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2018 National Referee NCAA Soccer Rules Test Review

After reviewing and analyzing the results of the 2018 NISOA National Referee NCAA Soccer Rules test (posted on ArbiterSports), the document linked below shows the 10 most frequently missed questions on the test.  Please use this document as part of your college soccer preparations.

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By: Dr. Todd Abraham, NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction As the post season approaches I thought it would be good to pull together a short refresher on substitutions and dealing with players who have been attended to on the field of play.  The relevant rules are found in Rules 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7 as well […]

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Postseason Tournament Tiebreaker Procedure Information

The conference and postseason tournaments are approaching quickly. All match officials must be aware of the tiebreaker procedure in NCAA Soccer Rule 7.1.1. Instructional materials are available at: The NCAA Soccer Central Hub with an article from Ryan Cigich, NCAA National Coordinator for Soccer Officiating on the tiebreaker procedure. Guides to the tiebreaker procedure by […]

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NISOA Video Clip Analysis and Instruction

Published on September 4, 2018 in Instruction

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Under the leadership of the NISOA Sr. Director of Instruction, Todd Abraham and the NISOA Director of Video Instruction, Mark Cahen, NISOA will be delivering periodic video clip analysis posts over the course of the season. The clips will be focused on important aspects of college soccer with the goal of providing members with helpful […]

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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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NISOA Online Learning

Published on July 20, 2018 in Instruction

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NISOA Online Learning

NISOA Online Learning 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 online training covering several officiating topics. Additionally, we are requiring some training that focuses on topics of national importance aligned with our objective to provide the […]

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Summary of 2018 - 2019 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes

By: John Puglisi, NISOA National Clinician The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel has approved the NCAA Soccer Rules for 2018 – 2019. The rules changes included several modifications to improve alignment with the IFAB Laws of the Game, expand the use of video review and provide additional requirements for suspended players and bench personnel. Alignment […]

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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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2018 National Referee Academy Schedule

Published on February 2, 2018 in Instruction

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The following tentative dates for the 2018 NISOA National Referee Academies are provided for planning use. Please be aware these dates and locations are tentative based on securing local hosting facilities. Please check this page or our Twitter timeline as details are finalized. Academy registration (National Referees only) is done through the NISOA Central Hub […]

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