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2014-2015 NCAA Soccer Rules

Published on June 30, 2014 in General

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The 2014-2015 NCAA Soccer Rules book has been published and will be distributed to NISOA members via U.S. Mail in the upcoming weeks. NISOA members who wish to be considered for NCAA post season assignments are reminded…

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by Don Dennison, NISOA National Clinician When you receive your new Rules Book this year, be sure to note the change in Rule 5.6.5  on page 27 which was not highlighted nor was it noted in the Major Rules Changes page appearing in the front of the book.  This change effectively removes the referee’s power […]

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2014-2015 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes

Published on May 16, 2014 in General, News

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2014-2015 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes

The NCAA has now announced the changes in the collegiate soccer rules for the 2014 and 2015 seasons and a new rule book is now going to press.  None of the changes are significant regarding on-field play; most are administrative or editorial changes. Listed below are the changes effective this fall season: (more…)

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2014-15 NFHS Soccer Rules Changes

Published on April 3, 2014 in Instruction

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The following rule changes have been approved by the NFHS Soccer Rules Committee and will be incorporated into the rule book for 2014-15: Rule 3-3-2(b)2 – If the referee stops the clock for an apparent injury to a field player or goalkeeper, the field player or goalkeeper will have to leave the field.  the field […]

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Referee Responsibilities - Instructions For Timekeepers

Instructing timekeepers prior to the game is one of the referee’s duties. In order to standardize those instructions, Don Dennison (NISOA National Clinician) has developed for NISOA a one page handout that can be distributed to the timekeepers or used for your briefing. Feel free to print out a copy of this handout and leave […]

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2013 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide Revised To Address New High School Soccer Rules

The NFHS recently approved soccer rules changes for 2013-2014. Consequently, Don Dennison, NISOA National Clinician, has revised the 2013 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide to include these High School soccer rules changes. Over the years, this document has been an invaluable reference for soccer officials who routinely officiate soccer under the FIFA Laws of the Game, […]

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

Conference playoffs have started and the NCAA playoffs are just a few weeks away. Playoff officials should take a few minutes to review the tiebreaking procedure in Rule 7.1.1.1. Overtime procedures are different from the regular season.  For postseason games, including conference tournaments, two sudden-victory overtime periods of 10 minutes each shall be played.  If […]

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NCAA Soccer Rules; Substitutions

Published on September 29, 2012 in Instruction

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NCAA Soccer Rules; Substitutions

One of the significant features of the NCAA Soccer Rules concerns substitutions. NISOA National Clinician, Rodney Kenney (FL) prepared a presentation to help intercollegiate soccer officials understand the substitution rules and procedures. If you can not view this video, please download and install the Apple Quicktime plugin.

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NCAA Soccer Rules Refresher; Suspensions

Published on September 26, 2012 in General

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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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