From the Executive Director

Published on December 6, 2014 in Executive Board

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C. Cliff McCrath

By: C. Cliff McCrath Reference is made to the following message to the NISOA “family”. After periodic conversations with Todd Abraham and Ken Andres, I have decided that it is in the best interests of our organization to conclude my tenure as Executive Director. (more…)

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C. Cliff McCrath

Have you ever been to Niagara Falls? Been drenched while cruising beneath the falls on the Maid-of-the- Mist? Tasted the hardback, sesame roast beef sandwich at Anderson’s – the original, fast food (real food) restaurant – THAT’S STILL GOING STRONG? Have you ever experienced MARK BUTLER’S hospitality at the midyear or annual NISOA meetings? If […]

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NAIA Soccer Ejection Procedures

Published on September 15, 2013 in Instruction

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Message from the Executive Director to NISOA Members Re.: NAIA Ejection Reports Please see the following message I received from our NAIA client. This message is our way of asking all referees – assigned to NAIA games – to review Jason Ford’s message and do all within your power to comply with Jason’s wishes. Thank […]

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C. Cliff McCrath - NISOA Executive Director

Ladies and Gentlemen of the NISOA Family: Two Things… I am a college soccer coach serving as your Executive Director which, since Day 1 September 2009, I have viewed as a conduit…a ‘voice’ if you will, between thousands of coaches, players and schools – and you who manage the game. Over the years a very […]

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To the NISOA Family: It is with great sadness that I inform you that George Noujaim’s mother passed away yesterday. Details are not available at this writing but prayers are ascending in behalf of George and his family. Please add your prayers that George and the family will find strength and comfort in this time […]

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NCAA Soccer Rules Refresher; Suspensions

Published on September 26, 2012 in General

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2012-2013 NCAA Men's and Women's Soccer Rules

We received the following question about player suspensions: What is the penalty if a player receives a 3rd red card in a Season?  I know the player is suspended for two matches after the second red card, but what happens on red card #3?  Does the player still have a 2 game suspension?  These red […]

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2012-2013 NCAA Men's and Women's Soccer Rules

We received the following question regarding substitutions during the last five minutes of the game: During the last five minutes of regulation the Team leading has a sub checked in, before the ball is out of play on a throw in the losing Team has a Sub check in. Both teams have subs checked in […]

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Cliff McCrath

Headline News! Referee and Regional Rep In ‘Jail’! Potential for more protests grow with careless follow-up procedures… Quick actions needed at all levels… The season is well underway and profiles (in power ratings) are beginning to take shape throughout men’s and women’s soccer. Without naming schools, the usual suspects are beginning to rise to their […]

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Cliff McCrath

Ladies and Gentlemen of NISOA: This weekend marks one of the more somber and, yet, special times in American history. The college season is well underway and I wish you all the greatest success in managing and officiating games – be they the Game-of-the-Week or “Triple ZZZ” Institute in Backcountry U.S.A. But sometime in the […]

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Ladies and Gentlemen of NISOA, greetings from the Emerald City – Seattle – where the sun has been shining for more than seven days this summer. (Summer was on a Tuesday last year!) Unfortunately, I haven’t been there much to enjoy it. But I have enjoyed getting to know an ever-expanding number of you as […]

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