8/17/23 - First Competition
10/21/23 - Regular Season Ends
10/25/23 - Playoffs Begin
11/11/23 - State Finals
3/7/24 - First Competition
5/6/24 - Regular Season Ends
5/7/24 - Playoffs Begin
5/21/24 and 5/22/24 - State Finals
Welcome to the 2023-24 Colorado High School soccer year! This year our registration process stays the same. Registration has been split into two parts:
1st – CHSAA Registration for Sports Officials (2023 calendar year)
2nd – HSSO Membership (2023-24 school year)
Payments are accepted directly through the ArbiterSports website using a debit/credit card, allowing for easier tracking of an Officials current membership status for CHSAA, HSSO, and Assignors.
A printed copy of the NFHS 2023-24 Soccer Rules book will be included with your HSSO membership.
$ 10.00 – Sport registration fee
$ 7.00 – AOA Insurance coverage
$ 10.00 – Background Check (valid for 3 years / discounted if current)
$ 45.00 – Membership dues
Steps to register:
Login to ArbiterSports.com – select “Soccer” and complete steps to payment.
2 – HSSO Membership
Select ‘2023-24 HSSO Membership’ – complete steps to payment.
Registration or HSSO Membership questions contact HSSO (ColoradoHSSO@gmail.com)
CHSAA or ArbiterSports questions contact Monica Tillman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2023/24 -- Soccer
Varsity (3 officials) -- $ 85.00
Varsity (2 officials) -- $ 100.00
Sub-Varsity (2 officials) -- $ 60.00
Sub-Varsity (1 official) -- $ 85.00
These new rates represent a significant pay increase from last year. We hope it will help CHSAA and HSSO retain our Referees and attract new members to help grow the high school game in Colorado.
Additionally, game fees will increase an additional $5 during the 2024/25 and 2025/26 school years.
Travel: The $10 metro-area travel stipend will remain for the next 3 seasons. Outside the metro-area (20+ miles one way) the mileage rates will be as follows:
2023/24 -- $0.50/mile
2024/25 -- $0.55/mile
2025/26 -- $0.60/mile
The annual NFHS Soccer Rules Changes presentation has been released for the 2023-24 school year.
Watch this years annual Rules Changes video presented by CHSAA and HSSO here.
Previous year Rules Changes can be found on the "Resources" page.
Also check out the Learning Center for free educational courses offered by NFHS.
The 2023/2024 High School Soccer Officials Handbook has been published only in digital format this year.
Please review the rules changes for this school year.
It is your responsibility to stay current with all NFHS rules and CHSAA directives.
The CHSAA Boys Soccer Bulletin can be found here.
Beginning Fall 2023, elimination of overtime during the regular season.
Eliminating overtime in the regular season aligns with the NCAA and was backed strongly by HSSO. Ties are already part of the game of soccer here in Colorado and are a possible outcome of every CHSAA game. Elimination of overtime reduces additional match time in an already packed fall and spring schedule while arriving at an outcome that is already possible with the previous two overtime format. Any regular season contests that are part of a CHSAA sanctioned tournament may use a shootout to advance a team in the bracket.
CHSAA will only utilize overtime during the Postseason Championship Tournament.
All Referees are required to submit Misconduct and Supplemental reports to CHSAA within 24 hours of the match.
REMINDER: When a second caution is issued to a player or coach, and they are then disqualified from the game, the report should include BOTH yellow card cautions AND the red card disqualification.