Substitutions and Reporting Into the Game

Published on September 26, 2016 in Instruction

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By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Senior Director of Instruction There has been some confusion around when a substitute becomes a player and what are the team’s options regarding “pulling a player back” from substituting.  The Rules in this situation are clear, however, they require diligence regarding mechanics from the referee crew, specifically, the referee’s responsibility to beckon […]

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NISOA September 2016 Newsletter

Published on September 20, 2016 in General

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The NISOA September 2016 Newsletter is now available for viewing/download. This edition of the newsletter includes photos from the 2016 NISOA Awards Dinner, a message from NISOA President, George Wescott, a brief biography of new NISOA Executive Director Julie Fabsik – Swarts, results of the 2016 General Elections, as well as photos from the NISOA […]

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2016 NISOA Annual Awards Dinner

Published on September 8, 2016 in General

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The 2016 NISOA Annual Awards Dinner was held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on July 23, 2016. The highlight of the evening was Terry Vaughn becoming the latest member of the NISOA Hall of Fame in his home state of Iowa. Thanks to Doug Ferguson (NISOA National Referee from Indiana), the awards dinner was streamed live and […]

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NISOA Executive Director

After a nationwide search, NISOA President, George Wescott has appointed Ms. Julie Fabsik – Swarts as NISOA Executive Director. Regarding the appointment, George said, “Please join me in welcoming Julie Fabsik – Swarts as NISOA’s new Executive Director. Julie brings with her many years of increasingly responsible experience in working with non-profit organizations. We are looking […]

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Major Differences Between the Revised Laws of the Game and 2016 - 2017 NCAA Soccer Rules

By: Todd Abraham, NISOA Senior Director of Instruction The IFAB has issued a series of documents outlining changes to the Laws of the Game effective June 1, 2016. The significant changes listed below do not currently apply to the NCAA rules: • Change: The ball can be kicked in any direction, including backward, at kick-off (previously, the ball […]

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2016 - 2017 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes Summary

The NCAA Soccer Rules Committee and the Playing Rules Oversight Panel have approved several rules changes for the upcoming NCAA soccer season. Ken Andres, NCAA Soccer Secretary-Rules Editor published a summary of the approved rules changes in advance of the rules book publication. New soccer rules include provisions for video review, player equipment, duration of the […]

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May 2016 NISOA Newsletter

Published on May 1, 2016 in General

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The May 2016 NISOA Intercollegiate newsletter is now available for download. This edition of the newsletter includes a message from NISOA President, George Wescott, announcements of two new regional representatives, a summary of the upcoming NCAA Soccer Rules changes, the 2016 National Referee Academy schedule and more.

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Robert (Bob) Evans 1939-2016

Published on March 30, 2016 in General

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With great sadness, we learned of the passing of Robert (Bob) Evans in Lagrange, Georgia on March 29, 2016. Bob was a NISOA Clinician and a giant in the United States soccer community both on the field as a referee and off the field as a clinician, assessor, mentor and author. He was a true […]

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NISOA Seeks An Executive Director

Published on March 7, 2016 in Executive Board

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The National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA) is accepting resumes for the position of Executive Director. The individual selected will serve as the overall manager of this nationwide organization with approximately 5,500 members and provide leadership and guidance to the officers and directors. As public relations officer, the incumbent will be the primary contact with […]

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2016 NISOA National Referee Academy Schedule

Sites and dates for the 2016 NISOA National Referee Academy clinics are now available. This list is provided for planning purposes. Fact sheets will be posted here as they become available. Sites and dates may be subject to change. May 14, 2016 Southern California – Citrus College June 4, 2016 Greensboro, NC – UNC Greensboro June […]

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