHTENING SEEN OR HEARD, PLAY IS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY!!  this means ANY flash, streak, crack, boom etc.

Wait your normal 30 minutes between strikes, flashes or sound before play can be resumed.

When in doubt, make sure for your protection as well as coaches, players and spectators, clear the field.

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
Thirty (30) minutes prior to the start of activity, temperature and humidity readings should be taken at the competition site.

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.

Above 104 degrees Heat Index: Stop all outside activity in practice and/or play.

In games where the heat index has been determined to be 95 or higher:

a) play will be stopped at the next natural stoppage after the 20-minute mark of each half of play to allow the student athletes and officials to take a mandatory 10-minute heat timeout and water break;

b) Contest officials will get heat index information from game management before the start of the contest and they will implement the timeout procedures by notifying the coaches at the required pre-game meeting and

c) Under no circumstances shall play continue past the 30-minute mark without the stoppage.

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.
Soccer Over Time Rules: Regular season games, Regular Season Tournaments, District Seeding games and Post Season.
BOARD APPROVES CHANGE TO SOCCER OVERTIME PROCEDURE

Boys’ and girls’ soccer matches tied after regulation will be resolved using newly revised overtime procedures beginning with the 2011-12 school year. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of control approved a measure at its regular meeting on Monday that will apply a uniform tie-breaker procedure, depending on the type of contest. {Feb. 2011}

For Regular Season Tournaments where teams advance through bracket play and a winner must be determined for subsequent play, the two teams will go directly to penalty kicks at the conclusion of regulation

For Regular Season Seeded District Matches, any contest that is tied after regulation will go to a pair of five-minute sudden victory periods. If the winner has not been determined by then, the two teams will then go to penalty kicks to determine a winner.

All other Regular Season contests will continue to end with ties.

For Postseason Matches including district games and beyond, any contest that is tied after regulation will go to a pair of five-minute sudden victory periods. If the winner has not been determined, the two teams will then go to penalty kicks to determine a winner.
The final decision was made following an extensive survey of principals from the Association’s soccer playing member schools.

KHSAA Procedure for location of Teams: Once an end has been selected for the taking of kicks and coin toss completed, only the 5 shooters from each team are to be on the field. All other players and coaches are to remain in their team areas. The order of shooters may change from the 5 selected at anytime as well the goal keeper may be changed at anytime. Once the shooter has taken his or her shot, they are to RETURN to the team area.

If a second or greater number of shooters be necessary, only those shooters should be on the field and then return to team area after participating in the shot.

NKSOA recommended positioning for Officials
Officials Field Locations: The center official and assistant chosen to assist goal line and keeper observance will be stationed as normal. The third official will be at the mid field line between the team areas and the center circle so as to be able to observe and hear both team areas and on field shooter who have been placed on opposite sides of the center circle. Attempt to have the shooter leaving the field not go near the opponent’s team area and supervise such movement from the PK mark.

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.

Jan 17, 2017 – Dues are subject to change in 2017.

2017 NKSOA annual dues for all existing members are payable on or before July 15.
Amount as follows:
$56.00 – Returning Referees
$25.00 – New Referees
$25.00 – College Student Referees

Remit Payment to:
Alex Fusting
Treasurer NKSOA
New Address Coming

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

Soccer Officials planning for their summer and advanced camp requirement are advised that for the 2017 season, advanced camp credit will only be awarded for those in attendance at the KHSAA’s Officiate Kentucky Day on July 29 in Louisville.

There will not be any other advanced camp offered for 2017. Those that need camp attendance to be eligible for Region/State assignments in 2017 are required to attend Officiate Kentucky Day. For those still wanting to work the Bluegrass State Games, that opportunity will still be available. However, no credit for the advanced camp will given for that participation.

Additional information on Officiate Kentucky Day (July 29, 2017) will be posted online at www.officiatekyday.org as finalized. Information on the National Association of Sports Officials Summit (July 30-August 1, 2017) will be posted online at www.naso.org.

NKSOA State Tournament Officials

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Our 2016 NKSOA State Tournament Officials

October 24th, 2016
Sacred Heart verse Mercy First Round State Tournament.
Keith Hill, Alex Fusting, Tim Perry, Mark Baker

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Our NKSOA State Tournament Officials

Eric Morwessel in the Center for the Girls State Final

NKSOA State Tournament Officials