Greater Akron Soccer Officials Association 
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Kent and Brunswick Assignments
Below are the links for playoff assignments for the Kent and Brunswick Districts.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email Jim McCoy.

Kent Assignments
Brunswick Assignments
Tournament Rules
The link below is for the tournament rules presentation that was presented at our last local meeting.  A good reference tool to use as you work tournament games this season.

2014 Tournament Rules Powerpoint

2014 Social/Elections
Our annual social and elections will be on Sunday, November 2nd at 6:30 at the University of Akron James A. Rhodes Arena, Tommy Evans Room.  During this meeting, we will award the winners of the 2014 GASOA Scholarship, we will hand out service awards, food will be available, and we will be holding our elections that day.  Elections this year are for Treasurer, Assignor, and three Advisory Board positions.  If you are interested in running, please contact Jack Renkel Jr.

Concussion Clarification
There was some confusion regarding concussions and how to deal with them after our last rules meeting.  Here is an official clarification from our rules interpreter, Mike Kaluza:

 If the referee thinks there are concussion symptoms present, the player doesn't play the rest of that day. It makes no difference what anyone else thinks, including a medical doctor. On the other hand, if the referee does not think that there are concussion symptoms present, but the team trainer or a team doctor, or the coach believes that there are concussion symptoms present, the player doesn't play the rest of the day. In other words, if any one of the "game administrators" believes that there are concussion symptoms present, the player doesn't play. No one individual has veto authority over any other game administrator. The decision does not require a consensus. However, practically speaking the referee can certainly consult with the other game administrators and reach his conclusion based upon that input. But it still remains that if he decides that concussion symptoms are present then he must not let the player remain in the game.

Peer Ranking Changes
We have made some changes involving our peer ranking system.  The Arbiter peer ranking system will no longer count in our referee ranking system; this will be replaced by an OHSAA-mandated association vote which will also double as a vote for tournament selection.  The peer ranking will remain active on Arbiter as an educational tool.

Membership Info
We are always looking for members to join our association.  Dues are $35.  If you are interested in joining and would like more info, feel free to browse our site or contact one of our board members on the GASOA Contacts page.
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