October Virtual Meeting

The upcoming association meeting will again be held virtually through the Zoom app.  All referees are expected to attend.  Cameras are required for the duration of the meeting.  Zoom can be launched directly from your PC, tablet, or smartphone. Please visit our Meetings/Dates page for more information.

2020-21 Season

The 2020-2021 soccer season is scheduled to begin on Nov 2nd.  PSOA is monitoring the current situation with FHSAA and is constant communication regarding potential changes to the upcoming high school athletic seasons.  Please stay tuned for updates on registration and testing deadlines.  Member meetings may also be impacted.  PSOA is staying up-to-date on all requirements for meetings and will consider alternatives where necessary, including virtual meetings.  Please visit our Meetings/Dates page for more information on association meetings as they become available.

Shorecrest Preparatory School Boys 2A Champions

PSOA would like to extend a special congratulations to Shorecrest Preparatory School for their first ever State Championship for the 2019-2020 school year.  Congratulations boys on a fantastic year!  We look forward to working with you on another exciting season.

Verify Your Jessica Lunsford Act Checks

As a reminder to all officials, check and verify that your JLA required background check and registration with the county is not expired, and also make sure you have your Contractor's badge!  Schools are required to check all game officials for this badge, so please check now and make sure you have it before the season starts.  If you need a new copy, or your check has expired, please act now to replace it.  The background checks are valid for 5 years.  Visit the  New Members page for full information.

PSOA Requiring Aqua Jerseys for All Games

Pinellas Soccer Officials Association requires all officials to wear the aqua FHSAA high school referee jersey for all high school matches. If you need to order additional jerseys, you can order from FHSAA's official suppliers Smitty Apparel or Gerry Davis.

PSOA Meeting Schedule FHSAA Soccer Schedule Postseason Schedule
September 20th, 6:30pm Girls Preseason - Nov 2-Nov 7 Girls Districts - TBD
October 18th, 6:30pm Boys Preseason - Nov 2-Nov 7 Boys Districts - TBD
December 6th, 6:30pm Girls Regular Season - Nov 9-Jan 23 Girls Regionals/Semis - TBD
January 10th, 6:30pm Boys Regular Season - Nov 9-Jan 23 Boys Regionals/Semis - TBD
March 7th, 6:30pm State Series - TBD

Assigning

PSOA uses Arbiter for assigning. This allows better integration with FHSAA and NFHS and gives a high value to our members. All officials should sign up through fhsaa.arbitersports.com and select Pinellas Soccer Officials Association as their primary soccer association to be automatically forwarded to our system.

Please make sure to keep you availability up to date, and verify your contact information is current (including a phone number).

Jessica Lunsford Act

Florida law requires all high school match officials to complete a Level 2 background check to be in compliance with the Jessica Lunsford Act. These Badges are good for 5 years. Interested officials can find more information on this and other requirements on the New Members page.

Meetings

All our meetings are held Sundays at 6:30pm. Location is Piper Fire, 13075 US Hwy 19, Clearwater, FL. See the Meetings/Dates page for more information.