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Rule changes to NFHS Soccer Rules for 2014
New changes and amendments will take place in the Fall 2014 season, be prepared and knowledgable with this changes...
Letter to the CMSO Officials for 2014:
CENTRAL MASS. SOCCER OFFICIALS BOARD
BRUCE BEAUPRE STEPHEN PALMIERI
VICE PRESIDENT RULES INTERPRETER
DON CUSHING FRAN GIULIANO
July 18, 2014
Another Soccer season will be here before we know it. The dates and times have been set for our meetings.
Meeting dates for the 2014 soccer season.
1) Monday August 25 7:00PM St. John’s MANDATORY
2) Sunday September 7 6:00PM St. John’s MANDATORY
3) Sunday September 28 6:00PM St. John’s
4) Sunday October 19 6:00PM St. John’s
5) Sunday October 26 6:00PM Banquet Knights of Columbus
All active members must attend the first and second MANDATORY meetings and ONE of the remaining three meetings. If you are unable to attend our MANDATORY meetings, it is your responsibility to attend similar meetings at other boards. A list of boards and contact persons are listed below.
All officials MUST upload a picture (clear headshot) into Arbiter profile by Aug 26 2014, as required by the Commonwealth of Mass when working with under 21 yr old student athletes.
Board Contact Person Email
--- Eastern Ma Fred Rich firstname.lastname@example.org
--- Berkshire County Bob Berube email@example.com
--- Pioneer Valley Jim Duggan firstname.lastname@example.org
--- Whaling City Megan Borges email@example.com
Failure to attend MANDATORY meetings will result in a $50.00 fine per meeting missed. Also failure to make the 3 meeting requirement will result in a $50.00 fine.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulation 105 CMR 201.000: Head Injuries and Concussions in Extracurricular Athletic Activities require officials to successfully complete the National Federation of High Schools concussion course. A step by step procedure to acquire the required certificate can be found on our website www.theCMSO.com
Enjoy your summer, Stephen Palmieri, Secretary- Treasurer CMSO
CMSO Recognogizes Bill Martino
Bill Martino has coached a variety of sports at several schools, baseball, basketball, football, cross country and soccer. Bill was honored by the CMSO for his accompliments, tenure and respect academically as well as his personal accomplishemnts. In Bill served a coaching position at Monty Tech and a second stint at Montachusett, which began in 2005. Bill served as the Girls Varsity coach during the initial start of the soccer program many years ago. Sandwiched between the Monty Tech coaching jobs is an eight year tenure at Fitchburg High.
All of Bill's soccer experience has been coaching the girls teams except for his first year of teaching and coaching at Marcus Kiley Jr. High located in Springfield Ma. where he coached the boys. Soccer coaching is the sport which seems to fit best for Bill, he's been at it for twenty five years and plans to continue for a bit longer to extend his teaching experience: M.Kiley Jr High 1yr., N. Middlesex 3 yrs, Monty Tech 31 years. Bill is a graduate of Lunenburg H.S. and Springfield College, B.S., HPER. Graduate of Fitchburg State U., M.Ed. Married Kathleen Comiskey Martino in 1976 to present, two daughters, Meghan born in 1982, and Tess born in 198, the CMSO honors Bill and family now and into the future.
Fall 2014 Meeting Schedule
Monday, August 25, 7pm @ St. John's MANDATORY
Sunday, Sept. 7, 6pm @ St John's MANDATORY
Sunday, Sept. 28 6 pm @ St. John's
Sunday, Oct. 19 6 pm @ St. John's
Sunday, Oct. 26 6pm Banquet @ K of C Worcester
All active members must attend the first and second MANDATORY meetings and ONE of the remaining three meetings. If you are unable to attend ourMANDATORY meetings, it is your responsibility to attend similar meetings at other boards. A list of boards and contact persons are listed below.
Board Contact Person E-mail
Eastern MA Fred Rich firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkshire County Bob Berube email@example.com
Pioneer Valley Jim Duggan firstname.lastname@example.org
Whaling City Megan Borges email@example.com
Failure to attend MANDATORY meetings will result in a $50.00 fine per meeting missed.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulation 105 CMR 201.000: Head Injuries
and Concussions in Extracurricular Athletic Activities requires officials to successfullycomplete the National Federation of High Schools concussion course, each year.
Step by step directions to take concussion course
- Go to: http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
- Choose "Order Course" which is "FREE"
- If you dont remember your log in or have never taken this course before you will have to create an account with your email address and a password.
- Under “Sign in Here”, click “REGISTER” to register as a new user.
- Complete Registration and click submit
- Save the state as MASSACHUSETTS and click CHECK OUT
- Complete your purchase and Click “here” to begin course immediately.
(To access and complete at a later date, login and look under “My homepage/courses” to select
The concussion course, then click BEGIN.)