2023 Girls High School Soccer


All scheduling and general questions

Reed Willis                                       

Office:  901-416-2915

Cell:  901-237-5968


All referee questions   

Mark Herrington

Cell: 901-674-4478

Email: mherrington@refereeinmemphis.com

 Important Dates

July 24

TSSAA First Practice



July 31

TSSAA Girls' Soccer Rules Meeting

6:00 pm


August 9

MSCIAA Soccer Coaches Meeting

4:00 pm


August 14

TSSAA First date of contest/Deadline to file eligibility



September 4




September 30

MSCIAA Championships

Class 3A-10 am
Class 2A-12:00 noon
Class 1A-2:00 pm

Crump Stadium

October 9-13




October 13

TSSAA District Tournaments must be completed



October 17

TSSAA Region Semifinals



October 19

TSSAA Region Finals



October 21

TSSAA Sectional



Oct. 25-28

TSSAA State Championships



* 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 MSCIAA 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/MSCIAA Website

All games must be sent to MSCIAA 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:  mherrington@refereeinmemphis.com

MSCIAA Championship

Features the top 2 teams in each classification. The championship participants are decided using the points system.

Class A Championship - Top team from District 15 v. Top team from District 16
Class AA Championship - Top 2 MSCIAA teams from class (points from all TSSAA class AA opponents)
Class AAA Championship - Top 2 MSCIAA teams from class (points from all TSSAA class AAA opponents)


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:  Cancelation 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 MSCIAA 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

Memphis City Parks        (901)636-5580 office      Benjamin.Hall@memphistn .gov

Schools/Teams who use Memphis Parks Commission fields are responsible for scheduling 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 

-All turf and stadium fields must be scheduled through the MSCIAA Office.


Mandatory Equipment

Corner flags are mandatory equipment.  All schools playing on grass fields must purchase and supply for game corner flags.  The MSCIAA 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 MSCIAA, their opponent, referee assignor and referees.



Mark Herrington           Cell: 901-674-4478                    Email: mherrington@refereeinmemphis.com


2022 Referee Fees

The home team is responsible for paying the referees for each game

Two Officials
One Game - $85.00 each
Three Officials
One Game - $85.00,
$75.00, $75.00


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 can be viewed on the Arbiter website. 


Game Scores

The home team of each contest must upload the outcome of the game on the MSCIAA website. The scores must be submitted by noon of the following day.  

MSCIAA 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 MSCIAA 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 MSCIAA 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 MSCIAA 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 MSCIAA 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 MSCIAA within 24 hours.  Failure to notify the MSCIAA in writing will result in a no contest for championship purposes.

i.    A forfeit will remove the forfeiting team from consideration for the MSCIAA Championship.

TSSAA Rules of Note

Game Administrator Meeting

  • TSSAA Board of Control policy requires that a Game Administrator be appointed by the principal of each host school to supervise every varsity girls’ soccer contest. The Game Administrator must be someone other than the participating coaches. Ideally, it should be the principal, athletic director, or another school administrator, but it may be the principal’s or athletic director’s designee due to staff commitments.
  • The Game Administrator of the host school is required to conduct one meeting which must include the coaches, officials, and security personnel prior to the start of each varsity girls’ soccer contest. Included in the pregame discussion is to be a review of the expected behavior of everyone involved in the contest. This should be a very positive meeting that sets the tone for an enjoyable contest.


Approved Soccer Regulation regarding postseason field dimensions

  • Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, schools hosting contests at the regional, sectional, and sub-state level must secure a field with minimum dimensions of 110 yards by 65 yards.  If a school scheduled to host the regional, sectional, or sub-state contest does not have a field with these minimum dimensions, the game can still be played at the facility provided there is mutual agreement of both schools involved in the contest.  If there is no mutual agreement, and no available field within a 15-mile radius of the host school, the host school may request an exception from the state office.

2023 High School Girls’ Soccer Districts

Class A  
District 15
District 16
Crosstown High School
Bluff City High School
Frederick Douglass High School
Compass School - Midtown High School
KIPP Memphis Collegiate School
Freedom Prep Academy
Lakeland Preparatory School
Hillcrest High School
Memphis Business Academy
Memphis East High School
Memphis Rise Academy
Middle College High School
University High School Memphis School of Excellence
  Sheffield High School
Class AA  
District 14
Bolton High School
Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School
Haywood High School
District 16
Craigmont High School
Hamilton High School
Kirby High School
Power Center Academy High School
Raleigh Egypt High School
Ridgeway High School
Wooddale High School
Class AAA  
District 15
District 16
Arlington High School
Kingsbury High School
Bartlett High School
Memphis Central High School
Collierville High School
Overton High School
Cordova High School
Southwind High School
Germantown High School
White Station High School
Houston High School
Whitehaven High School