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NCAA Soccer Rules; Video Review - Rule 5.7.3.1

The following quote from the NCAA Soccer Secretary – Rules Editor, Ken Andres, is provided as a reminder to officials about the use of Video Review: Rule 5.7.3.1 permits video review for “Determining whether a goal has been scored.” Video review can be used to assist the referee with two aspects to determine: 1. Whether […]

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Rule 12.7.4 Penalty – Ejected Personnel Interpretation

Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary – Rules Editor has published a clarification to NCAA Soccer Rule 12.7.4 on the NCAA Soccer Central Hub. The clarification provides detail on where ejected personnel may be relocated and the penalty for non-compliance. Soccer officials should access the link and be prepared to administer this clarification as necessary.

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In our continuing efforts to provide more accessible training opportunities for all of our referees, assessors, instructors and administrators, NISOA is partnering with United Educators to bring you training covering several officiating topics. NISOA, the leader in college soccer official training and education, is providing its membership with a new opportunity to access a variety of […]

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By Todd Abraham, NISOA Senior Director of Instruction I am please to announce the appointment of Mark Cahen as NISOA’s Director of Video Instruction, reporting to me.  The NISOA Director of Video Instruction is responsible to obtain video source material from college soccer games and prepare instructional material for publication on nisoa.com. The responsibilities include: […]

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Local Chapter Training Material Development

Published on December 13, 2017 in Instruction

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Over the past four years, a group of NISOA National Clinicians has prepared a focused, annual instructional program based on the NCAA’s points of emphasis and the specific aspects of intercollegiate soccer for each NISOA chapter’s use. The materials were distributed to the chapter contacts on an individual USB drive.  Those USB drives are then […]

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction Here are the top 10 questions answered incorrectly on the 2017 NISOA NCAA Soccer Rules Test: (more…)

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NJCAA – NCAA Rules Differences

Published on October 31, 2017 in Instruction

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By: Todd Abraham, Sr. Director of Instruction As the playoffs approach it is even more important to understand the specific rules of the competition.  There have been a number of documents published over the season highlighting the NCAA differences from IFAB and from NFHS (high schools).  Don Dennison’s rules comparison (see the Forms page for […]

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Denying an Obvious Goal Scoring Opportunity

Published on October 26, 2017 in Instruction

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By: Todd Abraham, Sr. Director of Instruction This past winter, the NCAA aligned the DOGSO rules with the IFAB Laws of the Game.  The rule change (which was sent to all NISOA officials and reviewed at all pre-season clinics) now reads as follows: 12.5.5 Denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goal-scoring opportunity […]

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By: Todd Abraham, Sr. Director of Instruction There was an erroneous posting on the NISOA Facebook page which I am correcting here. If a player is injured by an opponent who receives a YC and that player is treated on the field for the injury, does that player have to leave the field? The NCAA […]

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2017 NISOA National Referee Certification Test

The NISOA National Referee certification test for 2017 is now available on the NISOA Central Hub at ArbiterSports.com.  Please note that this exam also may be used for local chapter requirements and is the same exam used for NCAA post season eligibility.  A requirement for the National Referee program is to pass this test with a […]

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