State Series requirements
2023 Soccer State Series Recommendations
2007.02. Regional & State Tournaments/Meets
(1) The assignment of officials to officiate a regional tournament or meet, as well as a state tournament or meet, will be made by the FHSAA Office. These assignments may or may not be made from the list of officials compiled by the association’s Recommendations Committee as required in s.2.1(2).
(2) The Recommendations Committee within each local officials’ association must compile and submit by the prescribed deadline to the FHSAA Office a list of member officials who deserve consideration for assignment to a regional tournament contest or state tournament contest.
This list of recommended officials must be approved by majority vote of the local officials’ association membership prior to its submission to the FHSAA Office.
2007.02.2 Criteria to be Followed in Making Assignments.
Those officials in each sport who have met the following criteria will be given priority consideration for selection to officiate State Series contests:
(1) Officials who are classified by the FHSAA as Rank 1 (>=90 proficiency) or Rank 2 (>=75) in the sport;
(2) Officials who have scored “75” or above on the FHSAA evaluation and rules examination;
(3) Officials who were selected to officiate a district tournament contest,
(4) Officials who are recommended to the FHSAA Office by the local officials association to which they belong. (The FHSAA Office may request the local association to submit regular season evaluations for recommended officials.)
Per HSSOCF Bylaws, the Recommendation Committee have chosen the following criteria to be considered:
HSSOCF State Series Interest form/email
HSSOCF meeting attendance (minimum 3)
HSSOCF Varsity game count (minimum 20)
Assignment issues (turnbacks, tardiness, “no shows”, school-initiated blocks)
This list of recommended officials must be approved by majority vote of the local officials’ association membership prior to its submission to the FHSAA Office:
JANUARY 23 Recommendations Due (SC)
*Note: FHSAA want the referees with the highest proficiency points to be in the final four.
Committee may adjust the crews to give HSSOCF the best chance of a final four crew.
2007.01. Rankings for FHSAA Soccer Officials
2007.01.1 Designations and Criteria.
(1) Each FHSAA soccer official will be ranked every year by the FHSAA Office. The rankings to be used for this purpose are: Rank 1; Rank 2; and Rank 3.
(2) Rankings will be determined according to the following criteria:
(a) Score on the FHSAA Soccer Evaluation, which is effective for two years after completion;
(b) Score on the current year’s FHSAA rules examination;
(c) Completed years of experience as a high school official to date;
2007.01.2 Definitions and Qualifications.
(1) Rank 1 Official.
A Rank 1 Official is an individual who has demonstrated consistent superior performance over a sustained period of time. This official is at the top of his/her peer group and has met standards of performance in excess of those required of Rank 2 and Rank 3 officials. The qualifications for a Rank 1 Official are as follows:
(a) The official must earn 90 or higher on FHSAA rules examination.
(b) The official must score a 4 or 5 on FHSAA evaluation.
(c) The official must have 4 or more years of previous experience as a high school official.
(2) Rank 2 Official.
A Rank 2 Official is an individual who has demonstrated the competence and gained the experience necessary to officiate at all levels of athletic competition in his/her sport. This official is in the broad middle range of his/her peer group and is distinguished by the FHSAA by means of proficiency points. The qualifications for a Rank 2 Official are as follows:
(a) The official must earn 80 or higher on the FHSAA rules examination.
(b) The official must score at least a 3 on the FHSAA evaluation.
(c) The officials must have 2 or more years of previous experience as a high school official.
(3) Rank 3 Official.
A Rank 3 Official is an individual who doesn’t meet the requirements of a rank 1 or 2 official.