Rules Exam Review Meeting Set for Oct 22

The review and prep for the FHSAA Soccer Rules Exam has been set.  Attendance is required for all members.

WHEN: Sunday, October 22, 2023

TIME:  6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  


Schultz Center

4019 Boulevard Center Dr

Jacksonville, FL 32207

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During this meeting, we will prepare you for the FHSAA Soccer Rules Exam.  The exam will be available from October 16 to November 22.  We recommend you wait until after this meeting to take the exam.

Returning Members

Membership dues of $40 are past due for 18 members.  Please pay via Venmo to Rick Squibb (@Derrick-Squibb), or via check or cash at the meeting.  If you pay in cash, please bring exactly $40.  Please don’t make your fellow referees harass you to pay your dues.  It is tedious and time-consuming.

About 35% of you have completed your assigning profile.  All members must complete this every year.  Please help Allison by getting this done now.

New Members

Please review the new member checklist here.  We strongly recommend completing the background check ASAP if you haven’t already done so.  Details are on the checklist.  Note that NFSOA dues are waived for new members for their first year.

Association Business Meetings Member Updates

First Meeting of 23-24 Season Scheduled

The first NFSOA meeting for the 2023-2024 season has been scheduled for Sunday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. Mega’s Pizza is the location of the meeting and food and soft drinks will be served.

All members and prospective members are required to attend. We will discuss rule changes and areas of emphasis for next season.

Meeting details:

Member Updates Rules

FHSAA Soccer Officials Registration Is Open

Here are 5 Things to Know for the upcoming high school season, including FHSAA registration, ID badge checks, and hydration tips.

  1. FHSAA officials’ registration is now open.  

Early Bird registration is $45, a $10 discount on the regular cost.  You can register by logging in to your Arbiter account and then clicking on the FHSAA Central Hub.  Click on the “REGISTRATION” link near the top of the page.

2. Renew your Expiring ID Badge Now 

Background checks and ID badges are good for five years. Your ID badge has the date it expires on it, underneath your photo. This summer is the perfect time to take care of renewing it. You can find all the information about the background check process on the NFSOA website: click here.

3. Pre-season Meetings in September and October

We will hold two preseason meetings, one in September and one in October.  Dates will be announced in early August and will be added to the calendar.

4. Rule Changes Available For Review

If you want to get a head start on the rule changes for next season, you can download the NFHS rules change presentation.  The NFHS Rules app and the Soccer Guide/Comparative Study of Laws and Rules have NOT been updated with the new rules.  We expect these updates to be complete in the next few weeks.

5. Find Your Next Crew Member

We need more members, so help make sure we continue to have the best referees in the state. You can direct prospective new members toour website at  If they have questions, they can get in touch via the Contact Us page.

Before you go, did you know your heart works harder if you are dehydrated?  Here are some tips to stay well-hydrated.

Member Updates Pay

New Pay Procedures

Starting this season, Duval County Public Schools pay officials via ArbiterPay, so make sure you have this set up.  All other schools continue to use paper checks via the sign in sheet. Full details are here

Member Updates Rules

Coach Misconduct Reports Now Required

We now require a very brief report each time you caution a coach (or assistant coach, trainer, etc).  Tracking coach misconduct allows us to understand and address recurring misconduct problems.

Our website has a short form that takes less than two minutes to complete.  There are drop down lists for the school names and the narrative you normally include with a USSF report is optional.  You need to know the name of the coach you cautioned, which is listed on the roster.  Keep in mind that this system is for coach/staff cautions only.  If you disqualify a coach, please call Allison King during your drive home from the game.

After you submit a report, you’ll receive a confirmation email from

Please bookmark now so that you have easy access.

Association Business Membership

2022-2023 Chapter Dues

Chapter dues of $40 are now due. You can Venmo your payment to Rick Squibb @Derrick-Squibb or via check mailed to: Rick Squibb, 1329 Smiling Fish Lane, St. Augustine, FL, 32080

Member Updates

NFSOA Members among first all female Finals crew

Local Officials Achieve First.

Fletcher, Creekside and St. Johns Country Day weren’t the only Northeast Florida teams making history at the FHSAA girls soccer championships.

A crew from the Jacksonville-based North Florida Soccer Officials Association achieved a notable first by taking charge of the Class 4A girls soccer final. 

Alexandra Billeter, a former University of North Florida forward who has also officiated in the National Women’s Soccer League, served as the referee, assisted by Joan Hyland, Dana Jones and Kaitlin Hartford.

Although officiating records aren’t complete for all FHSAA finals, association officials said it’s believed to be the first time on record that an all-female crew — referee, assistants and fourth official — handled a state soccer championship.

Bishop Moore won the 4A final, 4-2 against Delray Beach American Heritage

Sarieni Vasquez, Kaitlin Hartford, Alex Billeter, Shannon Hyland
Member Updates Uniform

Uniform Update

We have switched our jerseys from the Smitty’s FHSAA teal jersey to the USSF yellow and blue jerseys. Please read our full uniform requirements here ( and do NOT purchase the teal FHSAA jersey.

Association Business Member Updates

October 2021 meeting scheduled for 25th

Our next referee meeting will be on Monday, October 25th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at:

Shultz Center, 4019 Boulevard Center Drive, Jacksonville, FL, 32207
The annual certification exam is now open, but new rules will be reviewed at the meeting so you may want to take the test after attending the meeting.
The Preseason Tournament games will be played on November 1 and 3rd.  The Regular Season begins November 8.
We are in still in need of more officials, particularly in the outlying areas, so if you know of anyone please help them register at  I will begin the assignment process soon , so please register if you haven’t done so already.  Let me know if you have moved your home or work location.  and your availability, particularly for middle school.

Member Updates Rules

2021-2022 Documents Available

New documents for the 2021-2022 season, including the FHSAA Soccer Manual, the Officials Guidebook (gray book) and the NFHS Points of Emphasis are now available for download, here.

You can purchase a digital copy of the NFHS Soccer Rule Book for the Apple Books app or for the Amazon Kindle app. The Amazon Kindle app is available in both Apple and Android app stores.