April 2010 Instructional Articles

Published on April 8, 2010


The April 2010 edition of soccer referee instructional articles is now available. This month we are including articles for the intercollegiate referee, the interscholastic referee and in Nuts and Bolts articles that address those basic techniques, procedures, practice alternatives, and skills that are often forgotten or overlooked while going through the experiences of soccer refereeing.

Intercollegiate Referees

This eleventh issue of our monthly NISOA column presents two additional continuing education articles intended to help our NISOA Intercollegiate Referee members develop the skills, information and techniques needed to improve their refereeing for the nation’s Intercollegiate soccer game.

All articles are authored by Intercollegiate Soccer Referee-oriented colleagues from around the country who share their experience and expertise in this specialized skill. The aim of NISOA is to create a continually growing base of personal development resources to help all Intercollegiate Soccer Referees reach the level of personal excellence they have set for themselves.

Our authors this month are:

  1. Greg Dugas, NISOA National Clinician and Assessor, Maine, who sets out a suggested series of speed/endurance and strengthening workouts that can help increase the physical fitness level of the soccer referee, and
  2. Bill Wagner, NISOA National Clinician and Assessor, Florida, who discusses suggestions for the referee team to approach game management from a tactical perspective.

Interscholastic Referees

This twelfth issue of our monthly column, containing two new articles, is designed to serve as an expanding reference resource of continuing education materials to help the Interscholastic Soccer Referee improve field performance and development as qualified high school officials. Articles are authored by Interscholastic Soccer Referees and selected writers who have experience in high school officiating, instruction, assessment, and administration.

This month’s column features articles by the following authors:

1. “Three Concerns About Game Control”, by: Bob Sumpter, NISOA, Florida, a review of three referee game-control-related concerns, namely: Unsporting Conduct, Disrespect, and Correcting Problems Before the Game Begins; and

2. “NISOA Preferred Interscholastic Uniform Dress Code”, by Mario Donnangelo, NISOA Associate Director and National Clinician; Pennsylvania, that outlines the dress code most likely to enhance the professional impression so important for the referee to portray when officiating at school soccer games.

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