Become A Referee
Approved by the Board as minimum requirements for membership, please review and be prepared to vote on the following Bylaw addition (Article IV --- Membership, Section 2, Item g), at the 8/3 HSSOCF Meeting!
New officials that join HSSOCF must provide "proof of functional knowledge and the ability to enforce the laws of the game of soccer." New referees must have a minimum of one (1) year prior experience as a soccer referee that can be verified, or a letter of recommendation from a currently active member in good standing with HSSOCF (if the referee is local), or from a member of the board of their last association.
(Board, ByLaws w/Addition.)
Welcome to the HSSOCF!
High School Soccer Officials of Central Florida (HSSOCF) is a local group of soccer officials organized and affiliated with the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). Established in 1981, we now have more than 180 registered members who officiate the majority of the high school soccer matches in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.
The HSSOCF is dedicated to the continuing development of soccer referees. We provide a forum for our members to meet and discuss soccer, refereeing, and related matters. We also provide ongoing training and developmental assessments for our members.
We believe very strongly that a referee's first and foremost responsibility
is to the game of soccer... to insure a safe venue for every player - regardless
of age, skill or experience - to enjoy the game fully.