2022 Girls High School Soccer
* Dates subject to change
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.
TSSAA Mercy Rule
The clock shall run continuously except for heat time outs and injuries once a 5-goal differential has been established. The clock will continue to run for the remainder of the game if the goal differential falls below 5. If a 9-goal differential has been reached at halftime or at any time during the 2nd half, the game shall be terminated.
Arbiter Sports/SCIAA Website
All games must be sent to SCIAA and loaded into Arbiter Sports which is used by the referee assignor. If you need a username and password for Arbiter Sports please contact Mark Herrington: firstname.lastname@example.org
Features the top team in each division. The top 2 is decided using the points system and must have played a minimum of 4 games against SCIAA teams within their classification (A and AA are grouped into 1 classification for SCIAA Championship purposes). The A-AA Championship will begin at 5pm followed by the AAA game.
1) SCORING/TIEBREAKERS-Modified FIFA
A) Divisional winners will be determined by the following 4-point system. Only divisional game will used to determine divisional winners.
a) Win-3 points
b) Ties-1 point
c) Loss-0 points
B) Forfeit is scored as a 3-0 loss and the opposing team will be awarded 3-points.
C) If teams are tied, rule (2) will be used to break the tie.
A) To determine divisional winners and seed for the championship.
a) Winner of head-head competition.
b) Highest goal differential- goals for minus goals against with a (maximum 3 goals per game).
c) Least total goals allowed (maximum) 3 goals per game).
d) Most shutouts
e) Most goals scored
f) Penalty kicks
Inclement Weather: Cancellation or postponement of games for inclement weather is the responsibility of the 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, Wilson Park (By Fox Meadows), & Kennedy Fields
Andrew Fisher (901)636-5580 office email@example.com
Schools/Teams who use Memphis Parks Commission fields are responsible for scheduling with Mr. Fisher and paying field usage fees.
Games postponed on Park Commission fields should be rescheduled through the Park Commission office. Please contact them at (901) 636-5580 between 10am and 12pm, daily. The participating teams should reschedule games postponed on school fields.
Turf Fields-Melrose Stadium (NP, 60yd), Kirby Stadium(NP, track), Whitehaven Stadium(NP, 62yd), Crump Stadium(P, 65yd), Cordova Stadium(P 65yd)
Grass Fields-J.P. Freeman Soccer Field, Raleigh-Egypt Stadium, Cordova Field(P), Bolton Soccer Field (Fairgrounds is no longer available.)
-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 turf 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 less 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.
Mark Herrington Cell: 901-674-4478 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Referee Fees
The home team is responsible for paying the referees for each game
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 on the SCIAA website. The scores must be submitted by noon of the following day.
SCIAA Rules of Note
105. 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 Athletics office.
105.4 If postponed:
a. The SCIAA should be notified of the decision immediately, including the new date and site preference.
b. 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.
a. 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.
b. 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.
c. Both schools in a forfeiting situation should send a letter to the SCIAA office and a copy to the opposing school principal.
d. The fines for forfeiting are two hundred dollars ($200.00) for major sports, fifty dollars ($50.00) for minor sports.
e. 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.
f. The forfeited game will not be rescheduled.
g. If there is a continued pattern of forfeiting in any sport, the District Athletic Director may request an explanation.
h. 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.
i. A forfeit will remove the forfeiting team from consideration for the SCIAA Championship.
TSSAA Rules of Note
Game Administrator Meeting
Approved Soccer Regulation regarding postseason field dimensions
2021 High School Girls’ Soccer Districts
*For SCIAA Championship game consideration, all Class A and AA schools are grouped together.