July 2010 Instructional Articles

Published on July 1, 2010


The July 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 fourteenth issue of our monthly NISOA column presents 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, or by other writers considered to put forth reliable soccer referee continuing education subject matter. 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.

As with all of our publications, we encourage readers to submit their comments and suggestions for improvement to the Editor via email to me. Anyone wishing to submit an original article for consideration in a future column should submit it to the Editor.

Our authors this month are:

1. The Associated Press, whose article “Referees Learning English Swear Words” summarizes training for the 2010 World Cup Referees in unacceptable language control.

2. David Biderman, whose article “A Field Guide to Fakers and Floppers” presents an all-too-short review of a study of research on simulated fouls and how to recognize the types discussed.

Interscholastic Referees

This fifteenth issue of our monthly column contains an article designed to serve as part of the expanding reference resource of continuing education materials to help the Interscholastic Soccer Referee improve field performance and development as a qualified NISOA Interscholastic Official. All articles are authored by Interscholastic Soccer Referees and selected writers who have experience in high school officiating, instruction, assessment, and administration.

Readers are encouraged to submit their comments and suggestions to the Editor by e-mail to me.  Anyone wishing to submit an original article for consideration in a future column should submit it to the Editor.

This month our author is Georges-Frantz Louis, whose extended article discusses a number of factors that affect game control, and how to meet these challenges.

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