High School soccer in Florida is
organized through the Florida High School Athletic Association ("FHSAA").
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The Broward County Athletic Conference ("BCAA") hosted the FHSAA soccer championship at Lockhart Stadium,
Fort Lauderdale from 2004 - 2008. It has since moved to
High School soccer in Florida is sanctioned through the
Florida High School Athletic Association ("FHSAA"). This is
officially a Winter season from
October through February.
FHSAA ranks all public and private schools by enrollment size every two
years from Class 6A to 2A plus 21 Independent school; and then places the member schools in their respective districts
with the guidance of each county athletic conference that each
school is a member.
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In Broward County for example, the Director of the
Broward County Athletic Conference ("BCAA"), Damian Huttenhoff, will
first group schools as close together as possible for ease of travel and
then by competitive ability so that each district has balanced
competition. There are more 6A schools in South Florida than
there are in the northern part of the state, so there are more districts
in the South than in the North. Some 6A schools in South Florida have
over 5,000 students, so creating balance is a challenge. In the North
there are more small schools. Public and Private schools have no
separate status in Florida. They all play for the same marbles in their
respective classifications. Refer to the
FHSAA Rulebook for
At the end of the season all teams compete in district competition.
Winners advance to region and then the state Championship.
The two teams in district finals
automatically advance to regional competition, regardless of who is
The winner advances to a state
region competition and the winners advance to the state
Throughout the course of the season,
some high schools travel nationally to face the best competition in
order to prepare for the state championship as well as to increase their
standing in the NSCAA national poll. This is becoming more of an accepted practice amongst the best
high school teams. There is no National Championship for high
schools at this time. In Florida, the championship series
consisting of district, regional and state competition is referred to as
the FHSAA state championship series.
Outside of Florida many state high school associations offer Fall soccer
only, so the NSCAA poll has two separate rankings for Fall and Winter
The City of Fort Lauderdale hosted the FHSAA soccer championship
between 2004 - 2008 at Lockhart Stadium. In 2009, the championship
moved to Tampa.