Mid-Season Update

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday break. Assignments for the month of January will be done weekly. Below is the planned release dates for January assignments.

Three things I know we are not doing at every game :

1. If there is a scoreboard clock that is going to be used, one of the crew needs to talk to the scoreboard operator.  Explain briefly when the clock starts and stop and how you are going to signal for the clocks stops and starts. Also cover how and when you will communicate to them if the time needs to be corrected.

2. Please, please, please identify the school administrator when you arrive at the school or site. You need to know the name of the administrator and where they will be located during the game. If they are covering multiple events, get their cell number. If there is no school administrator, do not make a scene, call Allison and she will tell you what to do next. Do not tell anyone – including coaches, school personnel, parents and fans – that the game will not start because there is not an administrator.

3. If you issue a blue card or red card. Call me as soon as you can after the game. If I don’t answer send me a text or email with a brief description of what happened. Also let Allison know if a red card was issued, there was a massive brawl or something unusual happened.

WEEK ONE –
Allison is working on the assignments now for January 5th – January 8th and those assignments will go out by Friday, January 1st. There is a below average game count for the these dates because it is the first week back to school.

WEEK TWO –
We are waiting on the Gateway Conference and St. Johns River Conference tournament schedules. Allison needs to have these tournament schedules before the assignments for the week of January 11th – 15th can be completed. The winners of the first round of games will determine the game schedule for the following week. These assignments will go out by Friday, January 8th.

WEEK THREE & FOUR – The plan is to have both of these done by January 15th. The last regular season play date is January 30th.

Playoff Schedule –
District Tournaments
When: Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 1-10, 2021 – These will be assigned as soon as we have the seeding finalized by FHSAA and the host schools confirmed.
Regional Tournaments
      Boys

  • Regional tournament quarterfinals – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021
  • Regional tournament semifinals – 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021
  • Regional tournament finals – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

        Girls

  • Regional tournament quarterfinals – 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021
  • Regional tournament semifinals – 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2021
  • Regional tournament finals – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021

2020-2021 Registration Info

Now is the time to register with FHSAA to referee high school soccer. If you have not registered yet for the 2020-21 season, please get it done this week. We have been waiting on asking you to register until we were certain that there would be high school games played this year. Because we waited until we had confirmation, we are now way behind on our association members getting registered with FHSAA. Again, please get registered ASAP.

To register with FHSAA, log on to arbiter sports website and switch views to FHSAA central hub. Click on the registration tab and follow the instructions. During the registration process you will be asked when your JLA badge expires. If you don’t know the date your JLA badge expires just leave it blank.

I will have an update on meeting times and dates next week. Our meetings will most likely take place online.

NFSOA Dues this year will be $40 if paid in September and $50 after October 1st.

You can mail your NFSOA dues to Rick Squibb. His address is 1329 Smiling Fish Lane  St. Augustine, FL 32080.
You can also Venmo your NFSOA dues to him. Email Rick for his Venmo details.

If you are not planning on registering to referee high school this year, please email Allison King. Her email address is saaaaking -at- yahoo dot com.