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2012-2013 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes Summary

The final edited version of the 2012-2013 NCAA soccer rules changes summary is now available for download/viewing. The summary is also available on the Forms directory of our web site.

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New Rules Question Page

Published on September 1, 2011 in Instruction

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We receive a lot of comments and emails regarding the NCAA Soccer Rules and interpretations. In response, we created a new page just for rules questions and interpretations. NISOA Executive Director and long time NCAA Soccer Secretary-Rules Editor, C. Cliff McCrath and newly appointed NCAA Soccer Secretary-Rules Editor, Ken Andres will be answering questions about […]

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Cliff McCrath

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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2011 Comparative Rules Guide

Published on February 17, 2011 in General

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The 2011 edition of the Comparative Rules Guide is now on the forms page. This document compares the NCAA Rules, NFHS Rules and the FIFA Laws of the Game. It is a great tool to use on a regular basis to ensure proper application of rules/laws of the game. Printed versions will be available to […]

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Coaching During Injury

Published on October 8, 2010 in Instruction

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Coaching During Injury

Situation: A player is injured on the field and the referee calls the coach on the field. The coach begins coaching the other players while dealing with the injury. This is a violation of rule 12.14.1. “Athletic trainers and coaches may enter the field only if instructed to do so by the referee; however, it […]

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Collegiate Soccer – The Birth of a Rule

Published on September 30, 2010 in General

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C. Cliff McCrath, Executive Director, NISOA Secretary-Rules Editor, NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Committee There are myths about where babies come from and stories about Loch Ness Monsters and rumors of UFOs and aliens everywhere. So why not a little trip down Perry Mason Avenue to help the vast listening audience understand how the […]

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2010 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide

Published on September 10, 2010 in Instruction

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The 2010 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide (pdf) is now available. This guide is not an all-inclusive listing of each difference between the sets of Rules and Laws, but rather only lists the more important differences where such differences exist.  Many technical and administrative rules such as player eligibility and accumulated cautions do not generally and directly concern the referee but rather the match administrators and have therefore been omitted from this study.[...]

The 2010 NISOA Comparative Rules Guide (pdf) is now available. This guide is not an all-inclusive listing of each difference between the sets of Rules and Laws, but rather only lists the more important differences where such differences exist.  Many technical and administrative rules such as player eligibility and accumulated cautions do not generally and […]

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Dealing With Extreme Heat and Humidity

Published on September 2, 2010 in Instruction

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Dealing With Extreme Heat and Humidity

An athletic conference recently asked the NCAA about possibly suspending play to allow players to hydrate during soccer matches played in unusually hot conditions. The response from Cliff McCrath, Executive Director of NISOA and Secretary-Rules Editor of the NCAA Soccer Rules Committee follows: It is permissible ~ and within the jurisdiction of the referee ~ […]

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2010-2011 NCAA Soccer Rules Changes Video Available

The 2010-2011 NCAA soccer rules changes video is available in our Video Training section. This is the same NISOA-produced video shown in local and regional chapter rules interpretation meetings. The video file is large so make sure you have a fast internet connection before you view the video.

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2010-2011 NCAA Soccer Rules Book

Published on August 6, 2010 in General

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2010-2011 NCAA Soccer Rules Book

The 2010-2011 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Soccer Rules Book is now available for download (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) from the NCAA website or directly from here.

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