Information about MPSSAA Officials

Information about MPSSAA Officials

Officials for MPSSAA-sponsored athletic contests, both regular and postseason, are to be certified and registered with the MPSSAA office. The MPSSAA coordinator of officials will facilitate this process with all local officials’ boards. Registration and certification requirements are as follows: 1. Be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate. 2. Be a member in good standing with a local MPSSAA recognized officials' group. Soccer 1. Allegany Soccer Officials 2. Appalachian Soccer Officials Association 3. Baltimore Board of Officials for Women’s Sports 4. Bayside Soccer Officials Association 5. Western Maryland Soccer Officials 6. Old Line Board of Approved Soccer Officials 7. Matrix Soccer Officials Association 8. Capital Area Soccer Referee Association 9. Mason - Dixon Soccer Officials 10. Metropolitan Washington Soccer Referees Association 11. Harford Sports Officials Association 3. Attend an MPSSAA-sponsored rules interpretation clinic for the current year. 4. Pass the National Federation examination (75% is the lowest passing score). 5. Pay the MPSSAA registration fee (through the local officials’ association). Effective with the 2004-2005 academic year, the MPSSAA official's registration fee is $27 per sport. As part of membership, each official will receive a National Federation of State High School Associations rule book in the sport, the State rules interpretation clinic, National Federation rules examination, and membership in the National Federation Officials Association. (Members of NFOA are provided with a one million dollar liability insurance policy and a subscription to OFFICIALS QUARTERLY.)