HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION
08/01/2002 – 07/31/06– HS School
The Spring 2021 Registration fee is $110 and includes a new jersey!
Registration is NOW OPEN!
Practices: This age group will hold one practice a week. (There may be two a week practices held; pre-season)
HSSA is a recreational program comprised of teams from throughout central Ohio. PASA registers the players through CESA. HSSA is NOT a "league", per se. The Association does not register individual players. Players register with PASA and then PASA registers teams in the Association. Communities that participate range geographically from London to Newark and Delaware to Circleville. The preponderance of teams are from Columbus, Dublin, Gahanna, New Albany, Newark, Pickerington, Westerville, and Worthington.
Team Size: Each team will have no more than 19 players. Players who have reached their 19th birthday prior to August 1st of the current soccer year are NOT eligible to play in the Association. Teams may be comprised of players in the 9th through 12th grades. Players are NOT allowed to play on a select (or club) team, nor a high school sponsored team, AND an HSSA team during the same season.
Players that play on their high school sponsored teams in the fall can play in HSSA during the Spring Season ONLY, provided they do not play on a select (or club) team at the same time. OHSAA restrictions allow only five (5) players from any one high school sponsored PROGRAM to play on any one team during the spring outdoor season. This five player restriction applies to all players, from all of the teams in the high school program; including freshman team, reserve team and varsity team. Girls programs and boys programs are counted separately. HSSA is NOT responsible for assuring that individual teams adhere to the OHSAA rules. That is the responsibility of the participating Leagues, their coaches and their players.
Number of Players and Playing Time: Each team will have eleven (11) players on the field for a total of twenty-two (22). Before any player can play the entire game, all players must play at least 50%of the time.
Game period: 2 – 35 minute halves. Half time is 5 minutes.
Ball size: Size 5
Fall and Spring Seasons: The Fall Season begins the week after Labor Day and generally consists of an 8-game schedule. Typically, 12-15 teams participate in the fall season. The Spring Season usually begins the first Sunday in April and generally consists of a 7-game schedule due to Easter, Spring Breaks, etc.; . There are typical 20-25 teams that participate in the spring season.
Purpose: The purpose of the High School Soccer Association is to provide high school aged players the opportunity to continue to play the game - on a recreational level. The objective is to have fun!
Association Rules: Participants are encouraged to become familiar with the Association's Rules. It is also suggested that they carry them to games in the event questions arise during the course of a match. A set of Rules is distributed to all participants prior to the start of each season. The rules were originally established, and are amended from time to time, at the Association's Organizational Meetings. The Association Administrator, CESA, does not establish, nor amend the rules, but is responsible for their enforcement. Participants are advised of any changes when the rules are distributed.