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Welcome to the website of the Roanoke Valley Soccer Officials Association. This website contains information intended for and related to soccer officials affiliated with the Roanoke Valley Soccer Officials Association.

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Announcements

Concussion Protocol

VHSL guidelines for concussions. Please take a minute to read this as it is important that we all know the correct procedures

You are the Ref

Here is a fun little link that shows some strange situations and how to handle them:

http://www.theguardian.com/football/series/you-are-the-ref

High School Time Periods

All Varsity: 40 minute halves plus two 5 minutes OT’s if needed

JV’s : 30 minute halves with NO OT’s

Middle School’s: 25 Minutes halves plus a 10 minute extra period (Roanoke County, Botetourt), or 30 minutes halves (Roanoke City)

Private Schools Sub Varsity: 30 Minute halves.

Mercy Rule

All RVSOA serviced VHSL games will have an 8 goal mercy rule. End the game when:

JV-8 goal lead with 15 minutes (or less) left in game

V-8 goal lead with 20 minutes (or less) left in game.

This applies to all regular season and some playoff games (not state games)

Coach’s Badges and rosters

Please remember to talk to the coaches before your games and collect rosters as needed and make sure they have their badge. This message came from Roanoke County as they are having some issues with coaches not wearing the badges:

This is a reminder that all teams should have at least one coach on the sidelines during practice and games with a visible ID Badge. We’ve gotten several calls that coaches are not wearing their Badge. Please take this as your last warning, if we continue to get reports of coaches not wearing their ID Badge we may take more severe action. This program has been set up to ensure parents that their child’s coach/es has passed a background check and hopefully will give them some peace of mind with whom they are entrusting their children with.

Ref Pay is becoming Mandatory as of Sept 2009

Here is what you need to know:

Downloadable PDF file: Click here for PDF form

RefPay Guide (word Doc): Click Here for Guide

Tax Document

Here is a document that is helpful for preparing your taxes for last year, or at least some good ideas of what receipts to keep for next year

Tax.doc

2008 Memorandum, supplemental law changes

Please read the new wording on certain laws here.

U-14 Time Periods

WE have had a problem with the REC, U-14 time periods!!!!! Please READ the following carefully: Roanoke County and Roanoke City games will play 25 minute halves, HS sub rule. Salem City and Botetourt County are playing 12 minute quarters, subs at the end of each quarter. There is no change in NURSA house league games

U-14 Game Times

WE have had a problem with the REC, U-14 time periods!!!!! Please READ the following carefully: Roanoke County and Roanoke City games will play 25 minute halves, HS sub rule. Salem City and Botetourt County are playing 12 minute quarters, subs at the end of each quarter. There is no change in NURSA house league games

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