I hope everyone has enjoyed their time off, but I wanted to touch base with everyone to start preparing for the new season that will start very soon. Here is some information and dates for the near future.
The NFHS soccer rules test (Part II) is now open thru the DIAA Central Hub in Arbiter under the testing tab. The NFHS test will close on Saturday, March 22, 2014.
For those that still need the DIAA soccer rules clinic, the online make up clinic is now available thru the DOE website. This will be the only way to make up the clinic for those that still need it. Please, contact me if you still need the instructions on how to access the clinic or I will have copies at our next general meeting. Please remember that the DIAA soccer rules clinic and the NFHS soccer rules test (Part II) are both requirements to referee during the DIAA State Soccer Tournament Playoffs.
Our DSSOA general membership meeting will be on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Polytech High School starting at 630pm. I would hope that everyone will mark this on their calendar now and plan on attending. Dave Watson will send out more details later on how to get into the school, what classroom, and where to park.
The DIAA high school season will start with a full schedule of games the weekend of Saturday, March 22, 2014. Please start checking your calendar and setting them up in Arbiter now. Our assignor will be in contact soon to start preparing the schedule for the upcoming fall season.
I look forward to meeting everyone and hopefully working with as many of you as I can during the season. We have an excellent group of officials and we should all be able to go out this year and have another great season. Let us all be proud to be a member of the Diamond State Soccer Officials Association.
Ryan A. Bradford