2017 Girls High School Soccer
|All scheduling and general questions
|All referee questions
|July 1||Schedules due in Arbiter|
|TSSAA First Practice
SCIAA Soccer Coaches Meeting
|August 18||TSSAA First date of contest|
|Sept. 4||LABOR DAY|
|September 27||SCIAA Championship||5:00 & 6:30||Kirby Stadium|
|October 10-14||SCS FALL BREAK|
|October 13||TSSAA District Tournaments must be completed|
|October 17 & 19||TSSAA Regionals|
|Oct. 21||TSSAA Sectionals|
|Oct. 28||TSSAA State|
* Dates subject to change
Eligibility must be entered into the TSSAA Portal at least one week prior to the first scheduled contest.
TSSAA limits high schools to play a maximum of 16 matches and 2 tournaments. Tournaments count for 2 matches. Save one contest for the SCIAA Championship.
Arbiter Sports/Digital Sports
All games must be loaded into the SCIAA digital sports website as well as Arbiter Sports which is used by the referee assignor. If you need a username and password for Arbiter Sports please contact Rich Lando: email@example.com
Inclement Weather: Cancellation or postponement of games for inclement weather is the responsibility Athletic Director of the home team or his/her representative. The final decision and notification to the visiting team, umpire or assigning agent, and the SCIAA must be made by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the game. If there is any question as to playing conditions of Park Commission fields, the final decision for determining whether or not the field is playable will be made by the Park Commission representative.
Rescheduling Inclement Weather Games: The home team is responsible for obtaining field assignments for make up games and contacting assigning agents to obtain referees. The home team is responsible for contacting the visiting team within three days of the postponed game and setting a playing date for the rescheduled game.
Parks Services Fields: May Field & Willow Road Fields
Jackie Trenthem (901) 767-4580 office firstname.lastname@example.org
Games postponed on Park Commission fields should be rescheduled through the Park Commission office. Please contact them at 757-4580 between 10am and 12pm, daily. The participating teams should reschedule games postponed on school fields.
Turf Fields-Melrose Stadium, Kirby Stadium, Whitehaven Stadium, Crump Stadium, Cordova Stadium
Grass Fields-J.P. Freeman Soccer Field, Raleigh-Egypt Stadium, Fairgrounds Stadium, Cordova Field
-All turf and stadium fields must be scheduled through the SCIAA Office.
Corner flags are mandatory equipment. All schools playing on grass fields must purchase and supply for game corner flags. The SCIAA has corner flags with bases for turn fields available for loan for the season for schools playing on turf fields. The schools will be held responsible for replacement costs for broken or lost equipment.
Cancellation of Games
Teams canceling games last than 24 hours prior to kick off or not showing up for reasons other than weather or school closure will be responsible for paying the referees. If a school needs to cancel a game it is their responsibility to contact the SCIAA, their opponent, referee assignor and referees.
Rich Lando Cell: 901-388-0871 Email: email@example.com
2017 Referee Fees
The home team is responsible for paying the referees for each game
Varsity 2 referees each shall receive $70
3 referees the split shall be $70/$60/$60
If only 1 referee $75
Referees will call the home team’s financial secretary prior to 11:00 am on the day of the game to supply their names and contact information. All official assignments are available on the Arbiter website.
The home team of each contest must upload the outcome of the game using LeagueMinder. The scores must be submitted by noon of the following day.
The SCIAA also asks that coaches submit every score to the Commercial Appeal for publishing in the newspaper. Just call 901-529-2360 and say that you have a score to report.
There will be two SCIAA Championship games, A-AA and AAA. The top two teams in each division based upon play versus SCIAA teams in their classification (minimum of 4 games) as of September 25th will play in the SCIAA Championship Game on September 27th. The A-AA Game will start at 5:00 pm with the AAA game starting around 6:30 pm. Officials will be paid by the SCIAA.
SCIAA Rules of Note
- Inclement Weather and Postponed Games
105.1 Inclement Weather – When school is cancelled because of inclement weather conditions, all athletic events will be postponed. The home school is responsible for notifying officials and calling everyone involved in the contest.
105.2 If schools are closed on the day a meeting is to be held, the meeting will be rescheduled by the SCIAA office. Schools will be notified of the new date.
105.3 The principal of the home school will contact the principal of the visiting school and they will decide whether the game is to be played or postponed. In the event of disagreement, the decision rests with the Athletic Manager.
105.4 If postponed:
- The Athletic Manager should be notified of the decision immediately, including the new date and site preference.
- The home school will notify the officials’ assigning agent that the game has been postponed.
105.5 Guidelines for Forfeiting Athletic Contests
Forfeit – Any game that is cancelled by a school for reasons other than weather related conditions.
- To keep from paying a fine, the forfeiting schools must notify the opposing school and the SCIAA office in writing at least 24 hours before the contest.
- Officials should be notified of game cancellation by 11:00 a.m. on the day of a scheduled contest. If the school fails to notify the officials, the forfeiting school must pay and will not receive reimbursement from the Athletic Office.
- Both schools in a forfeiting situation should send a letter to the SCIAA office and a copy to the opposing school principal.
- The fines for forfeiting are two hundred dollars ($200.00) for major sports, fifty dollars ($50.00) for minor sports.
- If a school fails to notify the opposing team by 11:00 am in writing on the day of a scheduled contest the forfeiting school must pay the cost of the bus for the visiting team if a bus charge is incurred.
- The forfeited game will not be rescheduled.
- If there is a continued pattern of forfeiting in any sport, the Athletic Manager may request an explanation.
- Any school that has a forfeit situation must notify the SCIAA within 24 hours. Failure to notify the SCIAA in writing will result in a no contest for championship purposes.
- A forfeit will remove the forfeiting team from consideration for the SCIAA Championship.
TSSAA Rules of Note
Section 21. Once a student’s name is listed on the school eligibility report, if a student participates in an independent game in that sport before the season has closed or his/her name has been removed from the eligibility report at the request of the school principal, the student shall be ineligible as explained below.
Any organized game in which players not registered with TSSAA participate – regardless of whether admission is charged – is considered as an independent game. Violation of this rule will render the student ineligible for 25% of the number of contests allowed in that sport by the sports calendar or for the remainder of the season in that sport, whichever number is the least. Violation of this rule a second time in the same sport in the same season will render the student ineligible in that sport for the remainder of the season.
A student’s name may be removed from the school’s eligibility list upon written request of the principal. After such a request has been filed with the state office, a student may then participate as an independent without penalty. If a principal requests the state office to remove a student’s name from the school’s eligibility list, such student may not again be certified during the season of that sport.
District Tournament Sites
2017 High School Girls’ Soccer Participants
|District 14A||Home Field||Coach||Phone|
|MSE||Nuestra Vida Church|
|MBA||Rodney Baber Park|
|Middle College||Fairgrounds Stadium|
|Fairley||JP Freeman Soccer|
|Westwood||JP Freeman Soccer|
|District 16 AAA|
Highlighted teams did not participate 2016-17