The Shore Soccer Officials Association (SSOA) was organized and chartered in 1961 to officiate high school soccer matches at all levels throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties. This dedicated group of men and women help to advance the game of soccer in the Shore Area, to provide competent officials for all contests, to promote the highest standards of professionalism, and to encourage fair play and sportsmanship among players, parents, coaches, and fans. Our members are respected throughout the Shore Area and throughout the state as well-trained, impartial, and competent.
Shore Soccer Officials Association © 2013 Created by Christopher Mingrone
Points of Emphasis
Sportsmanship: Players, coaches, game officials and spectators must use
appropriate language and refrain from insulting, offensive
and/or abusive language and gestures.
Communication: Game officials are encouraged to effectively communicate
with one another as well as with players and coaches
throughout the game.
Management: The NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee
recommends that no athlete return to play or practice on
the same day after suffering a concussion. No athlete
should return to sport or other at-risk participation when
symptoms of concussion are present and recovery is
ongoing. Please see the “NFHS Suggested Guidelines for
Management of Concussion in Sports” at www.nfhs.org for
further information. Also refer to NJ Modifications regarding
Penalty Kick: Once the approach to the ball has started, the kicker’s
movement may not be interrupted. A continuous forward
motion throughout the approach is necessary. If continuous
forward motion does not occur, the restart is a retake of the
penalty kick regardless of whether a goal is scored or not.
Goalkeepers: Goalkeepers can wear the same colored socks as their
teammates but not their opponents. Goalkeepers must have
a number on the front of their jerseys or shorts/pants and
on the back of their jerseys.
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