The Shore Soccer
Officials Association

Est. 1961

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

2014-2015 NFHS

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 for

further information. Also refer to NJ Modifications regarding

Concussion Management.

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.